What’s So Great About the Starwood Amex 35K Sign-Up Bonus?

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People seem to just lose it whenever the Amex Starwood Preferred Guest credit card comes with an increased sign-up bonus, such as the 35k offer currently available until early April. At first glance, you might notice that the sign-up bonus on the SPG card is quite low compared to other credit card offers out there. …

How Barclaycard Arrival Travel Redemptions Actually Work

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File this under tricky, or at first glance, confusing. If you recently hit the minimum spend on your Barclaycard Arrival Plus MasterCard, you might be wondering how best to maximize those lucrative travel credits. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a manual on how to do it provided by Barclaycard, you’re just told you can …

American Express Membership Rewards Points Are Kind of Weak When Not Used for Travel

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If you’re new to the credit card points game, your first stop might be American Express, which has long been known for offering rich rewards to its cardholders. Many of their cards earn “Membership Rewards” points that can be used for a variety of redemption options, such as travel, merchandise, gift cards, and so on. …

Earn Referrals for Your Friends and Family Members Credit Card Applications

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While it’s always vital to seek out the best publicly available offer for the credit card you’re interested in, it’s also important to determine if you can earn a referral bonus for opening up a particular credit card. Several of the credit card issuers have what’s known as “refer-a-friend programs” that allow you to earn …

We Got Pitched the 50k Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard on Our Flight Home from Hawaii

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We were traveling back to Los Angeles from Maui the other day, when toward the end of the flight, the attendant mentioned a credit card deal over the intercom. At first, we were a bit surprised to hear the pitch, which lasted what seemed like a full five minutes or longer as the pilots were …

You Can Use a Replacement American Express Card Immediately with Apple Pay

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Don’t you hate it when one of your credit cards gets compromised. Aside from having to call up the credit card issuer and explain what happened, you also lose access to the card in question for a week or two while a replacement is processed. Clearly this isn’t ideal, especially if the card happens to …

Apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve at a Branch to Get the 100K Bonus

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In case you haven’t heard, the 100,000-point opening bonus attached to the wildly popular Chase Sapphire Reserve card was/is apparently a limited-time offer, something we all fretted about since it came out. Per the Chase website (we like official sources), the 100k online offer requires you to apply by January 11th. It’s January 12th and …