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Grant’s Credit Card Referrals:

Chase Ink Preferred Business Credit Card80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after spending $4,000 in 3 months.
Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after spending $4,000 in 3 months.
Chase Hyatt Credit Card40,000 Hyatt Points after spending $2,000 in 3 months.
Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card100,000 Marriott Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
American Express Platinum Business 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 Blue Business Plus Credit Card10,000 Membership Reward Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
American Express EveryDay Credit Card15,000 Membership Reward Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express Blue Cash Everyday Credit Card$200 cash back after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card100,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $4,000 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.
Barclay's JetBlue Plus Credit Card (Referral expires June 28)40,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
Barclays Wyndham Rewards Visa Credit Card (Referral expires June 28)15,000 Wyndham Rewards Points (= Free Night) after your first purchase.

Shelli’s Credit Card Referrals:

Chase Ink Preferred Business Credit Card80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
Chase Ink Cash Business Unlimited Credit Card50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Chase Ink Cash Business 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 Card50,000 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 Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card100,000 Marriott Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
Chase Hyatt Credit Card40,000 Hyatt Points after spending $2,000 in 3 months.
American Express Platinum Business 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 Premier Rewards Gold Charge Card25,000 Membership Reward Points after spending $2,000 in 3 months.
American Express EveryDay Credit Card15,000 Membership Reward Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express Blue Cash Everyday Credit Card$200 cash back 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 Hilton Honors Credit Card65,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.
American Express Hilton Honors Business Credit Card125,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
American Express Hilton Honors Ascend Credit Card100,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Bank of America Alaska Airlines Credit Card30,000 Alaska Airlines Miles after spending $1,000 in 3 months.

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Do You Use An Affinity Reward Credit Card? Here’s a Better Option!

I swear this happened the other day because I could not make this stuff up, even if I tried. And it’s by far the number one mistake people make in gathering miles and points. I’m in line to pay for groceries and the man in front of me pulls out a credit card to pay for his items. I have a curious nature, so I always look to see what credit card people use for their expenses. I contorted my body in several different directions in order to catch the name on the card and it was a, drum roll please… TJ Maxx Credit Card. Who knew TJ Maxx even had a credit card? And I’m not judging people who shop at TJ Maxx. Observing this man using his TJ Maxx Credit Card at a grocery store reminded me of all the other friends and family members I have who use these affinity cards. Using affinity cards doesn’t make sense if the goal is to travel more for less. Credit cards that accrue flexible points and miles so they can be used on various airlines and at multiple hotel chains makes much much much better sense! Continue reading

Does the $450 Annual Fee Count Toward AMEX Hilton Aspire Minimum Spend? Maybe Yes

Good morning everyone.  On May 15, I received my 100,000 Hilton Honors Points from my new American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card (referral link).  This credit card requires $4,000 in minimum spending within 3 months to get the 100,000 Hilton Honors Points.  The strange thing is, I think I got the 100,000 Hilton Honors Points before I completed the full $4,000 in minimum spend.  I believe I was a few hundred dollars short by May 15, but it looks like the $450 annual fee counted toward the $4,000 minimum spend.  My friend recently got his 100,000 Hilton Honors Points and noticed the same thing.  Let me see if I can dig a little deeper and see what is going on.

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PSA: Most US Bank “Travel Cards” Charge FOREX Fees

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great Father’s Day Weekend. As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m getting ready for my Greece and Malta vacation. As part of my packing process, I call my banks and credit card companies, tell them I’m traveling internationally, and ask them to put travel notifications on my cards. During my recent call to Discover, I “discovered” 3 surprising facts about using Discover credit and debit cards internationally. In today’s post, I discovered some disappointing information about using US Bank credit cards internationally.

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AMEX Offers Hiding / Missing? Try This Link

Good morning everyone, happy Saturday.  In today’s post, I will show you what to do when AMEX Offers are hiding/missing from your online account.  I’m not sure if this in intentional or accidental, or if American Express is beta testing something, but when I logged into my American Express online account Friday morning, the AMEX Offers section was totally missing.  This only happened when I logged into my business American Express online account.  However, when I logged into my personal American Express online account (shown in the second picture), the AMEX Offers section showed up in the correct spot.  Luckily, there is a very simple solution to see your AMEX Offers.

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3 Surprising Facts About Using Discover Credit & Debit Cards Internationally

Good morning everyone. I am heading to Greece and Malta for vacation and called my credit card companies and banks to add travel notifications to my accounts. I know most credit card companies and banks do not require you to alert them when you are travelling internationally, but I like the peace of mind of speaking to a person and making sure the travel notification are added to my accounts. When I travel internationally, I like to bring several credit and debit cards from various banks, just in case if some of the cards get lost, stolen, or declined. This means I end up making several calls, but it’s worth it to me.

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