Why You Need Credit Card Rewards for an Emergency

Posted by Madison on April 6, 2015

We talk extensively about why you need an emergency fund full of cash, or a readily accessible Roth IRA used as an emergency fund. What I found out this past weekend, is how handy it is to have an emergency fund full of various credit card rewards points. There are times when credit card rewards […]

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US Bank FlexPerks 20,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on April 3, 2015

Last week while cashing out my US Bank Cash Plus card, I mentioned that I converted my US Bank FlexPerks card to the Cash Plus card to avoid the annual fee. As I was reviewing the terms for the U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards American Express® Card I realized something special. I checked back in […]

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Claim Your US Bank Cash Plus Extra $25 Bonus

Posted by Madison on March 27, 2015

Awhile back I converted my U.S. Bank FlexPerks Card to the US Bank Cash Plus Card to avoid the annual fee. Since you have to sign up for the Cash Plus 5% categories now, I added it to our list of Quarterly Rotating Rewards Cards. One of the benefits of the Cash Plus card is […]

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2nd quarter cash back is here and it’s focused on restaurants and home improvements this spring! It’s time once again to get all the cards organized, activated and 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 2nd quarter […]

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Discover it $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on March 13, 2015

Discover it has a new sign up bonus, a $100 Amazon.com gift card. I like the Discover it card for the category bonuses; here’s how I earned $1450 cashback from Discover recently. It’s Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $100 Sign Up Bonus Open a new Discover it card. Spend $500 during the first […]

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I just spent some time cleaning up from one of my previous application sprees last winter. What I found is that I’m actually keeping some of the cards with an annual fee on them! Usually I Convert Credit Cards Instead of Paying Annual Fees or cancel them after redeeming the sign up bonus. Until now, […]

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Chase Ink Plus $600+ Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on February 13, 2015

Chase just increased the sign up bonus on their Chase Ink Plus Business card to 60,000 points. If you missed the 70,000 point refer a friend bonus last fall, here’s your chance to pick it up for more than the standard 50,000 points. It’s Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $600+ Sign Up Bonus […]

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2015 Chase Freedom Rewards Calendar

Posted by Madison on January 28, 2015

Each quarter I put together a list of the 5% cash back on rotating categories. If you have flexibility with the timing of your purchase and you know the purchase category will be on the list for a future quarter, you might want to hold off on your purchase until you can get 5% cash […]

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2015 Discover It Rewards Calendar

Posted by Madison on January 21, 2015

Next up in our series of cash back calendars for planning your 5% cash back is Discover It, previously called the Discover More card. To help you accomplish your purchase planning this year, here is the Discover it cash back calendar for 2015. 2015 Discover It Rewards Calendar   1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter […]

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2017 Discover Rewards Calendar

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Next up in our series of cash back calendars for planning your 5% cash back is Discover It, previously called the Discover More card. To help you accomplish your purchase planning this year, here is the Discover it* cash back calendar for 2017. 2017 Discover It Rewards Calendar   1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter […]

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