I don’t know if Comenity Bank and United are in-bed with one another, but both seem to giveth and taketh away. Here’s the story: Approved, then denied, in that order Last week I applied and was instantly approved for the Virgin America Visa Signature card, $10k credit limit. This took place on 4/23 and […]Read more "Comenity Bank Decided to Approve Me then Later Deny Me – Not Cool!"
I got an email this morning from American offering a 25% bonus on hotel point transfers. For most hotel loyalty programs, it does not make sense to transfer even with a 25% bonus. There is one exception, and that is SPG and their awesome transfer policy. SPG allows transfers to around 30 airlines with a […]Read more "American Airlines Hotel Transfer Bonus – 25% Additional Points Earned – Great Option for SPG Transfer"
Before you step-foot into the miles world, these tools will help point you in the right direction. Some points or miles can be tough to redeem depending on your travel style or preferred destinations. That’s why it is key to have a plan of redemption before you start racking up the points. Types of points: Airline […]Read more "These are the Two Tools You Need BEFORE You Start Earning Miles"
This is a nice BoGo deal on Amtrak in Northern California. On Saturdays through July 1st, you are able to bring a companion along with you for free! The Capitol Corridor Amtrak line runs from Auburn to San Jose with a typical journey length of 4 hours and 15 minutes. There are bus connections that […]Read more "Buy One Get One Free – Amtrak Ticket on Capitol Corridor – Auburn to San Jose (and beyond)"
Here is a something you don’t hear often, “Wells Fargo” and “Free Travel”. If you are like me, free travel is free travel. This Wells Fargo Rewards Visa Signature card fits the bill. You get a decent sign-up bonus, no annual fee, and the very useful Visa Signature benefits. (benefits PDF download) The deets: 20,000 bonus […]Read more "Don’t Overlook this No Annual Fee Rewards Credit Card – Up to $375 Toward Airfare"
Every quarter our friends over at IHG release a narrow list of properties called PointBreaks. The beauty is that these hotels can be booked for just 5,000 IHG points per night. The standard rate for many of these hotels is typically 15,000-25,000 per night. The list is not live yet, but check back HERE often […]Read more "New List of IHG PointBreaks Hotels That Can be Booked for Just 5,000 Points Per Night! – Some Hotels Sell Out Quickly"
It’s about that time, I’d been itching for some new credit cards. In this latest App-O-Rama I was approved for three of four cards. Before you freak-out, read this post about your credit cards and credit score, you might be surprised. As more and more people become interested in free-travel, banks are becoming overly sensitive to […]Read more "My Latest App-O-Rama Results – Over $1,000 In Travel Value From Three Cards"