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Lyft AMEX Offer: Buy $25 & $50 eGC, Get $15 Cash Back

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  Last Friday, I read Frequent Miler’s post about the Lyft AMEX Offer (spend $75 or more and get $15 cash back).  In the post description, Stephen explained the process of buying Lyft gift cards to trigger the AMEX Offer.  I will show you how to purchase Lyft gift cards and how quickly the cash back posts after completing the AMEX Offer.

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Bank of America Core Checking Account $150 Bonus, But I Only Received $100 [Resolved]

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great Columbus Day Weekend, I had a great time in Santa Cruz with my girlfriend.  A few months ago, Doctor of Credit wrote a post about a $150 bonus on a Bank of America Core Checking Account.  The $150 bonus was only available if you were referred to the offer.  Thankful, a helpful Doctor of Credit reader sent me a referral email.  I received the referral email on July 20 and signed up for the checking account the same day.  The bonus requirements were pretty simple: receive 2 $500 direct deposits within 90 days.  Done.  Now all I had to do was wait for the $150 bonus to post to my account.  All was going well until I only received a $100 bonus…

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My Barclays Credit Card Retention / Targeted Spending Offers for September 2018 [Letters Added]

Updated 8PM PT on 9/18/18: I just received the confirmation letters from Barclays and added both letters to this post.


Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  Last week, I noticed that my $75 annual fee posted on my Barclays Wyndham Rewards Credit Card.  I signed up for this credit card during my September 2017 App-O-Rama and received 45,000 Wyndham Rewards Points as a welcome bonus (enough for 3 free nights, which I still haven’t used yet).  I wrote a similar post about my Barclays Credit Card Targeted / Spending Offers for May 2018.  In today’s post, I will share my retention / targeted spending offers on my 3 Barclays credit cards.

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Cannot Redeem Barclays Arrival Miles for Eligible Travel Purchase? Call Barclays for Help

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  Last week, I helped my brother keep his American Airlines miles from expiring.  In today’s episode of managing my family’s miles & points, my dad told me he had 11,026 Barclays Arrival Miles in his account and wanted to close his Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card.  I told him that he should redeem his Barclays Arrival Miles before he closes his credit card.  I told him to buy an airline eGC and then redeem Barclays Arrival Miles for that travel purchase.

He didn’t have any upcoming travel plans, so I told him I would help him out.  I would make a purchase on his Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card, redeem the Barclays Arrival Miles for the purchase, and then pay him back for the purchase.  Since I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area, I use my Clipper Card to take public transportation (BART, SMART, Ferry, CalTrain, etc.) around the Bay and to SFO and OAK.  I go through $200-$300 a month in Clipper Card charges, so I knew I could use up $110.26 pretty quickly, so I loaded $110.26 to my Clipper Card with my dad’s Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card.  I normally use my Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card for the 3x travel rewards for Clipper Card charges, but I wouldn’t lose sleep over the missing points.

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