Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Keep Vs. Cancel: Barclays AAdvantage Aviator

I hate annual fees as much as I hate losing a ball on the golf course. I also haven't had much luck getting retention offers for keeping cards open. My Aviator card's annual fee...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Virgin Atlantic Card

What a quick call this was: TPOL: I would like to close my card. Agent: Why? TPOL: Because of the annual fee. Agent: Reads Disclaimer and adds, "You're account is now closed." I signed up for the Virgin Atlantic card...

Keep vs. Cancel: Chase Ink Plus

According to my online statements, I have had the Chase Ink Plus since 2012. It was one of the first cards I had as a professional churner. The first card was the SPG personal...

Persistence Pays Off Again: Business Aviator Approved!

Do you remember when I applied for the Barclays Business Aviator card? I don't. Nor did I remember what the offer was. Reading the linked post, I assume it was sometime in early September....

AA Miles Expiring Tomorrow? Buy Magazines

Here were the options: Buy AA Miles: The cheapest option was around $100. Get lost.  Transfer AA Miles: 1) I'm selfish. 2) Pay money? Get gone. 

Barclay Business Aviator: Like JetBlue, The Process Drags On

I have to hand it to Barclays. They are thorough when it comes to processing credit card applications. It's a lot tougher than the glory days of applying for 4 Alaska cards at once...

15k Bonus to Upgrade to SPG Amex Luxury: No Thanks

I often read about targeted offers and then check my inbox and litter box to see if I've been targeted. Most of the time I am not. When the new SPG Amex Luxury card...

Had It With Ink! Using Amex Blue Business Plus Instead

I have already written about my issues with Chase Ink (see Why Do Pending Transactions Only Disappear from Chase Ink? and see Why Do Chase Ink Points Take Longer to Post?). I'm finally back from my...

Chase Business Preferred: 100k Finally, Finally, Finally!

36-24-36? Only if she's 5/24. That joke makes no sense but who cares? Today is a day of celebration. I finally received the remaining 50k of the 100k Chase Business Preferred offer. The story...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Mercedes Amex Platinum (Year 2)

Another year gone by, another annual fee due. Once again, the Mercedes Amex Platinum is on the chopping block. Last year, I went through a thorough analysis of whether I should keep or cancel...
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