How to Determine the Best Credit Card | Important Classifications to Consider

Tweet In an effort towards simplicity, I’ve suggested to many of you the best credit cards.  I even just finished up a page on this site where I suggest the best hotel credit cards.  However, be aware that the biggest factor in determining the best credit card depends on which credit card basket you’re trying to […]

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 […]

The Same Day Credit Card Applications Hack | A Strategy for Getting More Approvals

Tweet You may just be wanting to dip your toes in the water.  That’s fine.  However, what we’re going to talk about today is jumping right into the waters of free travel by getting approval for multiple credit card sign up bonuses. Those who have been doing applications for a long time know the value […]

Will I Lose Points or Miles When I Cancel My Credit Card?

Tweet Since I’ve been asked this question a couple of times, I thought I would do a blog post to help out newbies (since that’s who I like to help with this site). Will I lose my miles if I cancel my credit card?  Will I lose my points if I cancel my credit card? […]

2 Simple Steps to Go from Zero Miles to a Free Business Class Ticket to Europe

Tweet Sometimes it’s possible to get bogged down by all the numbers, miles, and points on this blog.  So today I want to talk in very practical and specific terms about how you can turn credit card sign up bonuses into a free business class ticket to Europe. Updated April 2012.  This tip no longer […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred 100,000 Bonus Point Offer (Targeted)

Tweet Update 6/25/11 – Flyer Talk makes it clear that the ability to bump the bonus is officially dead.  The only way to get the total K100 is to be targeted.  But, don’t cry – 50,000 is still an amazing offer! I was quite happy to see the Chase Sapphire Preferred 50,000 bonus offer.  Unfortunately, […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred Vs. Citi ThankYou Premier Card

Tweet Not much has changed on the best credit card landscape for June 2011. So instead of writing a new best credit card roundup post for June, I decided to put the two best current (and similar) offers head to head to see which is the better offer if you can only sign up for […]

How Many Chase Credit Card Applications are Permitted? Will I be Approved?

Tweet Since Chase is putting two outstanding offers back to back, people are obviously wondering if they’ll be able to get approved for the Chase Sapphire Preferred 50,000 bonus sign up promotion. While there is no definitive way I can answer that question, I hope to clear up a few myths and share some facts […]

5 Steps to Getting Approval for a Chase Credit Card [Even if You Were Denied]

Tweet The big promotion is finally over. I’ve had had a few follow up emails with people worried that they didn’t or won’t get approved.  In this post, I’ll give you a few tips to help give you the best possible chance of approval in case you didn’t get approved. 5 Steps for Getting a […]