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Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for June

Jun 12 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, even 100,000 point offers.

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3 New Chase Cards and What’s Behind Each

May 31 2018

Chase has launched three new cards in the past two months, and they’ve made aggressive acquisition offers for each one. Even though credit card deals are more expensive for banks than ever, they’re showing no signs of slowing down on their spending to bring customers into the bank – and even to bring more spending into the bank from existing customers.

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Earn Up to 85,000 Points With New Chase Card Not Subject to 5/24

Apr 06 2018

The card’s initial bonus offer is 80,000 points after $2000 spend within 3 months and 5,000 points after you add your first authorized user and make a purchase in the first three months.

For many Chase cards you can only get approved if you’ve had fewer than 5 new credit card accounts in the last 24 months. That was never the case for IHG Rewards Club cards. And reports are that’s still true here.

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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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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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Put Away That Airline Miles Credit Card!

Dec 15 2016

When you put unbonused spend on a mileage-earning credit card you are basically buying those points for two cents each — the opportunity cost of putting the spending on a 2% cash back card — and that’s likely a mistake since most people wouldn’t buy miles for 2 cents each.

Folks who only want to use their points for domestic coach tickets should probably choose cash back, and buy their tickets, rather than limiting themselves to award availability because most of the time you won’t do better than 2 cents a point for those redemptions.

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