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Is the Ritz-Carlton™ credit card going to make a surprising return

The Ritz-Carlton™ credit card has been unavailable to new applicants for almost six years and a general rule says that no major credit card that has been removed from circulation reappears in a similar guise a few years down the line. But could the Ritz-Carlton™ credit card become the exception to that rule?
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Earn 5x Marriott free night certificates with the new welcome bonus on this card

Just a few years ago, the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card was just another co-branded business credit card that offered a good earning rate at Marriott properties and a few good benefits too. Then, in late March 2020, came a small but key policy change that made the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card an invaluable tool for anyone seeking easy Marriott Bonvoy status.
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The credit card you can’t apply for but can still get

Some credit cards have a shelf life, so while cards like the American Express® Gold Card seem to have been around forever (in one form or another), there are others that have come and gone and are (mostly) forgotten in the mists of time. Not all these cards, however, disappear completely.
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IHG One Rewards Premier Credit Card review (2024) – 165,000 bonus points on offer

The IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card is a fantastic card to hold if you're a fan of IHG properties as not only does it currently come with a fantastic welcome offer, but it also offers cardholders a number of key benefits that can improve their stays with IHG and, crucially, save them money and points.
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The Chase Ink Business Unlimited® credit card review (2024)

The Ink Business Unlimited Card is a no annual fee card aimed at small businesses looking to maximize their earnings every time they make a purchase. While a number of other business cards offer great earning rates in very specific shopping categories, the Ink Business Unlimited Card's party trick is that it offers a good earning rate regardless of which category a user is shopping in.
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IHG One Rewards Traveler Credit Card review (2024) – earn 100,000 points with no...

There are two IHG One Rewards co-branded consumer credit cards that are currently open to new applicants and while the premium card usually gets most of the attention, this post focuses on the less discussed IHG One Rewards Traveler credit card which is currently offering a great welcome bonus and which gives cardholders one of the most valuable IHG Rewards benefits around.
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IHG’s more premium credit card now comes with an even bigger welcome bonus

The welcome bonuses on both the IHG co-branded credit cards have recently been refreshed, so the entry-level card is now promoting a welcome offer that's 25% higher than it was a couple of days ago, and the bonus being promoted by the more premium card is now not far off the highest points bonus that we have seen it ever offer.
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Big new limited-time offers now live on the IHG One Rewards consumer credit cards

New limited-time welcome offers have today been unveiled on the IHG One Rewards consumer credit cards and we now have the IHG One Rewards Premier Credit Card promoting a welcome offer of 165,000 points (one of the higher points offers we've seen on this card), and the $0 annual fee IHG One Rewards Traveler Credit Card promoting a welcome offer of 100,000 points (also one of the higher offers we've seen on this card).
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The airline business credit card with a 100,000 miles welcome offer

Recently, the card_name has seen its welcome offer upgraded and that means that for a limited time, successful new applicants are being given the chance to earn 33% more bonus miles than before.
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This is our favorite credit card for United Airlines frequent flyers

Over here at TFM, we're not huge fans of airline co-branded credit cards because overall, we find that we can get better value out of quite a few of other cards that we have in our wallets. As with most things in life however, there are exception to this, and the card discussed in this article falls into our list of exceptions because for United Airlines frequent flyers, it's a must-have card.
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Fantastic new welcome offer: Earn a Southwest Companion Pass & 30,000 points

The welcome offers on all three Southwest consumer cards have been updated today and the latest offer to be published is nothing short of fantastic, with a Companion Pass and 30,000 bonus points available to be earned by all successful new applicants.
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The Chase Ink Business Preferred® credit card review (2024) – still offering the best...

The Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card from Chase continues to offer one of the best welcome bonuses on the market, but there's a lot more to this card than just a one-off points bonanza - this is a credit card that offers excellent spending category bonuses, that makes other great credit cards even better, and that offers one of the rarer (and more useful) credit card benefits around.
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11 reasons to love the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (most are reasons why I...

I hold considerably more credit cards than I can fit into my wallet, so only a few of my cards come with me wherever I am and wherever I go. Some cards have a home in my smartphone wallet but not my actual wallet, and some have to make do with a space in my desk drawer until such time that they're called into action. One or two, however, never leave my side.
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Amex Membership Rewards transfer partners & transfer times [2024 Edition]

American Express Membership Rewards offers Amex cardholders the opportunity to earn one of the four big transferable currencies in the miles & points world – Membership Rewards Points – and these points can be transferred to a variety of other loyalty programs affiliated with major airlines and hotel chains.
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Chase Ultimate Rewards: Transfer partners & transfer times [updated 2024 edition]

Chase Ultimate Rewards offers holders of select Chase credit cards the opportunity to earn one of the four big transferable currencies in the miles & points world – Ultimate Rewards points - and these points can be transferred across to a variety of other loyalty programs affiliated to major airlines and hotel chains. In this article, we take a look at these airline and hotel partners.
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Which credit cards are best for overseas everyday spending?

There are increasingly more and more credit cards that don't charge foreign transaction fees when you use them abroad, and that's a trend that has been very good for those of us who like to travel. But when it comes to general everyday spending when you're outside of the US, most of these cards don't offer a great return. So which cards do?
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Which credit cards offer Global Entry & TSA PreCheck credits?

Global Entry is the US CBP program that gives members expedited entry into the United States via kiosks stationed at major points of entry and removes the need for passengers to stand in seemingly endless immigration lines as they wait to enter the country. The program currently costs $100 for a 5-year membership, but if you hold that right credit card, that fee can be rebated.
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QUICK: Excellent targeted offer for select Amex business card holders (earn up to 75,000...

If you hold the Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express, now would be a good time to check your targeted offers because you may be sitting on an offer that could earn you a significant number of bonus Membership Rewards points across the next 6 months. The catch is that you have to trigger the offer by February 2nd (although you have 6 months in which to meet the terms of the offer).
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Make sure you’re earning easy Amex points through Rakuten

Cash back can be great, but in the miles and points world it's the versatile transferable currencies that rule and that's why Rakuten's partnership with American Express can be a key tool to use in your day-to-day miles and points strategy. If you haven't used Rakuten before or if you haven't set your account up to earn Membership Rewards points, you should probably read on.
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The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express Review (2024) – A “must...

There aren't many credit cards that I consider to be "must-have" cards for any serious miles and points fan, but the Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express is definitely one of them. This card comes with no annual fee and is one of the more rewarding cards you'll find for spending in non-bonused categories.
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Comparing the three IHG Rewards credit cards (2024) – which is best for you?

There are currently three credit cards linked to the IHG One Rewards program and in this article you'll find a comparison of the annual fees, the earning rates, and the key benefits that these cards offer in what is (hopefully) an easily digestible format to make it easier to see which card (if any) will work best for you.
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Possible reasons not to wait around if you want this excellent 100,000 point welcome...

Our favorite business credit card has been offering a fantastic 100,000 point welcome bonus for longer than I can remember, and amazingly, the spending needed to trigger the bonus has been at a comparatively low level since the middle of last year. That's all great news for miles and points collectors, but there's something that I've been wondering for the past few days and that's the reason for this article - I'm wondering if this will be the next card to see it's fantastic offer revised.
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Reminder: Holders of Amex Platinum cards should select their airline for fee credits

Selecting the airline on which to use the airline fee credit is usually one of the first things that a lot of people do when they get their Platinum card in the mail, but what a lot of people often forget is that you can change the airline on which you use this credit once per year.
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The Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express review (2024)

With no annual fee, good cash back on key spending categories, and a nice welcome offer that should be easy for most to max out, the card_name is a card that looks tempting right now. Cash back may not be the coolest of rewards that you can get from a credit card, but it's as reliable a reward as you'll find, and when prices of so many things still appear to be rising, reliable is often preferable to cool.
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This is why you should have one of the two Chase Sapphire cards

Chase issues the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit cards and if you like to travel, if you enjoy playing the miles and points game and if you like being able to earn valuable points with relative ease, you should probably have one of these cards in your wallet...but not necessarily because of what these cards offer on their own.
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Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express reviewed (2024)

To get the most out of a miles or points balance takes work and often quite a bit of effort. People with busy lives and families to look after generally don't have the time or energy to deal with all of that and this a big reason why cash back credit cards are so incredibly popular and why the Blue Cash Preferred Card is a card that would work well in most wallets.
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Comparing the three Southwest Rapid Rewards consumer cards (2024)

This article compares the annual fees, the earning rates, and the key benefits that the Southwest Rapid Rewards consumer credit cards cards offer in what is (hopefully) an easily digestible format to make it easier to see which card (if any) will work best for you.
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American Express® Gold Card review (2024)

The American Express® Gold Card is a key card in the Amex Membership Rewards ecosystem as it offers the best earning rates out of any American Express card in select major spending categories. It's a card that offers valuable benefits that help cardholders offset the annual fee and as it earns a currency that's transferable to an impressive variety of airline and hotel loyalty programs, it's a card that can help cardholders make significant savings on aspirational travel bookings.
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The Hilton Honors American Express Card review (2024)

The entry-level Hilton Honors American Express Card doesn't get a lot of attention because it's a simple card that doesn't offer any amazing or eye-catching benefits. That, however, doesn't mean this is a card you should ignore. With a good welcome offer and no annual fee, this can be a great starter card for anyone new to the miles and points game or a great backup card for infrequent visitors to Hilton properties worldwide.
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Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card review (2024) – 130,000 bonus points on offer

The Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card is one of the better hotel co-branded cards on the market because it offers all cardholders the most valuable mid-tier hotel status for just $150/year. Add in the 130,000 bonus points that the card is currently offering and this becomes a card whose value most Hilton fans can justify with relative ease.
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Now Live: Chase Freedom Flex℠ 1Q 2024 bonus categories

Not only have we just entered a new year but a new quarter as well and, as usual, that means that Chase has updated the bonus categories that it offers for holders of its Freedom credit cards. This quarter, there are three bonus categories for cardholders to enjoy.
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An Amex upgrade offer I was surprised to see in my account

I tend not to apply for a lot of credit cards every year so without the regular influx of points from juicy welcome offers, I'm always looking for other ways to boost my various account balances. Chase and Citi don't really make things very easy, but American Express has come to my aid on quite a few occasions by offering me a bonus to upgrade one of my cards.
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8 best credit cards for supermarket & grocery spending

This article takes a look at 8 of the best mainstream credit cards you can hold if you're looking to maximize your return every time you go to your local supermarket or neighborhood grocery store.
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The Platinum Card® from American Express reviewed (2023)

The Platinum Card® from American Express is probably the most recognizable and well known of Amex's consumer cards and it's a card that can divide opinion quite sharply. For some, this is a card that makes travel considerably more comfortable and more rewarding while for others, it's a card whose annual fee is hard to justify and whose benefits are increasingly hard to exploit to their full.
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The new best business credit card for shipping purchases

In this article I take a quick look at what other cards offer the better returns when they're used to pay for shipping purchases, and I'll focus on the one card that I think stands head and shoulders above them all.
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A new set of credit card spending bonuses are about to be revealed

October 1st will be the first day of the last quarter of the year and that means that holders of select co-branded credit card may be targeted for new set of spending bonuses that will take us through to the end of the year.
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These are the new Chase Freedom bonus categories for 4Q 2023

We're two weeks away from the start of the 4th quarter of 2023 and, as usual, Chase has revealed, ahead of time, the Freedom bonus categories that will go live on 1 October and which will remain in place for the rest of the year.
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Don’t cry ‘clickbait!, it’s not our fault!

Accusations of 'clickbait' are to be found all over the internet, and while it's often a term that's misused by those too lazy to think up a more relevant rebuke or by those who don't appear to know what clickbait actually is, there's no arguing with the fact that genuine clickbait can be very annoying.
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This Chase free night certificate “glitch” is annoying

Free night certificates that come as a credit card benefit are mostly pretty simple to use, but things aren't always as straightforward as they should be. I, for example, have recently had an incredibly annoying time trying to redeem one particular certificate and as a quick web search has revealed that I'm far from alone, I thought that I'd flag the issue so that anyone reading this knows what can go wrong and how I eventually got around the problem I faced.
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This card’s fantastic welcome bonus just got easier to earn

One business credit card has been offering a fantastic 100,000 point welcome bonus for over two years, so when we got a heads up (a few days ago) that the card would have its bonus refreshed, I assumed that the great deal was about to be pulled. Amazingly (and I'm a little stunned by this), not only has the 100,000 point welcome bonus not been pulled today, it has actually been made easier to earn! 
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These are the Chase Freedom 3Q 2023 bonus categories

We're still a little over two weeks away from the start of the 3rd quarter of this year but, as usual, Chase has now revealed the Freedom 3Q bonus categories that will go live on 1 July ahead of time.
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® card review (2024) – still one of the best cards around

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is one of the cards that gets a lot of people started in the miles and points world, and when you consider the card's relatively low annual fee together with the benefits that it offers and the power that the card has to make other cards even better, that isn't particularly surprising. In fact, I think so highly of this card that it now has a permanent place in my wallet.
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I didn’t know that Chase Freedom bonus points can be earned retroactively (sometimes)

Something that most people reading this article will probably know is that every quarter, the Chase Freedom Flex℠ credit card and the Chase Freedom credit card (not open to new applicants) offer bonus points for spending in select categories to cardholders who register their cards after the quarterly categories have been announced.
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This excellent cash back card continues to charge a $0 annual fee in the...

When it comes to spending at US supermarkets and spending with the major streaming services, the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express offers the best rate of cash back out of any card on the market. Add to that the good cash back rates for spending on transit and at US gas stations and you have one of the best cash back cards around. Ordinarily, this card costs $95/year to hold, but right now you can try it out without having to pay an annual fee in your first year.
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Chase Freedom Flex℠ credit card 1Q 2023 bonus categories announced

We're now in the middle of December and that means that the 1Q 2023 bonus categories for the Chase Freedom Flex℠ credit card and the legacy Chase Freedom credit card have now been published.
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Chase Freedom Flex℠ Credit Card Review (2024) – One of the best no annual...

The Chase Freedom Flex℠ credit card is one of the newer cards to be added to Chase's credit card lineup and it hasn't taken long for it to become one of the most important miles & points credit cards on the market. With no annual fee, great earning rates, and excellent benefits, this is a card that would fit very well with most people's wallets.
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Why the Chase Sapphire Reserve® credit card is still a hard card to replace...

Despite being devalued in a number of ways since it was first launched, the Chase Sapphire Reserve® credit card is still a major player in the miles & points world so with the card's current excellent welcome offer about to be pulled*, I though that I'd take a look at how, despite everything, this remains a card that's surprisingly hard to replace without making some sacrifices.
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Interesting: Amex removes Frontier as a Platinum Card airline credit option

A number of American Express Platinum Cards offer cardholders an airline fee credit as a way of helping them offset part of their card's annual fee (or, as a way of helping them justify their card's annual fee) but at some point in the past few days, this benefit became a little weaker.
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The World of Hyatt credit card review (2024)

The World of HYatt credit card is the only consumer co-branded Hyatt credit card in existence and is without question a card that should have a place in every Hyatt fan's wallet. Between the earning rates and the great benefits that the card offers, the modest annual fee is easily covered, and with Hyatt often giving cardholders added bonuses in its global promotions, this is a card that keeps getting more valuable.
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Check if you’ll be approved for an Amex card without it impacting your credit...

American Express has confirmed that it's piloting a new "experience" for consumers, which will allow select applicants to find out if they'll be approved for their preferred Amex card without having their credit score affected (i.e. Without a hard pull on their credit file).
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A great welcome bonus on the best card for United Airlines spending

The United Club℠ Infinite Card is probably the most important card a United Airlines frequent flyer can hold as it's the card that offers the best earning rate for spending with United Airlines, and it's also the one card that can help make membership of United Airlines Clubs a lot more economical. To add to all that, the United Club℠ Infinite Card currently comes with a fantastic welcome bonus that makes its offering all the more tempting.
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Warning: Dormant credit and debit cards are not immune from fraud

Most people are probably very aware that the debit cards and credit cards that we use in our everyday lives are targets for scammers and fraudsters who would like nothing more than to get hold of our details and make off with as much of our cash (or the credit card company's cash) as possible. But did you know that even a card that you haven't used for years can be compromised?
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The Platinum Card® from American Express just got improved (slightly)

Quietly and without any fanfare, two slight improvements to two of the benefits offered by the Platinum Card® from American Express have been made. Considering how much publicity Amex normally throws behind "improvements" that don't actually improve the card, it's surprising that more hasn't been made of these changes but, nevertheless, this is genuinely a little bit of good news.
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The Citi® Double Cash Card review (2024) – The all-round cash back card

The Citi Double Cash Card is a no-frills, no annual fee cash back card that doesn't offer any big impressive benefits or headline-grabbing earning rates in a select spending category but is still one of the very best cash back cards that you can hold. For the miles & points enthusiast as well as for someone just looking for a good cash back card, the Citi Double Cash Card can be a compelling proposition.
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5 of the best credit cards for dining, takeout & delivery services

A wide variety of cards offer bonuses or cash back for spending on dining, takeouts, and food delivery services, so I've pulled together a selection of five cards that I think offer some of the best returns available on dining expenditure. With no-annual-fee cards sharing this list with ultra-Premium cards, there should be a card that fits most people's wallets in this selection.
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The Hawaiian Airlines credit card now offers more free checked bags

I have to confess that this really isn't a critical piece of news that you all need to know but as we have quite a few readers from Hawaii and the West Coast, this seemed like something we should share - the Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite Mastercard® now offers cardholders more free checked backs on select flights and that could be a money saver.
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Approved for the credit card I didn’t really like (I was sure I had...

Part way through last month, I mentioned that although I have never been the biggest fan of the World of Hyatt Business credit card, my thinking had shifted slightly and I was now tempted to apply. Well, I took a couple more weeks to think things through and after deciding that the card would be a useful addition to my portfolio, I finally submitted an application last Friday. What happened since is an example of why you shouldn't give up if an instant credit card approval isn't forthcoming.
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American Express ‘Member Week’ is coming (with statement credits)

American Express has announced that it will be holding its annual 'Member Week' later this month and it has put us on notice that throughout the week, holders of US-issued American Express consumer and small business cards will get access to "unique experiences and special offers totaling access to almost $300 in value". 
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Now Live: Chase Freedom Flex℠ credit card 4Q bonus categories

We're now in the first days of October so we're into the final quarter of the year and that means that the new bonus categories for the Chase Freedom Flex℠ credit card and the legacy Chase Freedom credit card have now gone live.
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Comparing the five Marriott Bonvoy consumer credit cards (2024)

Last week saw Amex and Chase both launching new mid-tier Marriott Bonvoy credit cards which took the count of currently available Bonvoy consumer cards to five. This article compares the annual fees, the earning rates, and the key benefits that these cards offer in what is (hopefully) an easily digestible format to make it easier to see which card (if any) will work best for you.
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The Ritz-Carlton™ credit card just got better (I didn’t see this coming)

Yesterday was a big day for announcements in the world of Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit cards with news that the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™️ American Express® Card has been refreshed and the news that two new mid-tier cards have been launched. There was, however, one other piece of Bonvoy credit card news that didn't get any fanfare at all and for some, it was the best news of the day.
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Amex launches the Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card (why?)

American Express has just announced the release of the Marriott Bonvoy Bevy American Express® Card which, as was strongly rumored, will sit between the cheaper consumer Bonvoy cards issued by Chase and the considerably more expensive Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card. Read on to see what the new card has to offer.
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Chase Freedom Unlimited® credit card review (2024)

The Freedom Unlimited® Credit Card is a no annual fee credit card from Chase that has always been a good card to hold for unbonused spending. Its makeover in September 2020, however, turned it from a good card to hold to an excellent card that can form a key component of an Ultimate Rewards strategy.
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Alternatives to the United℠ Explorer Card for you to consider

I've said in the past that I'm not a big fan of most airline credit cards as I find their offerings too limiting, and the United℠ Explorer Card is a card that illustrates what I mean by that quite well.
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How to use Citi ThankYou Points to book great value American Airlines awards

One of the oddities in the miles and points world has long been the fact that Citi's ThankYou points don't transfer over to the American Airlines AAdvantage program. For years, Citi had a monopoly on the issuance of American Airlines co-branded credit cards (it still issues four of the airline's six available credit cards) but apart from a brief period in 2021, AAdvantage has never been a full-time ThankYou transfer partner.
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Chase Freedom Flex 3Q bonus categories revealed (registration is open)

Chase has now revealed the Q3 bonus categories for its Freedom cards so anyone holding a Freedom Flex℠ credit card or a legacy Freedom Credit Card should head over to the registration page and make sure that they've registered their card(s) so they're ready for the moment the bonus categories go live.
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Chase & British Airways improve the Travel Together companion voucher

Earlier today, I wrote about British Airways improving the Companion Voucher issued by UK-issued American Express cards and while that news probably wasn't particularly interesting to US-based readers, the follow-up news that Chase and British Airways have improved the Travel Together benefit that comes with the British Airways Visa Signature® card will probably attract more attention.
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Capital One improves lounge entry benefits on multiple cards

Over the past year, Capital One has been causing waves in the travel segment of the credit card world with the changes that it has been making to some of its products and the benefits they offer. Now, with yet another positive move announced, Capital One has improved three of its cards even further.
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Amex UK improves its British Airways Companion Voucher (2-4-1)

It looks like American Express is starting to feel the pressure from the recently introduced UK Barclaycard Avios cards because it has just announced an unexpected improvement to the Companion Vouchers offered by its British Airways co-branded cards in the UK.
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Chase Freedom Flex℠ Credit Card 2Q 2022 bonus categories now live!

Chase revealed the Freedom Q2 bonus categories a couple of weeks ago but it's only from today that the new bonus categories are active. Anyone holding a Freedom Flex Credit Card or a legacy Freedom Credit Card should head over to the registration page (if they haven't done so already) and make sure that they've registered their card(s).
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Amex is offering a 40% bonus for transfers to Avios [Targeted]

American Express is now offering targeted cardholders the opportunity to transfer Membership Rewards points into one of two Avios programs while locking in a 40% transfer bonus. The bonus is valid for transfers to the British Airways Executive Club and Aer Lingus Aer Club (but not Iberia Plus) and will be available for the next six weeks.
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An excellent upgrade offer for select holders of the Amex EveryDay Card

In the hubbub of the miles & points world, it can be easy to forget that credit card welcome bonuses aren't the only good way to give your points balances a sudden and often much-needed boost. Upgrade offers can be incredibly useful too, and right now, American Express is targeting select holders of the Amex EveryDay® Card for a valuable upgrade offer that's going to be hard to pass up.
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Last chance for a 100,000 bonus with the Capital One Venture X Card…but I’m...

The highly lauded Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card has been offering a welcome bonus of 100,000 points (for those who meet the spending target) since it was first launched in November last year and with this welcome offer set to end on March 15th, you could be forgiven for thinking that I'll be rushing out to get my application done asap. This time, however, I'm going to be sitting this one out.
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How to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to airline & hotel programs (2022)

I frequently say how much I love the Ultimate Rewards points that I earn from my Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Freedom cards so I thought I'd write a quick step-by-step guide showing how easy it is to make a transfer from Ultimate Rewards to an airline loyalty program.
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How to combine Chase Ultimate Rewards Points (Freedom Cards to Ultimate Rewards Cards)

In this post, I set out a simple step-by-step guide that will show you how to combine the points earned by the Chase Freedom Flex Card, the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card, and the legacy Chase Freedom Card (which is no longer open to new applicants) with points earned by one of Chase's Ultimate Rewards credit cards.
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Time probably running out to lock-in a great IHG Rewards credit card pairing (select...

ln a little over 6 weeks' time, the IHG Rewards Club Premier Card will be getting refreshed and the good news is that the changes that are being made are almost entirely positive. The less good news is that it looks like once the changes go live, a great two-card pairing that currently remains open to holders of the legacy IHG Rewards Club Select Card will no longer be an option.
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Chase Freedom Flex℠ credit card 1Q 2022 Bonus Categories Revealed

With two weeks left in the last quarter of 2021, Chase has revealed the 1Q 2022 category spending bonuses for the Chase Freedom Flex credit card (review) and the legacy Chase Freedom credit card (no longer open to new applicants). Registration for the new bonus categories is now open.
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Reminder: Uber Eats Pass benefit ending on Amex Cards

Back in October 2020, Amex expanded its partnership with Uber to give holders of the Platinum Card® from American Express, the American Express® Gold Card, and the American Express® Green Card a free Uber Eats Pass membership as a limited-time benefit. Well, at the end of this month that limited time is up so eligible cardholders have just a few weeks in which to lock in a free 12-month Uber Eats Pass before the opportunity goes away.
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Chase Aeroplan® Credit Card (details in brief)

Today has seen the launch of the new Chase Aeroplan World Elite Mastercard Credit Card and after a lot of rumors and speculation, we now have confirmation of exactly what the new card offers. I'll write a full review of the credit card in good time but for now, here are the details of what the credit card offers.
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It’s time to say goodbye to my Chase Sapphire Reserve® card

I've held the Chase Sapphire Reserve® since the card was first introduced, but after a number of great years during which the card never left my wallet, it's time for us to part ways. The Reserve card has been a card that I've loved for most of the years that I've held it, but the simple fact is that when I take a look at all the other cards that I hold, I cannot justify the Reserve card's place in my portfolio. It has to go.
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Targeted: Fantastic welcome offer for the Blue Business Plus Credit Card

The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express is a card that I have, is a card that I hold in high regard and is a card that I think a lot of miles and points fans should be using, and if you don't already hold the Blue Business Plus card in your wallet, a targeted offer that Amex is currently running may be enough to persuade you to add it to your collection.
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Tell TPG to tell Amex what you think of the changes to the two...

A lot of people have been increasingly unhappy with the direction that American Express has been taking its two Platinum Cards and we've been seeing a lot of comments criticizing the nature of the benefits that the cards offer. Well, if you're one of the complainers, there's an outside chance that you may now have a way of telling the people responsible for the changes what you think.
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Applications Open: Capital One Venture X Rewards credit card

As of today, applications for the new Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card are open. This is the latest premium card to be targeted to the miles & points world and when you consider what this card offers alongside its comparatively low annual fee, it's probably not overstating things when I say that this will almost certainly be the most popular premium card launch since the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card first came on the scene.
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Capital One introduces a new premium credit card – Venture X

Capital One recently got the miles and points community considerably more excited about a couple of its credit cards when it announced that a majority of transfers to its travel partners would now process in a 1:1 ratio. Today, more excitement seems to be on the way as the bank announces that it will launch the Venture X credit card in 5 days' time.
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How to transfer Citi ThankYou Points to airline loyalty programs (2023)

Like all the major transferable currencies Citi ThankYou points are relatively easy to earn (if you have the right credit cards) and because they can be transferred to an impressive number of airline loyalty programs, they're a key element to most people's miles & points strategy.
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Success! I finally got the one credit card I’ve been wanting more than any...

Where Hollywood has its awards season, I have a card applications season and as I mentioned the other day, I'm in the middle of application season right now and I intend to make it a good one. Last year's season was a bit of a flop but a little patience and luck have helped me get this season off to a flying start with a successful application for the one card that I've been after for a very long time.
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Citi Adds Choice Privileges as a ThankYou transfer partner

Citi's ThankYou points are one of the four major transferable currencies used in the miles and points world and the ThankYou program just got a little better with Citi adding Choice Privileges as its first hotel transfer partner. Better yet, the ratio for transfers between Citi and Choice can be more favorable than a lot of people may expect.
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The Platinum Card® from American Express – authorized user benefits [Updated]

The Platinum Card® from American Express has seen a few new benefits added this year (in exchange for an increased annual fee) so in this post, I've updated the benefits offered to primary cardholders and I'll show just how many of those benefits (new and old) can be used by any of the authorized users that a cardholder has chosen to add.
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How I take the stress out of hitting welcome bonus spending targets

For some, high welcome bonus spending targets are not an issue. For most of us, however, the quest to meet a high welcome bonus spending target can be challenging and stressful and can sometimes even lead to fiscally unwise behavior. Success in the miles and points world shouldn't be stressful (this is supposed to be fun) and it certainly shouldn't come at the expense of sensible financial behavior so in this post, I share how I avoid the stress that welcome bonuses can induce and how I make sure not to overspend as I try to rake in the bonuses I'm going for.
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Wow! Capital One Miles now transfer to most partners in a 1:1 ratio

If Amex deciding that Walmart is an appropriate partner for its Platinum Card wasn't a big enough surprise for your Thursday morning, then try this on for size: Capital One has announced that the miles earned from spending on two of its cards will now convert over to most of its partners in a 1:1 ratio. Who saw that coming?!
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Hyatt Launches the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card

After a few weeks of rumors suggesting that Hyatt and Chase may be about to release a premium co-branded consumer card, we now know that those rumors were slightly wide of the mark. While it's true that a new World of Hyatt credit card is being introduced, it's not a premium consumer card. Instead, Hyatt has just announced the launch of the World of Hyatt Business credit card which is a Visa card issued by Chase.
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Register now for the Chase Freedom Flex℠ 4Q 2021 bonuses

With just over two weeks left in the third quarter of 2021, Chase has revealed the 4Q 2021 category spending bonuses for the Chase Freedom Flex credit card (review) and the legacy Chase Freedom credit card (no longer open to new applicants). Registration for the new bonus categories is now open.
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There Is One Very Good Reason The New Curve Card Has My Attention

Curve is a product that's been around in the UK for some time but that is only now making a bid to crack the US market and it's a product that even though it has been open to me for a while (thanks to my home in the UK), has never really held much interest. Now, however, a small and possibly overlooked aspect of the US version of Curve is making me seriously reconsider my ambivalence towards the card.
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I received three credit card retention offers with no effort at all

I've been taking a considerably more upfront approach to how I handle calls to a bank's retention agents after I very nearly had one of the best cards that I hold accidentally closed down in July last year. Fortunately, an abundance of honesty on these calls doesn't appear to be doing me any harm as I'm still getting some reasonable deals when I ask if any retention offers are available.
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Capital One will offer a bonus on transfers to British Airways (for a limited...

A little surprisingly, Capital One has given us early notice that it will be offering holders of four of its credit cards a bonus when they transfer points across to the British Airways Executive Club. Anyone considering converting their Venture Miles into British Airways Avios should hold tight for a few weeks as the transfer ratio being offered is about to get noticeably better.
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Unexpected Enhancement: You Can Now Transfer Citi Points To AAdvantage (For A Limited Time)

Citi’s ThankYou Points can be incredibly useful in certain situations but up until now I have  found them to be less useful than the points issued by Amex and Chase. Now, however, courtesy of a very surprising program enhancement (of the good kind!) Citi’s ThankYou points have suddenly been made considerably more useful…albeit for a limited time only.
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Last call for 100,000 bonus points from Capital One

The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card has just had its welcome offer refreshed and the new bonus being offered is an incredible 100,000 points - That's double what the card was offering up until now. With Chase introducing its fantastic Freedom Flex card just a week ago and also improving the value proposition of its Freedom Unlimited credit card, it looks as if Capital One has suddenly realized that it needs to respond.
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Select holders of the Platinum Card® from American Express can earn another easy 20,000...

For most of this year, American Express has been offering select holders of its consumer Platinum Card up to 20,000 points when they sign up for its 'Pay Over Time' option. Now, with that option still open, Amex is back with another 20,000 point offer for any Platinum cardholders that are fortunate enough to be targeted.
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Chase Freedom/Freedom Flex 3Q 2021 Bonus Categories Revealed

With just over two weeks left in the second quarter of 2021, Chase has revealed the 3Q 2021 category spending bonuses for the Chase Freedom Flex credit card (review) and the legacy Chase Freedom credit card (no longer open to new applicants). Registration for the new bonus categories is now open.
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Chase Freedom Flex℠ credit card 2Q 2021 Bonus Categories Are Now Live

It's April 2nd and that means that we've moved into the second quarter of the year. A new quarter means the new Chase Freedom Flex bonuses are live so assuming that you're a cardholder (and why wouldn't you be?), it's time to make sure that you've registered your card and that you know what new bonuses your card is offering.

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