Use Chase Southwest Airlines Priority Credit Card to Purchase SWA Upgraded Boarding (4 Free Annually)

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend.  I flew Southwest Airlines down to Orange County to visit my family for the weekend.  I also had the chance to use my Chase Southwest Airlines Priority Credit Card to purchase an upgraded boarding position (A1-A15) for my flight.  I normally do not purchase upgraded boarding (I can usually get an A or early B boarding position when I check in), but the Chase Southwest Airlines Priority Credit Card provides 4 free upgraded boarding credits every year and my annual fee was coming up soon.  On my May statement, I saw this message about the $149 annual fee that is scheduled to post on June 1.

If I pay an annual fee on a credit card, I like to maximize all the benefits/features and get my money’s worth.  Here are all the benefits/features of the Chase Southwest Airlines Priority Credit Card, including the 4 free upgraded boardings every year.

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Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: United (70%), Marriott (25%), Southwest (50%), Alaska (50%) & British Airways (50%)

Good afternoon everyone.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers ending soon.  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 buy miles/points promos ending soon.  First up, United Airlines is offering up to a 70% bonus, depending on the number of United Airlines MileagePlus Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on May 9.

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Send Offers to Buyers Watching your eBay Items (New Feature / Possibly Targeted)

Good afternoon everyone.  A few weeks ago, Vihn at Miles Per Day wrote an article called Ebay adds the ability to edit prices and quantities to all active listings on one page.  I have been using that repricing feature for several weeks and thought all eBay sellers were aware of that feature, but apparently not.  I have also been using a new eBay selling feature where you can send offers to buyers who are watching your eBay items.  Historically, only eBay buyers could make offers to eBay sellers, not the other way around.  It looks like eBay is experimenting with this new feature.  I haven’t had great success (maybe eBay buyers are unfamiliar with this new feature or the offers I made are not attractive enough to eBay buyers – I don’t know).  But I will show you how to send eBay offers to buyers watching your items.  Sign into your eBay account, click on the Listings tab, and then click on Active (to view all active eBay listings).

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Targeted Offer: CNB City National Crystal Summer Spending Bonus (4x Points on Travel)

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  I received this letter from City National Bank regarding my CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card.  City National Bank is running a promotion where you can earn 4x points (instead of 3x points) on travel purchases this summer.  Read this post if you want to see what you can redeem CNB points for.  Let’s see what is inside the letter…

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American Express Credit Card APR Based on Experian FICO Score (Effective July 3, 2019)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are having a great Cinco de Mayo weekend.  I was reviewing my American Express statements and spotted this upcoming change on my American Express Blue Business Plus Credit Card.  I didn’t see the same message on my personal credit cards.  According to the statement, American Express is making changes to the way your APR (annual percentage rate) is calculated.  Effective July 3, 2019, American Express is going to base your APR on your Experian FICO score (aka credit score).  This personally doesn’t affect me since I always pay off my credit cards in full every month, but this change may affect some readers that carry a balance.

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