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American Express Adds Welcome Offer on One of Its Best No-Annual-Fee Business Cards.

I’ll never get tired of saying that The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express is one of our favorite cards. This $0 annual fee card (Rates & Fees) that earns 2X on all purchases…

Citi ThankYou Adds AA AAdvantage as a Limited Time Transfer Partner

In a little bit of a shocking move, Citi has announced a new limited time ThankYou Points transfer partner - American AAdvantage. Starting July 18, 2021 and running through November 13, 2021, if you…

Greece 2021 Trip Report – Part 1

A trip to Greece has been on my to do list for a long time, but, I must admit, I was a bit put off by pictures of crowded beaches and tourist overrun islands. But when I learned that Greece is one of…

The Citi Card Trifecta: How to Earn 2X to 5X Citi ThankYou Points on Every Purchase

Citi ThankYou® Rewards credit cards don’t get as much coverage as American Express and Chase cards, and there’s absolutely no justification for such poor treatment. In fact, Citi offers enough…

Best-Ever 80k Point Bonus on The Citi Premier Card

It seems like every few days now we're writing about updated product offers. What an exciting time in the world of points and miles. Citi has updated the Citi Premier Card with a new welcome offer of…

LifeMiles Sweetspot: One-way to Europe in Business Class for 35,000 Miles

Avianca’s frequent flyer program, LifeMiles, is a program many people love to hate. Yes, there is a somewhat quirky web interface, hard to reach customer service and often the program doesn’t show…

A Roundup of All of the Chase Offer Updates

Oh, what a time to be alive and to be in this hobby! It seems like every week we hear about another mega offer from one of the major credit card issuers. Just recently, Chase came out with a huge…

Major Updates to The Platinum Card® from American Express

American Express announced some Major Updates to The Platinum Card® from American Express. These include new credits, but also an increased annual fee. The rumors are true, today American Express…

Everything You Need To Know About the United Excursionist Perk

It isn’t uncommon to book a trip with more than one destination. This is especially popular for travel to Europe. Who doesn’t want to visit Rome and Paris on the same trip? How about Madrid and…

United Polaris Review Covid Edition: Newark to Tel Aviv Polaris

Anna’s note: Israel is still closed to tourists and only Israeli citizens are allowed to enter. Please check updated travel restrictions before making any plans. Know the Entry Requirements for Each…

Earn Points For Paying Your Rent: Introducing The New Bilt Rewards & Bilt Credit Card

The new Bilt Rewards and Bilt Credit Card program will help you get more from paying your rent. When it comes to earning points and miles, there’s one category of spend that can really help boost…

Chase Freedom Q3 2021 Bonus Categories: Register Now

Two of Chase’s best earning cards have no annual fees. The old Chase Freedom (no longer available to new applicants) and the new Chase Freedom Flex offer 5% on rotating bonus quarterly categories.…

A Deep Dive into Emirates Skywards

I bet you 100 dirhams you’ve heard of Emirates, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. I bet you 1,000 dirhams you haven’t heard much about Emirates Skywards, the Dubai-based carrier’s…

Best Ways To Use United Miles

When it comes to domestic airline frequent flyer programs, it’s hard to argue with the value presented by United’s MileagePlus program.

Wow: Best-Ever 100,000 Point Offer for the Sapphire Preferred!

We’re sad to announce that the previous high bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is no longer available. But not all endings are bad, and in this case it gets even better. The Chase Sapphire…

5 Ways to Offset American Express Gold Card Annual Fee

The American Express® Gold Card is a rather compelling choice for foodies looking to maximize the return on spending. The card earns a rewards multiplier on purchases at restaurants and U.S.…

Elevate your Top-Tier Elite Status with Marriott and United’s Preferred Partnership

Many people, myself included, are finding themselves with a number of top-tier status with different hotel loyalty programs. Given the pandemic, most major hotels groups reduced the requirements for…

Don’t Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points to Southwest – Do This Instead

Recently, Southwest suddenly, and with no notice, devalued their Rapid Rewards points by 6%. While not super drastic, it’s still a surprising move.

Best Ways to Australia with Points and Miles

Many travelers have Australia on their bucket list. There really is something for everyone, from the snorkeling and diving at the Great Barrier Reef to wineries, cool cities and spectacular…

Chase Pay Yourself Back Extended, and Why You Would Use It

During the coronavirus pandemic, banks that issue travel rewards credit cards had to pivot and added bonus earnings in various spending categories, such as streaming services, groceries and home…

Best Ways to Book Delta Flights with Chase Ultimate Rewards

You might have noticed that the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card or the Chase Sapphire Reserve get recommended a lot in the points and miles community. There’s a good reason for that. Rewards earned…

Marriott’s Maldives Madness: The Le Meridien Maldives

In case you didn’t know, I’m a big fan of the Maldives. To me, there’s no better holiday than being on a secluded island in the middle of the ocean with plenty of great diving and privacy. I know…

Best Ways to Earn United Miles

Most people gravitate towards domestic airline loyalty programs. After all, it is easier to stick with programs that you’re familiar with rather than learn the ins and outs of another program. That’s…

Why You Should Turn off Pay Over Time and an Easy Way To Earn 20,000 Membership Rewards

American Express offers two different types of card - regular credit cards we are all very familiar with and the no pre-set spending limit cards.

5 Business-Class Award Flights You Can Book Using American Express Gold Card’s Elevated Welcome Bonus

The American Express® Gold Card, with its high reward rate in certain spending categories, is one of the best rewards cards to hold for dining and travel lovers. The card’s elevated welcome bonus is…