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Redeeming Barclaycard arrival points for past travel

Barclaycard’s Arrival+ card is one of the most flexible when it comes to redeeming points for travel one has already spent money on. The redeeming process is fairly straightforward. When one logs into the Barclaycards account and goes to the rewards page, one sees as one of the options – ‘Travel statement credits’. This option allows…

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Activating the Barclay Arrival card TripIt Pro subscription

When I wrote my earlier blog post about the Barclay Card Arrival card, one questions I got from multiple readers was ‘how do I activate my complimentary TripIt Pro Subscription’? One reader thought that it was probably a code that came with the card when it came in and he had probably thrown it away.…

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Chase Ultimate Rewards vs. American Express Membership Rewards

The two most flexible reward programs that are not locked-in to an Airline or a Hotel Chain are Ultimate Rewards from Chase and Membership Rewards from American Express. Both are excellent programs with great redemption opportunities and multiple ways to earn them. This post with compare and contrast some of the key points of these…

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Transferring American Express Membership Rewards – Good options?

I am canceling my American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card. The fees is due and $175 seems steep, given the recent changes in my card strategy (more on that in a later post). Furthermore, canceling the card makes me (more?) eligible for other sign-up bonuses from American Express, including (fingers crossed) the elusive, by invitation…

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Booking Flights with American Express Membership Rewards

American Express Rewards is one of the best reward programs out there. The flexibility and variety of rewards available is out of this world. I have in the past redeemed Membership Rewards for Macy’s Gift cards (in a convoluted way, though) and for hotel stays. Just last week I redeemed them for airline tickets. The…

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Last minute Elite qualification with United Choices from Chase

Chase Card holders with most United Credit Cards need not lose hope. If you are within 5,000 PQM (Elite miles) of reaching your Elite miles target for the year and you cannot make the last flight you needed to get over the threshold, you have an option! Elite qualification is something some of us have…

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Merger blues? US Airways Credit Card offer nor for upto 40,000 miles

*** OFFER IS NOW UPTO 40,000 MILES. WAS ORIGINALLY 50,000 *** Every time there is a merger between airlines, I have personally leveraged the opportunity to make sure I get miles in both airlines’ accounts. When the merger does happen, the miles get combined, raising their value. 40,000 miles each in two separate airlines accounts…

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It is Back! The 50,000 Avios British Airways card is here yet again!!

   ** OFFER GONE ** When it comes to Credit Cards going wild, nothing beats a card that gives a 100,000 miles! Last year both CapitalOne and British Airways had this offer. Both repeated it earlier this year too, although not as good in it’s terms as last year. British Airways has now taken the…

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Frontier, US Airways and Lufthansa – Cards with additional miles for Balance Transfers

I found three new credit cards that not only have a sign-up bonus, but also offer extra miles for transferring you balance. This is a unique opportunity to earn miles for transferring balances to potentially lowers interest rate APRs and earn some miles along the way! Not too many cards offer miles for balance transfers.…

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Three great Delta cards from AmEx

I never realized this but American Express actually offers three different cards for Delta. I was asked by a reader to help him pick the right card and I did the following comparison for him. Check out the AmEx page for the three Delta cards here: Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express The…

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