I want to share a quick story about how I've been able to leverage the benefits of the Chase Sapphire Reserve card within one year to pay massive dividends which affect my travel channels.A year … [Read more...] about In One Year, My Chase Sapphire Reserve Has Paid for Itself Twice Over
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Update: a reader reached out on Twitter to ask about intentionally overpaying estimated taxes to earn additional points. As I thought this was a good question others might be interested in, I have … [Read more...] about Why I Just Paid My Taxes with a Credit Card for the Points
Today Barclays (re-branding from Barclaycard US), announced their new premium travel credit card, the Barclays Arrival Premier card. It was highly anticipated by those that follow the credit card and … [Read more...] about Barclays’ New Arrival Premier Card Is One to Avoid
This is a friendly rebuttal to Sriram's "Devil's Advocate" post, in which he claimed the American Express Platinum Card is overrated. Clearly, some of his comments were meant to be one-sided, but I've … [Read more...] about Why the American Express Platinum Card Is Still a Great Value
Note: I designed this as a "Devil's Advocate" type of post. Therefore, I mostly (intentionally) ignore the opposing argument. Please consider that before throwing rotten tomatoes at me for … [Read more...] about Sorry, but the Amex Platinum Card Is Overrated
...And buying anything else would be even worse.I get it, nearly everyone goes to Starbucks. Even though I think the coffee isn't great, it's still convenient and someplace I'll stop when I can't … [Read more...] about Buying Coffee with the Starbucks Credit Card Is a Really Bad Idea
One of the more lucrative benefits of the Citi Prestige card is the "fourth night free" benefit. At almost any hotel, the benefit provides a credit of one night's room rate for every three paid … [Read more...] about Tips and Tricks – Citi Prestige Fourth Night Free Benefit
American Express announced today that it plans to open its 10th Centurion Lounge at JFK's Terminal 4 in New York. This will be a 15,000-square foot lounge that spans two floors. The press release … [Read more...] about American Express Picks JFK for Its Next Centurion Lounge
I'm a big fan of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card, and it's not just because I like to fly with Alaska Airlines. In fact, it's not even because the card offers particularly generous rewards. … [Read more...] about Why You Should Get an Alaska Airlines Credit Card in 2018
Recently, the blogosphere exploded with the news that SWISS appeared to release First Class award space to Star Alliance partners. Usually, SWISS guards its First Class space closely, releasing award … [Read more...] about Aeroplan-Swiss Fiasco Illustrates Risk of Credit Card Points Transfers