Local Chase And Citi Branches Offering Better Sign-Up Bonuses Than The Entire Internet

In recent weeks, reports have begun to crop up about the existence of superior credit card offers at brick-and-mortar Chase and Citi branches.  For details on these offers, I’ll direct you to reports by The Miles Professor about her experiences at Chase and Citi branches.  But just to whet your appetite, she found a 50,000-mile […]

A Quick Way To Find Out If You Qualify For A 50,000-Mile Bonus On The United MileagePlus Explorer Card

UPDATE:  If you don’t qualify for the 50,000-mile offer described below, check your local Chase branch. The standard signup bonus for the United MileagePlus Explorer card is 30,000 miles after spending $1,000 within three months, but targeted offers touting higher signup bonuses for the card surface frequently. I recently received what appeared to be a […]

When Points Of The Same Name Aren’t Actually The Same

A couple weeks ago, I posted about an important mistake on the application landing page for the American Express Blue card.  The application page stated that Membership Rewards points earned on the Blue card could be transferred to American Express’s airline and hotel partners: Unfortunately, that’s simply not true: Membership Rewards points held in a […]

Notes and Updates For April 9, 2013

Daraius at Million Mile Secrets describes a new method for manufacturing points on the cheap by purchasing Visa and MasterCard gift cards.  The good news for Daraius is that his article generated a lot of interest and discussion; the bad news for Daraius is that the folks at Flyertalk who apparently concocted the scheme promptly put […]

The Incredibly Useful But Relatively Unknown Chase Reconsideration Line

Chase offers some of the best credit cards on the market (for actual use and for scoring big signup bonuses). I have several of them, and quite a bit of outstanding credit with Chase, so it is hardly surprising that I am no longer instantly approved by Chase’s computer system when I apply for a […]

Business Credit Cards, Part 3 of 3: What Are The Best Business Credit Cards?

Business credit cards offer some of the most enticing points-earning schemes and signup bonuses, but most people know very little about these cards or whether they qualify for one.  Part I of this three-part series examined the eligibility requirements for business cards; Part II discussed the significant but little-known differences between business and personal credit […]