Good evening everyone, I wish I had better news to share, but I am very sad to let you know that today it was announced that the Nationwide Visa Buxx Card program is shutting down on February 28, 2017 (according to the announcement on their homepage). You will still be able to reload your Visa Buxx Cards until January 31, 2017, which gives you time for 3 more weekly reloads before the reload deadline. If you have not spent down the balance on your cards before February 28, the funds will be refunded back to your funding credit card (this refund would void the miles, points, or cash back you would have earned), so you should spend down the balance on your cards before February 28.
This shutdown is not totally unexpected, actually, it has been overdue for quite a long time. I guess Nationwide finally decided that they were tired of being used for pajama MS. My only question now is… why did they pick the below image? Why are both women smiling and looking out the window? Is Nationwide going to introduce a new product that is superior to the Visa Buxx Card? It’s unlikely, but it could happen.
Good morning everyone. This past Sunday, my brother and I went for a long walk around San Francisco (~11 miles from my apartment through San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and up the coast). Along the way, we stopped at the de Young Museum. Luckily for us, it was one of Bank of America’s Museum on Us weekend (the first full weekend of every month). Unfortunately, you need to show them a Bank of America credit or debit card and I never carry Bank of America credit cards with me (they are not top of wallet, but more like back of drawer cards), but I did find a work around to get free access to the museum.
For most of us, most of the time, we have the luxury of thinking through our travel plans maybe months or even a year in advance. Especially if we’re using miles and points to book air and hotel reservations, booking way ahead is a good idea.
But what happens when we have an emergency trip that needs to be booked NOW?
That’s the situation I found myself in just last month. As I mentioned here, there was a death in my family and I wanted to get to Florida for the memorial service.
Here were my parameters:
- My flight was from San Diego to Florida on specific dates, both on the outbound and inbound.
- I had to fly into Fort Lauderdale (FLL).
- I had to land at FLL in the evening so my cousin could pick me up after work.
- I had to leave late in the day after the Miami Dolphins game. Don’t ask, my cousins are nuts for those Dolphins and luckily they won their game so everyone was in good spirits.
Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. Last month, I was instantly approved for the Avianca Vuela Credit Card and wrote PSA: Call to Activate Avianca Vuela Credit Card & Confirm 60K LifeMiles Sign Up Bonus. A few days ago, my Avianca Vuela Credit Card statement closed and I was excited to see the 60,000 LifeMiles from the signup bonus. Unfortunately, my LifeMiles account number was not listed on my credit card statement and I did not input a LifeMiles account number on the credit card application when I applied for the credit card. I called the customer service number on the back of the credit card to find out what LifeMiles account number was linked to my credit card. After answering a few security questions, the rep gave me my LifeMiles account number. Now, I just needed to log into my LifeMiles account to see if the 60,000 LifeMiles posted to my account.
To sign into your LifeMiles account, DO NOT go to the Avianca website.
Instead, go to LifeMiles.com and click the Get Your Password link.
Good afternoon/evening everyone. I know what you are all thinking… how long does it take for Club Carlson to post the 40,000 bonus anniversary points to my account? That is a great question and I am happy to say you are in the right place to find out. I have both the US Bank Club Carlson Visa Signature Credit Card and the US Bank Club Carlson Business Credit Card, so I can share those 2 data points with you. Up first, let’s look at the US Bank Club Carlson Visa Signature Credit Card. The $75 annual fee posted on November 2, 2016…