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by Hilary Stockton on 2/4/2016
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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...
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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...
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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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1/17/2016
  $450 in AMEX and Citi Prestige airline fee credits have posted to my accounts, helping justify these cards' hefty annual fees. As I wrote in AMEX Platinum vs. Citi Prestige: Which Travel Credit Card?, the nice thing about the Citi Prestige is that...
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1/15/2016
    The American Express Platinum or the Citi Prestige: which is the better travel credit card? Previously I compared the Chase Sapphire Preferred to the Citi ThankYou Premier, both of them good travel credit cards which also waive the...
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1/13/2016
  Which New Travel Credit Cards Do We Plan to Apply for in 2016? I'm getting ready to apply for a few new credit cards, although it will probably take a couple weeks until I get around to it due...
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1/5/2016
  Use Chase Refer a Friend to earn 50K Ultimate Rewards points by referring friends as new cardholders to a Chase credit card such as the 50K Sapphire Preferred and the 60K Ink Plus (my referral links).  You can also go directly to the general Chase...
Square_airline_credit_cards_or_hotel_credit_cards_a_better_deal
1/3/2016
  Are airline credit cards or hotel credit cards a better deal? The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article from Scott McCartney's The Middle Seat column, entitled "Time to Rethink Your Airline Credit Card," which claims that cards tied...
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12/29/2015
We earned about 1 frequent flyer million miles and points in 2015, without flying. Those last two words are key, because there are of course many travelers who earn far more than 1 million frequent flyer miles and points per...
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12/18/2015
  The 50K AMEX Business Gold offer is clearly a better deal than the public 25K AMEX Business Gold card offer, but how do you see it? I'll get to that shortly, but first I'll summarize the offer details: 50,000...
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12/15/2015
  The 2016 Chase Freedom 5X Calendar has been announced, at least the primary categories for Q1-Q3 2016, with more bonus categories to be filled in. Here's the rundown, along with my own take and strategy. Keep in mind this...
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11/20/2015
Will opening and closing credit cards hurt your credit score? TravelSort reader Daniel comments on the Best Travel Credit Cards page: "Lots of great insight here, thanks! I'm worried about hurting my credit score. For example, if I open the...
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11/18/2015
A 55K Chase Sapphire Preferred Bonus Offer is available and on the Best Travel Credit Cards page, with a 50K signup bonus and 5000 additional bonus Ultimate Rewards points for adding an authorized user. This is higher than the previous...
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11/13/2015
  A 60K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard offer is targeted to some AAdvantage members, as a special seasonal offer. Here's the offer my son received, even though we can't of course sign him up for it (though he was...
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11/10/2015
  A 50K CitiBusiness AAdvantage bonus offer is back, which I've added to the Best Travel Credit Cards page. A little over a week ago, I wrote the post Last Chance: 50K CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select and a number of readers read...
Square_chase_sapphire_preferred_or_citi_thankyou_premier-which_travel_credit_card
11/7/2015
  Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Citi ThankYou Premier: which is the better travel credit card? TravelSort reader Robin writes "I recently discovered your site and am just getting started with earning miles and points, hopefully to fly international business class to Asia....
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11/3/2015
  The 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard, earned after spending $3000 within the first 3 months, is one of the best current credit card signup bonuses, particularly since the death of the 50K CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select, which is why...
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10/22/2015
A 30K AMEX EveryDay Preferred targeted bonus offer is available, better than the 15,000 public offer. Here are the details: Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $2000 or more within the first 3 months of card membership Points will...
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10/18/2015
  AMEX EveryDay vs. AMEX EveryDay Preferred: how do they compare? Which is worth getting? Recently I was advising a reader to get the American Express EveryDay Preferred card for the grocery bonus and to a lesser extent the gas...
Square_7_reasons_to_diversify_beyond_amex_membership_rewards_points
10/13/2015
AMEX Membership Rewards points are good, but here are 7 reasons to diversify beyond them. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely useful to have 1 million or more Membership Rewards points--and about one third of my Award Booking Service clients...
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