Continental One Pass Credit Card To Be Discontinued | Pitfalls and Opportunities

Tweet Shortly, the Continental One Pass credit card will be discontinued. The only official material I have available to me is that the card will not be available for new sign-ups after Feb. 29th, 2012. Should you rush out and apply for a Continental One Pass credit card? Should you cancel your One Pass credit […]

The Ultimate Newbie Guide to Redeeming Ultimate Rewards for Travel

Tweet In the world of free travel hacking, there are two elements each of us must learn to improve – earning and redeeming.  Most of the material on this blog is about earning, but today I want to help you easily and effectively learn how to redeem your Ultimate Rewards (UR) points for travel. To […]

When Should I Cancel My Credit Card?

Tweet Sometimes deciding when and if you should sign up for a credit card is sometimes the easy part. Deciding when and if you should you cancel your credit card seems to be a more troubling question for most. The simple answer is don’t do it until there is an actionable reason to cancel it. […]

The Business Card Denial: Lessons Learned for Non Income Earning Spouses

Tweet One of the most under-utilized tactics for fast tracking mileage earning is applying for business credit cards. The best current example is the Chase Ink Bold credit card that gives 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points for signing up and spending $5,000 in the first 3 months. Most folks don’t actually realize that they have a […]

Justifying a $450 Annual Fee: Why I Signed Up for an The Platinum Card® from American Express

Tweet Three or four years ago I first learned about The Platinum Card ® from American Express. I almost chocked on my sandwich when I noticed that some fools were paying $450 per year for the card. I thought those were the type of people who need to visit Help Me Travel Cheap and learn how to […]

6 Credit Card and Award Travel Predictions for 2012

Tweet I want to go on record and share my credit card predictions for 2012. Obviously, these are predictions and are based primarily on how my gut interprets the facts currently available to me. 1. 2012 credit card sign up bonuses will not be as lucrative as 2011. In 2011, we saw a ridiculous amount […]