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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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Are 2 Gogo Accounts Better Than 1? (Spoiler: Yes!)

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  According to the news, yesterday and today are 2 of the busiest travel days of the year (roughly 3 million people are projected to travel both days).  If you are traveling this holiday season and especially if you are traveling with friends or family members, I highly recommend creating a second Gogo account.  Let me explain why.  A few days ago, I got the following email from Gogo regarding my 10 free Gogo passes for having an American Express Business Platinum Charge Card (if you have this charge card, I will show you how to get your 10 free Gogo passes below.)

I tend to fly Southwest Airlines often and they do not offer Gogo, so most of my Gogo passes expire at the end of the year.  But of the few times when I am travelling on an airplane that offers Gogo, I am usually travelling with my girlfriend and Gogo only allows you to use 1 Gogo pass per flight.  If you have more than 1 Gogo account, you can use passes from each Gogo account on the same flight.  Pretty novel idea, right?

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CNB City National Rewards Points Now Worth 1.35 Cents Per Point (CPP) Toward Flights, Hotels, Rental Cars & Activities

Updated at 2:40pm PT on 12/12: Frequent Miler noticed that flights listed on the CNB City National Rewards site are more expensive than the same flights listed on Google Flights.  I checked a few flights and can confirm that CNB flights are $16-$20 more expensive than booking flights directly.  This is very disappointing news :(


Good afternoon everyone.  A few weeks ago, I was approved for the CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card.  When I applied for the credit card in branch, there was a promotion running for 75,000 CNB City National Rewards Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.  I met the spend requirements quickly, but the bonus points are slow to post.  I will write a new blog post when the sign up bonus posts, so you know when to expect the bonus points to post to your account.

While I was browsing the CNB City National Rewards site, I decided to check out the travel portal and see how many points were required to book trips.  I did a few dummy searches and crunched the numbers.  Every time I did the calculations, I found out that CNB City National Rewards Points were worth 1.35 cents per point (CPP).  This was surprising since Doctor of Credit said that points were worth about 1.00 CPP.  I did some more research and Frequent Miler said points were worth up to 1.25 CPP.  I double checked my math and was still getting 1.35 CPP on all flights.  I wanted to see if the same 1.35 CPP applied to other aspects of the travel portal, including hotels, rental cars, and activities.  Here is what I found out…

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Ultimate Guide to CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card Benefits [Very Long Post]

Good morning everyone.  A few days ago, I wrote Unboxing My CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card: Card Art, Welcome Letter & Brochure.  In that post, I mentioned a few of the credit card benefits, but I was surprised to learn that there are tons of card benefits.  In this ultimate guide to the CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card benefits, I will go through every single lifestyle (aka travel) benefit and share my thoughts on each benefit.  Forewarning, this post is really long and probably really boring, so proceed with caution.  Let’s get started by going to the CNB Visa Infinite page and click the Log In button.

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Unboxing my CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card: Card Art, Welcome Letter & Brochure

Good morning everyone.  2 weeks ago, I visited my local City National Bank (CNB) branch and applied for the City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card.  The credit card currently offers 75,000 City National Rewards Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months, plus $250 airline credit per cardmember, unlimited Priority Pass access, the Visa Infinite $100 companion travel discount, and much more.  Please check out Frequent Miler’s post and Doctor of Credit’s post to learn more about this credit card.

After waiting more than a week without hearing if I was approved or denied, I called CNB to check the status of my application.  I was told that I was approved for the credit card on November 2 and the credit card would arrive soon.  2 days later, I received the credit card via FedEx on November 6.  In this post, I will go through the unboxing process, show you my welcome letter, show you the brochure, and where to sign up for online access and to start earning City Nation Rewards Points.  But first, here is the card art from the front and back of the City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card.  The credit card information is on the back, but when I blacked it out, you cannot see where it used to be.

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