Friday, August 19, 2022

Recon Calls, A Thing of the Past?

Due to Covid, I stopped applying for credit cards. Thanks to Covid, I found myself under 5 new accounts in 24 months. To stay there, I only applied for business cards. I broke from...

Brex Account Closure: Where to Transfer My Miles

Do you recall opening a Brex account (see Brex: The 110K Application, The Approval, But Only Conditionally, Brex 80k Posted! What About Payroll?, & Brex 110k Finally Complete)? I did it for the points and never used...

Another Amex Business Platinum: Worth It?

Who knows what's going on with Amex? Despite the scandal of someone approving many targeted offers with high sign-up bonuses which were eventually shut down, the Amex points keep rolling in. Last year, I...

Keep vs. Cancel: Amex Business Bonvoy

One of the only good things from Covid was the generosity of the banks. That is over. I called to see if there was a retention offer for my Amex Business Bonvoy. Since the...

Butler Hospitality Sent Me an Amazon Gift Card!

Have You Ever Not Complained? is a post that still gets hits. And the answer is no. When a hotel/airline offers a service and doesn't follow through, I follow up until the situation is...

Chase Honors My Sapphire Referral Bonus

I referred Ms. TPOL for a Chase Sapphire. I waited months and never received the 20k referral bonus. I sent a message through the Secure Message Center and instead of receiving the usual, "Please...

Due/Do Today: Marriott Titanium Elite Selection

It's that time of year again. The time when I question why I still try to qualify for Marriott and how I will do so this year. It's also the time I hope that...

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2021

After being canceled last year due to Covid (see Cancelled! Festivus 2020), Festivus is back. First, take a trip down memory lane of past celebrations (see 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019). Here are my complaints from 2021: Chase’s Fraud Dept...

2021 What I Spent (And Received) in Annual Fees

The good news is that my annual fees were not high in 2021 because credit card companies gave great retention offers. The bad news is that I still haven't been able to travel like...

I Missed the AA Deal

I was out of the office last week (see Out of the Office: Member-Guest Golf Tournament) and didn't open my laptop one time. While it was a great break from work, I missed out on...
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