Month: December 2013

Articles

December 30, 2013
Barclaycard Arrival Plus MasterCard 40,000 Mile vs Citi Premier Card 50,000 Point Bonus

With multiple award chart devaluations from several airlines over the last couple weeks, the idea of having a fixed-value credit card that earns you bank-branded points in your wallet is a great idea. When airline miles and hotel points get devalued, these cards can provide protection from all of your points losing value. Citi recently […]

December 29, 2013
Are Credit Card Surcharges Going to Kill the Value of Rewards Points?

Probably not. But it could happen. The recent class-action suits against the major three credit card issuers--Visa, MasterCard, and American Express--ended in settlements that will allow merchants to add a surcharge to credit card transactions. This is not good news for avid mile & point earners. This could be really bad news. The agreement will […]

December 27, 2013
Where Should I Use My Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card’s 2 Free Weekend Nights?

I recently got the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve and the welcome bonus gives me 2 free weekend nights (OFFER EXPIRED). Since we're planning a trip to Asia next year I'm pretty excited to explore the potential uses of the free night certificates. Hilton has amazing properties all over the world including many outstanding hotels in […]

December 24, 2013
Radisson Blu Split Hotel Review

The Radisson Blu in Split, Croatia was the last Club Carlson hotel we stayed in during our trip and I was expecting great things based on our stay at the Dubrovnik, Radisson Blu Sun Gardens Resort a few weeks earlier. The Radisson Blu Split is an ideal Club Carlson location for anyone looking to be […]

December 20, 2013
Ultimate Guide to Booking American Airline Awards: Part 5 – How to Maximize American Airlines, Oneworld Explorer, and the Oneworld and Other Airline Award Charts

American Airlines has some of the best award options for flights around the world. With the American Airline AAdvantage award program, you can fly practically anywhere in the world using miles that you earn from credit card bonuses and flying on American Airline flights. By learning some basics about the program you will be a […]

December 20, 2013
Is Barclays Getting More Difficult to get Approved for a New Credit Card?

Not too long ago, Barclays was known to be one of the easiest issuers to get approved for a new credit card. On top of that, folks were earning bonuses for the same card multiple times. Has this changed? Recently, there have been several reports on forums and blogs that it is becoming more difficult […]

December 18, 2013
Ultimate Guide to Alaska Airlines Miles: Part 1 - Introduction

Alaska Airlines has been getting a lot of attention lately and I feel that after the United devaluation, the airline can now be considered among one of the best miles to earn and redeem for both domestic and international trips. On top of that, the Alaska Airlines Visa is currently offering a 50,000 mile bonus--making […]

December 12, 2013
Ultimate Guide to Booking American Airline Awards: Part 4 - Stopovers and Open Jaw tickets American Airlines

American Airlines has some of the best award options for flights around the world. With the American Airline AAdvantage award program, you can fly practically anywhere in the world using miles that you earn from credit card bonuses and flying on American Airline flights. By learning some basics about the program you will be a […]

December 5, 2013
Ultimate Guide to Booking American Airline Awards: Part 3 – Taxes and fees and How to Book Awards (online vs. phone)

American Airlines has some of the best award options for flights around the world. With the American Airline AAdvantage award program, you can fly practically anywhere in the world using miles that you earn from credit card bonuses and flying on American Airline flights. By learning some basics about the program you will be a […]

December 4, 2013
Lufthansa Miles & More Basics: Part 3 – Booking Awards and Maximizing Your Miles

Update 6/30/2014: The current welcome bonus has been reduced to 35,000 miles. All links in this post go to the following offer: Application Link: Miles & More® Premier World MasterCard® Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase or balance transfer Earn up to 15,000 award miles with balance transfers (1 mile per $1 transferred) within 30 […]

December 1, 2013
Get a $25 Statement Credit on Each of Your American Express Cards When You Make a $75 Amazon Purchase

American Express is keeping the promotions rolling on out.  Now you can get a $25 statement credit on each of your American Express cards when you make a purchase of $75 or more on Amazon.com. This is a great opportunity to essentially get 33% percent off any purchase of $75 on Amazon.com. This is just after Amex's […]

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