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If you are looking for a new credit card, you found the right place.  Click any of the links below to see great credit card options.

Chase Credit Cards

Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
Chase Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card$500 cash back after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Chase Ink Business Cash Credit Card$500 cash back after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after spending $4,000 in 3 months.
Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after spending $4,000 in 3 months.
Chase Freedom Unlimited Credit Card$150 cash back after spending $500 in 3 months.
Chase Freedom Credit Card$150 cash back after spending $500 in 3 months.
Chase British Airways Credit Card120,000 British Airways Avios after spending $30,000 in the first year.
Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card60,000 Southwest Airlines Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card40,000 Southwest Airlines Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card40,000 Southwest Airlines Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card40,000 Southwest Airlines Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
Chase United Explorer Business Credit Card50,000 United Airlines Miles after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Chase United Explorer Credit Card60,000 United Airlines Miles after spending $2,000 in 3 months + 20,000 United Airlines Miles after spending $8,000 total in 6 months.
Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card3 Free Nights (up to 35K Points / Night) after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card80,000 IHG Points after spending $2,000 in 3 months.
Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card50,000 Hyatt Points after spending $6,000 in 6 months.

American Express Credit Cards

American Express Business Platinum Charge Card50,000 Membership Reward Points after spending $10,000 in 3 months plus another 25,000 Membership Reward Points after spending an additional $10,000 in 3 months.
American Express Platinum Charge Card60,000 Membership Rewards Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
American Express Business Gold Charge Card50,000 Membership Rewards Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
American Express Gold Charge Card40,000 Membership Rewards Points after spending $2,000 in 3 months.
American Express Business Green Rewards Charge Card5,000 Membership Reward Points after your first purchase.
American Express Green Charge Card15,000 Membership Rewards Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express Blue Business Plus Credit Card10,000 Membership Reward Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
American Express Plum Charge CardEarn $600 statement credit after spending $30,000 in 3 months.
American Express SimplyCash Plus Business Credit CardEarn $250 statement credit after spending $5,000 in 3 months plus another $250 statement credit after spending an additional $10,000 in 12 months.
American Express Cash Magnet Credit CardEarn $200 statement credit after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card35,000 Delta SkyMiles + 5,000 MQMs after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card75,000 Delta SkyMiles + 5,000 MQMs after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
American Express Delta Reserve Business Credit Card40,000 Delta SkyMiles + 10,000 MQMs after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
American Express Delta Reserve Credit Card75,000 Delta SkyMiles + 5,000 MQMs after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card30,000 Delta SkyMiles after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card60,000 Delta SkyMiles after spending $2,000 in 3 months.
American Express Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card10,000 Delta SkyMiles after spending $500 in 3 months.
American Express Hilton Honors Business Credit Card125,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card150,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $4,000 in 3 months.
American Express Hilton Honors Ascend Credit Card150,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
American Express Hilton Honors Credit Card100,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Card100,000 Marriott Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
American Express Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Credit Card100,000 Marriott Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
American Express EveryDay Preferred Credit Card20,000 Membership Rewards Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express EveryDay Credit Card15,000 Membership Reward Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express Blue Cash Preferred Credit Card$250 cash back after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express Blue Cash Everyday Credit Card$200 cash back after spending $1,000 in 3 months.

Citi Credit Cards

CitiBusiness American Airlines Platinum Select Credit Card50,000 American Airlines Miles after spending $3,000 in 3 months plus an other 10,000 American Airlines Miles after spending $10,000 in 12 months.
Citi American Airlines Executive Credit Card50,000 American Airlines Miles after spending $5,000 in 3 months plus complimentary Admirals Club membership.
Citi American Airlines Platinum Select Credit Card50,000 American Airlines Miles after spending $2,500 in 3 months.
Citi American Airlines MileUp Credit Card10,000 American Airlines Miles + $50 statement credit after spending $500 in 3 months.
Citi Premier Credit Card50,000 Thank You Points after spending $4,000 in 3 months.
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Citi Costco Anywhere Visa Business Credit Card4% cash back on gas; 3% cash back on restaurants & travel; 2% cash back at Costco.
Citi Costco Anywhere Visa Credit Card4% cash back on gas; 3% cash back on restaurants & travel; 2% cash back at Costco.
Citi Double Cash Credit Card18 month 0% balance transfer offer + 2% cash back everywhere.

Capital One Credit Cards

Capital One Spark Cash Business Credit Card$500 cash back after spending $4,500 in 3 months.
Capital One Spark Miles Business Credit Card50,000 Miles after spending $4,500 in 3 months.
Capital One Spark Cash Select Business Credit Card$200 cash back after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Capital One Spark Miles Select Business Credit Card20,000 Miles after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Capital One Spark Classic Business Credit CardEarn 1% cash back on every purchase, every day.
Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card50,000 Miles after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card20,000 Miles after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card$500 cash back after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card$150 cash back after spending $500 in 3 months.
Capital One Quicksilver Credit Card$150 cash back after spending $500 in 3 months.
Capital One Quicksilver One Cash Rewards Credit CardEarn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, every day. Get access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time.
Capital One Journey Student Rewards Credit CardEarn 1% cash back on all your purchases. Pay on time to boost your cash back to a total of 1.25% for that month.
Capital One Platinum Credit CardGet access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time.
Capital One Secured MasterCard Credit CardBuild credit when used responsibly, with regular reporting to the 3 major credit bureaus.

Other Credit Cards

Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card70,000 Arrival Miles after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
US Bank Cash+ Credit Card$150 cash back after spending $500 in 3 months + 5% cash back at select categories.
US Bank Cash 365 American Express Credit Card$150 cash back after spending $500 in 3 months.
Discover It Credit Card$50 cash back after your first purchase.
Discover It Miles Credit Card$50 cash back after your first purchase.
Wells Fargo Propel American Express Credit Card30,000 Wells Fargo GoFar Rewards Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Credit Card$200 cash back after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
Wells Fargo Platinum Visa Credit Card0% Intro APR for 18 months on purchases and balance transfers (fees apply). Get up to $600 protection on your cell phone (subject to $25 deductible).
HSBC Cash Rewards Credit Card$150 cash back after spending $500 in 3 months.
Commerce Bank Rewards Credit Card$150 cash back after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
Toggle Unlimited Everyday Rewards Credit Card$150 cash back after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
Fidelity Rewards Credit Card$100 cash back after spending $1,000 in 3 months + 2% cash back everywhere.
PenFed Power Cash Rewards Credit Card$100 cash back after spending $1,500 in 3 months.

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eBay MC999 Account Warning Notice: Did I Buy Too Many GCs & eGCs During eBay Deals?

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great Easter or Passover Weekend.  Earlier this morning, I received this email from eBay telling me that my purchasing behavior is violating eBay’s Site Interference Policy.  Basically, eBay is accusing me of buying items via eBay Deals for the purpose of reselling.  I have been known to buy a few discounted GCs/eGCs from eBay, but I didn’t think it warranted a warning letter.  It’s not like I have 10 different eBay accounts and buy as many discounted GCs/eGCs as possible.  Here are the main parts of the email:

Listings promoted on the eBay Deals have a limit on the amount of items you can purchase, primarily to maintain an equal marketplace for all members and allow other eBay members the opportunity to take part in the eBay Deals.

The activity involved with these purchases appears to be related to the procurement of inventory for re-sale by a separate entity. If there is another reason for the volume purchased during this sale, please bring this to our attention.

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My Experience with the American Express Gold Card $100 Airline Fee Credit

Good afternoon everyone.  As part of my March App-O-Rama, I was approved for the American Express Gold Card.  A few weeks ago, I wrote How to Enroll in American Express Gold Card Benefits ($120 Dining Credit & $100 Airline Fee Credit).  In that post, I showed how to enroll in the $100 airline fee credit benefit.  The process was very easy.  I selected Southwest Airlines as my airline of choice and purchased a $100 Southwest Airlines eGC to trigger the $100 airline fee credit.  Unfortunately, my $100 purchase did not trigger the benefit.

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Keep, Cancel or Convert? American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card ($450 Annual Fee)

Good morning everyone.  As part of my “Keep, Cancel or Convert?” series, I like to evaluate and reevaluate credit cards to make sure they still deserve a spot in my wallet (or credit card drawer).  In today’s post, I will share my thoughts regarding my American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card.  I was reviewing my recent credit card statement and spotted a reference to the annual fee (it was very subtle and is probably overlooked by most people).  I decided to check out page 4…

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Keep, Cancel or Convert? Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card ($95 Annual Fee)

Good afternoon everyone.  As part of my “Keep, Cancel or Convert?” series, I like to evaluate and reevaluate credit cards to make sure they still deserve a spot in my wallet (or my fiance’s wallet, in this case).  Last year, my fiance was approved for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card and she used it heavily when she first got the credit card (to meet the $4,000 minimum spending requirement), but that credit card hasn’t gotten much use lately.  This is mainly because I have the Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card that offers 3x on travel and dining vs. the Chase Sapphire Preferred’s 2x on travel and dining.  And since my March App-O-Rama, I have been using my American Express Gold Card since that credit card offers 4x on dining.  Long story short, my fiance’s Chase Sapphire Preferred was not worth the $95 annual fee.  This is hard to believe since the Chase Sapphire Preferred was one of the best travel rewards credit cards just a few years ago.  We decided the best thing to do would be to convert her Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card into a Chase Freedom Credit Card, since we did not have a Chase Freedom between the two of us and the 5% rotating cash back categories would be easy to use.

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Frequent Traveler University (FTU) Signature Chicago June 1-2 ($30 Off with Code EASTER)

Updated 11am PT on 4/11/19: The new promo code EASTER will save you $30 on your FTU ticket, but you must purchase by 4/22/19.


Good morning everyone.  I had a great time at the last Frequent Traveler University (FTU) in Seattle and I am happy to announce that the next travel conference has been announced for Chicago on June 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago.  You can learn more about the event and purchase tickets hereUse promo code EARLYBIRD by April 10 to get $35 off your FTU ticket.  If you are one of the first 75 people to book your ticket, you also have access to a free pizza dinner at Barnaby’s on Friday evening (May 31).  I love going to travel conferences, listening to speakers, meeting blog readers, and catching up with good friends, but sadly, I am busy that weekend.  My fiance is a teacher and that is the first weekend of her summer vacation, so we are heading to Tahiti and Moorea for a few days of fun in the sun.

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