With American Airlines’ recent frequent flyer program changes, the worst case scenario for many frequent flyers has come to fruition. By the end of 2016, a mile flown will no longer be a mile earned. Instead, frugal travelers are woe to earn Read full post »
The sign-up bonus for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has long been 40,000 bonus points after meeting a $3,000 or $4,000 spend requirement within the first three months of account opening. This past month, we’ve seen an increase to 50,000 bonus points Read full post »
The credit card industry has a ton of myths, but more importantly, much of the information associated with those myths doesn’t play out the same for any two people. The reason is that the information on your credit report dictates changes to Read full post »
A new month usually means new Amex Offers from American Express, and this month was no exception. Effective today, American Express cards are accepted at Sam’s Club. To celebrate this, I found the following Amex Offer on all my Amex cards this Read full post »
If you play the points and miles game correctly, you have little to worry about when it comes to your credit score. In other words, as long as you have no delinquencies, pay your balances on time every time and in full Read full post »
Over the years, we’ve had many readers share their success stories with us. Folks for whom traveling domestically once a year was a luxury are now traveling the world with just a few credit card sign-up bonuses. And the best part? They Read full post »
Trying to see the world when you have two small kids can be darn near impossible. It doesn’t matter if you have the money or if your business is completely location-independent. It doesn’t even matter if you have a huge stash of points Read full post »
Every now and then, banks will implement changes that feel like a punch in the gut to those of us involved with points and miles. Last year, American Express implemented one such change when they began limiting sign-up bonuses for their personal cards to Read full post »
According to the latest report commissioned by the travel technology company Amadeus, we are all members of six new travel tribes. I like the idea of belonging to a tribe; I’ll always have people who will share a meal with me. But Read full post »
[Update 9/3/15: This offer has expired.] Looks like nobody wants to be left out of summertime hotel bonus offers! This time, Chase wows and woos with 80,000 Marriott Reward points to entice you to get on vacation! For a limited time, sign Read full post »
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