Being Used

For those who read multiple blogs, here’s a very obvious way to know if you’re being taken advantage of…

You know the Marriott 70,000-point card I’ve been talking about for months? The one from the last few Top 25 lists? Well, if a blogger finally just posted about it this week, it’s because they’re finally getting paid for it. This should be a giant clue that you’re not being shown the best credit cards by that person. In case it wasn’t clear already, take notice of it now. You’re nothing more than income for most of these assholes. Be careful out there.


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Thursday’s Deals

  • Get a killer bonus on the Chase Ink Plus in your local branch. Not the usual damn-good 50,000 points. We’re talking about 70,000 Ultimate Rewards points! The best active card offer right now.
  • Ending Friday, get a 20% refund on award redemptions with JetBlue. This is for travel in September and October.
  • Have friends? Pick up 10,000 Marriott points per person for referring them to the Chase card. 50,000 points max.


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100 Aeroplan Miles

You can pick up the miles if you sign up for text messages (max of 3 per month). The miles show up within 4 weeks and you can unsubscribe from texts then.


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Thank You, Citibank!

I only have one Citi ThankYou card on the “Best Credit Cards” page. Honestly, ThankYou points have started to become an afterthought over the last year or so. The main reason people applied for that card was because they were running out of options. Well, that just changed (for the better). I’m gong to have to bump this one up a few notches next month. ThankYou points can now be transferred to a bunch of airlines. There are a few good choices here, but Singapore Airlines is the best option for most of you. Premium cabin domestic flights for 40,000 miles round-trip, cheap flights to Hawaii, and so much more. Singapore miles are very, very good at the moment. If you did nothing with your Chase Ultimate Rewards, Amex Membership Rewards, and Citi ThankYou points but transfer them to Singapore…you’d still be doing pretty well.


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Check Those Mailboxes

I’ve gotten a bunch of reports about huge American Express offers being mailed. Some of you have told me about 100,000-point offers, while others are getting incredible 150,000-point cards. These all seem to be for the Amex Platinum card, and obviously, you need to take advantage if you get these opportunities. Yeah, there’s big spending required, but you guys know some¬†methods to get it done. If you never get these kinds of mailings, make sure you check the privacy/marketing settings in your American Express account. You want to make sure you don’t opt-out of these letters and emails.


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