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The 5 Most Overlooked Travel Credit Card Offers Right Now

January 16, 2014

I spend a lot of time talking about the top travel credit cards including the Sapphire Preferred and Platinum Amex, but there are a ton of other cards currently in the marketplace that present some great values both in terms of earning and redeeming points and miles for travel. Here are five you should keep […]

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The Top 5 Credit Cards for Travel Rewards

January 2, 2014

Update:  As of July 20, 2014, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card no longer offers the 7% annual points dividend. Since it’s a new year, I’ve already started to hear from a lot of friends and family that they are sick of seeing my amazing travels and not being able to go places themselves. So they’re […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Citi AAdvantage Concert Tickets – The Temptations in NY

December 19, 2013

Today’s Thursday Giveaway goes out to all you music lovers out there. The good folks at Citibank have offered me two tickets to an exclusive Citi Private Pass event in January that’s sure to make any Motown fan swoon. Like many of the other premium Citi credit cards, the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Mastercard – […]

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Amex Platinum Losing AA/US Lounge Access; New Centurion Lounges Announced for LGA and SFO

December 4, 2013

The American/US Airways merger is expected to close any day now and its effects for consumers will be wide-reaching. Sadly, for American Express Platinum cardholders, this means that “effective March 22, 2014, Consumer, Business and Corporate Platinum and Centurion Card Members will no longer have complimentary access to the American Airlines Admirals Club and US Airways […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn 25,000 Hilton Points, Get Double AAdvantage Miles to Asia, IHG Rewards Club 50% Bonus, and More

November 30, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn 25,000 HHonors Points Towards A Hilton Stay When You Purchase Rosetta Stone: Have you always wanted to learn a language? Well now is the perfect time since Hilton has teamed up with Rosetta Stone so that when you purchase a Rosetta […]

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Citi ThankYou Premier Card

October 31, 2013

Citi has been pretty quiet this year when it comes to lucrative sign-up bonuses on their own ThankYou rewards cards. Earlier this year they launched new  category spend bonuses and decreased the value of points when redeemed for travel (from 1.33 cents a point down to 1.25 cents). However, the sign-up bonus on the Citi […]

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Top 10 Cards In My Wallet And What I Use Each For

October 22, 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:  As of July 20, 2014, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card no longer offers the 7% annual points dividend. […]

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Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard 60,000 Mile Bonus

October 12, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. While the public offer on the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard usually hovers around the 30,000-mile mark when you spend $1,000 in 4 months, there is currently an offer available for double the bonus miles – 60,000 […]

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Top 10 Airline Economy Award Redemptions

October 1, 2013

Miles, points and elite status are great for leveling the playing field of the “haves and have nots” in the sky because they allow ordinary people to sit in seats that they normally wouldn’t be able to afford. However, for a majority of people business and first class are either not an option (family travelers […]

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Which Credit Reporting Agencies Banks Use To Pull Your Credit Report – And Why It Matters

September 12, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  One of the most important things to know when applying for multiple credit cards at a time is which credit bureau each bank pulls your credit report from. There are three main credit bureaus or credit reporting […]

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Free 24-Hour NYC Citibike Pass for MasterCard Cardholders

September 10, 2013

Earlier this year New York City officially joined the ranks of cities with biking programs such as Paris, London and Barcelona with their Citi Bike NYC bikeshare program. The Citi Bike program, operated by New York Bike share is probably one of the most affordable modes of transportation NYC has to offer. And perhaps the […]

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Citi ThankYou Preferred Sign-Up Bonus Increased 50% to 30,000 ThankYou Points

September 5, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi ThankYou Preferred Card is no longer available. View the current  here. Offer expired January 14, 2014. The Citi ThankYou Preferred card just increased their bonus offer to 30,000 bonus ThankYou Points. You’ll earn 10,000 bonus points after $1,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening, plus another […]

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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. Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express have expired. View the current offers here –personal, business. Credit card sign-up bonuses are the quickest and easiest way to rack up a lot of points. […]

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Top Current Credit Card Offers With First Year Annual Fee Waived

August 27, 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. Update: The offer for the Business Gold Rewards card has expired. Please find the current offer here.  2013 has been a great year for credit card sign-up bonuses. Not only have we seen some of the […]

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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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More (Negative) Changes To Citi ThankYou and Premier Cards?

July 16, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi ThankYou Preferred 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. Offer expired: November 4, 2013 Last month, I wrote about some of the Changes To Citi ThankYou Preferred such as 2X Earning on […]

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1,000 Free Citi ThankYou Points for Linking Account to Amazon

June 27, 2013

Citi is offering 1,000 ThankYou points (worth anywhere between $8-$13 depending on which card you have) for simply linking your ThankYou account to Amazon. Go here and then use promo code TYAMCAZON2. Valid for the first 20,000 enrollees and some people are reporting that they are ineligible. I don’t know what the qualification criteria is, […]

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Should I Charge My Marriott Stay On My Marriott Visa Or Citi AAdvantage Card?

June 23, 2013

Update: The current offer for the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa is 50,000 points with $1,000 spend in the first 3 months. TPG Twitter follower Adam has a question about American Airlines’ new partnership with Marriott where you can now earn AAdvantage miles on Marriott stays: “@thepointsguy so is it better to charge a Marriott stay with the […]

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Reminder: Reduced Priced Awards for Citi AAdvantage Cardholders Exist and They Just Got Better

June 12, 2013

Update: Most Citi AAdvantage 50K offers have expired as reported in this FlyerTalk thread, though there is a live offer for the Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard® for 50,000 miles after $3,000 spent within the first 3 months. Offer Expired: December 13, 2012 American AAdvantage miles are some of the most valuable airline […]

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Changes To Citi ThankYou Preferred – 2X Earning on Dining and Entertainment, No More Anniversary Bonus

June 12, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi ThankYou Preferred card has expired. View the current offer here.  Offer expired on September 26, 2013. TPG reader Gavi wrote in to me about a letter he received from Citibank announcing changes to the terms of his ThankYou Preferred card that will go into effect July 28, 2013. As […]

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American Chooses Citi As Post-Merger Credit Card Issuer; Judge Sends Merger Plan to Vote

June 4, 2013

While not the most surprising piece of news, it looks like AMR (parent company of American Airlines) has agreed to continue its relationship with Citi once the merger with US Airways goes through. On May 24 Citi filed a motion to make AMR choose whether or not to continue their relationship with Citi once the […]

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The Best Current Citi AAdvantage Credit Card Offers

June 4, 2013

Update: The 100,000 mile offer for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard is no longer available. View the current offer here.  Over the past several years, Citi has offered some juicy sign-up bonuses on their numerous AAdvantage co-branded cards. In 2010 there was a 100,000 mile offers (75,000 miles within the first year and 25,000 miles […]

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US Credit Cards With Smart Chip Technology

May 30, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. As the summer travel season kicks into high gear, I know many of you (like me) are planning some great trips abroad, and are already thinking about which credit cards you should be packing along with […]

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Amex Business Gold FAQ and My Top 10 List of Other Credit Cards for the Last Minute App-o-ramas

May 8, 2013

Update: The offer for the Business Gold Rewards card has expired. Please find the current offer here.  I’m getting a ton of traffic and emails today about the current 75,000 point Amex Business Gold deal and people asking whether they should do an impromptu round of applications if they applied for this deal today. The point of […]

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