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Many United Credit Cards Offering Bonus Miles

I don’t recall ever getting a spending bonus on one of my United co-branded cards beyond the built-in opportunity that some United cards have to earn 10,000 bonus miles each calendar year that you spend $25,000 on the card. I still use my United Club Card for some recurring bills and other non-bonused charges since it pays out 1.5x miles per dollar, but it doesn’t get used constantly. However, it may get some extra love in the fourth quarter of the…

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Why My Family is Flying Southwest for the First Time in Seven Years

The last time we flew Southwest as a family my now second-grader was a one-year-old toddler on her way to Disney World for the very first time. It was so long ago that I hadn’t even yet started this blog. I think we selected Southwest for that trip because I earned some Southwest credits from flying around Texas from my job with the state that we needed to use before they expired. This was way back when 16 Southwest credits = one free round…

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Limited Time: Earn 70,000 Miles With Increased Delta Amex Bonus!

I have a confession, I really like Delta SkyMiles even though they sometimes do crazy things. They may not be the best type of mile to earn if you only want to fly around the world in first class, but they are a very good type of mile to have to hop around the country, to the Caribbean, and beyond. Along those lines, there is great, great news this morning if you missed out on the increased Delta Amex sign-up bonus…

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7 Great Ways to Spend Your Hyatt Credit Card Award Nights

Like many of you, we got the Hyatt Credit Card earlier this summer right before the sign-up bonus changed from two award nights you can use at virtually any of their properties around the world within a year, to 40,000 Hyatt points to use as you choose. While the 40,000 Hyatt points are more versatile in many ways than nights that expire, the two award nights are potentially more valuable if you use them at the higher category properties, all-inclusive…

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Earn Points Referring Friends to the Chase Sapphire Reserve

One way that spouses, partners, and families can earn extra miles and points is by referring each other to rewards-earning credit cards. If Person A has a particular card, it is common that they can then earn a few thousand bonus points when they successfully refer Person B to the card, assuming Person B applies and gets approved. There is typically a cap to how many miles and points you can earn this way per year, but it can be…

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Last Chance to Save $20 off $50 at Whole Foods With Hyatt Card

If you have a Hyatt Credit Card and haven’t already used the $20 statement credit you can get on a $50+ Whole Foods purchase, then make sure you bump that to the top of your to-do list for the weekend as the offer ends on September 25, 2017. You do need to first register your Hyatt Credit Card number and mobile number before you use the card to shop at any Whole Foods Market in the U.S. Once you make your…

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New Sign-Up Bonuses for the Amex Blue Cash Cards

While I focus largely on earning miles and points with my rewards credit cards, I have nothing against cold hard cash back. In fact, I hear more and more people, even within miles and points circles, talking about focusing their everyday spending on cash back cards. If you fall into that camp, then you will want to know that two cash back cards just updated their sign-up bonuses. While they are both increased the statement credit you can earn after…

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“I Already Have Too Many Miles and Points”

Since entering the world of the mostly-retired and accumulating miles and points, largely through using rewards credit cards, my parents have increased the number of trips they take per year pretty significantly. I don’t keep count of their adventures, but if I had to guess, I would say they travel at least once a quarter, with one or two trips a year being of the week-long variety. They aren’t road warriors by any stretch, but they do get around the country…

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Popular 50,000 Point Bonus Rumored to End Very Soon

BARCLAYCARD OFFER REFERENCED BELOW IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE A consistent sign-up bonus for at least the last year or so has been the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard and its 50,000 bonus miles worth $525 in travel awarded after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days. Now the terms of the offer state its a limited time offer and can be canceled at any time without notice, but once an offer has hung around for that…

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Activate Freedom 5x Bonus Categories of Walmart and Department Stores

Today is the day that you can now activate the 4th quarter Chase Freedom 5x bonus categories of Walmart and Department Stores. As long as you activate the 5x bonus in time (you have until December 14th), you will earn 5x points on all eligible Walmart and department store purchases on your Chase Freedom, up to a cumulative $1,500 in those categories from October 1 – December 31, 2017. You can get a full rundown of the terms and FAQs surrounding these bonus…

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