Note that while you can close a card via secure message or chat without having to call up, typically if you call up, the retentions department may offer to waive the fee for another year or give you miles to keep the card. Even if they don’t do that, many cards can be downgraded to a free version and you’ll get a refund of the annual fee. You typically have between 30 and 60 days from when an annual fee is billed to have it refunded if you close a card though some people have had success getting a fee refunded by cancelling a card for up to 6 months after being billed. … [Read more...] about Building Credit And Credit Card FAQs: Your Questions Answered
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Wait it out until the manufacturer’s warranty ends and you’ll be in luck. Often times you’ll receive a refund of your entire purchase price within a few days of making a claim without even hassling you at all. DDF members report this happening often for cameras, cell phones, and computers. For some more expensive items they may ask for a repair quote but when you send in the quote you’ll typically be credited with that amount (up to the purchase price paid) within a few days. People on DDF have even reported getting refunded for computers with cracked screens and other physical damage during the AMEX warranty bonus year, something that the manufacturer would never cover. … [Read more...] about Just How Amazing Are AMEX Credit Card Protections?
Several services popped up that managed to quickly kill this widespread benefit as they automated the price drop claims process, which wound up costing the credit card issuers a fortune. Clearly they never heard of the PGFHGS (pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered) mantra that is part of DDF culture. … [Read more...] about Which Credit Cards Still Offer Price Drop Protection?
It offered 1.5 miles per dollar everywhere, which was very innovative at the time. However, in April 2016 Chase launched the no annual fee Freedom Unlimited Card, which also earns 1.5 points per dollar and those points are Hybrid Chase points which can be used for paid travel, cashback, or mileage transfers. In May 2017 AMEX struck back with The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express that earns 2 points per dollar everywhere, has no annual fee, and can transfer points into miles. Chase responded in May 2018 with a business version of their 1.5 points per dollar no annual fee card, the Chase Ink Unlimited. Chase is currently offering 3 points per dollar on a new Freedom Unlimited card signup. Earning “hybrid” bank points is far superior to earning miles locked into one carrier that are subject to painful devaluations. You can transfer them on demand when you need them without leaving yourself exposed to devaluations. Or you can redeem them for a myriad … [Read more...] about Here’s How United Transformed Their Premium Club Card From Hero To Zero; The Worst Credit Card Devaluation Of All Time?
With United there was a saver award for 32.5K. Those come and go, but the standard awards on United are just 50K-60K on this route. That’s significantly less than other airlines. Best of all, cardholders can book a standard award even if it’s the last coach or business seat on the plane: … [Read more...] about Ending Soon: Earn Up To 65,000 Miles On My Favorite Airline Credit Card; How To Take Advantage Of United’s Most Generous Awards
With United there was a saver award for 32.5K. Those come and go, but the standard awards on United are just 50K-60K on this route. That’s significantly less than other airlines. Best of all, cardholders can book a standard award even if it’s the last coach or business seat on the plane: … [Read more...] about Ends Tomorrow! Earn Up To 65,000 Miles On My Favorite Airline Credit Card; How To Take Advantage Of United’s Most Generous Awards