Category Archives: Credit Cards

2,500 Bonus Club Carlson Points For Making 4 Small Purchases

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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

Reminder: $20 Off $50 Whole Foods Hyatt Card Offer + Registration Issue Solved

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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

Can You Cancel an American Express Card through Live Chat?

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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?

Did I Get A Barclays Wyndham Rewards Card Retention Offer?

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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?

Did I Get A Retention Offer for the Mercedes Benz Amex Platinum Card?

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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?

Did I Get A Retention Offer for the JetBlue Barclaycard

Did You Close Amex Card In Hopes of Getting JetBlue Barclaycard Bonus?

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

Are You Having Trouble Buying Gift Cards With Credit Cards at Staples?

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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, DeltaHotels.com and Southwest). Continue reading Are You Having Trouble Buying Gift Cards With Credit Cards at Staples?