Starwood 2,500 Point Bonus to Add Authorized User

Posted by Madison on July 29, 2016

Starwood is offering a free 2,500 points when you add an authorized user to your American Express account. Put this one in the easy column since it took about 30 seconds. I’m a fan of easy Starwood points since we redeemed them for free hotels on our Disney trip and for free hotels on holiday […]

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American Express Simply Cash Plus $250 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 15, 2016

We use our Simply Cash Business card from American Express to earn 5% cash back on our cell phone bill. American Express rolled out a new Simply Cash Plus Business card this year expanding the limits on cashback. The limits were already pretty high, so I don’t find that to be very exciting, but I […]

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Capital One Quicksilver $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 8, 2016

Readers often ask about easy sign up bonuses with a low spending requirement on cards that you can use for everyday purchases. The Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card is just that, a no annual fee card that earns a flat 1.5% cash back without rotating categories and comes with a $100 sign up […]

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Alaska Airlines 30,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on June 24, 2016

A reader just let me know about an increase in the sign up bonus for the Alaska Airlines Visa card. The bonus in now 30,000 miles; we picked up this card earlier this spring when the sign up bonus was only 25,000 miles. In addition, they offer an annual companion fare on a round trip […]

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3rd quarter cash back is here! It’s time to organize, activate and put your cards into a regular rotation. Reevaluate Quarterly Cash Rewards It’s our quarterly check-in to reevaluate the cards we are carrying to take advantage of the best 3rd quarter 2016 cash rewards credit cards bonuses. Every quarter we reevaluate the cash back […]

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New Fidelity Rewards 2% Cash Back Credit Card

Posted by Madison on June 17, 2016

Fidelity is switching their Fidelity Investment credit card from American Express to Elan. The Fidelity Investment Rewards Card earns 2% cash back on all purchases. I rotate our credit cards quarterly to earn the highest reward on all of our purchases, but I do have a favorite everyday spending card. I’ve used our Fidelity card […]

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Best Credit Cards to Maximize Cash Back at Costco

Posted by Madison on June 16, 2016

Next week, Costco is making the switch from American Express to Visa cards. With the switch, there are plenty of new options to earn cash back. The good news is that you probably already have some of these cards in your wallet, or tucked away wherever you store your cards that aren’t in rotation right […]

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The Delta American Express card increased their sign up bonus to 50,000 miles for a limited time. The standard is 30,000 bonus miles. In addition to the miles it has a $50 statement credit. We just picked up this card in our last application spree this spring when it only offered a standard bonus. I […]

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Hilton American Express 50,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 27, 2016

We’re headed to a wedding this summer where the block of rooms is at a Hilton. Unfortunately, the discounted rate on the rooms is pretty steep! Enter the Hilton HHonors card from American Express. The card currently has a 50,000 point sign up bonus. Even though the sign up bonus sometimes goes a little higher, […]

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Southwest 50,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 20, 2016

A longtime reader, Richard, just sent me a copy of a new survey that tested airlines for frequent flier award seat availability. Topping the list for the fifth year was Southwest at 100% availability. You know what that means? It’s time to pick up some Southwest points for summer travel! Southwest is currently offering 50,000 […]

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