Good afternoon everyone, I just received the following email from Hyatt. Chase, Hyatt, and Visa have teamed up to create Hyatt Credit Card Offers (not a very original name). The platform is the same platform that was built for Marriott and Chase Slate. According to the email, Hyatt Credit Card Offers is currently available and will run through July 31. Strange that they would have an end date in mind, but they could extend it if the product is successful and popular. To get started, click here and have your Chase Hyatt Credit Card available.
Do you ever wonder where the expression, “You don’t do business with a business, you do business with people,” originated? Ok, I’ve never thought about where it originated either, but after all my years in business, I can tell you it’s a total truism. When I find good business people to do business with, I love it! As a frequent traveler who likes to travel “well” and use miles and points for award tickets, I’m a long-standing client of Juicy Miles. But that’s just a business name, isn’t it? The man behind the business, and at the helm of this great group of people, is Adam.
A few weeks ago, it dawned on me that the image that many people must have of award booking businesses is that they aren’t “real” businesses. I think many people think it’s something people do in their spare time to help friends and family members figure out all the rules and regulations for using that stash of miles/points. But in the case of Juicy Miles, it’s the real deal. It’s very well run and they’re great at what they do. And they’ve just redesigned their Juicy Miles website which makes submitting your requests super easy! I want you to get to know Adam better, so I reached out to him with a few questions about what he does, why he does it, how he trains his team, and more. Hope you enjoy the interview!
- Shelli: Juicy Miles started in what year?
- Adam: Believe it or not, Juicy Miles went live all the way back in 2011 (I think we first communicated in 2014 or so).
Good afternoon everyone. During last week’s rundown of credit cards who charged me an annual fee in March, I wrote about my Wells Fargo Propel World American Express Credit Card. In that post, I mentioned that this credit card has a $175 annual fee and I could not figure out how Wells Fargo could justify charging $175 for this credit card. I also reminded myself that this credit card offers a $100 airline reimbursement credit each cardmember year. And since the annual fee posted on April 2, I figured I was in a new cardmember year. I then used this credit card to buy a $100 Southwest Airlines egift card. A few days later, I received the following email regarding the $100 airline reimbursement.
Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. Last week, I did a credit card App-O-Rama and applied for the American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card. The credit card has a $450 annual fee, but comes with a 100,000 Hilton points sign up bonus ($4,000 spend in 3 months), Hilton Diamond Elite Status, $250 airline travel credit, $250 Hilton resort credit, 1 free weekend night certificate and a few other benefits (read Doctor of Credit’s full review). It sounds like a great deal, at least for the first year, so I applied for the credit card.
Unfortunately, my application went pending and I decided to wait for a call or letter in the mail from American Express. I felt pretty confident that I could get approved for this credit card because I had an existing American Express SPG Business Credit Card and an American Express Hilton Honors Ascend Credit Card that I could use for leverage to get approved for the American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long to hear from American Express…
Good afternoon everyone, I hope your weekend is going well. I just logged into my Bank of the West checking account and saw this promotion. You can get a $10 bonus when you make 3 bill payments within 90 days of account opening. I signed up for a Bank of the West checking account last month for their $150 bank account bonus, so I am within the first 90 days of account opening. Bank of the West ran similar promotions in March 2017 and again in August 2017.