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A Few Good Things We Are Losing in September

  Credit Cards The better Chase United Airlines 55,000 Mileage Plus Miles and $50 credit: expires September 2 (there is still time) The better American Express Delta Airlines 50,000 SkyMiles and $50 credit: expires September 8 (there is still time) New Checking Account Bonuses Astoria Bank: $250 bonus (NYC only). Expires Sep 1. (Gone).  Capital One: $250 Bonus for the new business account.Continue Reading

10,000 United Mileage Plus Miles, Credit Card News and More

  10,000 United Miles Option House will give you 10,000 United Mileage Plus miles for opening an account with $5,000 and making 10 trades at $4.75 each in addition to their unbeatable 5 for $5 rates. It’s not a bad deal if you already trade, but do not go in strictly for the miles ifContinue Reading

My Best Credit Card Offers in the World Are Updated, and More

Nothing too excited. I removed old Citi AA links and replaced them with working ones–does anyone have any idea why they keep doing it? Added another BoA 75,000 Virgin Atlantic offer, which I, personally, am not going to use due to $12,000 spend. For some reason, I forgot to add Capital One Venture 40,000-point offerContinue Reading

My New Book is Coming Out. Yes, for Real, This Time.

  This is probably going to be the shortest post ever. Just wanted to give you the heads up that my new book Honeymoon and Luxury Travel; Free and Cheap is [finally] coming out tomorrow. Unlike my other books, this one is about those special aspirational trips when you need every luxury you can get. This isContinue Reading

New Manufactured Spend Method That Won’t Make You Work Hard

  This post is for intermediate hobbyists. Please do not dive in without understanding the risks and possible consequences. If you have been reading my books and this blog, you already know that to me, there are three acceptable levels of manufactured spending. PRIME MS Prime MS is something I can do in the comfort of myContinue Reading

Just Got My New Chase Ritz Carlton Card–Is It the Best Reward Card Ever?

First thing first: the presentation is beautiful! And the card? The card is heavy as you won’t believe it. Hit someone on the head with this thing, and I guarantee they will feel it. So don’t. 🙂 It’s heavier than the Sapphire Preferred, which is also metal, but it doesn’t hold a candle to thisContinue Reading

New AMEX Delta 50,000-Mile Offer And $50 Statement Credit

    AMEX has a new 50,000 Delta Gold SkyMiles offer valid until September 8, 2014. They also have a 50K offer for the Platinum card too, but that one will cost you $195 although with $100 credit and 15,000 MQMs if you are into this kind of things (I’m not). 🙂 Still, according to some reports,Continue Reading

What Does the New FICO 9 Scoring Model Means to Miles and Points Junkies

I had a beer with famous (or infamous to some 🙂 ) TBB from Travel Blogger Buzz yesterday night. A couple of other hobbyists showed up too, so we talked and exchanged some war stories, stuff like that. It was very enjoyable to talk to people who don’t think you’re crazy every now and then. My newContinue Reading

Credit Cards and Manufactured Spend News and Updates

I have been approved for the Chase Ritz Carlton credit card. The more I read about other people’s experiences, the more I’m convinced that this is probably the best reward credit card out there right now; especially in light of the demise of the Citi 100K AAdvantage mile bonus. Just think about it: a 70,000-point bonus,Continue Reading

I Applied for Chase Ritz Carlton Card: 70,000 Points/No Annual Fee

  This offer has been known to be alive for a long time, but I have been reluctant to write about it. First, I had my doubts. Theoretically, it has an invitation code, so it’s not for the general public. Second, when the offer became available first time around (about 2 years ago), there were someContinue Reading

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