2. Register for the next quarter’s promotion on the Freedom card.
3. Pull out their Citi Preferred card now that the second six months is here and ready for additional spend.
4. Be reminded to see if their points posted accurately to their FF account.
5. Use our Platinum card $200 annual credit.
6. Ask for a retention bonus when a card is six to nine months old.
7. Set up their next application date.
A Concierge of Credit Cards, so to speak.
We have AwardWallet and several other services to track our miles and expiration dates, but nothing along these lines. Bryant thought there may have been, but being over 60 he can’t remember and neither can I.
For the entrepreneur ready to take on this service, a word of caution regarding your potential clients:
1. We are extremely cautious about giving out our credit card numbers so Paypal may be your best source of payment.
2. Most of us have severe cases of CRS – “Can’t Remember S___” — so you have to direct your service towards email reminders and reminders of the email reminders. Examples:
“Rick, did you check to see if Katy’s Hawaiian miles transferred to Hilton yet? Respond with a simple yes and I’ll quit reminding you.”
“Rick, put the Citi Preferred card back in your wallet by 4/1/12 and complete the $5000 minimum spend by 7/1/12.” “Did you put it in your wallet yet?”
Some of you will laugh at the idea, but when you have big miles bonuses at stake, paying a few bucks to insure you comply with the terms and conditions is a legitimate and worthwhile expense. I know. I forgot to take my $200 Platinum card airline credit in 2011 and, unless somebody reminds me, I may miss it again this year.
Think about it and hopefully somebody will come up with an action plan and website. I may be the very first customer!
Limited Time Offer! First Year Fee Waived: 50,000 Points Transferable to Hyatt, Marriott, Priority Club, Continental and British Airways
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49