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Ending Thursday: 60,000 United Explorer Card Bonus

This offer will be ending on Thursday, May 16, 2019, so we are sharing this post again for those who may be considering applying for the United℠ Explorer Card before the 60k bonus ends. We often see the welcome bonus on the Explorer Card fluctuate between…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
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How To Use Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

For the less familiar, Aeroplan is the once spun-off but now recently-acquired loyalty program for Air Canada. So if you are earning Air Canada miles, you are actually accumulating miles with Aeroplan.  I know many bemoan the devaluations we've seen…

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Filed Under: Advice, Air Canada
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Best Cash Back Cards [2019]

Recently, I've been thinking more and more about how to leverage the use of cash back cards for travel. Sure, some people simply want a cash back card because they're not interested in travel but that's clearly not who I am -- and, I doubt many of you…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards
Los Angeles

Amex Business Gold Vs. SimplyCash Plus: Points Or Perks?

When comparing The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express to the SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express, it really comes down to what matters most to you -- points or cash back. Both cards come with a variety of bonus categories…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Card Comparisons
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First Thoughts On The New Capital One Transfer Partners

Capital One set the miles and points world ablaze this week with the announcement of a new flexible points program that will take effect in early December. Rather than the 1:1 transfers that are the industry standard in the U.S., transfers will process…

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Filed Under: Awards, Capital One
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Big-Spend Bonuses: Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to evaluating the benefits of credit cards, most of my focus is on the welcome bonus and the bonus categories for continued earning. I fully recognize that there are a number of valuable benefits such as trip delay insurance -- I've used…

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Best Credit Cards For Earning Hyatt Points

When I talk with folks who are new to using credit cards to earn miles and points, I regularly see people assume that to earn hotel points, one needs a hotel credit card. Yes, this might be the case in some circumstances but not always. Tiffany and Ed…

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Amex Offers: A Complete Guide

From the moment I started using miles and points to travel, it was readily apparent that many of the people who love award travel and flight deals really just love deals of any kind. With this in mind, the obsession with Amex Offers made complete sense.…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
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Maximizing American Miles With Credit Card Bonuses

If you read my rundown on the best credit cards for earning American AAdvantage miles, you already have a good understanding of how to take advantage of bonus categories on your everyday spending. However, we all know that the welcome bonus that comes…

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Filed Under: American, Citi