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    American Express Launches Four New Hilton Credit Cards

    American Express has launched four new Hilton credit cards featuring enhanced benefits and even more perks. American Express has become the exclusive issuer of Hilton credit cards, with existing Citi Hilton cards being moved over to Amex on January 30. The four cards are: Hilton Honors American Express Card which replaces the old no-annual-fee Honors card Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card which replaces Amex’s old Hilton Surpass card Hilton Honors American Express Business Card Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card The most interesting is the premium Aspire Card, which comes with Hilton Diamond status and up to $500 in annual travel credits for a $450 annual fee. Details of Each…

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    Earn 10x Chase UR at Best Buy When You Use Chase Pay

    Check out using Chase Pay in any Best Buy store, and you’ll automatically earn a total of 10 Ultimate Rewards points (or 10% cash back) per $1 spent on up to $400 in purchases. This offer is valid from November 20 through December 24, 2017 when you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, Freedom, or Freedom Unlimited card. Use the Chase Pay mobile app to pay at the register in any Best Buy store. To pay at the store, sign in to the Chase Pay app with your chase.com username and password. Tap the “Pay” button and show the cashier your QR code. Fine Print During the promotional period of November 20, 2017…

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    Shopping With Amex Offers

    The Amex Offers program is one of my favorite credit card perks. Everyone with an American Express card should be taking advantage of this—if you’re not, you’re leaving money behind! The Amex Offers program is reason enough to have at least one, if not multiple American Express Cards in your wallet. According to the Amex Offers FAQ: “Amex Offers is a program that saves you money or earns you points on shopping, dining and more. You can choose offers from brands you love and get discounts in the form of statement credits on your account or as extra points added to your Membership Rewards account. Amex Offers is available on…

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    I’m Going to Cancel My Citi Hilton Credit Card – Here’s Why

    Last week, I wrote that American Express would become the exclusive issuer for Hilton Honors co-branded credit cards in the US. Current Citi Hilton cards will be automatically replaced with one of two re-branded American Express Hilton cards on January 30, 2018. I don’t want that to happen to my Citi Hilton card, so I plan on canceling. I’ll explain why. The Citi Hilton Honors Card will automatically be replaced with a Hilton Honors American Express Card. If you have the Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card, it will be replaced with the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card. I have the no-annual-fee Citi Hilton Honors card, but my reasons would hold true for either card. Reason…

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    Citi Hilton Cards Moving to Amex in January

    Back in June, Hilton announced that American Express would become the exclusive issuer for Hilton Honors co-branded credit cards in the United States beginning January 1, 2018. As that date is approaching, the question of what would become of current Citi Hilton Card holders as finally been addressed. American Express has revamped its portfolio of Hilton Honors credit cards. They’ve added two new cards and increased benefits to re-branded versions of their 2 existing cards. Current Citi Hilton cards will be automatically replaced with one of those two re-branded cards on January 30, 2018. The Citi Hilton Honors Card will automatically be replaced with a Hilton Honors American Express Card. If you have…

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    Four New Amex Hilton Credit Cards Including One With Diamond Status

    On January 18, 2018, Hilton and American Express will be releasing four new Hilton credit cards featuring enhanced benefits and even more perks. Next year, American Express will become the exclusive issuer of Hilton credit cards, with existing Citi Hilton cards being moved over to Amex. The four new cards are: the no-annual-fee Hilton Honors American Express Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card and the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card. The most interesting is the premium Aspire Card, which comes with Hilton Diamond status and up to $500 in annual travel credits for a $450 annual fee. Details of Each Card…

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    Increased Signup Bonus for Capital One Venture

    Capital One is rolling out an increased bonus offer for its Venture travel rewards credit card. You can now earn 50,000 bonus miles (increased from 40,000) after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Depending on which online link you use, the annual fee is $59 or $95 but waived the first year. Link to $59 annual fee AND 50,000 mile bonus What are Reward “Miles”? Although Capital One uses the word “miles” to describe the rewards that you earn when you spend using this card, Venture is more like a cash back card. Each “mile” is worth 1 cent towards travel purchases charged to the card. This…