Tag Archives: Cash Back

My Citi Prestige Credit Card Saved Me $1,000+ this Year with the 4th Night Free Benefit

Since the Citi Prestige Credit Card just went through some benefit changes, everyone who has the credit card is in assessment mode as to whether or not they’ll keep the credit card. And those who don’t have the credit card are considering whether it’s still worth getting. Even before the changes in benefits were announced, I had planned on writing about the credit card and why, for me, it’s been a keeper… and still is!

I was early on board with this credit card, originally thinking I’d primarily use it for the free rounds of golf and American Airlines Admirals Club access. And maybe the 4th night free hotel benefit. Turns out, I never used the free rounds of golf (which is no longer a benefit), though I did use the American Airlines Admirals Club access from time to time. The real surprise for me was how often I used the 4th night free hotel perk and how much money I saved. Let me get specific!

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Ebates Double Cash Back at Select Merchants & Double In-Store Cash Back at all 54 Merchants

Good morning everyone.  Ebates is currently offering double cash back at a few merchants (full list here).  If you are not an Ebates member, sign up for a free account (thank you for using my referral link).

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Mysterious $25 Cash BONUS OFFER Posted to My US Bank Cash Plus Credit Card

Good evening everyone.  A few days ago, my US Bank Cash Plus Credit Card statement closed and as I was looking through my statement, I noticed a $25 cash bonus listed in the rewards section.  Similar to finding money in your back pocket, I was immediately excited.  Where did this $25 come from?  Why was it given to me?  I tried to rack my brain, but couldn’t remember.

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Chase Freedom Q3 Restaurant Spending (Blueprint vs. Ultimate Rewards Dashboard)

Good morning everyone, happy Wednesday.  We are almost halfway through Q3 (July 1 – September 30), so I thought it would be fun to check how my Chase Freedom Credit Card Q3 restaurant spending was going.  Like the old disturbing saying goes, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.”  The same is also true with Chase.  I will show you how to calculate your Q3 restaurant spending using the Chase Blueprint tool and the Chase Ultimate Rewards Dashboard.  Both have pros and cons, but taken together, they provide a very detailed answer to these questions: “How much have I spent at restaurants this quarter and how much more do I need to spend to maximize this bonus category?”  Let’s start with Chase Blueprint.  Log into your Chase online account, scroll down to your Chase Freedom Credit Card and click the Go to BLUEPRINT link.

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3,000 Membership Reward Points Post Quickly for Cable / Satellite TV Bill AMEX Offer

Good afternoon everyone, I wanted to give a quick shout out to those of you who attended the San Francisco travel meetup last night with Tonei and myself – it was great talking to you all and I hope you all had a great time.  Anyway, a few days ago, a new AMEX Offer came out where you could earn 1,000 American Express Membership Reward Points for making a $100 payment toward your cable or satellite TV bill.  To make it even better, American Express let you do that up to 3 times.  If you made 3 payments of $100 or more, you would receive 3,000 American Express Membership Reward Points.  That seemed easy enough, so I eagerly added the offer to my American Express Everyday Credit Card.  Sadly, this was my only credit card that was eligible for this AMEX Offer, otherwise, I would have added the offer to all my American Express credit cards and prepaid for cable for the next few years :)

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