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Credit Cards

The number one way to rack up a lot of points/miles is through credit cards. Whether it is taking advantage of a great sign-up bonus or maximizing bonus categories, we are here to help.

Credit Cards for Beginners

If you are just getting started, then we have some advice for you. There are a few things you should learn before making your first applications. Read these posts to help:


Getting to Know the Banks

As you delve deeper into miles/points you will start hearing about the various banks and credit card products. While there are a ton of banks that offer rewards cards, the three biggest players are Chase, Citi and American Express. Each of these banks has their own rewards program and quirks.

Program Overview

Ultimate Rewards

Credit Cards


Program Overview

Membership Rewards

Credit Card Benefits



Credit Card Reconsideration

Once you have learned about the basics and studied the banks, then it becomes time to apply. If you aren’t approved right away, we have some tips that could help you turn that fate around.


Credit Card Retention

Rewards cards come with annual fees and not every card is worth keeping long term. When you try to cancel, sometimes banks try to keep your business with lucrative offers. Here is some information on maximizing those offers.


More Help

In the section below you’ll find links to all of our credit card related posts. You can also find even more relevant articles on our resources page. We have five years worth of dedicated credit card content to explore.

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All Credit Card Related Posts

New Chase Offers: IHG, Alaska Airlines & AC Hotels 10%-15% Off...

There are 3 new Chase offers that can save you money on your upcoming travels. There are older ones still active for places like Staples & Sams club.

Best Transfer Partners By Program For Booking Business Class to Europe

Top Transfer Partners for Booking Business Class to Europe Following up on the list of all the cheapest business class awards to Europe, I figured...

American Express Gets 70% Of Their New Cardholders to Pay An...

American Express revealed a startling fact about their cardholders. So many are paying annual fees, but should they? Find out why they are paying and how to determine whether you should pay an annual fee for your next credit card.

Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card – 30,000 Miles + $200...

Bank of America has a new offer for the Alaska Airlines credit card. You can earn 30,000 miles plus a credit of $200.

New 100K Amex Business Platinum Offer – But Is It Worth...

There is a new 100K Amex Business Platinum offer that launched the other day. 100K Membership Rewards points is an amazing offer but is it worth it?

60K Bonus & Waived Fee for Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red Card

Barclaycard has an increased bonus for its AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite credit card. You can get 60,000 miles with just one purchase and the annual fee is waived.

New Increased 100K Offer with Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business

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This Marriott Bonvoy Business 100K bonus was sent out by email, but is available for everyone. It matches the highest ever bonus on this card.

Alaska Airlines Business Card Offer, 42,000 Miles Plus Possible $100 Credit

Many people in “the hobby” believe that Alaska Airlines miles are the best mile out there.  And they are normally pretty hard to earn since Marriott Bonvoy is the only transfer partner. 

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