I wrote an article on “30 Awesome Things You Can You Do With 75K-95K Ultimate Rewards Points“ that you can get from opening a single credit card right now. That gives you an idea of how you can be using those points. In the future I’ll make an article like that for other point currencies. … [Read more...] about Building Credit And Credit Card FAQs: Your Questions Answered
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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?
Chaikel and DoC point to rumors that among other potential changes, the cards will lose their signup offer of 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months that the card is open. It’s not surprising to see that offer go away in an era of rising interest rates. … [Read more...] about Rumor: Changes Coming To The Lucrative Chase Ink Card Offers Tomorrow
However, it’s important to note that business cards from most banks, including Chase business cards, do not get added to your 5/24 count of recently opened cards. That’s because business cards from most banks don’t show up on your personal credit report and the 5/24 count is based off of your personal credit report. That means that applying for these cards won’t “hurt” your 5/24 count. … [Read more...] about Rumor: Changes Coming To The Lucrative Chase Ink Card Offers
Frankly AMEX dispute resolution may be too good. I had one person dispute the $13 they paid for on an AMEX to attend a DansDeals seminar (the full proceeds of which were donated to charity). When I asked the attendee why they disputed the charge they said that they just didn’t recognize the charge, so they disputed it. He called AMEX right away to drop the dispute, but by that point it was too late and they refunded him the money and I got hit with a chargeback fee on money I had already donated. … [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?