Why I Will Not Sign Up For the Citi AAdvantage Business Card


In the last few weeks, there have been tons of talk about quickly making an easy American Airlines AAdvantage miles from signing up for the Citi cards as well as the Barclay's US Airways cards. I briefly considered one of the personal Citi cards, but recently downgraded the one I had following Kenny's advice for a Dividend card Read More

American Express Increased My Credit Without Asking Or Pull


In March 2013, I opened a business American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Card with an original $6,000 line of credit. In those 9 months, I was able to spend $30,000 and earned Gold status. For 2014, I barely used the card unless: Purchases were for no category bonus spend Purchases were for the warranty protection Read More

MyPoints Credit Card Will Be Overhauled


A couple of months ago, MyPoints redesigned their website. Unfortunately, I don't have a screenshot of what the old website, but here's a snapshot of what it is now.   Their old website definitely was antiquated looking and made things tough to find. The new website is very graphical and easy on the eyes. There used to Read More

Earn Hotel Status For Cheap?


Ever since reading Doctor Of Credit's posts about Roomer with the review first then the interview, I can't help but think about speculatively buying rooms and listing it on Roomer for the purpose of mattress running. Roomer will take care of all the hard part, changing the name of the reservations of a non refundable room and Read More

Struck Out Asking For Higher Rates To Gift Card Churn


Plenty of people are selling gift cards to the gift card exchanges. Many of the folks who have received gift cards for the holidays are selling them and the inventory at the vendors are flooded which is why as a buyer of discounted gift cards, you will find some awesome deals. I'm not surprised they are Read More

Two Frequent Flier Program Changes, 1 Good 1 Bad


We'll start with the bad news and I'm surprised to see no one post this, as I think it's not customer friendly. Malaysia Airlines announced that effective January 2015 any miles accrued in their Enrich Miles program will expire after three years at the end of the month of their accrual date. It's unfortunate where Read More

My Gift Card Sales Figures With Cardpool


So we covered GiftCard Zen on my sales numbers and it was a little over $16.5k and I got back approximately 85.5%. Today, we'll look at my numbers with Cardpool. My total transactions with Cardpool is a little bit larger compared to GiftCard Zen only because I've worked with Cardpool since the end of 2012. I Read More

How Wall Street Influenced Manufactured Spending


I need to preface this by saying I have no positions or any near term positions of owning stock in Staples or Office Depot as of writing this post. With that out of the way, I have been reading quite a few pieces about how hedge fund company Starboard, who have previous dealings of buying Read More

Pure Speculation: Is Chase Doing Away The Fairmont Credit Card?


I came across Miles Remaining's post on Hotel Award Charts and thought this was a nice chart to bookmark. Then I saw the chart for Fairmont and every time I see something I'm not familiar with and remember there's a credit card, I double-check facts. One thing I check is how easy it is to manufacture Read More