It seems that all of the cool people have had one or more credit cards hacked in recent weeks. Unfortunately, This is one club I’d rather not be in, but unfortunately I am. I’ve had 2 cards recently compromised and replaced. My Chase Freedom card had a charge from OK Cupid, which is kind of … Read More
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!
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
As so many bloggers – including myself – reported the other day, there is an increased offer by Chase for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Card – 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points (plus an additional 5,000 points for an authorized user), with a $3,000 spend requirement. The annual fee of $125 is waived for the first … Read More
I received an email from US Airways with its Fall Kickoff Promotion. According to its terms, you can score a Touchdown (i.e., 100% miles bonus) or a Field Goal (50% miles bonus). Get up to a 100% bonus on all your fall flights* Register for our Fall Kickoff and complete at least one of the … Read More
I like so many other points and mile enthusiasts decided to apply for the SPG American Express Card this week, during a limited sign-up (or is it sign-on?) promotion offering 30,000 points, instead of the usual 25,000 point promo. Since I already have the personal version of this card, I applied for the business card … Read More
I noticed that my Hyatt Visa Card was up for renewal this month. The annual renewal fee on the card is $75 – which entitles the card holder to one free night at a category 1-4 hotel. I love Hyatt hotels, so even though I have often heard it said that you can do just … Read More
Sometimes I’d like to cancel most of my credit cards and be like the “normal folks” out there. Only be concerned with one or two credit card bills a month – always know when I’ve paid (instead of going through all of them every few days), and that would be that. I could sleep at … Read More
On my recommendation, a very close friend applied for the Chase Preferred Sapphire Visa Card. He went to his local Chase branch and they offered him a sign on bonus of 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points (10,000 more UR points than the current best offer available). His application was approved, he received the card, and met … Read More