Monday, August 21, 2017

Retention Failures

Remember the days of Citi where you could call in and get a retention offer just because it was raining outside? While Citi may still be handing out retention offers like candy, Amex and...

Keep Vs. Cancel: IHG, British, Alaska, Amex Platinum

When it rains it pours. When you churn, all annual fees come up at the same time. Here are the latest on the chopping block: IHG: $49 annual fee provides 1 night at any...

Leave Your Lover Behind? What If She’s Bad at Recon

I just got approved for the Citi AAdvantage Gold and Citi Exec. Even with my Chase Sapphire Reserve rejection, my UR balance is strong enough to weather the storm and avoid riding peasant class. Ms TPOL on...

Citi AAdvantage Gold Approved!

Okay, so it's not the Chase Sapphire Reserve, yaddah yaddah yaddah. But I am sharing the news of my Gold approval for two reasons: 1)It marks the beginning of the end of the good...

Chase Sapphire Reserve Rejected: What A Shocker

Yay, the new Chase Sapphire application is available online. That's the good news. The bad news is that most of us churners will get rejected. I thought I'd give it a go and get...

Citi Exec Approved: Is It Worth $450?

June I couldn't post because the site was under construction. July was my best month ever. August I'm in no man's land with no wi-fi. August is also significant because it is the last...

I Hate Mother Nature (And Citi)

Good morning from God's country or so the locals like to call it. I'm taking a break from big city living to hike, ride horses, and fish. All of those are lies. I'm out here...

Citi Prestige: No Free Golf = Cancel Card

The days of how great the Citi Prestige card is are over. The loss of Admirals Club was a big deal but today I confirmed with Citi that the three free rounds of golf...

Goodbye Southwest, Hello JetBlue

And I can't fight this feeling anymore. I've forgotten what I started fighting for. Chase rejecting you on recon? All your Southwest points burned? No chance of requalifying for a companion pass? Then do as...

JetBlue Points Match: Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Some would have you believe that bloggers are infallible. Some would have you believe there's no such thing as sarcasm. Well this blogger in his ignorance ignored the JetBlue Points Match promotion. I even tried...
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