Chase just announced that beginning June 1, 2013, the United MileagePlus Explorer Card will no longer charge a 3% foreign transaction fee. This is a nice change and I hope prompts other issuers to get rid of these fees- especially on travel rewards cards that encourage people to go abroad! I… Read More
Last week I was planning on flying from JFK to Rome with a layover in Madrid, then traveling to Florence by train and ending up in Milan. After getting several reader recommendations when I posted my top 10 things I was looking forward to on my trip, I didn’t want to have to split my short 4 days… Read More
Buying gift cards can be a great way to meet your minimum spend requirements for credit card sign-up bonuses, as well as to keep earning points beyond sign-up bonuses and even meet spending threshold bonuses.
Although many gift cards are merchant-specific, American Express gift cardsare great… Read More
Historically some airlines, like American, have given “soft landings” to elite members who didn’t quite re-qualify for their elite status. Instead of dropping these elites to the cold hard world of non-elites, they’d drop them down a level to hopefully keep them engaged and wanted to keep their… Read More