I like to use the term “price compression” to refer to the interaction of two benefits to travel hacking:The out-of-pocket price paid for travel is lower;The difference between t..
This is a guest post by the secret lover of Elizabeth Warren, and the second installment of ‘Dealing with Financial Services complaints’. Start with Part 1 here if you missed it…
My “cheapest miles to…” series is simply an effort to find the cheapest frequent flyer miles to use when planning a trip to a specific region, and what credit cards are going
I’ve written before about my transition this year from Delta Platinum Medallion to Alaska MVP Gold 75K status. In short, I couldn’t justify crediting my paid Delta flights to the..
This is a guest post by Elizabeth Warren’ s secret lover. Enjoy!
What do the following scenarios have in common?
When applying for a mortgage, you are asked to close a specific..
I drug my feet on getting out the Complete map of Hilton HHonors hotels by category, but it should be up to date and higher quality. With light of 15 different credit
American Express for Target prepaid cards were, until earlier this month, one of two popular methods for running up credit credit spend at Target store locations. Loads of up to ..
In case you missed it, perhaps because of job responsibilities in the formal economy, today TopCashBack (my referral link) is offering 2.25% cash back on business American Expres..
These days I don’t spend much time reading other blogs, or FlyerTalk for that matter (although I do periodically post random thoughts on savings and investment in the Saverocity ..
A reader passed along and asked that I share some documents provided by the Department of Transportation in response to his FOIA request regarding the Danish Kroner mistake in Fe..
View from the rooftop of the Holiday Inn Zocalo in Mexico City, my last paid IHG stay.
I keep an eye on TopCashBack (so you don’t have to) and noticed a
It seems that in the last few days Suntrust has been mailing letters to holders of Delta SkyMiles-earning debit cards, notifying them of a radical devaluation in the terms of
A little historyI graduated from college in 2007, and that fall decided to pursue a longtime dream of mine: teaching English in Russia, where I had studied abroad as an undergrad..
Last week Shawn at Miles to Memories wrote about his experience buying PIN-enabled, Metabak-issued, personalized Visa gift cards from GiftCardMall, after clicking through a cash ..
This seems like it’s been a week of minor updates, but during a promotion as lucrative as the one we’re currently living through I don’t consider that a vice.I ran into
PrefaceI’m not going to write about any changes to the Target Prepaid REDcard until tomorrow. For all the wailing, lamentations, and gnashing of teeth you could possibly want, go..
In my post yesterday I forgot to mention an occasional problem that arises when manufacturing spend with Vanilla-branded prepaid Visa debit cards. This oversight is especially un..
As most of my readers no doubt know, through May 16, 2015, you’ll instantly receive $20 off every $300 in Visa gift cards purchased at both Office Max and Office
I’ve written before about the lie of “no-blackout-date” policies at major hotel chains. By guaranteeing access to any standard room at a fixed redemption rate, hotel loyalty prog..
When I wrote yesterday’s post, I wasn’t planning to make this a series! But ever since a US Bank representative told me it was possible to request a product change
I currently carry all three of the US Bank-issued credit cards which I consider the most valuable for my current miles, points, and cash back strategy:Cash+. Has historically off..
Back in November I wrote about a trick I like to use now that the Barclaycard Arrival+ card allows Arrival+ miles to be redeemed against taxi purchases: buying Uber credit in
A few months back I wrote a breakdown of three cards which earn bonused flexible points currencies at gas stations: the Chase Ink Plus (and Bold), Citi ThankYou Premier (as of Ap..