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10 Best Credit Card Offers March 2020

Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card offers at the time, with a particular focus on the best travel credit cards. While there are several excellent long-standing credit card offers, the specifics of the top offers…

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Filed Under: American Express, Bank of America
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The 27 Credit Cards In My Wallet Right Now

Maximizing credit cards is one of the best ways to elevate your travel. This can include signing up for the credit cards with the best welcome bonuses, using the right credit cards for your everyday spending, and also taking advantage of other credit…

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Filed Under: American Express, Bank of America
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Citi Prestige Card Review (2020)

When it comes to ultra premium credit cards, three cards generally come to mind --  The Platinum Card® from American Express (review), the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card (review), and the Citi Prestige Card. In the past I've reviewed the Amex Platinum…

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Filed Under: Citi, Credit Card Reviews
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The Six Fantastic No Annual Fee Credit Cards I Have

I have a lot of credit cards. Many of them have annual fees, which I consider to be worthwhile given the perks they offer in return. Every year when the annual fee is due on cards, I do an analysis as to whether or not it makes sense for me to keep the…

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Filed Under: American Express, Chase
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The Best Cards For Everyday Spending (2020)

For those in the US with good credit, the best way to rack up points is through credit cards. This can include the welcome bonuses offered by credit cards, the points offered for spending on the cards, and all kinds of other offers. I've written in the…

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Filed Under: American Express, Bank of America
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Transfer Citi Points To Qantas With 25% Bonus

The Citi ThankYou program has just launched their latest transfer bonus. Through Saturday, February 22, 2020, the the US Citi ThankYou program is offering a 25% bonus when you convert points to Qantas Frequent Flyer. Points ordinarily convert at a 1:1…

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Filed Under: Citi, Qantas
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Citi Double Cash Card Review: Earn 2x Points Everywhere

In this post I wanted to take a look at what has more or less overnight become the single most lucrative personal credit card out there. The Citi® Double Cash Card has just gone from being one of the best cash back credit cards, to being one of the all…

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Filed Under: Citi, Credit Card Reviews
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How Long Do Citi ThankYou Points Transfers Take? (2020)

If you're collecting miles & points through credit card spending, I always recommend doing what you can to accrue transferable points currencies. That's because these points are much more flexible than when you're earning an individual airline or hotel…

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Filed Under: Citi, Credit Cards
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The Credit Cards I Use For Each Major Bonus Category (2020)

For the average American, the single best way to maximize travel rewards is to make sure you're applying for the best credit cards, and using the right credit cards for your daily spending. Having the card that best suits your spending patterns can be…

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Filed Under: American Express, Chase
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Which Credit Card Is Best For Airline Tickets?

Using the right credit card for airfare purchases can help you rack up points quickly, especially if you're anything like me, and spend a lot on air travel. A lot has changed regarding the best credit cards to use for airfare purchases, so in this post…

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Filed Under: American Express, Chase
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How To Convert Citi Double Cash Rewards Into ThankYou Points

The Citi® Double Cash Card is one of the all around most lucrative cash back credit cards. The card has no annual fee and offers 1% cash back when you make a purchase, and 1% cash back when you pay for that purchase. In my opinion this is a card that…

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Filed Under: Citi, Credit Cards
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Credit Card Application Rules By Bank

All of the major credit card issuers have different rules when it comes to applying for their cards. Furthermore, these rules are constantly changing, as banks try to optimize their strategy as to what kind of card members they're looking for. With issuers…

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Filed Under: American Express, Bank of America
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These Are The 6 Credit Cards I Use Most

I have over two dozen credit cards, though I hold onto these cards for a variety of reasons. I have some of these cards because they help me maximize my everyday spending, while I have other cards because of the ongoing perks that they offer. There are…

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Filed Under: American Express, Bank of America
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Best Credit Cards For Uber Rides (2020)

Many of us rely on ridesharing services to get around. It's pretty crazy to think how much the "sharing" economy has changed our behavior, both when at home and when traveling. While Uber has had its fair share of issues the past few years, it continues…

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Filed Under: American Express, Chase
Avianca 787

Transfer Citi Points To LifeMiles With 25% Bonus

Citi ThankYou has just announced their latest transfer bonus. Through December 11, 2019, the US Citi ThankYou program is offering a 25% bonus when you transfer points to Avianca LifeMiles. The transfer ratio is usually 1,000:1,000, so during the promotion…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Citi
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What Are The Best Credit Cards For Dining? (2020)

There are lots of great ways to earn points -- you can earn them through credit card welcome bonuses, you can earn them by maximizing everyday spending, and you can even buy them directly from loyalty programs when there are sales. The most straightforward…

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Filed Under: American Express, Chase
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Which Credit Card Should You Use At Hotels?

I'm often asked by readers which credit card they should be using to maximize points for a given hotel stay, or if there's an overall best hotel credit card. Typically recommending which credit card is best for a particular bonus category (like dining,…

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Filed Under: Chase, Citi
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Which Transferable Points Are Most Valuable?

The best way to maximize your credit card rewards for travel is to earn transferrable points currencies. However, the value propositions and specifics of the currencies are constantly changing. So a couple of times per year I like to take a big picture…

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Filed Under: American Express, Capital One
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Citi AAdvantage Executive Card Review (2020)

Co-branded credit cards are big businesses for airlines, and in many cases a majority of their profits actually come from frequent flyer programs, and the lucrative arrangements they have with banks. When thinking of premium credit cards (let's say those…

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Filed Under: American, Citi
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Aeroméxico Added As Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner

The US Citi ThankYou program has just added a new transfer partner, meaning they have a total of 15 airline transfer partners. Citi ThankYou points can now be converted into Aeromexico Club Premier points at a 1:1 ratio. The Citi ThankYou transfer page…

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Filed Under: Aeromexico, Citi