Friday, December 15, 2017

Good News: Virgin Atlantic Card Approved, Bad News: The 24k Spend

I was just approved for the Virgin Atlantic card which, after spending $12,000 within 6 months, nets 93,000 points. Those points will be applied towards a first-class flight on ANA, an airline I have...

Approved! JetBlue Card, Second Time Around

The key to lasting in this business if you don't MS is to take advantage of every points opportunity. See an offer for Citi with no 60 month language? Apply! Banco Popular releasing a Avianca...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Gold Delta SkyMiles Personal

I must've spent all of 2016 applying for cards because I've been hit with a barrage of annual fees this year. I just cancelled my Barclays JetBlue. Last month I cancelled the Gold Delta...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Barclays jetBlue

The $99 annual fee came due on my jetBlue card. I received the JetBlue 30k signup bonus last year and took a points qualifying flight that netted me 105k JetBlue points. A year later, I have...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Gold Delta SkyMiles Business

I applied and was approved for the Amex Mercedes Platinum and the Gold Delta SkyMiles Personal and Business card on the same day. The annual fee was due on the Platinum and a call to...

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...
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