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Credit Card Application Reconsideration Line Phone Numbers & Application Status Links

March 22, 2013

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current offers here – personal, business. 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 […]

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(Video) Sunday Reader Question: Which Credit Cards Sign-up Bonuses Can You Get Multiple Times?

December 23, 2012

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current offers here – personal, business. TPG reader Doug writes: “I’ve gotten about 14 credit cards in the last year. I have gotten nearly all of the ones that I am especially interested in, and am starting to think about canceling […]

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Ranking Top Fixed-Value Point Credit Cards: Capital One Venture vs. Citi Thank You Premier vs. US Bank FlexPerks

October 22, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Card has expired. View the current offer here. While I personally get the most value out of transferable points – like those accrued in the American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards programs – because they give the flexibility to transfer points into a number […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Travel Points and Miles Business Credit Cards

July 31, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Credit cards are the quickest and easiest way to rack up miles and points, especially if you open business credit cards in addition to personal cards. Most issuers will let you get a business credit […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: No Annual Fee Credit Cards for Travelers

July 3, 2012

There are a lot of great rewards credit cards out there that offer lucrative sign-up bonuses and opportunities to redeem points and miles for fantastic travel options. One downside to many of them, though, is the annual fees many of them levy on cardholders each year for the privilege of earning those points and miles. Depending […]

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Sunday Reader Question: Cash Back Versus Travel Credit Cards?

June 17, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Rewards Card has expired. View the current offer here.  This question comes from TPG reader Jason who asks: “Can you discuss the major differences between cash back credit […]

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The Top Credit Cards Without Foreign Transaction Fees

June 4, 2012

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. View the current offer for the British Airways Visa. The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Rewards Card […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Best Credit Cards for Travelers

May 1, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Rewards Card has expired. View the current offer here.  1. Starwood American Express: This is one of the best points-earning cards out there, especially because Starpoints can be […]

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Capital One Venture Card 100,000 Point Sign-up Bonus is Back With Double Miles Challenge

March 7, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Rewards Card has expired. View the current offer here.  This offer is no longer available. Capital One® VentureSM Rewards Credit Card 10,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months. Earn double miles on every purchase, every day. $59 annual fee waived for the […]

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Best Canadian Credit Cards for Miles and Points

February 8, 2012

I love Canada. I used to make near weekly business trips to Montreal and Toronto in my old job and nowadays there are many Canadian TPG readers – many of whom sit idly on the side as we gorge ourselves on mega credit card bonuses here in the US. While we are accustomed to 50,000 […]

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Are Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses on the Decline?

January 11, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Update: The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card sign-up bonus offer is now reduced to 40,000 points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. If you read many other frequent flyer blogs, I’m sure you’ve heard that Chase recently […]

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My 2012 Points Strategy: Future Credit Card Applications

January 4, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Rewards Card has expired. View the current offer here.  This is an installment in the My 2012 Points Strategy Series. Posts include: Taking Credit Card Inventory, Future Credit Card Applications, Airline […]

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Sunday Reader Question: How Do You Value Your Credit Card Points and What Are Best Cashback Credit Cards?

December 4, 2011

I have advice featured in the NY Times travel section today and at one point I talk about how I value American Express Membership Rewards points at about 2 cents a piece.  NYT reader Roger emailed me questioning my valuation of American Express points: “I just wanted to point something that was mentioned in the […]

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Video Blog Post: When Should I Cancel My Credit Card?

October 17, 2011

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get is, “When do I cancel my credit cards?” I filmed a short video while recently at the Andaz West Hollywood to answer this question, however I’ll recap my thoughts below for those who don’t feel like watching. (Pardon the background music in the video – […]

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Capital One Venture Card Review

October 4, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Card has expired. View the current offer here.  A ton of my reader email is around credit cards and lately I’ve gotten a lot of questions around Capital One since I haven’t written about them as much as some of the other card issuers. As such, […]

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Top Credit Cards That Don’t Have Foreign Transaction Fees

September 28, 2011

Via travelcreditcards.com, here is a list of the top cards that don’t have foreign transaction fees (the newest addition is the Marriott Premier Visa): 40,000 points for Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. $95 annual fee, waived for the first year. 2x points on travel and dining. 50,000 points for the Amex Mercedes-Benz Platinum. $475 annual fee. 50,000 miles for Chase British […]

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My Year to Date Credit Card Sign-up Haul: 553,500 Points/Miles

August 31, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  2011 has been a year for the record books when it comes to credit card sign-up bonuses. In the past, I only dabbled in the credit card game because I was working to get debt free and […]

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Maximizing Category Spend Bonuses on Credit Card Spend

August 23, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  TPG reader Tim recently emailed me that he wants to get at least two points per dollar for every single dollar he spends on his credit card. I think that’s a pretty interesting goal and one that’s […]

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New Credit Card Tab and Capital One Products

August 8, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Rewards Card has expired. View the current offer here.  Earlier this year, I started the Top Deals page, which features the top credit card and airline/hotel/miscellaneous offers and promotions. This page quickly became the #1 most visited page of the site and the feedback I’ve gotten is […]

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25% Bonus on American Express to Virgin Atlantic Transfers

June 3, 2011

While this certainly isn’t as exciting as the 50% British Airways transfer bonus, it beats nothing at all. While transfer bonuses are generally a good thing, I see two big catches: 1) Virgin charges enormous fees on award tickets and 2) the T&C state that “bonus miles will be posted to your Flying Club account […]

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Understanding How Credit Card Travel Rewards Work

May 23, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Rewards Card has expired. View the current offer here.  This is the first post of a new series designed to help beginners understand the points and miles world. […]

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Avoiding Foreign Transaction Fees on Points and Miles Earning Credit Cards

March 28, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Amex Platinum Card has expired. View the current offer here. Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Rewards Card has expired. View the current offer here. If you aren’t already aware, many credit card issuers charge ridiculous foreign transaction fees on every purchase you make on your […]

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