Good morning everyone. Yesterday I shared the story that Discover would not match me to the Discover It Miles Credit Card $75 sign up bonus from Amazon. Even though I am still a little annoyed at Discover, I respect their decision. In today’s post, I am going to unbox my new Discover It Miles Credit Card, show you the card art, and welcome letters. Without further ado, here is the nice brown package/box that came to my home last week.
Good morning everyone. During my recent App-O-Rama, I applied for the Discover It Miles Credit Card. At the time, there was no sign up bonus, but whatever “Miles” you earned during your first year would be doubled, essentially earning 3% cash back on all purchases for the first year (then earning 1.5% cash back on all purchase after that). After a quick reconsideration call with Discover, I was approved for the Discover It Miles Credit Card on April 16. 4 days later on April 20, Doctor of Credit reported that there was a $75 sign up bonus on the Discover It Miles Credit Card. Doh!!
My new Discover It Miles Credit Card came a few days ago, and before activating the new credit card, I called Discover customer service to see if I could get matched to the $75 sign up bonus. I’ve seen plenty of Discover customer service friendly commercials on TV and figured it would not be a problem getting matched to the better offer. Boy, was I wrong…
Good afternoon everyone. I just received an email from Plastiq regarding a new promotion for paying rent / mortgage payments. Unfortunately, this promotion is limited to new Plastiq users. Here are the details of the promo:
- You must be a new Plastiq user.
- Schedule 6 Rent/Real Estate payments and you will only pay a 2% Plastiq fee on each payment. (Plastiq fee will be standard for any payments beyond the first 6.)
- Use any credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, and Diners Club).
- You must schedule your first payment by May 31, 2018 at 11:59pm ET.
- You must click this link for the correct code to be applied (I will receive a referral credit – thank you for your support).
Good morning everyone, happy Saturday! Thanks for the comments on yesterday’s post regarding which non-5/24 Chase credit cards I should get. I think I have narrowed down my App-O-Rama (AOR) credit card list to these 7 credit cards. I plan on applying for these credit cards sometime next week. Please let me know if you agree or disagree with any of the credit cards on this list. If there are any credit cards that you think are worth applying for, please share them in the comments and I will check them out.
Based on yesterday’s post, I will apply for these 2 Chase credit cards:
- Chase Marriott Business Credit Card: This is the only non-5/24 Chase business credit card and who couldn’t use more Marriott points? The current sign up bonus is 75,000 Marriott points after spending $3,000 in 3 months. The $99 annual fee is waived the first year. I already have the Chase Marriott Rewards Credit Card, so the annual category 1-5 Marriott free night certificates will pair nicely with each other. I don’t plan on spending much on this credit card after meeting the minimum spend requirement. As long as I can redeem the Marriott free night certificate for more than an $99 hotel night, this is a decent credit card to hold on to for a long time. *snarky comment alert* If Marriott keeps devaluing their program, by the year 2029, there will not be any Marriott category 1-5 hotels left…
- Chase Iberia Credit Card: Since you can get 1 personal and 1 business credit card from Chase on the same day, I have decided to go for this personal credit card. The current sign up bonus is 50,000 Avios after spending $3,000 in 3 months and an additional 25,000 Avios after spending $10,000 in 12 months. The annual fee is $95. I don’t plan on booking any Iberia flights in the near future, so I won’t be able to take advantage of the 10% discount on Iberia flights. I don’t plan on spending much on this credit card after meeting the minimum spend requirement and will close the credit card when the annual fee comes due the following year.
Greetings from Uyuni airport in Bolivia. I have a few minutes before my flight, so I wanted to get this post published. Sorry for the delay in posting this list, my crystal ball was in the shop for a tuneup. As you can tell from my 2017 travel predictions, I am wrong 99% of the time, so take these predictions with a grain of salt (that I took from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia). Here are some of my highly unlikely, but entertaining travel predictions for 2018. Enjoy!
- After the Virgin America merger, Alaska Airlines will add new routes to Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean
- Delta Airlines will introduce cash and miles award tickets, then American Airlines and United Airlines will follow suit
- Southwest Airlines will increase their Transfarency by automatically keeping track of travel funds in each account
- JetBlue will add new routes along the West Coast and maybe to Hawaii
- Singapore Airlines will allow you to book United Airlines awards online
- British Airways will bring back the 4,500 Avios award price in the United States