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Up to 70,000 Miles on 10 Temporarily Increased Airline Credit Card Bonuses!

Right now there are lots of temporarily increased airline credit card sign-up bonuses that I want to summarize for you in one place so you can easily strategize and prioritize the ones that are most aligned with your family’s travel goals. As you will see with these increased offers, in many cases 60,000 is the new 50,000 in terms of high water marks for the sign-up bonuses. In one case there is even an offer for 70,000 miles! All of the offers…

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Putting Built-In Credit Card Travel Medical Emergency Coverages to Use

I’ve written numerous times about how rewards credit cards can do so much more for you than just earn miles and points. They help can help you easily save money on items when the price drops after the purchase, replace phones when they are broken or stolen, cover trip change or cancellation expenses when kids get sick at the last minute, provide primary car rental coverage, and so much more. If you are only using your rewards credit cards to earn points, you…

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Applying for the Ink Preferred and Its 80,000 Sign-Up Bonus Points

It has been a few months since I have applied for a new rewards credit card, and recently it was time for that to change. I selectively apply for rewards credit cards for their sign-up bonuses and ongoing perks. I actually have a number of cards on our ‘2017 application wish list’, but first up was applying for the Ink Preferred Business Card. I love Chase Ultimate Reward points as they are transferrable to United, Hyatt, Southwest, Singapore, British Airways, Marriott, and several…

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Get Award Nights from Sign-Up Bonus!

HILTON AMEX OFFERS REFERENCED BELOW ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE! In just two days (on May 31, 2017), the increased Hilton Amex offers will drop back down to their regular levels, so this is the last chance, at least for now, to maximize those sign-up bonuses and get as many as 20+ award nights from just one sign-up bonus! Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express: 100,000 Hilton Honors points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months, $75 annual…

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Earn 2x on Everyday Spending with New Blue Business Plus Amex Card!

Amex just launched a brand new credit card, and with it we have a new front-runner in the “which card is best for everyday spending” competition. The brand spanking new Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express is a card you absolutely want to know about as is raises the stakes in terms of everyday spending. SPECIFIC BLUE BUSINESS PLUS CARD OFFER REFERENCED BELOW IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. The new Blue Business Plus Credit Card offers 2X Membership Rewards points per dollar…

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Earn Up to 70,000 Miles With Limited Time Delta Amex Sign-Up Bonuses!

Holy smokes, the best keeps getting better! As they have done the last several summers, the family of Delta Amex credit cards has increased their sign-up bonuses for a limited time. The only difference is, now they have gone even higher with the bonus than they have in the past! On to the really important details about the limited time offers that are scheduled to run through July 5, 2017… Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 60,000 bonus…

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What I Learned from a Room Full of Banks and Loyalty Programs

I live, breathe, and occasionally eat miles, points, loyalty programs, and credit card rewards, but usually from the perspective either as a consumer myself, or from the perspective of sharing information about those programs with other consumers…i.e. all of you nice enough to stop by this site. However, I spent the last couple of days at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead at the Co-brand Card Partnerships Conference, and boy was it interesting. Very rarely am I in a room full of those…

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Coming Change to the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Travel Credit

Many of the premium rewards credit cards have a built-in annual travel credit of some sort, but they all execute it in their own quirky ways that can get a little confusing from card to card. The Chase Sapphire Reserve’s annual $300 travel credit has been one of the most generous in that it works for any travel charge and it is issued once each “calendar year” meaning in your first cardmember year you could theoretically get it twice. Note that…

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Which Hilton Amex is Right for You?

HILTON AMEX OFFERS REFERENCED HERE ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. The days remaining on the temporarily increased Hilton Amex card offers are quickly ticking away as these offers are set to expire on May 31, 2017. Both the Hilton Honors Surpass Card and the no-annual-fee Hilton Honors Card are currently offering sign-up bonuses that are as large, or even larger, than any I have seen in the past. Even if Hilton isn’t your primary hotel loyalty program, these deals are still worth a…

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Chase Reportedly Overtakes Amex in Credit Card Rewards Spending

Today I ran across an interesting article about credit card rewards that probably won’t be super surprising to many of us, but it was still an interesting read. The Forbes article linked above points out that in 2016, for the first time, Chase outpaced American Express in their annual spending on credit card rewards. Not coincidentally this is also the year that Chase literally ran out of the Chase Sapphire Reserve and its metal card shortly after the card and its then…

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