amex-airlinesUS Airways Dividend miles program has a major disadvantage, or benefit, depending on how you look at it. There web site is incapable of showing awards on flights operated by its partners. This means that the only way that you can use their Dividend Miles, other than on US Airways flights, is by calling in and booking over the phone.

For most people, this is a major disadvantage, as they will be at the mercy of whoever happens to answer the phone. Yet for award travel enthusiasts, this is an obstacle that can be overcome. First, travelers can use the web site of American Airlines, which shares most of the same partners in the OneWorld Alliance that US Airways is now a part of. Once travelers find the flights they want there, than they can ask US Airways telephone reps to book those specific flights. [click to continue…]

travel_rewardsWhen earning credit card rewards, my goal is always to take a big trip. So when the time comes to hit the road, which cards end up in my wallet? Ironically, it might not be the cards I used to earn the rewards I needed to book the trip.

My cards for domestic use

At home in the United States, where I spend the most money, I look for a card that offers the most generous rewards for spending, and hopefully a great sign-up bonus as well. Those who carry a balance on their credit cards should focus more on finding a card with a low interest rate and a promotional financing offer. [click to continue…]

The Carnival MasterCard Now Offers 15 Months Of Intro Financing

November 21, 2014
The Carnival MasterCard Now Offers 15 Months Of Intro Financing

Credit card users love to earn rewards for their spending, and many cardholders can also benefit from a card with a strong promotional financing offer. The from Barclaysbank offers rewards towards cruises as well as a competitive promotional financing offer. New cardholders can earn 5,000 bonus points when they use their card the first time. Cardholders […]

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Citi Double Cash Versus ThankYou Preferred

November 19, 2014
Citi Double Cash Versus ThankYou Preferred

Citi has a very strong line of reward credit cards. They offer some cards that earn rewards in Citi’s ThankYou program while others earn cash back. Let’s see how Citi’s new Double Cash card compares to the entry level Citi ThankYou Preferred. This card offers customers 2% cash back on all purchases. 1% is credited […]

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Activate Your Q4 2014 Quarterly Bonuses Now

November 17, 2014
Activate Your Q4 2014 Quarterly Bonuses Now

Those who hold the , , or the Citi Dividend Platinum Select receive 5% cash back on select purchases from categories of merchants that change each quarter. Now that the fourth quarter of 2014 has arrived, cardholders should immediately activate their bonus categories. Freedom’s bonus categories for Q4 2014 include all purchases from Amazon.com, Zappols.com, […]

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Case Study: Business Cash Advance Leads- Exclusive Vs. Non- Exclusive

November 12, 2014
Case Study:  Business Cash Advance Leads- Exclusive Vs. Non- Exclusive

Are exclusive business cash advance leads worth the cost? Or are would it be more cost effective to pay a little bit less for a more competitive lead? Exclusive leads are always more likely to increase your roi on your marketing dollars. If you have the budget, not spending the extra cash per lead is […]

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Citi Double Cash Review

November 12, 2014
Citi Double Cash Review

For many reward credit card users, cash back cards are superior to ones that offer airline miles, hotel points, or other types of rewards. The downside has always been that most cash back cards only returned 1% on all purchases or required. Citi’s new Double Cash credit card solves that problem by offering 2% cash back on […]

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Comparing Citi’s Balance Transfer Offers

November 10, 2014
Comparing Citi’s Balance Transfer Offers

Citi has a strong portfolio of credit card offers for earning rewards and for making 0% APR promotional balance transfers. Currently, there are four Citi cards that feature competitive promotional financing on both new purchases and balance transfers. Simplicity is largely what its name implies. Cardholders pay no annual fee and no late fee, and […]

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