The CSR has had a spot in my wallet since it was first released, but over time, it’s been losing its luster for me as other cards have caught up with it. When Chase announced that the annual fee would be rising to $550, I knew its days in my wallet were numbered. Here’s why:
I opened the JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton Credit Card right before Chase stopped offering the card to new applicants, which offers the same travel protections as the CSR and a better Priority Pass membership.
Earlier this year, I opened a Citi Premier Credit Card, which earns 3x Citi ThankYou Points on restaurants and most travel purchases.
My Chase Freedom Credit Card and Chase Freedom Unlimited Credit Card now earn 3x Chase Ultimate Rewards Points at restaurants (though both cards have foreign transaction fees, so I won’t be using them in Mexico).
Good morning everyone. Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of being a guest / co-host on the Miles to Memories Podcast. I spoke with Shawn Coomer (MtM Founder) and Mark Ostermann (MtM Managing Editor), while Joe Cheung took the day/night off. We talked about my British Airways / Match.com love story, our pre-honeymoon to Moorea, and our upcoming road trip to Carmel / Monterey. Subscribe to the podcast here or click the play button below to stream the podcast. Have a great day everyone.
Since I couldn’t product change to a no annual fee and I didn’t want to pay the $175 annual fee, I asked the rep to close my account. During the closure process, the rep said I had 365 Wells Fargo Go Far Rewards Points in my account and asked me if I wanted to redeem the points for purchases before they closed the account. In this post, I will show you how to redeem your Wells Fargo Go Far Rewards Points to pay for purchases. Sign into your Wells Fargo online account and click on your credit card, not your Go Far Rewards account.
Good morning everyone. Last month, Laura applied for the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card and was approved around July 10 (after her application was reviewed by Chase). The sign up bonus was for 125,000 IHG Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months. Laura’s credit card statement closed a few days ago and I saw on her statement that the 125,000 “New Cardmember Bonus” Points were listed. I then checked her IHG account balance but did not see the 125,000 IHG Points. I was a little nervous and confused, but 2 days later, the 125,000 IHG Points posted to her account. Phew!
Updated 8/11/20 at 8:35am: The $1.38 credit adjustment posted to my account and and I now have a $0 balance on my credit card.
Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a great start. As part of my Keep, Cancel or Convert? series, I like to evaluate and reevaluate credit cards to make sure they still deserve a spot in my wallet. In today’s post, I will review my American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, which I wrote about last year in My July App-O-Rama Credit Card Results (Spoiler: 4 out of 5 Approved). I signed up for this credit card when there was a limited time sign up bonus of 70,000 Delta SkyMiles after spending $3,000 in 3 months. After completing the minimum spending requirement and receiving the sign up bonus, I didn’t put any more spend on this credit card. When the $250 annual fee posted to my account, I called American Express to see if they could waive the annual fee. Here are the results of my retention call.