Chase has by far the most impressive line-up of reward credit cards. Most of our favorite rewards programs offer a credit card through Chase, often with a generous sign-up bonus to seal the deal. With so many great cards, it’s tough to choose a favorite, but that’s what I’ve managed to do. Below is my Read full post »
A couple of weekends ago, I reconnected with some of my dear travel friends using the power of the Internet. During our time together, we went back and forth about the merits of the Barclaycard American Airlines Aviator card, which replaced the former US Airways Dividend Miles card. The card comes in four different degrees: Read full post »
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems I’m spending more time generating cash back and less time with miles and points. It may be for a few reasons: We have an ample supply of miles. There are few and far between decent travel promos these days. It is now easier to earn cash back than Read full post »
Meeting minimum spends on credit cards isn’t a complex task — simply spend, spend, spend. Then of course, you need to pay, pay, pay your credit card bills on time. The problem comes in when you need to meet the minimum spend requirements and don’t have the planned expenses for meeting that spend. I’ve educated Read full post »
Those who know me well would not be surprised to learn I am a big fan of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. In fact, before the Alaska Airlines-Delta Air Lines partnership came to a head, I would always credit my Delta flights to my Mileage Plan account. My rationale was simple: I could actually use Mileage Plan miles as Read full post »
The British Airways Visa Signature Card used to be one of the most popular credit cards around. However, since the April BA Avios devaluation and as the credit card earning structure changes, it has barely been mentioned anywhere. Nonetheless, I was recently reminded of one potentially extremely lucrative benefit provided by this card which just Read full post »
Humans collect things. We have for centuries. It can be coins, stamps, beanie babies, Barbie dolls, comic books, baseball cards, or miles and points. We all hoard things for the joy they bring to us, the value they hold, or just plain old addiction. In most hobbies, people pay for the things they collect. They Read full post »
The best travel rewards credit cards will never charge you a foreign transaction fee, which is a fee tacked on to some credit cards of (up to 3% !) when your credit card is used to make a purchase not in U.S. dollars. Unfortunately, a top travel rewards card does currently charge these fees: the Read full post »
I’ve been playing the miles and points game since 2002 to great success. I started talking about using rewards credit cards in the travel space in 2007 when I started the FrugalTravelGuy blog. We have seen lots of changes since then. But until today, I could not answer with certainty a reader question I got back Read full post »
Everyone wants to be #1 — sports teams, car manufacturers, musicians and, without a doubt, credit card companies. Every year, new credit card offers come out, products change, reward programs evolve and creditors vie for your business. They want to be the first card out of your wallet all the time. As points and miles enthusiasts, you want Read full post »
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