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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

Chase British Airways Card Retention Offer

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After paying the annual fee on my Chase British Airways Visa card for 2 years (so that I could earn the full 100,000 Avios bonus offer) the time had come to most likely close the card.

The Chase BA card comes with an annual fee of $95 and for my purposes the card isn’t worth paying for anymore.

I decided to give British Airways Visa customer service a call. Continue reading Chase British Airways Card Retention Offer

Crazy Expensive IHG Anniversary Free Night We’re Not Booking

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With Kim’s IHG Chase credit card Anniversary Free Night expiring at the end of 2014, I’ve been trying to figure out how we should redeem it.

Each year one Anniversary Free Night is earned on your card’s renewal anniversary. The free night is good for one year and is a relative bargain since all you are paying is the $49 annual fee.

In the recent years we’ve used our Chase free nights in Singapore and Japan. With one night pricing in the $200+ range, this makes keeping the IHG card a great deal and a card that I don’t see myself cancelling. Continue reading Crazy Expensive IHG Anniversary Free Night We’re Not Booking

Earn 1,000 Bonus IHG Points With 1st Purchase- Targeted

A few months back I wrote about a very nice targeted offer that Kim received from the IHG Rewards Club Mastercard.

Kim had received a replacement IHG card from Chase. To entice her to start using it they sent her a bonus offer of 2,000 points after making her first purchase. This seemed like a very nice offer and easy enough to earn. I charged .25¢ to a NYC parking meter and her bonus posted to her account soon after. Continue reading Earn 1,000 Bonus IHG Points With 1st Purchase- Targeted

Free Parking + Free Mile From Chase?

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Earlier in the month I decided to dust off my Chase British Airways card and place a small amount of spend on it.

Now when I say small I really mean it. Continue reading Free Parking + Free Mile From Chase?

My Chase Ink Retention Offer

Should I Hold Onto 2 Chase Ink Cards? 3A couple of weeks back I wrote a post asking Should I Hold Onto 2 Chase Ink Cards? Since writing the post I’ve closed one of my other Chase cards. While closing my United Explorer card Chase only allowed me to move $53 from the card’s credit line.

This left me with 5 cards with Chase. I figured that I would close my Ink Bold card since the $95 annual fee came up and I was recently approved for an Ink Plus. This allowed me to still earn 5X points at office supply stores and when paying cable, internet and phone bills.

I decided to call Chase to see if there was anything they could do to help me with the annual fee. Continue reading My Chase Ink Retention Offer

Chase Only Allows $53 From Credit Line To Be Moved

Last year I called to close my United Explorer card but for one reason or another it never happened. I was able to get the $95 annual fee refunded, had most of my credit line moved to another card but then encountered an issue.

The representative moved almost all of my credit line besides a random amount of $1148. It wasn’t the rep. that chose this amount. The computer allowed him to only move so much before it would not work.

Not wanting to lose any of my credit line, the representative suggested that I call back. Considering the fee was removed, I could call back at my leisure. Keeping the card open wouldn’t really harm me even though I preferred to downsize my active Chase credit card accounts. Continue reading Chase Only Allows $53 From Credit Line To Be Moved

Should I Hold Onto 2 Chase Ink Cards?

inkWith all of the chatter related to the increased bonus offer for the Ink cards last month I decided it was time to apply for another card issued by Chase.

After having so many cards from the bank over the years, I try to be a bit more selective when applying for cards issued by them. When a 60,000 points signup offer came out for the Ink products, I figured the additional 10,000 bonus points was enough to get me to bite.

I currently have 5 Chase cards- British Airways, IHG, Ink Bold, Sapphire & United. I didn’t expect an instant approval but was confident that I could get approved if I needed to call the retention line. Continue reading Should I Hold Onto 2 Chase Ink Cards?