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The best credit card recommendation: Figure it out yourself

When I was a kid, my dad ingrained the doctrine “Learn from and listen to everyone, follow no one” in me. I have found this to be the best advice one can ever get. This probably also holds true for credit cards. A plethora of credit cards swarm the market with so diverse benefits that…

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The pain of tracking Airline Miles and Hotel Points

Yeah, I know there are websites that will track it for me all in one place – I have accounts with points.com and gomilies.com , but they just don’t seem to be right or enough. … Staying at a hotel (duh, again, but this can become complex if one earns hotel points, airline miles or hotel points AND airline miles) Credit cards eMiles.com eRewards.com MyPoints.com TopGuest Car rentals (for rental rewards or airline miles) Other sundry events, like filling out a survey, earning miles as compensation for a customer service event, etc.

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CapitalOne Venture Card vs. Airline Cards

A reader of our blog, Andy, asked me what I thought about the CapitalOne Venture Card. It is well advertised on TV that it earn two points per dollar charged. My co-blogger, the Nomad rated it as one of the Best ‘other’ rewards Card. Good deal or not? As I started typing my response to…

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Bump the Bonus with Chase Freedom card

Chase Freedom is one of my favorite cards especially in 3rdquarter when they have 5% cashback on travel related purchases up to $1500. I had written earlier about a 20K signup bonus Ultimate Rewards (UR) points for the Chase Freedom card. Recently they have been sending out a targeted offer for 30K UR points. If…

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YMMV: Double OnePass Miles on Dining, Retail and Entertainment purchases until Aug 8

Continental OnePass Plus Card is becoming my go-to card for dining purchases. I had blogged earlier about double miles opportunity on dining, gas and grocery purchases until June 13.   I figured out this would be a good time to call up Chase since the older promotion had ended. And I am glad I did.…

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Amazing Deal: 100K Bonus for Chase Sapphire Card!

Most of you must have heard about the 50K sign up bonus Ultimate Rewards points offer for the Chase Sapphire Card. Now it gets even better: buddychan (on FatWallet) has reported of an offer for 100K bonus sign up bonus Ultimate Rewards points! However, it appears to be targeted.   If you have already applied…

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Delta: 50% bonus on first time Membership Rewards transfer is back (25K MQM for 100K+ points transfers)

This is why most experts feel, you should never transfer to Delta unless you really need Skymiles. They have been having a perpetual 50% transfer bonus for first time transfers from Membership Rewards (MR) to Skymiles. The last offer just ended on May 31 and the new one is back already for transfers until Sept…

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Credit Card Mega Bonuses – Case Studies:

In my earlier post on this topic, I discussed the Mega Bonuses Credit Cards are doling out and their impact on us the consumers. In this article, I continue with a detailed analysis on how some of these specific very large bonuses impact the Mileage marketplace for us, the frequent travelers, who earn their loyalty…

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Credit Cards gone wild!

What’s with all the mega bonuses that Credit Cards doling out? They seem to be handing out tens of thousands of miles to new customers like drunken sailors on shore leave in Jamaica or a Fed Chairman trying to revive a country’s economy. Here are some examples of recent offers: British Airways – 100,000 miles…

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Reminder: Only a few hours left to apply for the British Airways 100K miles offer

If you haven’t already taken advantage of this offer, hurry. Chase is offering 100K miles to new applicants for the British Airways Visa Credit Card. However, the offer ends May 5th at 11:59PM. That’s only a few more hours! The Points Guy has outlined an extensive primer on using British Airways miles. Do check that…

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