Club Carlson points lost a lot of value (around half?) when the generous 2nd night free benefit went away a couple of years back. Regardless, I still kept my credit cards open since I feel that the 40,000 renewal bonus points given are worth more that the annual fee.
I just received an interesting bonus offer where I can earn 2,500 bonus Club Carlson points for making four online purchases. Continue reading 2,500 Bonus Club Carlson Points For Making 4 Small Purchases
Kim recently received an offer in the mail where she can earn up to 5,000 bonus American Airlines miles.
With the offer, she needs to hit a certain amount of spend on her AAdvantage Aviator Red credit card.
Here is how the offer works: Continue reading Earn Up To 5,000 Bonus American Airlines Miles
A few months back, Kim and I both got the Hyatt credit card.
Our bonus offer gives us (each) 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel in the world. We have a tough decision to make as to where we should use our combined 4 free nights.
I just received a very nice offer from my Hyatt credit card. Continue reading $50 Off $300 With The Hyatt Credit Card- Targeted
In the middle of August an offer came out where those of us with the Hyatt credit card could register to get $20 off $50 at Whole Foods.
This is a fantastic offer of which Kim and I both planned to redeem when we got back from our 5 week trip to the Pacific.
The internet wasn’t the best in many of the places that we visited. Whenever I tried to register for the promo, I’d get an error message saying the offer may’ve expired. Continue reading Reminder: $20 Off $50 Whole Foods Hyatt Card Offer + Registration Issue Solved
Whenever I cancel a credit card, I usually call in first to see if there is some sort of retention offer. However, I’ve been a bit busy and didn’t want to waste time on the phone.
The annual fee posted for my Delta SkyMiles Business American Express Card and I definitely didn’t want to pay the $95 fee.
I logged onto to Amex account and figured I’d give the live chat a try. Continue reading Can You Cancel an American Express Card through Live Chat?
Last year I received what I’d consider a fair retention offer for my Wyndham Rewards credit card. Thanks in part to the offer, my Wyndham Rewards account now has enough points for 5 free nights.
When the $69 annual fee posted, I once again had to make a decision- do I want to keep or close the card? Continue reading Did I Get A Barclays Wyndham Rewards Card Retention Offer?
Around one year back I received the American Express Mercedes Benz Platinum Card.
The card comes with all of the benefits of a regular Platinum card along with a $100 certificate good for accessories from Mercedes Benz. (We got a few umbrellas and a mug with it.)
When the $475 annual fee posted, I had a big decision to make- keep it or close it. Continue reading Did I Get A Retention Offer for the Mercedes Benz Amex Platinum Card?
In June 2016 I tried to get a retention offer on my Chase Ink Bold card.
I didn’t want to pay the $95 fee but I did love the ability to earn 5X points on spend at office supply stores and on cable and cell phone bills. I failed to receive an offer so I went ahead and closed my account. Continue reading Did I Receive A Chase Ink Bold Retention Offer?
In March of 2016 I was happy to get approved for the JetBlue Barclaycard.
I received the Plus version which gave me 30,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days. There are some perks that come with the card like free checked bags and 6 points per $1 spent on JetBlue. You also get 10% points back each time you redeem.
When the $99 annual fee posted I had a big decision to make- keep the card or close it. Continue reading Did I Get A Retention Offer for the JetBlue Barclaycard
Besides credit card sign-up bonuses, the easiest way to earn lots of miles and points is by purchasing gift cards with a credit card that offers a bonus
By using my Chase Ink card I earn 5X miles & points by pre-purchasing gift cards for future use on things like gas (Shell & BP), groceries (Whole Foods) and general shopping (Amazon and Target). We can also buy gift card for our travels (Airbnb, Delta, Hotels.com and Southwest). Continue reading Are You Having Trouble Buying Gift Cards With Credit Cards at Staples?