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Why I Finally Applied For The AAdvantage Aviator Red Card

Well, over the weekend I strangely decided to apply for the AAdvantage Aviator Red card from Barclaycard. This is interesting because before this past week I hadn’t paid this card much attention. I didn’t really see the point of carrying it. Then, I started to look closely at my spending habits and realized there may…
A General Issue With Metal Credit Cards

Metal credit cards are all the rage these days. Cards from the American Express Centurion card all the way down to the Chase Sapphire Preferred card now come in a sleek metal version. While I initially thought metal card were “neat” I’m quickly starting to prefer standard plastic cards. There are a few different reasons…
New: Uber Visa Credit Card From Barclaycard

Well, in one of the bigger surprises of the year, Uber and Barclaycard have teamed up to offer an Uber co-branded credit card. Apparently there have been rumors about this card for months now, but I’m still shocked to see such a unique pairing. When I first heard of the new Uber Visa card from Barclaycard…
Major Credit Card Issuer’s Application Restrictions 2017

Credit cards are more popular than ever. In years past, most consumers only carried a single credit card. The select few carried two; an American Express charge card and a more widely accepted card. Over time however more and more people carry credit cards. This created an interesting problem that didn’t exist years ago. The…
Earn Extra Ultimate Rewards Points With Apple Pay

It’s nice to know people at Chase are reading this blog and making changes accordingly. Yesterday I wrote about a confusing email from Chase regarding the ability to earn 3X Ultimate Rewards points from Apple Pay purchases. The email confused me because it only reminded me that I could earn 3X points on travel and…
How To Use Marriott Free Night Certificates

I have a rather embarrassing confession to make. Until today, I’ve never used the Marriott free night certificate offered by the Marriott Rewards Premier credit card! While I realize this is a huge mistake, I really haven’t had a good chase to use them. In the past I was traveling so much for work that…
Earn 5X Citi ThankYou Points At Department Stores

No the title is not a typo and I didn’t mean to say Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Citi recently shocked customers by announcing a new offer for the 4th quarter of 2017. The offer, which is similar to Chase, is for Citi ThankYou Premier card holders to earn 5X ThankYou points at department stores. Specifically…
Earn 5X Ultimate Rewards Points At Department Stores

It’s officially the 4th quarter which means the Chase Freedom 4th quarter bonus category is now live! For Q4 2017 the Chase Freedom 5X bonus is on purchases at Department Stores and Walmart. That’s great news, especially considering most of us spend a lot of time in department stores during the holidays. It’s also great…
Earn Uber Credits With Visa Local Offers

A friend of mine recently sent me a link to the Visa Local Offer partnership with Uber. Until then I hadn’t heard about this program and I can’t believe I haven’t been using it. Visa Local Offers is an exciting opportunity to earn Uber credits on purchases made with a linked Visa credit card. The…
WOW: Delta Raises Medallion Diamond MDQ Waiver To $250K Annually

Nope, that isn’t a typo. Delta Air Lines announced today a new requirement for the 2018 Medallion Diamond elite EQD waiver. The 2018 requirement of $250,000 represents a 1,000% increase over the current requirement. What Are MQD’s? Several years ago Delta Air Lines introduced a revenue requirement to their Medallion loyalty program. This new requirement…