Well, here we are - we're at the end of Q1 2020, and what a quarter it's been. So, now, it's time to talk about the Chase Freedom Q2 2020 bonus categories. And, given what's going on in the world, they seem a little tone-deaf. … [Read more...] about Chase Freedom Q2 2020 Bonus Categories
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Hawaiian Airlines is running a 50,000 HawaiianMiles sign-up bonus special for a limited time. Typically, this sign-up bonus is just 35,000 miles. … [Read more...] about 50,000 HawaiianMiles Sign-up Bonus
I received this email today from Citi as a carrier of their AAdvantage credit card and couldn’t help but point out the terrible headline writing and copywriting found within. My main focus is the headline: Our best protection benefits. Ever. How was this headline approved? Was it written by the comic book guy on the Simpsons? Did they give this email to the summer … [Read more...] about Did Citi Outsource Their Emails to an Intern or the Simpsons Comic Book Guy?
I received an email yesterday from a friend looking for help. He and his lovely bride are expecting their first child in the fall, and before that time comes they would like to take a trip to Europe. This type of trip has been commonly referred to as a “Babymoon” and is becoming quite popular with new parents. … [Read more...] about Hotel Challenge: Help a Friend Book his Babymoon Hotel in Paris and (maybe) Amsterdam
The following is a reader question from Sara in Chicago, IL. Sara asks: My husband and I recently took advantage of the large signup bonus offers for the American Express Gold Card. As we approach the 1 year mark, we are wondering how to keep our Membership rewards points without paying an annual fee. Is there a way that we can make this happen? While I have not done this … [Read more...] about [Reader Question] How Do I Downgrade an American Express Gold Card?
Recently I have been subject to email marketing campaigns from American Express to "Upgrade" two cards that I have with them. You may have received an email like these as well: I have a basic Hilton Honors American Express card for my business and I have been invited to "upgrade" my card to the Hilton Honors Surpass card to receive more benefits. … [Read more...] about Should You Upgrade Your Amex Credit Card?
The following is a question from reader Jake. Jake asks: I currently have the Delta Platinum Amex card and I am wondering if there is any benefit from upgrading my card to either the Delta Reserve Amex card or the Amex Platinum card or Both. I know that both have a higher annual fee than the Delta Platinum Card, but do the extra perks make it worth the higher annual fee? … [Read more...] about Reader Question: Delta Platinum Amex, Delta Reserve Amex or Amex Platinum?
In 2013 I'm trying to get better and more formal with the way I handle applying for a Credit Card Signup Bonus. In the past, I signed up for cards whenever I got the notion or saw a good deal in place, not really being strategic with the process. Worse yet, I didn't even keep track of some of the details about the program (i.e. when bonuses were due and minimum spend). This is … [Read more...] about My January 2013 Credit Card Signup Bonus Applications
Question from reader Wyn in Minneapolis, MN: Hey Jeffsetter, I just received this email from Club Carlson introducing their 85,000 Gold Point Signup bonus. Is this a good deal or a bad deal? Club Carlson Credit Card Signup Bonus Thanks for the question, Wyn. While Club Carlson has not been around for a long time in its current incarnation, the name still makes me … [Read more...] about Reader Question: Club Carlson Credit Card Signup Bonus