Saturday, October 21, 2017

Amex Benz Platinum Retention Call Success!

Michael W didn't get a retention offer for his Mercedes Amex Platinum. In fact, he got a scolding. I haven't had a lot of success with retention calls lately so I had no confidence...

Warning: You May Have A Business Aviator Open

Here's a friendly PSA from your friend TPOL: You may have a business aviator open and not realize it. Remember years ago when you used to churn the US Air credit card with Barclays?...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Amex Platinum, Benz Edition

I don’t want to pay the $475 membership fee for the Amex Platinum, Benz edition. I definitely wouldn’t want to pay $550‎ for an annual fee, the increased price for the Amex Platinum card....

Keep Vs. Cancel: Citi Hilton Reserve

The Hilton Reserve is on the chopping block and it should come as no surprise that it will be chopped. Citi lost the Hilton account to Amex and the gold status that comes with the...

Amex Blue Business Approved! The Best Everyday Card?

I was not instantly approved for the Blue Business card. I had too many credit cards open with Amex and had to close one of them. I chose to cut the Blue from American...

Having A Huge Credit Limit May Hurt Your Credit

According to the AP Article, Major changes coming to how your credit score is calculated, "VantageScore will now mark a borrower negatively for having excessively large credit card limits, on the theory that the...

US Bank Altitude Is Cool But Will You Get Approved?

Frequent Miler wrote a breakdown about the US Bank Altitude Card. It seems like a good one to add to the arsenal, especially if Chase hates you, Alaska is over your antics, and Citi...

Keep Vs. Cancel, United: Chase Decided For Me

Retention offers on credit cards aren't what they used to be. The effort and amount of stimulants needed to call a bank to try to pry a few points from their dead, cold hands is...

Alaska Business Approved! When Recon Calls You

The 866 number showed up on my caller ID. I figured it was a lonely telemarketer so I answered. Instead, it was an analyst from Bank of America. Unprepared and under-caffeinated, I found myself...

No Citi AA Retention Offer: Why That’s A Good Thing

This is a first. I called to close my Citi AA Platinum Select card and waited for the retention offer. The agent said, "If I close this, I can't reopen it." She didn't ask...
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