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Redeeming Barclaycard rewards

One of my favorite cards that I started using last year is the Barclaycard Arrivalô World MasterCard®. It earns 2x points on ALL purchases – travel related or otherwise. Most there cards give 2x only on travel related purchases or on their own websites/portals. There is also an ongoing promotion to earn 40,000 points after…

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Alliance Wars: The post US Airways – American Airlines world – Part II

In Part I of this post I looked at the impact of the two significant event in the OneWorld Alliance, namely: Qatar joining OneWorld US Airways and American Airline deciding to merge This has made me re-examine my loyalty to Star Alliance. In this post I will look at, or really just think aloud of…

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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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Chase revises its Ink offers – no sign up bonus, lower spending requirements

Just as I posted my last post comparing Chase Ink offers, Chase has changed the offers and eliminated the offers that gave half the points after the first purchase and half when you hit the higher spending requirements. Now all links available have the lower spending requirements of $5,000 in three months to get the…

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All the Chase Ink offers compared

** Chase are announced new links and the older offers in this post are now obsolete. Please visit my updated post on Chase Ink Offers ** There have been multiple offers for the Chase Ink cards floating around. Some thru affiliate links and some directly from Chase. (I wish these credit card companies would keep…

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The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card *Updated*

I am one of the few people who values hotel points more than airline miles. For airlines I care more about status and the perks I get – like upgrades and lounge access, but for hotels it’s about the free stays. While airline miles can add up real fast and get free flights all over…

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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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Just got it: Hilton HHonors Reserve Card

I am not into churning credit cards for points. I get my fair share every year, but limit to very good deals (like the recently ended 100,000 Avios card). But when I do see a good deal, I apply and get it. The new Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card is one such good deal. Instead…

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