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Barclaycard Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World Mastercard 50,000-Mile Bonus Is Back

October 17, 2013

Update: The current offer for the Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World Mastercard is 35,000 miles – 20,000 with first purchase and 15,000 miles with a balance transfer within the first 30 days. The Barclaycard Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World Mastercard usually only comes with a sign-up bonus of 20,000-30,000 miles, but Barclaycard just […]

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Leveraging the Travelocity Amex

September 26, 2013

Lately Barclaycard has been making a major push into the market of travel points and rewards with a host of new products targeted at the US market including the Barclaycard Arrival and various airline and hotel-specific co-branded cards. The issuer has another potentially lucrative credit card offer for travelers, the Travelocity Rewards American Express. Don’t […]

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Applying For The Best Credit Cards – The Top Deals For Your Round Of Applications

August 29, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Credit card sign-up bonuses are the quickest and easiest way to rack up a lot of points. One method that’s widely accepted amongst those that maximize their miles and points – myself included – is to […]

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Top Current Credit Card Offers With First Year Annual Fee Waived

August 27, 2013

Update: The current bonus for the Starwood Amex business and personal cards is 25,000 points, 10,000 after first purchase and 15,000 after $5,000 spend in the first 6 months.  2013 has been a great year for credit card sign-up bonuses. Not only have we seen some of the same promotions return like the current Starwood Preferred Guest Amex and Chase […]

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New Citi ThankYou Preferred Versus The No Annual Fee Barclaycard Arrival

August 22, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi ThankYou Preferred card has expired. View the current offer here.  Offer expired: November 4, 2013 Back in June Citi announced to cardholders that they would be changing several features of their ThankYou Preferred card as of July 28, 2013, including the following. Bonus Spending Categories: Instead of earning 1 ThankYou […]

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Barclaycard Announces #LiketoLove Facebook Sweepstakes With Grand Prize Of Up To $25,000

July 30, 2013

Barclaycard announced the launch of their first social network driven campaign, #LiketoLove, on Facebook with daily and weekly prizes as well as a grand prize of up to $25,000 now through September 8, 2013. To enter, you must be a US resident 18 years or older: Visit the #LiketoLove Sweepstakes, and like the page. Once […]

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Top 3 Credit Cards For Family Travel

July 25, 2013

Update: My links for the 50,000 point Southwest offer are no longer working. You may be able to find working links at Chase.com. Even though I don’t have any (human) children myself, my siblings’ families are all growing as they have more kids and I’m actually in charge of planning a big family trip in […]

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And the Winner of Our First Thursday Giveaway Is…

July 15, 2013

Last Thursday I decided to start a new weekly blog feature called Thursday Giveaways where we will be holding fun little contests and award our loyal readers with prizes. For the first contest I asked readers to comment on The Points Guy’s Facebook wall with your favorite golf related story using the hashtag #TPGgiveaway. This […]

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When Is The Best Time To Get The US Airways Mastercard?

July 14, 2013

TPG reader Dan tweets: “I’m in Philly where most flights are US Airways. When is the best time to sign up for US Airways credit card before the merger?” First off, the merger hasn’t been approved by the government yet. Per the AP, currently 19 states are reviewing the merger for antitrust review. While most […]

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Introducing Thursday Giveaways: Mastercard’s Priceless Events and a Sir Nick Faldo Signed Golf Towel & Other Swag

July 11, 2013

In celebration of hitting 10,000 Facebook followers, I wanted to kick off a new weekly blog feature where Team TPG will be giving away prizes to our loyal readers every Thursday – so get ready for some fun contests and a grab bag of prizes! To kick us off, I’ve got some great swag to […]

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BarclayCard Launches Online Travel Community, Plans to Reward Content Contributors With Points

July 9, 2013

Barclaycard recently announced that members of their travel community will be able to earn points for contributing their stories and deals with other users. Not only that, you can even earn points (redeemable for travel) even if you aren’t a Barclaycard cardholder.  Details haven’t been released yet, but I recently had the opportunity to speak […]

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Evaluating When to Get the Top BarclayCard Offers: Arrival vs. Lufthansa vs. US Airways

June 11, 2013

Barclaycard has been making a (welcome) forceful push into the travel credit cards marketplace recently with all-time high offers on several of its credit cards. However, with news that the current 50,000-mile sign-up bonus on the Barclaycard Lufthansa credit card is ending June 30, as well as the fact that American Airlines has designated Citibank […]

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In-Store Points and Miles Bonuses Through Online Shopping Portals

May 16, 2013

As I discuss often, online shopping portals can be a great way to rack up bonus miles and points on your everyday online purchases – and many of your favorite airline, hotel and credit card sites offer them. What you might not realize, however, is that several of these same portals offer a section that […]

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Barclaycard Is On a Roll: More Things They Can Do to Dominate the Travel Reward Credit Card Industry

May 15, 2013

While there are numerous credit card companies, only a handful offer really valuable travel rewards credit cards. For years American Express was the premier issuer of valuable, transferable points. They still are a major force, but Chase has doubled down in the past five years and offers a huge portfolio of some of the best […]

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Barclay’s Lufthansa Mastercard 50,000 Mile Bonus

May 5, 2013

The Barclaycard Lufthansa Miles & More Premier World Mastercard usually comes with a bonus of 20,000 miles upon first purchase and up to 15,000 additional award miles when you complete an initial balance transfer. However, Barclay’s just launched a new bonus offer on the card where you can earn a combined total of 50,000 award […]

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Video SRQ: Maximizing Barclaycard Arrival Miles

May 5, 2013

This question comes from my mom, Suzanne, who recently applied for the Barclaycard Arrival: “What is the best way to you use your 40,000 miles that come with the Barclaycard Arrival after you reach the $1,000 in spend after 3 months?” One thing many people don’t realize is that Barclaycard Arrival miles are basically cash. […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Current Travel Credit Cards (And 10,000 Chase Point Giveaway)

April 30, 2013

Over the weekend I gave a talk at Frequent Traveler University in Tysons Corner outside Washington, DC called “The Points Guy’s Credit Card Thunderdome.” As you might guess from the title, we had a lot of fun debating the relative merits of the various travel credit cards on the market at the moment and putting […]

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Video SRQ: What is the Best Credit Card to Use to Book a Disney Cruise?

April 28, 2013

TPG Reader Jamie recently went on a Disney cruise with her family, but is now wondering how she could have been smarter about booking their trip: “My daughter turned five in March so my husband and I took our family of four on a Disney cruise, which we absolutely loved. I am now regretting not […]

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Details on the Barclaycard Arrival Cards – Travel Bonus Category and Redemption Options

April 11, 2013

Last week, I posted about the launch of two lucrative new sign-up offers on both versions (one with an annual fee and one without) of Barclaycard’s Arrival card that are shaking things up in the fixed-value travel point sphere. The Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard – With $89 Annual Fee waived for the first year comes […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Reasons To Get A Travel Credit Card Without An Annual Fee

April 9, 2013

When it comes to travel credit cards, the ones that often get the most attention are the premium ones many issuers offer that allow you to bank points and miles to airline programs or, my favorite, to accrue into a central pool that can be transferred to numerous programs. The thing is, though these sought-after […]

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Maximize Monday: Fixed-Value Travel Points

April 8, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi ThankYou Preferred card has expired. View the current offer here.  The recent launch […]

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Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard Bonus Hits 40,000 Points

April 3, 2013

While Barclaycard may not have as many travel credit cards as some of the other big issuers, they’ve been on a roll lately with their US Airways World MasterCard and Virgin America Elevate cards- both of which can offer huge value if you know how to leverage the points and perks of those cards. They […]

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Credit Card Application Reconsideration Line Phone Numbers & Application Status Links

March 22, 2013

This is the fourth post in a series on my most recent round of credit card applications and will focus on how to conduct a personal credit card inventory and decide which cards to keep and those to cancel. The first post covered the basics of credit and how to perform a personal check to […]

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US Airways Chairman’s Preferred Mastercard Offer Possibly Back?

February 15, 2013

Although yesterday it looked like the current best US Airways credit card offer, for the Chairman’s Preferred version of the card, expired yesterday, per this FlyerTalk thread, the Chairman’s Preferred version of the card might still be around and available for applications at this link.  Update: It looks like there is no application submit button […]

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