Chase Southwest Visa Plus Card Review and Introduction

Tweet Early in 2011 Chase made some dramatic changes to the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card.  This, of course, was in response to some dramatic changes with the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Program. Southwest Airline Rapid Rewards Quick Intro Southwest now uses a points based award system.  The number of points you earn […]

10 Ways to Reach a Credit Card Minimum Spend Requirement

Tweet If you frequently churn credit cards, you might run into an issue because you don’t typically spend enough to reach your minimum balance requirement.  I’ve had a few people this week ask for suggestions on how to reach a minimum spend of $2,500 in 90 days for the British Airways 100,000 bonus miles credit […]

Starwood Cash and Points Vs. Starwood Points| Discover the Best Value Per Point

Tweet Around our home, we’re always dreaming about (and planning) our next trip. In 2012, we’re planning on doing a lot of traveling, and of course I don’t want to pay a lot for our travels.  We’ve got a decent amount of Starwood points that we’ve earned from the Starwood American Express, but not enough […]

6 Questions to Ask Before Applying for an Airmiles Credit Card

Tweet If you are a points junkie, you’ll notice quickly that there is a plethora of credit card bonus opportunities right now.  This post will help you decide when to get a card and when to pass. 1.  Is this the best offer for this card?  I’ve been noticing something lately that really eats me […]

Save Money on Hotels with Beat the Timer

Tweet This week I discovered another money saving travel website. The website is called Beat The Timer (www.beatthetimer.com). Beat The Timer is a Starwood Hotel Brand website.  The concept is simple: for 72 hours, they offer highly discounted rates at over 250 participating hotels.  Of course, your dates of availability will be limited, but if […]

TripAlertz Review & Introduction

Tweet I know.  I know.  Some (most?) of you already know all about TripAlertz. But I bet that some of you don’t. TripAlertz is a program similar to Groupon, except it focuses on travel bonuses. After signing up for your free membership, you’ll be able to access exclusive travel deals for members only.  The deals […]

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card® from American Express Review | Why this Card Has Home in My Wallet

Tweet I’ve used, owned, and signed up for a lot of credit cards in my life.  I’ve never had a late payment on a credit card, and I’ve never paid any financing fees.  So why such a long history with credit cards?  Quite simply, credit cards are the best way to bulk up any rewards […]

Smart Ways To Save Money On Airline Tickets

Tweet This article was written by Timothy Ng who is a regular personal finance writer and part of the team at Credit Card Finder, a 100% free Australian credit card comparison and application service. Visit the Credit Card Finder website for more information on the available frequent flyer credit cards. The cost of air travel […]

How to get FREE Starwood Hotel Stays With a Starwood American Express

Tweet I introduced the Starpoints program in this post. Last year I spent five free nights in New Zealand and two nights in Brisbane just for signing up for a couple of credit cards. Some of the best earning opportunities are with credit cards.  I want to offer a HUGE disclaimer here.  So many people […]