Saturday, December 16, 2017

LifeMiles Avianca Vuela Visa: Churning Into The Night

Deep in the night I'm looking for some fun Deep in the night I'm looking for some love Deep in the night I'm looking for some fun Deep in the night I'm looking for some... Cards to churn. I don't know how you...

Barclays Aviator Approved! Damn I Missed The Churn Life

My friend sent me a message saying that he had been approved for the Barclays AA Aviator card, something that I had waited for following Citi's elimination of my AA points party. The offer...

2016: What I Spent (And Received) in Annual Fees

Another year has gone by and more fees have been paid. For the most part, I did just fine in maximizing the value of the annual fees but not as well as I did last...

Peaceful Resolution For My Denied Citi AA Exec Bonus

Maybe I have written one too many Fine Print posts on Frequent Miler about consumer arbitration, bank shutdowns, and eBay acting badly that my natural instinct is to file a claim. (see the Successful...

Stiffed Citi AA Exec Bonus Points: Arbitration Right Away?

Here's another candidate for the 2016 Festivus Airing of Grievances. This time it's brought to you by Citi, another bank who no longer cares for points enthusiasts. Before Citi introduced the rule that a customer...

Chase Ink Preferred 80k Bonus! Why You Shouldn’t Care

Oh look everyone, a great Chase offer. 80k Ultimate Rewards when you apply and get approved for the Chase Ink Preferred Card. I'm sure you've read all the details about how great the card...

Spark Business Checking: Banking for EVERYONE, Anywhere

Did you just wake up in your pajamas? Have you grown an intimidating beard? Do you have hot sauce all over your t-shirt because of a late night binge yesterday?  Do you want to...

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...
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