Category Archives: Credit Cards

Travel Credit Cards News — January 2017: Amtrak 30K, Southwest 60K, Fairmont, & Ritz Carlton Ghost Links

I’m in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, flying tomorrow to Siem Reap for the second time in the last 2 years. I rarely visit the same “wonder of the world” twice, having made only one exception so far — Iguazu Falls. With Siem Reap I wasn’t sure until the last minute. I thought of flying to Thailand,Continue Reading

My Annual State of the Credit Address Part 1 — The Whining

  Like many of you, I have been tossed aside. It’s devastating to be kicked to the curb after all these wonderful years. Chase and AMEX have decided they don’t need me anymore. That hurts. And Citi, too – although they left the door ajar just barely. OK, alright, now what? Now I want toContinue Reading

Fidel Castro Is Dead! Now Guess Which Airline Offers 33X Value for Flights to Cuba

Fidel Castro is dead A fiery revolutionary. A ruthless and cunning dictator. A gifted orator who put his nation on a meatless diet and convinced them that the only choice they had was socialism or death. A survivor of numerous assassination attempts, several U.S. presidents, his own cigars, and persistent rumors of his imminent deathContinue Reading

Hilton Diamond+ and Proposed American Express Hilton Elite Card: My First Ever Conspiracy Theory

In case you, guys, are wondering where the hell I’ve been, I’ve been in Asia. Hong Kong, Bangkok, Manila. As in, was in Hang Kong, now in Bangkok and in a few days I’m going to Manila for TBEX – the Travel Blogger conference. Currently staying on the “wrong side” of the Chao Phraya River, inContinue Reading

Best Western Rewards Credit Cards, Barclaycard Arrival New Bonus, AMEX Business Gold, I’m going to “FinCon16 and more.

  Updated my credit card bonuses pages. Best Credit Cards for Miles — Free Flights  Best Credit Cards for Points — Free Hotel Stays  But first the news! I have some affiliate links now I know, I know. And you Brutus… Well, the way I see it, if you want to support this blog (please do!)Continue Reading

Why Chase Sapphire Reserve Sucks or Revenge of a Nerd

  Do you really need another Chase Sapphire Reserve Review? Don’t you already know how fabulous, incredible, magnificent (insert an adjective of your choice here) this card is? Don’t you know that it’s a great moneymaker despite the cruel $450 fee, that it has a great trip protection coverage; hell, you do know how it’s the greatest thingContinue Reading

New Fantastic Way to Redeem JetBlue Points at 2 Pennies

  Did you, guys, know that? If so, I apologize. I am NOT unfamiliar with the JetBlue TrueBlue program — in fact I’ve written killer reports on maximizing JetBlue values here, here, and here (yes, I’m humble, too), but I’ve never known you could get that much value out of their currency. And what a great wayContinue Reading

New Chase Ritz Carlton Bonus — Should You Apply?

  Now, usually when you see a question like that in the title on other blogs, it may mean only one thing — SURE! In this case, however, I honestly don’t know and could address this question to myself. Not that I can apply for the Ritz Carlton card, since I have had one forContinue Reading

Travel Credit Cards Updates and More

  My best travel credit cards lists are updated. Best Travel Credit Cards for Miles — Free Flights Best Credit Cards for Points — Free Stays Sorry for the radio silence. Been swamped with some paid jobs since my return from Sweden that kept me from getting to this labor of love and bundle ofContinue Reading

Travel Credit Card Deals and Other Bits and Pieces: 6.19-6.26.16

  Here are a few noteworthy developments in travel credit card deals. All updated links to the best credit card deals can be found here: Best Credit Cards for Miles — Free Flights Best Credit Cards for Points — Free Stays Travel Credit Card Deals: 30,000 miles for Alaska Business Both BofA Alaska credit cardsContinue Reading

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