united-continental-airline-credit-cardsCongratulations, you have just found a really good deal on an international ticket. Now that it is booked, you are contemplating ten hours in the air, sitting in a cramped coach seat and wondering, “Is there any way that I can use my miles for an upgrade?”

How to upgrade an international coach ticket

Most of the major airlines do allow you to upgrade their international coach ticket with miles, but there are restrictions. First, they will not allow you to upgrade their lowest fares, so if you bought your ticket on-sale, there is probably nothing that you can do.

If you paid more than the lowest fare, perhaps for last minute travel, then you might have the opportunity to upgrade. Even then, most airlines are going to charge you a substantial amount of miles, and perhaps even a cash component. [click to continue…]

rewards150There are several ways to earn rewards with your credit card, but spending is the way that everyone thinks of. Certainly, it is nice to earn credit card rewards for making the purchases you need to make, but there are other ways to earn rewards.

Sign up bonuses

Yes, banks are willing to give you valuable points and miles, just for giving them a chance to earn your business. In fact, the number of points and miles available to new applicants, continues to grow. There used to be a time where 25,000 miles was the standard, but now it isn’t uncommon to find offers of 40,000, 50,000 and even more. [click to continue…]

Will Earing A Sign Up Bonus Hurt Your Credit Score?

July 18, 2014
Will Earing A Sign Up Bonus Hurt Your Credit Score?

People can’t seem to believe that they can get something for nothing. Yes, credit card issuers will offer valuable points, miles, and cash back to those who apply for their cards and meet a minimum spending requirement. No, doing so will not hurt your credit score. Why it won’t hurt When an applicant is approved […]

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Rewards Pro – Using Points By Staying Home

July 15, 2014
Rewards Pro – Using Points By Staying Home

Travel rewards are extremely popular, but not everyone wants to go somewhere far away when they have some time off. Some travel for work and don’t want to leave home, while others simply can’t afford all the points, miles, and cash needed to make a big vacation happen. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to […]

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Best Travel Rewards Promotions For July

July 11, 2014
Best Travel Rewards Promotions For July

While many Americans take their vacations during the hot summer months, this is also a great time to start thinking about travel plans for the holidays and beyond. This July, there are several outstanding credit card offers available that feature valuable travel rewards. When planning reward travel, credit card users need to take into account […]

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Best 0% APR Offers For July

July 9, 2014
Best 0% APR Offers For July

This summer, credit card users can make the purchases they need without having to pay interest on them for many months. In fact, the best offers will allow cardholders to avoid interest charges until early 2016! Cardholders should strongly consider the promotional financing offered by these cards rather than using the financing options offered by […]

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Best Balance Transfers For July

July 7, 2014
Best Balance Transfers For July

This July, credit card users continue to have their pick of some exceptional balance transfer offers featuring 0% APR financing on new purchases. Banks are so eager for new customers, that they are willing to offer interest free financing for up to a year and a half. In most, but not all cases, cardholders must […]

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Best Rewards Credit Card Deals For July

July 4, 2014
Best Rewards Credit Card Deals For July

Reward credit card users generally have their choice of airline miles, hotel points, or cash back. In light of several negative changes to airline and hotel loyalty programs, credit card holders are increasingly looking to cash back rewards. This July, there are several compelling reward credit card offers from the major banks. The is now […]

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