As I mentioned earlier today, the family and I just wrapped up a trip to Legoland and we had a surprisingly good time there. I say “surprisingly” because five years ago
Red Ventures, a marketing company based near my hometown of Charlotte, just closed on its purchase of Bankrate, the umbrella for CreditCards.com, ThePointsGuy.com, and other simi..
The Brooks Brothers credit card, which as of late has had sent some nice marketing promotions my way, is now offering a $100 sign-up bonus (at least, I think they’re offering
Following up on its years of frequent flyer innovations, such as getting rid of frequent flyer charts that let consumers know how many miles a frequent flyer redemption will cost,
The big news in the points & miles world today is that Bankrate has acquired Million Mile Secrets. I’m glad MMS made a public announcement; that’s more than we got
I wasn’t even aware before today that there is such a thing as a Chrysler credit card–and it turns out there’s a good reason for that.
The card is issued by
Frequent Miler recently experienced a dilemma over whether to accept a free rental from Silvercar:
Ultimately, my decision had less to do with ethics or the desire to remain unbi..
Here’s an interesting story from Loyalty360, a loyalty marketing industry publication:
After a computer error placed dollar signs in front of Loyalist points, a few Bloomingdale’..
Congratulations! You’ve just been placed in charge of a loyalty program. Maybe you work for an airline, or a credit card issuer, or a retailer–no matter. Your boss just told you
It was the best of cards, it was the worst of cards…
A certain blogger has written up two similar cards: the Barclaycard Arrival Plus and the Capital One Venture. The two
A few weeks ago I opined that the golden age of points & miles is behind us. Some of you agreed, some of you disagreed. It appears, however, that I
The bad news–from a professional basketball standpoint anyway–is that I live in Charlotte. The good news is that the credit card industry has given me a reason to care about
In the wake of the closing of the Miles for Family blog, a few other bloggers such as Doc and TBB offered their thoughts about blogging. To hear them tell
Look who’s back on the Prior2Boarding homepage–it’s The Forward Cabin!
The blog was very quietly removed from the homepage a few weeks ago after yours truly broke the story of an..
I recently wrote about what looks for all the world like a clear-cut case of plagiarism by The Forward Cabin, a BoardingArea blog. Last week our esteemed leader Matt contacted Ra..
Four days ago I published a quick piece on Citi’s new Access credit card. I hadn’t seen this product mentioned anywhere before, as there had been no grand announcement from Citi…
I haven’t seen much publicity about this one, but Apple and Barclaycard recently launched a new card. It’s officially called the “Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards“, (not, you ..
“A company that helps you find the perfect credit card is now worth $1 billion,” said a recent headline in Business Insider:
Credit Karma, a credit-tracking personal finance sit..
Over at CreditCards.com there’s an interesting interview with Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL). Grayson, like most members of Congress, is a frequent flyer, and he’s not too pl..