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CREDIT CARDS

How I used my Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Ultimate Rewards bonus points…

As you know, earlier this year I received the 100,000 Ultimate Rewards point bonus by opening a Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card and meeting the minimum spend requirements. With 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points, there are a number of great things you can do. I always look for the best ways to 1) maximize, and 2) […]

Citi Prestige Offer [Targeted]: 2,500 Thank You Points for adding an Authorized User: Is it worth it?

I recently received a targeted offer (via mailer) from Citi Prestige offering 2,500 bonus Thank You points for: adding an authorized user spending $2,500 on purchases between 7/1/17 and 9/30/17 Here’s the offer (close up): So? Is this a good offer? I value Citi Thank You points [conservatively] at $0.01. If you hold a Premier […]

Plastiq bonuses blocked for Mortgage and Rental Payments…here’s what to do about it:

In the travel-hacking hobby, the only constant is change – and that change is usually not a good thing. Well, earlier this week we got word that Chase, Citi, and now Visa have [effectively] killed the ability to earn a lucrative profit on points by paying your monthly rental and mortgage payments on Plastiq.com. So […]

Huge Change Coming to the Citi AT&T Access and Access More Cards…

Huge Change Coming to the Citi AT&T Access and Access More Cards… It’s no secret that my secret MVP card has been the Citi AT&T Access More Card for the last couple of years. Those who have it – and were able to get it when it was still available (it’s now “unavailable” in credit […]

The 10 Commandments of Travel-Hacking (Using Credit Cards)

You should never miss a credit card payment You should never incur finance charges You should never pay with cash when you can pay with a credit card; and when you do pay with a credit card you should only use the card that will maximize your point earnings You should never spend more then […]