Chase to End Ultimate Reward Transfers to Amtrak Guest Rewards

Following up on the news that Amtrak Guest Rewards and Bank of America have launched new co-branded credit card products, yesterday it was announced that beginning Dec 8th, 2015 Chase will no longer be offering UR transfers to the Amtrak Guest Rewards loyalty program. Continue reading Chase to End Ultimate Reward Transfers to Amtrak Guest Rewards

No Statement Credits For Amex Small Business Saturday This Year

American Express will NOT be offering statement credits for Small Business Saturday on November 28 this year unfortunately.  In years past they have offered statement credits for making purchases at participating merchants, and last year you could earn a $10 statement credit up to 3 times per registered card for spending $10 or more.  You could even register authorized user accounts and cards issued by other financial institutions that function on the American Express network, such as the Fidelity Amex.

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Citi Hilton HHonors 75,000 Point Offer Continued Until October 31

The Citi Hilton HHonors Visa 75,000 point offer has been continued until October 31, 2015 AND now includes a $25 statement credit for a $200 car rental at National Car Rental, Alamo Rent A Car or Enterprise Rent-A-Car! In order to earn the 75K Hilton HHonors points, you need to spend $2,000 in the first 3 months.

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Aeroplan Devaluation and Changes for 2015

In what seems like a never-ending stream of airline loyalty program changes, Aeroplan, the loyalty program associated with Air Canada, announced some sweeping changes that will take effect to reward bookings made after Dec 15, 2015. As with most recent airline loyalty program changes, there are some extremely disappointing aspects as well as several silver linings depending on your travel plans and preferences. Continue reading Aeroplan Devaluation and Changes for 2015

Two More Starwood Preferred Guest Promotions

Starwood Preferred Guest has been coming out with quite a few promotions lately, some of which are targeted and some of which are public.  Since Starpoints are an extremely valuable and flexible rewards currency, take advantage of these offers if you can to earn more Starpoints!

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Three Days Left Before American Express Membership Rewards Change With British Airways

There are only three days left until the American Express Membership Rewards points transfer ratio change to British Airways Avios.  As of October 1, 2015, the transfer ratio for American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios will be changing from 1000:1000 to 1000:800, much different that the past when there have been transfer bonuses, such as the 40% transfer bonus this past January.

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Citi Hilton HHonors 75K Offer Expires Wednesday

The Citi Hilton HHonors 75K point signup bonus expires Wednesday, September 30.  This is almost double the regular signup bonus of 40,000 points!  If you haven’t applied, don’t miss out on this offer.

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Should Cash Back Cards Be In Your Portfolio?

Update:  Much has changed since this post, and some of these cards are no longer available.  For an updated list, see my current post on this topic:

Updated List Of Cash Back Cards To Consider

Should cash back cards be in your portfolio of credit cards?  I primarily focus on points and miles cards in my own rewards strategy, and that is why I write about those cards most of the time.  There is a place for cash back cards in your portfolio though, and I’ll explain how I personally use cash back cards in this post.

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