Category: Points Blog

Oct 18

Chase Southwest Plus

Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Card

Chase is offering the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus with 50,000 Rapid Reward points (aka “Two Free Flights”) for your first purchase. The points are worth up to $833 of Southwest discounted coach airfare so could mean even more than two flights in many cases.

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Oct 13

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card 40k bonus

$400 cash back or 40,000 United points for spending $3,000 with no need to pay an annual fee. Talk about a no brainer.

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Oct 11

40k AAdvantage Miles from Citibank

The 50k Citi Aadvantage offer is back. See details.

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Oct 07

Updated Chase Marriott Premier Card

Chase announced a major update to their Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card including upping the bonus to 50k, eliminating foreign transaction fees and no fee the first year. This is a great card for someone that is trying to up their Marriott status. ALTERNATIVE OFFERS: Similar offer to the above, but with a $75 statement …

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Sep 18

Chase Ink Cards (Plus, Cash)

Chase has 2 business cards under the Ink brand, the Ink Plus and Ink Cash (they used to have an Ink Bold and Ink Classic). The Ink Plus is clearly superior for anyone with significant spending. It gives you a much higher initial bonus and then allows you to do 1 to 1 transfers to …

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Sep 18

Amex Platinum – Could be worth it

The Platinum Card(R) from American Express is very expensive ($450 annual fee), but for certain travelers, it is worth it.

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Sep 17

Citi Forward Card – 5x on Restaurants & Amazon

2/1/2013: Note that the Citi Forward card appears to be in flux right now. I have removed the links temporarily until I can determine what is going on. There are reports of only receiving 2x points for the key categories and the non-student version isn’t on Citi’s website. 10/20/2011: Citi starts you off with 10,000 …

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Sep 10

Quicktip: 500 American Miles in 10 Minutes

Liberty Mutual will give you 500 AAdvantage miles for filling out a quote form. Takes under 10 minutes. I did it a few days ago so it will probably be some time before they hit my account. I’m pretty close to hitting my 1 million miles / gold for life by the December 1st deadline, …

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Sep 07

Credit Score Update

Dave's Experian Score

You must ensure your focus on points doesn’t ruin your credit and it certainly doesn’t have to. Read more about my experiences maximizing my points while simultaneously keeping my credit score in the mid to high 700’s.

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Sep 06

Amex Money Back via Facebook

So AMEX and Facebook have teamed up with the like, link, love promotion. Basically, you like AMEX on facebook, you link you AMEX card to the application, then you pick various cash back offers. For every offer, they will ask you if you want it in your feed, but you can just say no. The …

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