Now Think Creatively and Then Just Do It
This offer has been around for a while but, many have missed the hidden gem in the offer.
Step 1. Open a Citichecking account using promo code CSVD
Step 2. Make copies of Everything, everything and keep them.
Step 3. When it comes to funding the account choose the fund with your credit card option.
Step 4. Download the Online Credit/Debit Card Deposit Form and print it.
Step 5 Call the bank that has the credit card you want to use to fund your new checking account and ask them to reduce the cash advance limit to $0.00. Mastercard or Visa Only. No Amex.
Step 6. Submit the form by mail or fax.
Step 7. Wait, Wait, Wait. If all goes well your credit card will be charged as a purchase, your new checking account will be funded, and of course, you will pay off the credit card balance when it comes due with the funds in your checking account. (Don’t Close the Checking Account)
Leave a few bucks in it to pay the required service charges for having a balance under $6000 in your linked Citi accounts.
Step 8 is most important. Do the tasks as required for the promotion ie direct deposit, 5 debit card transactions per month or two electronic bill payments for 3 consecutive months to earn the 16,000 Thank You Points.
If the credit card is not charged and you can’t get the new checking account funded that way, forget it, and fund the account some other way to preserve the 16K Thank You Points.
Not everybody wins with this one. Please, Please, Please Do Not Call Citibank for funding progress. It will either work or it won’t, but please don’t spoil it for others here. This is definitely a Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) attempt.
Report in with your success or failure, but please don’t call Citibank. They allow this to happen, but we don’t need to stick it in their face.
My US Bank Worldperks Card Approved
That was a quick and easy free 20K with no annual fee. I applied on 6/29 from the link in my post that day. Katy got a business card from them as well without annual fee.
I also got a Continental card from Chase without an annual fee. And the new accounts with Chase Bank for 21K have been initiated with Chase for both Katy and I.
Looks like an 80K+ week for us without fees other than the $25 for each debit card.
Rick Seany Comes Through Again
Thanks Rick for the Great Carry On Bag Chart
Don’t end up at the airport with a bag that must be checked for $15 or worse be sent back outside security and end up with 2 checked bags for $40 ($15 first, $25 second).
There is no “standard” size for carry-on baggage — each airline sets their own policy, so we have put web links and size information for most of the popular U.S. airlines in one handy chart. Measurement is in maximum “Linear Inches” which is the Length + Width + Height.
Most Airline Safe Size4: 22″ L x 14″ W x 9″ H
Number of Carry-On Bags
Number of Personal Items
Maximum Dimensions Linear in Inches
Max Weight (carry-on)
Delta 5000 Miles
This summer, stay a minimum of two nights at participating Hilton Family hotels and you’ll take home 1,000 bonus SkyMiles® per stay, with a maximum of 5,000 after five stays.
This exclusive offer is brought to you by the Hilton Family of Hotels, the preferred hotel partner of Delta Air Lines.
Simply register below and book a reservation between July 1 and August 31, 2008.
Don’t forget to use your Delta SkyMiles Credit Card to book your stay and earn more miles.
Earning miles with the Hilton Family of Hotels will count as an entry in our SkyMiles Sweepstakes.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Annual Fee: $95 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The Sapphire Preferred offers 2x points on dining and travel, and no foreign transaction fees, making this the go-to card for travelers.
This card accumulates Ultimate Rewards points, which are very valuable for transfer to United and Hyatt. Overall, this card is a great choice for maximizing earnings on dining, travel, and every day spend.
- Earn 40,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $500 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate RewardsSM
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening.
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees, plus Chip and Signature enabled for international travel.
- 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value — that means 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points.
- 24/7 direct access to dedicated customer service specialists
- Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95