Tag Archives: Cash Back

Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card: Redeem 2,500 Points for $25 Travel Statement Credit (Only Toward $89 Annual Fee)

Good morning everyone.  I think I stumbled onto a way to redeem 2,500 Barclays Arrival Points for $25, but this only works when your annual fee posts.  I haven’t used my Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card much since meeting the minimum spend requirements and cashing in the sign up bonus, so maybe this post will not be very useful.  I just received an email that my $89 annual fee posted to my Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card.  I thought I have a few Barclays Arrival Points in my account, so I wondered if I could use any of those points before I downgrade or convert to another credit card…

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OC Travel Hackers Meetup Saturday, May 12 @ 12pm at In-N-Out (Tustin District)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  I will be flying down to Orange County this weekend for Mother’s Day, so I decided to do a travel hackers meetup on Saturday afternoon.  If you are free this Saturday, I would love to meet you and talk travel, miles, points, MS, and blogging.

  • Where: 2895 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782 (Google Maps)
  • When: Saturday, May 12 @ 12-2PM

In-N-Out Tustin District Map

There is no need to RSVP to the OC travel hackers meetup, just show up at 12pm and be ready to talk talk travel.  I hope to see some of you there.  Have a great day everyone.

Ebates Birthday Week: 15% Cash Back at 400+ Stores

Good evening everyone.  I just got an alert that Ebates is running their week-long birthday promotion where you can get 15% cash back at 400+ stores.  It looks like some stores are participating the whole week, while others stores are only participating a few days.  If you see a store you like to shop at on the list, don’t wait too long!  You can see the whole list of stores here.  Don’t forget to check Cash Back Monitor to compare cash back rates from several online shopping portals.  If you are not an Ebates member, sign up for a free account (my referral link – thank you) and receive a $10 bonus after your first $25 purchase.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great evening everyone!

Don’t Forget About the Wells Fargo Credit Card 15 Month Rule

Good morning everyone. During my recent App-O-Rama (final tally: 4 approved and 2 declined), I planned on applying for the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Credit Card.  The credit card earns 1.5% cash back everywhere, has no annual fee, and offers a $200 cash back sign up bonus.  I planned on meeting the minimum spend requirements to get the sign up bonus and then putting the credit card in the drawer.  I had an older Wells Fargo Propel World World American Express Credit Card that had the $175 annual fee billed.  I planned on applying for the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Credit Card and then move all the credit from the Wells Fargo Propel World World American Express Credit Card to the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Credit Card.  Unfortunately, while I was applying for the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Credit Card, I was stopped by the 15 Month Rule…

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American Express Hilton Aspire $250 Airline Fee Credits Post Quickly

Good morning everyone.  A few weeks ago, I received my American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card and I have been busy meeting the $4,000 minimum spend requirement and taking advantage of all the card benefits.  This credit card includes a $250 airline fee credit very similar to the American Express Platinum Charge Cards.  You select your airline of choice, make qualifying purchases, and get reimbursed up to $250 every calendar year.  I decided to test this out and see how quickly the airline fee credits post.  Result: these airline fee credits post incredibly quickly!  Scroll down to learn more about the $250 airline fee credit.

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