British Airways has announced a new promotion, that should appeal not only to British Airway transatlantic frequent flyers, but also to American, Iberia and Finnair flyers. You must register for this promotion. Here are the basics: In celebration of five years of offering transatlantic travel with our airline partners, we’re offering you bonus Avios on … Read More
Annual fees have just hit my account for two Citibank credit cards: the Platinum American Airlines Visa and the Thank You Premier Mastercard. The fee on each card is $95. I’ve called Citibank a few times, and here are the results: The Platinum AA Visa: In prior years, I always received some offer, be it … Read More
This is a classic example of “it never hurts to ask” and good customer service!
Yesterday, I noticed that 30,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points were newly added to my account. I assumed this was a reward from a prior promotion, but then I heard some mumbles from others who also received this generous credit. I was hoping it was an impromptu gift from Hyatt to it’s Diamond members thanking … Read More
I received notification by email today from H&R Block informing me that they were suspending Debit Card Funding for H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard®. Honestly, I haven’t used that card since the days of Vanilla and GreenDot Reloads so many moons ago. I’m honestly not surprised: this card was originally intended for H&R Block … Read More
At least 10 times this month, I’ve told Won’t Run that he should take advantage of the American Express 40% bonus for transfer of Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios. I emailed, I told him on the phone, and so on and so on. I even sent him links to blogs, with tutorials on how … Read More
Whenever I am making an online purchase, I check to see if there are any shopping portals which offer extra points or miles or cashback for the purchase. The first place I generally check is EVRewards. So, today, I looked there and saw that BigCrumbs offered 9% cashback on purchases at Gilt City and I … Read More
Is it really 2015 already? Come join other frequent flyers, miles and points aficionados and avid travelers at our January meetup. Talk about where you’ve been and share where you’re going. In my case, lament about the loss of airline status. It’s all good – even if you’re new at this, don’t hesitate to … Read More
Even though New York state prohibits the sale of wine in grocery stores, it is possible to get 5% cash or 5X points using the right cards and tricks.
In May, during a special promotion offering 60,000 Ultimate Reward points for the Ink Plus and Ink Bold cards from Chase, I applied and was approved for the Ink Bold card. The annual fee on that card was waived for the first year. I wrote about it here. In late July, for a short period, … Read More