Other than the ability to earn lots of miles and points, a great reason to have a rewards credit card is to get lots of great travel perks. However, those travel perks often come at a cost, with credit card annual fees Read full post »
Earning points, miles and cash back from credit cards has become a long-term game—due to the fact that many banks have tightened up their requirements on who qualifies for the generous long-term bonuses. Accordingly, I’ve begun looking at the miles game as Read full post »
As a general rule, whenever you contact a credit issuer to request an increase in your line of credit they are going to perform a credit inquiry to one or more of the three major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion). Read full post »
Here is a quick and easy way to diversify your miles portfolio with a program with lots of pluses. The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan may not sound like a viable product for those of you not serviced by Alaska Airlines, but I Read full post »
If you’re not spending upward of $5,000 per month, it’s best for you to focus on the core of the British Airways Visa Signature Card: 50,000 bonus Avios after spending $2,000 within the first three months of account opening. However, for big spenders, you can Read full post »
With as many travel cards as Katy and I have had over the years, it is getting harder to find ones that still fit our needs and offer bonuses that are still available to us a second time around (or at all Read full post »
It is no secret that Alaska Airlines MileagePlan miles are a favorite of ours at FrugalTravelGuy — I love them, Miguel loves them, as does Ariana. That said, none of us lives in Anchorage, Portland, Los Angeles or Seattle, which are Alaska’s hubs. Read full post »
Bank of America doesn’t have much in their travel rewards credit card line-up. However, they have two standout cards (the Alaska Airlines and Virgin Atlantic credit cards) that occasionally offer higher targeted sign-up bonuses. The relative ease of getting approved for a Read full post »
Do you have a favorite travel rewards credit card you recommend to family and friends as their first card? While the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and Chase Sapphire Preferred are top of our list, you might be better Read full post »
Bank of America has been slacking when it comes to the credit card rewards game, offering few relevant co-branded cards and a few of their own bank rewards. However, they do make up for it in quality (mainly the Alaska Airlines Visa) Read full post »
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