Credit Cards

Earn 30,000 Bonus Points PLUS 9X On Dining For Some AMEX Referrals!!

A friend just asked for some help reorganizing their wallet.  Their credit card choices had become outdated and they had way too many points they didn’t have any immediate use for.  I was stunned when I found out he had amassed four million Marriott Bonvoy points from credit card spend. I’ll admit, I think I cried just a little bit. One of the cards I suggested he get is the American Express Gold card.  I think this is a real sweet spot for many folks, which I’ll dig into in […]

You Can Now Apply For The Bilt Rewards Mastercard

If you’re a regular listener of my podcast, you’ve heard me and my co-host Richard Kerr talking about the Bilt Rewards Mastercard.  Bilt Rewards is a new player in the points and miles space and they’ve also revolutionized how folks will pay rent, offering valuable rewards for paying your rent through Bilt. They’ve rolled out some pretty cool promotions in the first year of existence, including a pretty sweet 5X promotion on Black Friday. My wife was also able to score a free exercise class recently in the Bilt Rewards […]

Bonus Offers For Hyatt, Marriott, Southwest and United Credit Card Holders (Targeted)

Chase is offering a wide range of credit card holders.  Between my wife and I we were targeted for these offers on three of our credit cards. World of Hyatt Credit Card Bonus Offer The World of Hyatt credit card usually offers four points per dollar on purchases at Hyatt hotels and two points per dollar on some travel purchases (airline tickets purchased directly from an airline and local transit costs).  This offer essentially doubles the points earned on Hyatt stays and more than doubles the earning on any travel […]

Reader Question: Which Credit Card Should I Keep?

Credit cards can be an incredible way to earn miles and points for vacations.  In many cases, people earn more miles and points from credit card spending than actual travel.  But, the ability to earn miles and points comes with some caveats.  Those credit cards can carry higher annual fees than a cash back credit card.  That’s why you’ll hear me say frequently that you should be evaluating the credit cards you carry.  Are they paying for themselves?  If not, they need to go.  We talk about this all the […]

Breaking Down The New Wyndham Rewards Earner Credit Cards

There’s a lot of discussion about credit cards in the travel blog space.  Credit cards are how many (if not most) people earn miles and points to be able to take that dream trip.  And, there are plenty of folks who sign-up for lots of credit cards for the welcome bonus without much regard to whether they’re going to keep the credit card long-term.  I get it, but I don’t generally sign-up for a new credit card unless I see some sort of a long-term place in my wallet. That’s […]

Why The American Express Business Platinum Might Need A Spot In Your Wallet

From the outset, let me note that I don’t earn any affiliate income from this or any other credit card.  These are just my thoughts as the travel world changes in the era of COVID-19.  You guys know I don’t talk a ton about the nitty gritty of credit cards here, but work with me for just a few minutes. I’ve had the American Express Business Platinum in my wallet for a bit over a year now.  I made a mistake when I applied for the card.  I mixed up […]

Hyatt Credit Card Members Now Earn Bonus Points At SLH Properties

Hyatt has been on a bit of a growth tear over the past 12 months.  The biggest part of that growth has been the integration of Small Luxury Hotels of the World into World of Hyatt.  They started this in late 2018 and have now expanded the partnership to over 200 hotels.  With that and other additions, such as Thompson, Joie de Vivre and Alila hotels, Hyatt now has over 1,000 hotels where you can earn and redeem points. Hyatt Credit Card Bonus Points At SLH Properties Effective immediately, both […]