Category Archives: Credit Cards

More Barclays Business Credit Cards Bugs & Finance Charge / Interest Fee Errors

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  A few weeks ago, I wrote Barclays Business Credit Cards Now Visible on App & Website (Along with Bugs and Earner Grow Card).  Since then, there have been other issues / errors with Barclays: PSA: Check Barclays Accounts For Erroneous Foreign Transaction Fees and Some Barclays Wyndham Earner Business Cardholders Being Charged $149 Annual Fee (Should Be $95).  These seem to be growing pains for Barclays as they bring business credit cards onto their personal website and app platforms.  Unfortunately, it looks like I can add one more issue to the list: finance charge / interest fee errors.  Let me explain…

I received the following email regarding my Barclays Wyndham Rewards Business Earner Credit Card statement.  The amount was for $145.13 and payment was due on September 30.

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How to Use Home Depot Store Credit for Online Purchases

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  Long story short, I bought a few things at Home Depot, forgot to return them within the standard return period, and ended up with $175.86 in Home Depot store credit.  I figured Home Depot store credit would be easy to use, like a regular Home Depot gift card, but boy was I wrong.  I ran into the issue when I tried to buy some outdoor patio furniture slipcovers online.  When I entered the Home Depot store credit information into the gift card payment field, I got an error message saying “We’re sorry. Home Depot store credit can only be used in stores. Please use a different payment method.”  Dang, Home Depot took “store credit” very literally.  After some persistence and a visit to my local Home Depot store, I was able to use my Home Depot store credit for an online purchase.  Keep reading to learn more.

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Last Day to Register for FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, August 28 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday.  If you have no plans tomorrow (Saturday, August 28), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available for $25) or free if you have the FTU Online Annual Membership.  The seminar starts on Saturday, August 28 at 8am PT / 11am ET.  I have attended all of the FTU Virtual Seminars over the last several months and they are always well done, educational, and entertaining – and I am sure this seminar will be no exception!  Here is the schedule and lineup of speakers.

If you register for the seminar on Saturday, but are unable to watch the live stream, you can access the recording of the seminar and watch later on.  This is also a great way to re-watch your favorite presentations and catch any details that you originally missed.

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Hilton Vacation Package Offer: 3 Nights + 25K Points for $149 in Orlando or Las Vegas

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I just received an email from Hilton Grand Vacations where you can get a 3 night stay in Orlando or Las Vegas + 25,000 Hilton Points for $149.  Part of the offer requires attending a 2 hour timeshare presentation (please see the terms and conditions before booking).  I’m not sure if this matters, but I am in California, I have Hilton Diamond Elite Status, and I have an American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card.  Here is the email I received from Hilton Grand Vacations:

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5 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Avianca (135%), Etihad (60%), British Airways (50%), American (75%) & Choice (25%)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 5 offers that are ending this month.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are 5 offers that end soon.  Up first, Avianca Airlines is offering up to a 135% bonus, depending on the number of Avianca Airlines LifeMiles you purchase.  This offer expires today – August 27.

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