When a renewal fee hits, even if you have a credit card that you want to keep, call and see what offers exist for you to keep the card. I just received retention offers for both the Hyatt and the Starwood cards – I felt like I’d won a trophy!
I thought that phoning Barclay Bank to request a waiver of the $89 annual fee might be futile in light of the 15,000 bonus mile spend offer I’d recently received, but I was wrong!
Did you receive an email offering you 15,000 US Airways Dividend Miles if you spend at least $500 per month for the next three months?
The honeymoon is over. I’ve had the credit card fee-free for one year. I’ve earned bonus points. It’s the time of reckoning. The bill has arrived – Do I pay the renewal fee and keep the card or cancel it?
I can’t help myself. I like the Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards by Chase. These business cards are great for the 5X points they pay for office and internet-related purchases, 2X points for gas and hotels, and for the Ultimate Rewards system itself including the Ultimate Rewards shopping portal. To me, it is a … Read More
I recently reported on the clusterfiasco of trying to register my Wells Fargo card on my Isis Mobile Wallet app on my iPhone. You can read it here. After I posted that, I honestly had given up. I was beyond mad and beyond tired of reciting my name, address and mother’s maiden name to strangers who … Read More
A few months ago, I went through an ordeal with Wells Fargo when I applied for one credit card and received a different card. It was one snafu after another, but finally, the mess got cleaned up and received the intended card. You can read about it here. Recently, Wells Fargo ran a Special Promotion … Read More
This is what happens when there is new credit card promotion!
My Sister and I finishing the 1996 Philadelphia Marathon As I’ve said before, I’ve been fortunate to learn about and take advantage of some worthwhile credit cards promotions. Recently, Chase – which, in my opinion, has some of the best credit cards (i.e., such as the Sapphire Preferred Visa card and, its business counterpart, the … Read More