Credit Card Reward Programs for Travelers: An Introduction

In the coming weeks we’ll be looking at different types of credit cards and their reward programs, with an aim to introduce you to those frequently used by travelers. Such a topic can be divided into three categories: transferable programs, airline and hotel branded cards, and fixed point value cards.

New Rule When Applying for Bank of America Credit Cards

After enough data points and confirmation from a reliable source, Doctor of Credit has outlined a new rule to follow when applying for Bank of America credit cards.

Bank of America’s New Premium Rewards Card

Bank of America just released a new credit card called the Premium Rewards Card. It comes with 50,000 bonus points for spending $3,000 on your new card within 90 days of account opening.

This is not a credit card you want to open for the purpose of flying free in First Class. Points are worth one cent, point blank.

I Just Spent 35k Miles for a Flat Bed to Southern South America

Last year I opened an Asiana Visa Signature Card for a very specific reason: to fly flat bed Business Class to "Latin America 2" (Southern South America) for 35,000 miles. I spent $3,000 on the card to unlock the 30k Asiana mile bonus, earned 3k points for the spending it took to get there, and then spent a final $2k on the card to reach a balance of 35,000 Asiana miles.

Are the Alaska Cards Still Churnable?

*Note Bank of America's new rule concerning amount of cards they will approve you for in a two, three, and 12 month period before attempting to open various Alaska cards*

The last couple days I've been wading through this entire Flyertalk thread-->Alaska Airlines card offers, Personal &