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Mile Earning Credit Cards
American Express, Credit Cards

How to Meet the $7,000 Spending Requirement on the SPG Business Card

Reader Lindsey sent me a question that I get quite a lot from people who haven’t made the leap into manufactured spending. I thought it was worth addressing in a post, since it’s such a common question from newbies: …I’ve been casually collecting points for 3 years but want to […]

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Credit Cards

Why I Got a Korean SkyPass Credit Card

Foreign frequent flyer programs often get a bad rep – after all, who wants to put up with high redemption rates and fuel surcharges? That’s a totally unfair assessment because plenty of foreign airlines have programs that sometimes provide better value than programs affiliated with domestic carriers. There’s tons of […]

Discover It Miles Credit Card 3% Cash Back Bonus First Year
Credit Cards, Manufactured Spending

Manufactured Spending With the Discover It Miles Card After Year 1: Worth It?

After my Barclay Arrival Plus card got shut down, I had to look for a replacement 2% cash back card. Eventually I landed on the Fidelity Rewards Card and the Discover It Miles Card. The Fidelity Rewards Card offers 2% cash back, while the Discover It Miles Card paid out 3% […]

Amex Hilton Ascend Card Arrived January 15
American Express, Credit Cards

New Amex Hilton Cards Arriving Sooner Than Expected

Back in November, I wrote about the new Amex Hilton Credit Cards. In addition to introducing three brand new cards, American Express announced the acquisition of Citi Hilton card accounts. At the time, it was reported that existing Citi Hilton Honors cards would transfer to American Express on January 30, 2018. A […]

Discover It Miles Credit Card 3% Cash Back Bonus First Year
Credit Cards

Earning Miles vs. Cash Back: Which Makes More Sense?

A while back, I wrote about the merits of using cash back rewards to cover manufactured spending fees vs. travel expenses. An interesting question came up: “Why not just use a travel rewards credit card from the get-go instead of a 2% cash back card?” That’s a valid point, though I […]

Barclay Uber Credit Card Review
Barclays, Credit Cards

Uber Credit Card Coming November 2: Should You Get It?

On November 2, 2017 Barclay will debut its new Uber Visa Card and many of you are wondering if it’s worth getting. First off, can I say how disappointed I am with Barclay’s credit card line-up? The only noteworthy cards they have right now are the Arrival and the AAdvantage Aviator […]

Citi Prestige Credit Card Points
Credit Cards

I Was Denied a Citi Prestige Card…For “Too Many Credit Inquiries”

About a month ago, when Citi was still offering the 75,000 point bonus for the Prestige card, I decided to finally apply for it. I don’t have any ThankYou points and I knew the card’s 4th night free benefit would be useful, so I went for it. I’m not a […]

Earn the Southwest Companion Pass After a Single Credit Card Purchase!
Credit Cards, Southwest

Earn the Southwest Companion Pass After A Single Purchase!

The Southwest Companion Pass is legendary. Earn 110,000 Rapid Rewards points and depending on your designated companion flies FREE for up to two years! The Companion Pass is probably the best tool out there for people who want to travel “for free” (plus taxes and fees). Well now there’s a […]

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Credit Cards

8 Ways to Earn Points and Miles Without Credit Cards

One of the biggest barriers (really, the only one) to people getting into this hobby is bad credit. A lot of skeptics are either concerned about ruining their credit through credit card churning or they simply don’t have the minimum 700 credit score required to get approved for rewards credit […]

Discover It Miles Credit Card 3% Cash Back Bonus First Year
Credit Cards, Manufactured Spending

Should You Use Cash Back Rewards To Cover Manufactured Spending Fees?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how to eliminate manufactured spending fees. I cited tools like the iBotta app, gift card promotions, shopping portals, and cash back credit cards. When cash back portals reduce payouts and I have no other options, I can always count on my cash back […]