July 11, 2019
How to Get Approved for Credit Cards and Earn Bonus Offers as a College Student

[Disclaimer: One thing to understand before applying for a credit card is that not paying off your balance in full every month is a losing proposition and will negate the value of the miles and points earned. The bottom line is that you have to be responsible with your credit card usage and pay your […]

May 14, 2014
Understanding Minimum Spend Dates when Signing-up for a Credit Card Bonus Offer

When I call to activate a new credit card I always ask a representative two important questions. The first is "what date do I have to meet the minimum spend by?" and the second is confirming the bonus offer. I always want to confirm the date I have to hit the minimum spend by and make […]

July 9, 2019
100,000 Chase British Airways Visa Offer is Back!

Just when I was starting to think we would never see a 100k welcome bonus offers again--the British Airways Visa bonus hits 100,000 Avios (OFFER EXPIRED). The new offer is double the 50,000 bonus the offer has been for the past months. The minimum spend is high on this bonus and you will have to […]

December 10, 2013
Last Chance to get the Southwest Companion Pass the Easy Way for Next Year

Update: The current welcome bonus has reduced to 25,000 miles The Southwest Visa 50,000 Rapid Rewards points offer has been available for over a month and is due to end on October 30, 2014 according to the terms on the application. If you were thinking about applying for this offer or wanted to get the […]

July 9, 2019
Current Airline Card Bonuses vs Past Highest Bonuses: When to Apply, When to Wait

Timing when to apply for a new credit card for a lucrative welcome bonus is always a gamble--you always want the best offers. Period. It can even get more complicated when applying for multiple credit cards at a time, at which point you just have to choose which top current offers you want to go […]

February 28, 2014
Chase Southwest 50,000 Point Welcome Bonuses to End August 6, 2013

Southwest Visa 50,000 points offer is one of the best current offer available, but it’s scheduled to end in less than a month on August 6, 2013. Chase has been offering the 50,000 point welcome bonus for about a month now, and when it’s been offered in the past, the bonus dropped to 25,000 after […]

March 23, 2019
Deal Update: Chase Extends The 60,000 Ink Plus and Ink Bold Bonus Offer Until Monday June, 24th [Expired]

If you haven’t gotten wind of the increased 60,000 Chase Ink Plus and Ink Bold bonus offer until now, there is good news because Chase announced that it will extend the application deadline until Monday, June 24, 2013. It was originally scheduled to end today, but because of high demand and  because Chase has not been able […]

July 11, 2019
New Offer on Southwest Rapid Rewards Card

The Southwest Rapid Rewards 50,000 points offer from Chase is back (OFFER EXPIRED). As expected the bonus offer increased again to the 50,000 level after dropping down to 25,000 points for a few months. This is one of my all-time favorite bonus offers because there are four versions of the card--both a business and personal […]

March 17, 2014
Why to Call the Reconsideration Line & Phone Numbers

Anytime you are not instantly approved for a credit card, rather than waiting for the bank’s decision, you should always call the reconsideration line. By talking to a representative, you can speed up the process for approval of the credit card, and could tie up loose ends that have the potential to determine whether you […]

March 17, 2014
How To Recover a Welcome Offer From Chase After Not Meeting the Minimum Spend

Things can get confusing when applying for multiple credit cards. Let alone we have our other ‘non-points’ lives to lead. The last thing you want to do is forget to meet a minimum spend on a credit card offer that you were looking forward to using for free travel. Hopefully you never forget to meet […]

July 9, 2019
The Southwest Premier 50,000 Point Offer is Likely Ending Soon [Expired]

Last night I was logging into my Rapid Rewards account through the Southwest website and noticed that the banner for the 50,000 point offer after spending $2,000 within 3 months (OFFER EXPIRED) says that it is the “Last Chance” to get the cards. I saw this a couple of days ago as well, but didn't think anything of it […]

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