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.
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…
Updated at 6:30am PT on 10/1: My $50 ACH deposit from Earn just posted to my checking account on 10/1. This was 9 days after requesting the ACH deposit.
Good afternoon everyone, I hope your weekend is going well. A few months ago, Doctor of Credit wrote about SaverLife and how to earn up to $60 by saving money in an existing savings account. Free money? Sign me up! SaverLife is a non-profit funded by sponsors like Capital One, Chase and others that encourages members to save $20 per month to earn a $10 reward. I should have earned the full $60 reward, but I accidentally moved funds from my savings account to another account for a few weeks, so I wasn’t eligible for the $10 reward that month. Oh well, I am very happy with $50. If you were a member of SaverLife, you should have received the following email. Click the Claim Rewards button to get started. If you are interested in joining SaverLife, I think the $60 promo is still running. Here is my referral link.
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.
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.