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8 Jul. 2019
Why I Lowered the Credit Limit on my Chase Card
I just got off the phone with Chase card services. I called to lower the credit limit on my United Explorer Business Card. I am gearing up to apply for another Chase credit card, and this is a step to prepare for my next application. If you keep up with the blog, you’ll remember I’m
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17 Mar. 2020
Earn 10% Back At Many Hilton Brands With Targeted BankAmeriDeal/Chase Offer
In addition to the Chase Offer (and possibly BankAmeriDeal) for Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn stays, there’s a targeted offer that’s good at most Hilton brands but which specifically excludes Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn. The Deal Earn 10% cashback on your Hilton stay when you spend $200 or more with targeted BankAmeriDeal
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25 Oct. 2019
Earn up to 65,000 miles with targeted Alaska Airlines Visa Signature offer
Despite not being a member of any of the major airline alliances (Star Alliance, Oneworld or SkyTeam), Alaska Airlines has managed to build an incredibly valuable frequent flyer program through individual partnerships with a number of top-notch foreign carriers. In fact in TPG’s monthly valuation series, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles com...
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7 Oct. 2019
Bank Amerideals/Chase Offers: Save 5% at Airbnb, Max $28 Cashback
Update 10/7/19: Deal is back and valid until 11/11/19 Update 8/15/19: Deal is back for some with expiration of 9/27/19. Update 7/28/19: Deal is back and with an expiration of 8/13/19. Update 5/19/19: This deal popped up for me again today, this time with 6/29/19 expiration. The Offer Check your Bank Amerideals for the following
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8 Sep. 2019
United Airlines Says It’s Immoral to Move to a Better Seat While Inflight
Since norms vary across airlines and have only recently changed it’s not a moral failing of passengers who don’t know or understand the position that any given airline takes here. On the contrary, it’s incumbent on the airline to explain in clear terms what their policy is and why rather than suggesting a passenger wanting
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3 Apr. 2018
Daily Getaways Return in 2018 with More Points on Sale
Daily Getaways is an annual promotion from the U.S. Travel Association intended to spur travel to and within the United States. I’ve purchased discounts on hotels and loyalty points several years in a row and was excited when they reached out to share details about this year’s promotions in advance. You may have already seen
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19 Nov. 2019
Japan Airlines Adds Six Haneda Flights To The US
When it comes to Tokyo Airports, Haneda is significantly more convenient than Narita, since it’s closer to the city. Historically a majority of long haul flights have been into Narita due to Haneda being significantly slot restricted, but that has slowly been changing. For example, recently US airlines got access to an additional dozen slots
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17 Mar. 2020
Chase Ink Business Preferred: 100k Ultimate Rewards On $15k Spend In 3 Months
The standard welcome offer on the Chase Ink Business Preferred card has just been increased from 80,000 to 100,000 Ultimate Rewards, although it’s come with an increased spend requirement as you’ll now have to spend $15,000 in three months in order to receive the bonus. The Offer & Key Card Details Click the name of
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8 Oct. 2019
Discover Savings Bonus $150/$200 with $15,000/$25,000 Deposit
Update 10/8/19: Deal has been extended until 11/4/19. Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $200 Availability: Nationwide Direct deposit required: None Additional requirements: Deposit $15,000 for $150 bonus, or $25,000 for $200 bonus APY: 1.98% Initial Deposit: None Hard/soft pull: Soft ChexSystems: No for Onli...
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7 Oct. 2019
Discover: Buy Sam’s Club Membership ($45) and Get $45 or $25 Back
The Offer No direct link, targeted offer via email Get a $45 statement credit when using your Discover card to buy a new Sam’s Club membership. Others got the same offer, but for a $25 statement credit. The Fine Print Valid October 1 – November 30 Valid online with the link in the email, or
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30 Jul. 2020
Tagging Miles Portal Updates – 30 July 2020
Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/30/2020 Best Rate on07/29/2020 4 Inkjets 12 (9) mi./$ 9 mi./$ Best Rate History Ace Hardware 4 (1) mi./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Byte 4200 (2000) mi. 4000 (2000) mi. Best Rate History Flowers by UrbanStems 12 (3) mi./$ 10 (3) mi./$ Best Rate History Kohl’s 6
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7 Aug. 2019
Last Chance to Opt Out of Chase’s Binding Arbitration
If you have a credit card issued by Chase, in May you should have received an email from Chase with the subject line, “Important information regarding changes to your Chase account”. In said email you were informed that Chase will alter your cardmember agreement to include a legal provision called binding arbitration as of early
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