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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 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 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 IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card80,000 IHG Points after spending $2,000 in 3 months.
Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card75,000 Marriott Rewards Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card60,000 Hyatt Points after spending $6,000 in 6 months.
Chase British Airways Credit Card50,000 British Airways Avios after spending $3,000 in 3 months, plus another 25,000 British Airways Avios after spending $10,000 in the first year, plus another 25,000 British Airways Avios after spending $20,000 in the first year.
Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Credit Card40,000 United Airlines Miles after spending $2,000 in 3 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 Card50,000 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 Card$150 cash back after spending $1,000 in 3 months plus another $100 cash back after spending an additional $6,500 in 12 months.
American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card70,000 Delta SkyMiles + 10,000 MQMs after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card70,000 Delta SkyMiles + 10,000 MQMs after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
American Express Delta Reserve Business Credit Card70,000 Delta SkyMiles + 10,000 MQMs after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
American Express Delta Reserve Credit Card40,000 Delta SkyMiles + 10,000 MQMs after spending $3,000 in 3 months.
American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card60,000 Delta SkyMiles after spending $3,000 in 4 months.
American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card60,000 Delta SkyMiles after spending $3,000 in 4 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 Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card100,000 SPG Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Luxury Credit Card100,000 SPG points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.
American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card75,000 SPG points after spending $3,000 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 Card70,000 American Airlines Miles after spending $4,000 in 3 months.
Citi American Airlines Executive Credit Card75,000 American Airlines Miles after spending $7,500 in 3 months.
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.
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 on every purchase.

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.
HSBC Cash Rewards 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).

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Chase Employees Game The System, Too!

I had an interesting conversation with a Chase bank employee that threw me for a loop. I have a Chase bank branch that I’ve been using since the old days when it was a Washington Mutual. I know many of the employees there, and from time to time we chat about all things Chase. Last year Southwest Airlines had a special promotion, if you lived in California, giving its companion pass as a bonus when you got the Chase Southwest credit card. Quite a deal!

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Southwest+Hawaii = Not The News We Were Hoping For

Come on, Southwest, get us to Hawaii already! I’m craving some aloha, a cup of Kona coffee, and an authentic poke bowl. I’ve been following the Hawaii-Southwest saga since early August. Next the October start date for service came and went and still no word from Southwest Airlines on its expansion to Hawaii. Disappointing, to say the least.

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Keep, Cancel or Convert? American Express Business Platinum Charge Card

Good afternoon everyone.  As part of my “Keep, Cancel or Convert?” series, I like to evaluate and reevaluate credit (and charge) cards to make sure they still deserve a spot in my wallet.  2 weeks ago, my $450 annual fee posted on my American Express Business Platinum Charge CardI shared my outrage on the upcoming changes to the card and Shelli added her thoughts too.  I am not going to go into all the nitty gritty details of the current card benefits and the upcoming card benefits, but I have decided to keep my American Express Business Platinum Charge Card until next December when the *gasp!* $595 annual fee posts to my account.  Here is why this card is still worth the $450 annual fee I just paid…

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Keep, Cancel or Convert? Chase IHG Rewards Select & Hyatt Credit Cards

Good morning everyone.  Earlier this month, my annual fees posted on my Chase IHG Rewards Select Credit Card ($49 annual fee) and Chase Hyatt Credit Card ($75 annual fee).  The main reason I hold onto these credit cards is for the annual free night certificate.  As a reminder, the free night certificates are not really free, since you pay the annual fee before getting the free night certificate – they are more like prepaid free night certificates with a strict expiration date.  Unfortunately, both of these credit cards are no longer available to new applicants, so if you do not have these credit cards right now, there is no way for you to get them now.  Both cards have been replaced by the new Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card and the new Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card.  Anytime one of my credit cards charges me an annual fee, I take a moment to evaluate the credit card and decide if it is still worth keeping.  Here are my thoughts on both of these credit cards.

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CNB City National Rewards Points Now Worth 1.35 Cents Per Point (CPP) Toward Flights, Hotels, Rental Cars & Activities

Updated at 2:40pm PT on 12/12: Frequent Miler noticed that flights listed on the CNB City National Rewards site are more expensive than the same flights listed on Google Flights.  I checked a few flights and can confirm that CNB flights are $16-$20 more expensive than booking flights directly.  This is very disappointing news :(


Good afternoon everyone.  A few weeks ago, I was approved for the CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card.  When I applied for the credit card in branch, there was a promotion running for 75,000 CNB City National Rewards Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.  I met the spend requirements quickly, but the bonus points are slow to post.  I will write a new blog post when the sign up bonus posts, so you know when to expect the bonus points to post to your account.

While I was browsing the CNB City National Rewards site, I decided to check out the travel portal and see how many points were required to book trips.  I did a few dummy searches and crunched the numbers.  Every time I did the calculations, I found out that CNB City National Rewards Points were worth 1.35 cents per point (CPP).  This was surprising since Doctor of Credit said that points were worth about 1.00 CPP.  I did some more research and Frequent Miler said points were worth up to 1.25 CPP.  I double checked my math and was still getting 1.35 CPP on all flights.  I wanted to see if the same 1.35 CPP applied to other aspects of the travel portal, including hotels, rental cars, and activities.  Here is what I found out…

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