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A Trick to Booking Multi-City Itineraries Through Chase

If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, I’m sure you’re familiar with its many benefits…3x points on travel and restaurants, lounge access, points worth 1.5x on Chase’s travel portal, yada yada yada. It was a no brainer to recommend it to my mom to cover flights for our upcoming trip to Greece. I considered recommending…

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Get a Better Sign-up Bonus on Amex Business Cards by Calling

I want to start off by saying that this trick is very YMMV, but I think it’s worth putting out there. For two American Express business cards, Amex Business Gold and Amex Business Platinum, it’s possible to get a better sign-up bonus by simply calling and asking. Normally, the sign-up bonus for the Amex Business…

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I Guess I’m Keeping My Amex Platinum for Another Year…

Last Thanksgiving, I applied for the Amex Platinum through a leaked link offering 100,000 points for spending $3,000 in three months. My annual fee was due and I was fully planning on cancelling the card. I even wrote about how I’d miss one of my favorite, underrated benefits of being an Amex Platinum cardholder! Reasons…

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Bank of America Limits Credit Card Approvals with New 2/3/4 Rule

After recent crackdowns from Barclays and Chase, you’d think we’ve had enough bad news. Unfortunately, Doctor of Credit has confirmed that Bank of America is the next credit card issuer to instate some new, churning unfriendly rules. The new 2/3/4 rule goes as follows. Bank of America will only approve you for a maximum of two…

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My Strategy for Redeeming Barclaycard Arrival Plus Miles

Barclaycard Arrival Plus is my favorite fixed-value travel credit card. Not only does it have a great sign-up bonus, but the miles are easy to redeem for anything travel-related. However, the card has its downsides. You’ll likely want to redeem miles for travel statement credits since that is where you will get the most value.…

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American Express Membership Rewards: Everything You Need to Know

American Express Membership Rewards is one of the best credit card rewards currencies out there. Membership Rewards points are valued at $0.01 each for most non-travel redemptions, including statement credits and most gift cards, but you can get the best value by using points for travel. Here’s everything you need to know about earning, transferring, and redeeming…