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Hillel S. commented on the post Which Travel Credit Cards I'm Using Most and Why
For the Metro North Mail&Ride monthly accounts, you can make a 'one-time payment' on the website and put a credit balance onto your account. Your outstanding credit balance is debited each month when the ticket is issued, instead of charging your linked card. Good luck :)
February 11, 2017
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Hillel S. commented on the post Which Travel Credit Cards I'm Using Most and Why
A really great way to earn the gas/transportation 5x bonuses is to charge a credit to a monthly commuter account, such as MTA Metro North. MTA will allow you to carry a credit balance, so it's easy to maximize the bonus. (but why do Chase and Discover have to do it in the same quarter..?)
February 11, 2017
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Hillel S. commented on the post 2016 Chase Freedom 5X Calendar: Gas, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Holiday Shopping
Argh. The transportation category overlaps with Discover 5% rewards for the same quarter.
December 15, 2015
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Hillel S. commented on the post Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards Bonus Offers - February 2017
Your site has been extremely helpful to me in learning about and effectively using credit cards for bonus points, thanks!
November 20, 2015
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Hillel S. commented on the post Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards Bonus Offers - February 2017
Your site has been extremely helpful to me in learning about and effectively using credit cards for bonus points, thanks!
November 20, 2015
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Hillel S. commented on the post 6X on AMEX Gift Cards with Barclaycard Arrival
I bought the card on 3/20 and the regular points showed up within a few days. Then I got an email on 4/9 from Barclaycard RewardsBoost telling me I had earned 2x (now will be 4x) bonus points and I will receive them in about 8 weeks.
April 24, 2014
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Hillel S. commented on the post 6X on AMEX Gift Cards with Barclaycard Arrival
I signed up for the Amex free shipping 60 day trial. First I bought a $100 card using the free shipping (no code needed) But also used a code for free activation. I didn't get the bonus points. Next I bought a $1000 card with the free shipping still enabled but not activation code, so I paid an extra $3.95. Unfortunately this was after the original 4x planexpired, but they were still giving +2x bonus, and I did get the email stating that I am receiving the bonus points. This is great timing, as my free shipping trial expires in only another week, so I'm going to stock up now with 4x bonus for sure! I can apply the travel rewards against my monthly train commuter ticket - great deal!!
April 22, 2014