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For years, United Airlines was the only airline I flew consistently. We lived in Northern California and our tiny airport was only serviced by UA. Every time I flew it was United to San Francisco to get a connecting flight. My first experience with using credit card points and miles were getting an old United […]

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I just renewed my Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™American Express® Card with a $450 annual fee. Is it worth having the card after the first year and after getting that welcome bonus? I still renew this card year after year. Am I crazy? I don’t think so. And right now the welcome offer is increased to 100K plus […]

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred is my personal favorite credit card and one that I will always have. I love the points I earn on this card (Chase Ultimate Rewards) because I can transfer them to a variety of hotel and airline partners. We have used these points for some amazing stays at Hyatt hotels (my […]

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 We have good news for you! The Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card has a new high signup bonus of 3 Free Nights (each night valued at up to 50,000 points)!  I like this even better than the last bonus of 100,000 points because it is worth essentially 150,000 points. There are a couple of […]

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It’s no secret that I am a fan of my IHG credit card. It has given me great value internationally in Dubai and Vietnam. In both of those places, I got suite upgrades! I also have used it to stay at beautiful Kimpton hotels in the USA. It makes a great card for families too […]

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Can you believe the costs of gas? If we have to pay a lot to use our cars, let’s at least get rewarded for it! Here are the best credit cards to use when paying for gas! Citi Premier Card The Citi Premier Credit Card is a transferable points card that earns ThankYou points. We […]

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Let’s talk about Delta Airlines and their credit cards. Personally, I really like Delta. Their seats are super comfortable and I like to use them so I can use the Delta SkyClub Lounges! I get to visit Delta Sky Clubs anytime I fly Delta thanks to my American Express Platinum card. Delta Airlines’ frequent flyer […]

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Citibank sponsors several credit cards. If you shop at Costco, you may use their Citibank Costco card to get 2% back each year on your purchases there. They also sponsor some American Airlines cards. Today we are talking all about their cards that earn Citi ThankYou Points. Like Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership […]

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  Today I want to talk to you about my favorite American Express Credit Card. Here’s my review of the Platinum Card® from American Express. This card has an annual fee of $695! That scares a lot of people off but is honestly my favorite credit card and will always be in my wallet. Let’s […]

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You’ve filled out the credit card application and your breath is held now – will they approve you? It doesn’t matter how many cards I’ve applied for, I still love/hate the anticipation of finding out if I am instantly approved! Here are some things you can do to increase your odds of a credit card […]

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Raising a family can be expensive! Groceries, healthcare, gas, activities,  clothes, etc., etc., etc.! You might as well be rewarded for the things you have to pay for anyway! That’s where those credit card welcome offers come in handy. We love to earn the points on those big welcome offers so we don’t have to pay […]

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Marriott has announced some new changes to its award programs. We have good news and we have bad news. Let’s go over Marriott’s new changes.   The Good News The good news is that their annual night certificate expiration dates have been extended until June 30, 2022. I was hurrying to use a couple and […]

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It is no surprise that we love Chase Ultimate Rewards! We are always trying to get more of them so we can book a great Hyatt stay like our recent Hyatt Ziva and Zilara all-inclusive stays. A great credit card that gives us Ultimate Rewards is the Chase Freedom Flex Credit Card. We love the Freedom […]

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The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card has become a very popular credit card for reward travel. It is a great card for beginner travel hackers and offers a huge amount of flexibility in how you can redeem your miles. The easiest way to use your Venture Miles is towards statement credits on travel purchases. […]

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The Southwest Airlines credit cards are some of my very favorites! I have gotten so much value out of the points I have earned on them. My favorite was probably taking my whole family to Maui. What makes these cards even better is that by opening a personal and business card you can earn the Southwest […]

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Recently, the rumor mill said that Hyatt was going to have a luxury card come out. It turned out that didn’t happen. However, the news that Hyatt launched a new business credit card is not a rumor. For those of you wanting more Hyatt points and not wanting to go over your 5/24 status, this […]

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This post contains referral links. If you apply and are approved we may earn bonus points. Thanks in advance if you do!  There are four Marriott Bonvoy credit cards that allow you to earn points towards stays within the Marriott Bonvoy program. Two of these cards are issued by Chase Bank and two are issued […]

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This post contains affiliate or referral links. If you apply for any cards and are approved, we may be compensated. This is at not extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!   Updating this post d/t the new limited-time high bonus offers out on some of the Delta personal and business […]

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Recently I realized that there are some credit card myths that people hang on to.  I was talking to a friend about travel. He was looking for a plane ticket for an upcoming vacation and I asked him if he used credit card points and miles? His reply was that he didn’t want his credit […]

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American Express Credit Cards have a “once per lifetime” rule. That means that “usually” you can only get one of their signup bonuses once in a lifetime per card. This makes it really important to apply for one of their cards when the signup bonus is at an all-time high. We love Membership Rewards, the […]

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This post contains referral links. Thanks in advance if you use our links to apply for a card!   When it comes to earning points for free travel don’t overlook the Chase cashback credit cards. These cards have great earning potential on many everyday purchases. Adding one (or if you are like me, a few) […]

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