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Good morning everyone, happy Friday. I hope you all have excited weekend plans. If your weekend plans involve going to Frequent Traveler University (FTU) Travel Expo or Signature in Chicago, come say hi to me. I will be walking around the FTU Travel Expo for a few hours on Saturday (11/18) and attending the FTU Signature presentations on Saturday and Sunday (11/18-11/19).
My friend Stefan at Rapid Travel Chai likes to tell people that I read through all the small print on credit cards so the rest of us don’t have to. 99% of the info is super boring, but every now and then, I found something worth sharing. I’ve been quietly following along with the Hilton news, but had nothing to add to the conversation at the time. If you want to learn more about the Hilton transition from Citi to American Express, check out this website that American Express created. A few days ago, I received an envelope from American Express with details of the transition. I had read all about the transition on other travel blogs, mainly Frequent Miler and Doctor of Credit, but I read the small print to see if there were any diamonds in the rough. I will share what I found below.
Good morning everyone. I received the following email from Citi yesterday regarding my Citi Thank You Premier Credit Card. That credit card is supposed to earn 3x Thank You Points (TYPs) on all travel and gas purchases, but some gas purchases made at convenience stores did not code as 3x purchases. According to the email, if you made a gas purchase at a convenience store between November 15, 2015 and July 21, 2017, you only earned 1x. To remedy the situation, Citi is crediting the missing TYPs to your October 2017 Citi Thank You Premier Credit Card statement.
Good morning everyone. I’m not sure how long this has been around for, but CreditCards.com just launched their own free credit monitoring / credit scoring / credit reporting service. I decided to sign up for the free service and see how it worked (and compare the service to Credit Sesame, Credit Karma, and free Experian credit monitoring). If you want to create a free account, click here. To get started, click the Sign In link in the upper left corner of the page. Then click the Sign Up link at the bottom of the page.
Good evening everyone. If you are expecting a Q3 Big Fat Check from Ebates, be on the look out for an email with the subject line “Cash Back Update: We’re Processing Your Big Fat Check” from the email address “email@example.com.” If you get that email, you can receive your cash back in the form of an egift card instantly and you will get up to a 15% bonus. For example, if you earned $100 cash back in Q3, you could receive an egift card up to $115. That’s pretty good, but what kind of egift cards are available? That is a great question…