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Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for March

Mar 13 2018

There’s no quicker and easier way to earn a large amount of miles quickly than with a new credit card. And before the holidays is the perfect time to get one, because it’s even easier than the rest of the year to meet the minimum spending required to earn signup bonuses.

Every month I post what I find are the best signup bonus offers out there. Over the past several months we’ve seen several that are new and bigger. As a result there are a bunch of great cards to sign up for.

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17 Things I Love About the Chase Sapphire Reserve

Feb 23 2018

When they launched the Chase Sapphire Reserve card in the second half of 2016 Chase seemed to be clearly overspending to acquire customers. I’ve heard numbers tossed around like an expectation that a customer wouldn’t turn profitable for 7 years.

The premium card space has become competitive which is great for customers. And this has been the ‘it’ card ever since it first came out.

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The Only Airline Credit Card You Want to Put Spending On

Jan 19 2018

You get an airline credit card for the signup bonus and for the benefits of having the card. In general you do not put spending on an airline credit card.

If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve you earn 3 points per dollar on airline spend and those miles transfer to your choice of several airlines. Want United miles? Both Sapphire Reserve and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card have points that transfer to United — or to other airlines.

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What’s in My Wallet, and the Strategy Behind It to Earn Rich Points and Perks

Jan 09 2018

Since I offer advice on earning frequent flyer miles, often with credit cards and sometimes other financial techniques, I think it’s only fair to take an ‘open kimono approach’ with my own strategies.

And the best way to do that is to share with you my wallet. Because that will shows you what I carry with me through my daily life, and is a great opportunity to explain my thinking about each choice I make — a choice that’s constrained by space and so reveals a lot about me.

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Review: Chase Sapphire Reserve Card

Jan 03 2018

This has been the ‘it’ card ever since it first came out. They’re offering a generous 50,000 point signup bonus (after $4000 spend within 3 months of account opening). The card earns triple points on travel and dining. There’s a $300 travel credit, $100 Global Entry credit, unlimited visit Priority Pass Select, and points that are worth more than usual towards paid travel and that transfer to airlines and hotel programs.

Money where my mouth is, here’s my Chase Sapphire Reserve Card:

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17 of My Favorite Frequent Flyer Award Booking Values

Jun 25 2017

The price of an award ticket can vary tremendously. That’s because the same flight will be ‘sold’ for different mileage prices depending on the frequent flyer program you’re using to book it.

As a result there are what some would consider ‘tricks’ to get your awards at the lowest possible cost. Here are 17 of my favorite.

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The Best Card Offer Right Now That Many Of You Can’t Get

Jun 14 2017

This card launched around 8 months ago with a big signup bonus and strong points-earning. But it’s a $95 annual fee card, not a $450 annual fee card.

It comes with an 80,000 Point Signup Bonus: Spend $5000 on your new card within 3 months and you’ll get 80,000 points. As you’ll see below, that can even be enough for a roundtrip business class award ticket between the US and Europe.

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