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Did I Get A Retention Offer for the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card?

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A little over a year back I had reconsideration line success. After a lengthy call, I was approved for the United MileagePlus Explorer card.

After completing the minimum spend to earn the 50,000 miles bonus, I pretty much put the card away. The only time that I use the card is for car rentals since the United MileagePlus Explorer card offers primary rental auto coverage.

The $95 annual fee recently posted so I had an important decision to make- should I keep the card or close it? Continue reading Did I Get A Retention Offer for the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card?

Chase Mails Mistake Scare About United Explorer Card Bonus

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In the middle of March I was really psyched to have Reconsideration Line Success for the Chase United Explorer card.

After receiving mailers quite a few times for a 50,000 miles bonus offer for the United Explorer card, I decided to apply. I was told that I’d get a decision within 30 days. A letter came that I was denied but I was able to call in and get approved. (Check out the link above for more details.)

I’ve since spent more than the required $2,000 spend and have been expecting the bonus miles to post pretty soon.

When I got home from work last night, I had a mailer from Chase which at first looked like a piece of junk but it actually contained some very bad news. Continue reading Chase Mails Mistake Scare About United Explorer Card Bonus

Win A Trip to 2016 Rio Olympics from United Explorer Card

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I recently got approved for the Chase United Explorer credit card (after calling in to the reconsideration line).

I’ll earn 55,000 bonus miles once I hit the $2,000 spend within the first three months. (The card came with a 50K offer and I will also earn an addition 5K due to adding an authorized user.

While the miles were the reason that I signed up for the card, for a limited time I can also earn entries for a chance to win a trip to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Continue reading Win A Trip to 2016 Rio Olympics from United Explorer Card

Reconsideration Line Success: Chase United Credit Card

Chase United Credit Card

The offer kept coming and I was enticed to apply for a new card from Chase but I resisted until a month back.

For quite some time I’d been receiving a mailer (or e-mail) to apply for the Chase United Credit Card. I’ve had the card in the past but I felt that it was better to wait.

Then I got the bug. With all kinds of chatter about new rules related to getting approved for Chase cards, I felt I might as well apply for the United card through one of these targeted offers. Continue reading Reconsideration Line Success: Chase United Credit Card

Chase Ink Plus, A Quick & Easy Retention Call

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The $95 fee recently came up for one of my favorite credit cards, the Chase Ink Plus so I had a tough decision to make… Should it stay or should it go? My options were to cancel or try to keep my card.

If I closed my account, it wouldn’t really be the biggest deal since I still currently have an Ink Bold. The Bold offers the same 5X points benefits at office supply stores and cell phone & other telecom bills.

So what to do? Continue reading Chase Ink Plus, A Quick & Easy Retention Call

IHG, Thanks For Letting Me Know

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Back in November I wrote about a crazy expensive Chase IHG Rewards Club Anniversary Free Night we weren’t booking.

With Kim’s anniversary free night expiring, this led us to book an unnecessary (and expensive) night at  the Intercontinental Times Square. I used my anniversary free night  recently at Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown. Continue reading IHG, Thanks For Letting Me Know

Chase Sapphire Preferred Retention Offer?

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Back in 2013 I signed up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card for the second time. I received a very solid 55,000 points (50K sign-up + 5K for adding an authorized user) as a signup bonus.

A couple of weeks back the steep $125 annual membership fee showed up on my monthly statement.

This left me needing to make an important call. Continue reading Chase Sapphire Preferred Retention Offer?

Expensive IHG Anniversary Free Night We Booked

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Last month I wrote about a Crazy Expensive IHG Anniversary Free Night We’re Not Booking.

While we had some good ideas and plans for Kim’s free night , nothing seemed to work out to make it useful for an actual trip. We couldn’t just let the free night expire so we decided to book a room in the last place we’d expect  (a place I mentioned in the post above).

We didn’t really have time to go too far, plus we wanted to feel like we were getting a good deal for the free night. This is what led us to our selection. Continue reading Expensive IHG Anniversary Free Night We Booked