Category: Credit Cards

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Credit Card Review: AMEX Platinum

American Express offers many credit cards but the most elite option available to the general public without an invite is their Platinum card. It is an excellent option for the active traveler as the value of the benefits outweigh the annual fee. The current signup bonus ranges from 60,000 to...

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Credit Card Application Batch – March/April 2017

Over the past few months I decided to apply for 2 more credit cards and also received an offer from AMEX as I continue to diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature ($75/yr, not waived 1st year): -30,000 Alaska Airlines...

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March 2017 Updates

March is always a big month with changes for the travel industry. Airlines make changes, hotel programs change, credit card changes and as always technology changes. Here are the top highlights this month! Airlines Singapore Airlines is making changes to their award chart effective March 23, 2017. They are increasing...

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Reviewed!

It’s the hottest new personal credit card on the market as it offers a 100,000 points signup bonus! The Chase Sapphire Reserve card was released last Monday, August 22nd, and is the buzz all around the web. I’ll break it down so it’s easier to make a decision if you should...

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Credit Card Application Batch – May/June 2016

Over the past few months I decided to apply for 3 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: AMEX Platinum Card: -100,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days (this offer is no...

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Credit Card Application Batch – January 2016

Last month I decided to apply for 3 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard ($89/yr, not waived 1st year): -50,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles after spending $1,000 in 90 days (this offer is...

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Credit Card Application Batch – September 2015

This month I decided to apply for 2 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Citi AA Executive World Elite Mastercard($450/yr, not waived 1st year): -75,000 American Airlines miles after $7,500 spend in 90 days -1st Bag Checked...

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Credit Card Application Batch – April 2015

Last month I decided to apply for a few more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Citi AA Platinum Select World Mastercard ($95/yr, waived 1st year): -50,000 American Airlines miles after $3,000 spend in 90 days...

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Credit Card Review: AMEX Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)

When I started to earn points using credit cards, the best all around card I could find based on my research was the Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express. Since 2010, I’ve earned over 475,000 SPG points with ~300,000 SPG points within the 1st year of carrying the card....

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Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred

With the annual fee hitting my Chase Sapphire Preferred card for the 1st time since signing up, I decided to determine if this card is worthy to keep in the arsenal of credit cards I carry. Pros: -No foreign transaction fees (typically ~3% with most cards) -Chip + Signature capabilities for international...