Category Archives: Credit Cards

American Express Gold Card 50,000 Points Link and a Personal Story

UPDATE 1.10.19: EXPIRED UPDATE 1.3.19: The 50,000 Amex Gold offer with up to $100 Dining Statement Credit is now set to expire on 1.9.19.  Each Friend Can Earn: 50,000 Membership Rewards® Points after they use their new Card to make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, they can receive 20% backContinue Reading

Should You Apply for the New Barclays 64,000 Choice Privileges Points Offer? Part 1: Scandinavia

  Folks have long believed that the Choice Privileges points and, by extension, Choice Privilege credit card are mostly good for Scandinavia. I have shared that belief for years until I’ve done my own more thorough research. After I did, I’ve found it not necessarily to be the case. Having said that, it’s true thatContinue Reading

Update 9.30: Hilton Honor Points Devaluation in Asia, Africa and the Middle East — Are There Any Deals Left?

  Previous posts: New Hilton American Express Credit Cards FAQs: Points Bonus, Elite Status, Lounges, and More Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 1: $250 Resorts Credit Detailed Review Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 2: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in the Americas and Europe? For theContinue Reading

Virgin Atlantic Miles: Citi ThankYou 30% Transfer Bonus: Business Class for 39K Points to Europe, 35K to South America, 97K to New Zealand, or First Class for 85K (RT) to Japan

  UPDATED: The AMEX MR 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic is gone. A lot of people don’t take Virgin Atlantic miles seriously and I used to be one of them. Virgin Atlantic is not everyone’s cup of tea. It adds god-awful scamcharges to award redemptions and its Upper Class is not all that awesome.Continue Reading

How Many Ultra-Premium Cards Do You Have in Your Wallet?

  To be clear, I’m talking about the cards that cost $400-$550 a year. Over the years I’ve spent thousands of dollars on credit card annual fees. And I don’t regret it for a moment. Back when American Express had a short-term memory, I would reapply every year for American Express Platinum Personal and BusinessContinue Reading

Credit Card Bonuses: Latest News, Blues, and a Tightened Noose

  I’m in Brazil now. Rio → São Luís → Santo Amaro → Rio. The output will be limited for the next 10 days. Credit card bonuses: the news Both AMEX SPG cards, personal and business, now have new sign-up bonuses. The Personal card is 75,000 and the Business 100,000 Marriott points after spending $3,000Continue Reading

Part 1: Get Delta One Suite to Europe for 39,000 MR Points With the 30% American Express Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic

  8.1.18 This is a major and comprehensive update of my old post from November 2017 due to the new American Express Transfer Bonus. I’ve also added new searches and checked availability for major routes. The 30% American Express transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic is active until 9.12.18, and it’s one of the best dealsContinue Reading

The Chase Ritz Carlton Card Is DEAD, Sweet Citi Prestige Retention Offer, My Other Credit Card Musings, and How to Lose a Bunch of Your Email Subscribers in One Day

  So the Chase Ritz Carlton Card stopped accepting new applications. Doctor of Credit even tried to bribe his followers to find a working link, but alas, no soup. That’s a huge blow – to everyone who doesn’t care about the upcoming SPG Luxury card (you won’t be eligible for the SPG Luxury card if youContinue Reading

I’ve Lost My Credit Card Affiliate Links (And I’m Perfectly Fine With It)

  As ridiculous as it sounds, I have indeed lost my credit card affiliate links Not that they made any difference anyway – I maybe pulled a few commissions in the course of several months. Thank you so much to those of you who supported me on the blog, by the way. I only hadContinue Reading

Miles and Points Strategy for Light Credit Card Users Who Love to Travel

  If you are a reluctant credit card user with a reasonably thick credit file, banks want you. Badly! It’s like that joke, remember?  How banks love giving loans to people who don’t need them. Same thing. Banks hope you will become loyal and spend lots of dough on their credit card so they canContinue Reading

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