Chase Announces 4th Quarter Bonus Categories for Freedom Card

The Chase Freedom credit card earns 5% cash back in bonus categories that change each quarter. The categories for the 4th quarter of 2017 have just been announced. Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases from October 1 – December 31, 2017 at Walmart and Department Stores. The “Walmart” category does not include merchants… Read More »

Make Sense of Your Free Credit Scores

Is your shirt size medium or large? How about your dress size? Or your shoe size? Very often, your size is different based on the brand. Believe it or not, the same goes for your credit scores. They’re different depending on where you get them from. I’ll show you how to make sense of your… Read More »

Priority Pass Restaurants

In an effort to increase its offerings over the past few months, Priority Pass has begun to add restaurants to its list of airport lounges. When dining at these participating venues, simply order off the menu as you normally would and Priority Pass will provide you and your guests with a credit toward your meal. A… Read More »

New Chase United TravelBank Credit Card

Chase and United Airlines have launched a new credit card, the Chase United TravelBank Card. Unlike traditional airline credit cards that earn frequent flyer miles, this no-annual-fee card earns United TravelBank cash that can be redeemed toward the purchase of a United ticket. This hybrid cash back/travel rewards card won’t attract savvy points & miles junkies,… Read More »

Amex Launches New Delta No Annual Fee Credit Card

Today, American Express and Delta launched the new Blue Delta SkyMiles credit card. The new card earns miles in the Delta SkyMiles program and carries no annual fee. In addition, you can earn 10,000 Bonus Miles after spending $500 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. The Offer… Read More »

New York Times Amex Offer: Is it a Good Deal?

When I logged into my American Express account this morning, I saw what appeared at first glance to be a generous Amex Offer–get 50% back with a New York Times online subscription. As a reminder, I love Amex Offers. Getting valuable statement credits for using an enrolled American Express card to purchase items that I had… Read More »

How to Combine SPG Starpoints Between Accounts

Here’s a lesser-known but generous feature of the Starwood Preferred Guest program: members of the same household can combine SPG Starpoints into one account. If you alone don’t have enough SPG points for a redemption, pool points with a family member for that upcoming vacation. I did exactly that, and I’ll show you how. What are SPG… Read More »

Don’t Downgrade Your Chase Sapphire Reserve. Not Yet, Anyway.

One year ago, Chase introduced the Sapphire Reserve to it’s stable of credit cards. It carries a hefty $450 annual fee, but it also offers a myriad of travel benefits that offset that fee. These include an annual $300 travel credit, complimentary Priority Pass airport lounge access, and Global Entry/TSA Pre✓ credit. If you applied for the… Read More »