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by Hilary Stockton on 4/30/2016
Posts Tagged ‘Credit cards’
Square_75k_mercedes_benz_platinum_amex_bonus_offer
4/30/2016
  A 75K Mercedes-Benz Platinum AMEX bonus offer is available, for $3000 minimum spend, so I've updated our Best Travel Credit Cards page and made it 4th on that list. Recently I wrote about the semi-targeted 75K AMEX Business Platinum...
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4/23/2016
  Should you call credit card reconsideration if you aren't instantly approved for a new credit card? I talked about Chase Reconsideration: To Call or Not to Call? a few weeks ago, and gave examples on both sides. In my...
Square_75k_amex_business_platinum_via_linkedin_targeted_offers
4/17/2016
  A 75K AMEX Business Platinum offer is being targeted via LinkedIn to some members, so if you haven't had this card and haven't received a higher targeted offer, you may want to check your LinkedIn messages. Mine was sent...
Square_no_citi_thankyou_premier_bonus_and_harder_to_get_bonus_again
4/10/2016
  There's no Citi ThankYou Premier bonus public offer and Citi has made it harder to earn signup bonuses again. TravelSort reader Susan writes "I wanted to apply for the 40K Citi ThankYou Premier card on your Best Travel Credit...
Square_50k_lufthansa_miles_and_more_bonus_offer_returns
4/5/2016
  A 50,000 Lufthansa Miles & More World MasterCard bonus offer has returned, and I've added it to the Best Travel Credit Cards page.   Here are the offer details: 20,000 Miles & More miles after first purchase Additional 30,000 Miles & More...
Square_march_expiring_deals-_35k_spg_amex-chase_cobrand_cards-buy_alaska_miles_with_40_percent_bonus_
3/27/2016
Several March Deals are worth mentioning before they expire soon: the 35K SPG AMEX offers, Chase cobranded cards such as the British Airways Visa, and the Alaska Mileage Plan buy miles up to 40% bonus offer. Here are the details:...
Square_75k_amex_business_platinum_bonus
3/24/2016
  There's a 75K AMEX Business Platinum bonus offer available online as a targeted offer. To get it to appear, I recommend using a Chrome incognito window or private browser, if using Safari. Initially you may get only the public...
Square_costco_will_accept_visa_june_20-_earn_5x_on_costco_via_chase_freedom
3/21/2016
  Costco Will Accept Visa Cards as of June 20, 2016. While we've known for awhile that Costco will switch from AMEX to Visa, since Citi negotiated an exclusive card agreement with Costco. The stock market punished AMEX, whose stock...
Square_which_credit_cards_to_keep
3/12/2016
  Which credit cards should you keep? It used to be possible to close a credit card, and a year or two later, apply for the same credit card to earn the signup bonus again. It's become harder to do...
Square_new_jetblue_credit_cards_worth_it
3/10/2016
  New JetBlue credit cards have been announced by JetBlue and BarclayCard, as well as a conversion card for existing JetBlue AMEX cardholders. Here are the details of the cards, followed by a FAQ with my analysis. JetBlue Card Bonus:...
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3/8/2016
Which New Travel Credit Cards for a Honeymoon? TravelSort reader Maria comments on the Best Travel Credit Cards page: "We are in the middle of planning a November 2016 honeymoon to Thailand for 2 weeks from Miami. We want to...
Square_35k_spg_amex_and_35k_spg_business_amex
3/3/2016
  There are 35K SPG AMEX and 35K SPG Business AMEX signup bonus offers now, the best signup bonus these cards have ever offered. The normal signup bonus for each of these cards is 25,000 Starpoints, and each year (usually...
Square_chase_freedom_unlimited_to_replace_chase_freedom_5x
2/29/2016
Update: per Zach, the new Chase Freedom Unlimited is in ADDITION to the current Chase Freedom and will not replace it, and both cards will continue to be able to transfer points to Ultimate Rewards partners, if you have a...
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2/28/2016
  Which Chase credit cards to apply for before the 5/24 rule goes into effect? Reader Vincent writes "I read your post Chase 5/24 Rule and Why to Get the Ink Plus Now and am about to apply for the Ink...
Square_amex_business_card_signup_bonuses_once_in_a_lifetime
2/25/2016
AMEX Business Card Signup Bonuses Are Now Once In a Lifetime, effective today. Back in May 2014 AMEX changed AMEX consumer credit card signup bonuses (see AMEX Signup Bonuses Becoming Once in a Lifetime).  As you can see in the screenshot below,...
Square_chase_5-24_rule_and_why_to_get_the_ink_plus_now
2/19/2016
  There's good reason to get the Ink Plus now, before Chase anti-churning rules take effect for the Ink Plus card in March, 2016. TravelSort reader Jason writes "I tried applying for the Sapphire Preferred from your Best Travel Credit...
Square_50k_citi_aadvantage_or_50k_united_mileageplus_explorer_business_card
2/17/2016
  Is the 50K Citi AAdvantage or 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card a Better Deal? TravelSort reader Albion asks on the Best Travel Credit Cards page "Where exactly do you see the 50,000 offer for the United MileagePlus Explorer...
Square_chase_refer_a_friend_2016-earn_100k_bonus_points
2/4/2016
  With Chase Refer a Friend 2016, earn up to 100K bonus points. In prior years, Chase has limited bonus points earned from Chase Refer a Friend to 50K Ultimate Rewards points per calendar year, across all Chase cards, business...
Square_50k_amex_premier_rewards_gold_card_bonus_offer
2/2/2016
A 50K AMEX Premier Rewards Gold card offer is available, better than the standard 25,000 bonus offer. The AMEX Premier Rewards Gold is better than the AMEX Platinum for spending even after earning the signup bonus, thanks to its 3X...
Square_3x_aadvantage_miles_for_restaurants_bonus_offer
1/22/2016
  Earn 3X AAdvantage miles for restaurants and theaters through 3/31/16 if you've received a targeted bonus offer, so check your snail mail. While we've mostly been focused on redeeming AAdvantage miles ahead of the 2016 AAdvantage Award Chart Devaluation, I'm...
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Square_chase_freedom_unlimited_to_replace_chase_freedom_5x
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Update: per Zach, the new Chase Freedom Unlimited is in ADDITION to the current Chase Freedom and will not replace it, and both cards will continue to be able to transfer points to Ultimate Rewards partners, if you have a...