Category Archives: Credit Cards

Would You Add An Authorized User To Your Credit Card For This Offer?

Authorized UserI rarely add an authorized user to my credit cards unless I’m getting something worthwhile back.

Some credit cards offer bonus miles for adding an AU. One card which comes to mind is the United MileagePlus Explorer Card. When you add an AU and make an purchase, you get 5,000 bonus miles. Not bad…

I just received an offer to add an authorized user to my JetBlue Plus Card. Continue reading Would You Add An Authorized User To Your Credit Card For This Offer?

Where Did Kim & I Redeem Our Four Hyatt Visa Free Nights?

hyatt visaFor years I put off applying for a Hyatt Visa card. I didn’t see the real value in applying for a credit card which offered a bonus of only two free nights.

However, I figured that at some point, I would get the card. It was most likely be when there weren’t lots of other credit card offers that I was interested in applying for. Continue reading Where Did Kim & I Redeem Our Four Hyatt Visa Free Nights?

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

club carlson points

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

Whole Foods

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?

American Express Card

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?

wyndham rewards

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?

Mercedes Benz

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?