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Get the Delta Suntrust Debit Card Before It’s Too Late

May 8, 2014

Back in the day there were many miles-earning debit card options, but they have been drying up as of late. We have heard some rumors that Delta Suntrust Debit Card was going away, and it looks like that is the case. TPG Reader Daryl sent us the following email: “I just learned (about 5-minutes ago) from my […]

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Tax Time Pointers: Earning Points on Taxes

March 17, 2014

It’s tax time again, and as we all prepare our annual statements (that is, if you don’t do it quarterly like many small businesses do), chances are you’re wondering if there are any opportunities to earn points on all those dollars you’re forced to fork over to Uncle Sam. One of the questions I get […]

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Credit Card Reward Program Regulations May Be On The Way

November 15, 2013

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, Congress passed financial regulations meant to add more oversight into the financial markets to hopefully avoid another crisis. In 2009 they passed the CARD act, which enforced new rules on credit card companies including how often they could change consumer APRs and how much they could charge merchants […]

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No More Bluebird Debit Card Online Load Fees

October 4, 2013

Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. The Bluebird from American Express is a checking account/debit card alternative with a lot of great features that can save you money and earn points in the process. You don’t undergo a […]

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Updated Options for Earning Airline Miles from Debit Cards

August 14, 2013

While points-earning debit cards are few and far between – and getting rarer by the day! – there are still some out there that offer a good alternative to getting a credit card if you want to maximize your miles. I can’t value travel credit cards and the points they can earn you enough, but […]

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How To Get In On The Best Delta Credit and Debit Card Offers

May 28, 2013

Update: Some of the offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Gold Delta SkyMiles, Platinum Delta SkyMiles, Delta Reserve Credit Card. A couple months ago, I was debating whether or not it was time to get a Delta co-branded credit card. I was considering it for a number of reasons. Although I have shifted more and […]

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Video SRQ: Can I Earn Points on Prepaid Cards?

April 14, 2013

TPG reader Ruth asked what options there are for earning points and miles if you have poor credit: “For those who have bad credit who want to get a prepaid credit card, is there one where points can be earned as well ? If so, which one?” Unfortunately there are no prepaid cards that give […]

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Maximizing the Delta Suntrust Debit Card

January 31, 2013

Lately we’ve seen lucrative 100,000 and 75,000-point sign-up bonus offers on credit cards, so a simple 5,000 bonus on the Delta Skymiles World Check Card might seem a tad underwhelming. However, the card has a few other qualities that make it a decent option for those who can’t get in on the credit card offers […]

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Sunday Reader Questions: Any Good Debit Card Rewards Programs Left?

October 14, 2012

Update: PerkStreet Financial will be closing permanently and ceasing all business operations on September 26, 2013. TPG reader Edward asks a more general question about debit card reward programs: “I was reading your blog while looking for a debit rewards program. Can you recommend any debit card rewards programs?” Unfortunately, while debit cards used to be […]

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Reminder: 55,000 Delta SkyMiles With SunTrust Debit Cards ends June 30th

June 28, 2012

From one points procrastinator to another, I just wanted to give a friendly reminder that the lucrative signup bonuses for the Delta Skymiles SunTrust Debit Cards end June 30th. This is a no brainer in my opinion because there is no credit pull, minimal hassle. It’s only$75 for 30,000 miles which is 0.25 cents a piece and […]

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Up to 55,000 Delta SkyMiles With SunTrust Debit Cards

May 7, 2012

Banks used to offer rich mileage sign-up bonuses for debit cards, but recent financial reform legislation slashed the amount of money they could make off those transactions so as a direct result we’ve seen most banks discontinue mileage-earning on debit cards. This is a shame because you don’t need good credit to get debit cards […]

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90,000 ThankYou Points with Citi Premier Card and CitiGold Checking

November 16, 2011

Update: This offer is no longer available. Citi’s Thank You points program isn’t the most lucrative points program on the market (my main gripe is that you cannot transfer those points to any airlines or hotels), but the points are still valuable because they can be used to buy any airfare and hotel and they earn […]

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What is the Best Points Debit Card and Checking Account?

October 10, 2011

Update: PerkStreet Financial will be closing permanently and ceasing all business operations on September 26, 2013. I’ve been asked this question a lot lately – especially as banks continue to roll back the benefits of debit cards and add fees, like Bank of America recently announcing their $5 monthly fee on most debit cards. While […]

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Up to 2% Cash Back With PerkStreet Financial Debit MasterCard

August 18, 2011

Update: PerkStreet Financial will be closing permanently and ceasing all business operations on September 26, 2013. While 2011 has been an unprecedented year for credit card sign-up bonuses, the exact opposite has been happening with debit cards. In July we saw Continental discontinue all mileage earning on their Chase debit cards and most other mileage […]

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