Sunday, May 27, 2018

Positive Change: Amex SPG Offers Free Night

With all the changes coming to the SPG program, one that caught my attention was the change to the Amex SPG cards, both business and personal: Beginning with your first renewal on or after August 1,...

Meeting Mins Paying Uncle Sam

Paying taxes is not manufactured spending. The fees of 1.87% are higher than the $4.95 for every $5 required for duck purchases. Regardless, it felt very good to hit so many mins by paying...

Iberia Credit Card App Rejected: As Shocking As MSU’s Loss

Yesterday I wrote about how Iberia does not have a 24 hour cancellation rule. Today, I'm writing about my rejection for Chase's new Iberia credit card. There was no way of knowing whether the...

Approved! Alaska Airlines Card, But Was It Signature?

I cancelled my last Alaska Airlines Card because I only received a 5k sign-Up bonus. Unknown to me, that card was not the Visa Signature which is the one that provides the 30k bonus....

My Amex Platinum Broke!

Besides booking flights, there's not a great reason to use the Amex Platinum over the Amex Blue for Business as the former only earns 1X per dollar spend versus 2x on the Blue. That...

25k MR After 50k Spend: The Worst Amex Targeted Offer?

There are some offers that make sense. And there is this one for my Business Gold card: First, who would take the $210 statement credit? That is the epitome of stupidity. Next, how successful does...

Amex Platinum Schwab Approved! No Recon Required

Remember the days of the worst word invented next to 'hobby' in the points game? Yes, I'm talking about the 'app-o-rama'. Those days are dead thanks to a booming economy and bloggers like myself....

Thank You Bachuwa Law! Barclays Honors Spend Promo

Disclaimer: The following is not legal advice. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact Bachuwa Law if you have a question or to submit an inquiry.  I previously wrote a post called Keep Vs....

Paying 2.5% Transaction Fee to Hit Mins: Sacrilegious?

I wanted to hit the min spend of 24k on my Virgin Atlantic cards. I had two choices: MS or pay bills. Initially, I used the Virgin cards for all of my purchases, both work...

Keep Vs. Cancel: AAdvantage Aviator

$95 for a card that I never use. This seemed like a no brainer in the Keep Vs. Cancel process. Last year I spent 2k on annual fees. This year I want to spend...
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