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3 Dream Trips You Can Take with 100,000 Capital One Miles

From coffee tours in Colombia to breathtaking vistas in Canada, there’s no shortage of places where 100k Capital One Miles can take you. Here’s a...

24.05.2024 6

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3 dream trips you can take with 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards®  points

From hikes beneath a fall canopy in Asheville to fondue tastings in Zurich, there’s a litany of ways to enjoy spending 100,000 Chase Ultimate...

20.05.2024 30

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Chase Ultimate Rewards: Everything you need to know in 2024

With high point values, a wide menu of redemption options and plenty of sales and bonuses, Chase Ultimate Rewards provides a “four-star”...

14.05.2024 50

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Bilt Rewards: Everything you need to know

There are some nuances to be aware of, but, Bilt Rewards is overall an incredibly generous program that’s a no-brainer for most American renters who...

09.05.2024 20

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Delta SkyMiles: Everything you need to know

As a loyalty program, Delta SkyMiles has valuable rewards and eye-popping perks—but if you’re keen to reach elite status, you’re in for a rather...

25.04.2024 6

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Better Together: How to combine Chase Freedom Flex℠ and Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card for maximum travel rewards

Like combining peanut butter and jelly, there’s a way to “combine” the Chase Freedom Flex and Sapphire cards for maximum travel rewards....

23.04.2024 20

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You earned your Ultimate Rewards sign-up bonus—Here are the 4 best ways to spend it

From a getaway at the Grand Hyatt to a banana cream cheesecake, there are plenty of ways to redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards for more than a penny each...

19.04.2024 7

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Best credit cards for airport lounge access in April 2024

Looking to score some (relative) peace and quiet while you wait for boarding? Check out our top picks for cards still offering free lounge access in...

18.04.2024 5

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Best hotel credit cards for free nights in April 2024

As room rates surge, the feeling of cashing in a free night becomes so much sweeter. Check out our picks for the best hotel credit cards for free...

16.04.2024 6

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Best hotel credit cards for free nights in April 2024

As room rates surge, the feeling of cashing in a free night becomes so much sweeter. Check out our picks for the best hotel credit cards for free...

15.04.2024 20

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Best credit cards for cheap airport lounge access in April 2024

Though airport lounge access has become an increasingly rare perk, there are still a few cards on the market offering free passes for an annual fee...

10.04.2024 30

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Best no-annual-fee travel cards of 2024

Modern no-annual-fee travel cards have gotten surprisingly rewarding. From 100,000-point welcome bonuses to 3X earnings on gas, here are our top...

08.04.2024 10

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Hilton Honors: Everything you need to know in 2024

Hilton Honors reserves all of its best benefits for Gold status and also makes it hard to reach unless you know the “shortcut.” But is it worth...

03.04.2024 8

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Marriott Bonvoy Rewards: Everything you need to know in 2024

Marriott Bonvoy may lack milestone rewards and a way to earn status with points, but the points are so easy to earn in the first place that you may...

02.04.2024 10

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The IHG One Rewards Premier Business card review: The stellar personal version but with a tie

The already-stellar Premier card throws a tie on, making the IHG Business Premier Card ideal for employers and solopreneurs.

19.03.2024 10

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World of Hyatt Rewards: Everything you need to know in 2023

World of Hyatt remains one of the most rewarding hotel loyalty programs out there, showering you with status, perks and rewards every 10 nights.

14.03.2024 10

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Best credit cards for IHG in 2023

IHG may only offer two personal credit cards in 2024, but both pack a punch and make it harder for general travel rewards cards to catch up.

12.03.2024 4

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The “Fortnite Fraudster” stole my credit card—here’s what to do if he strikes your wallet

In 2022, someone I eventually dubbed the “Fortnite Fraudster” stole my Chase card info. Here’s what happened and what we should all learn from...

04.03.2024 20

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Best credit cards for Marriott in 2024

Marriott Bonvoy offers five personal credit cards in 2024. They’re all solid, but one stands bafflingly higher than the rest in terms of value.

04.03.2024 10

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Best Credit Cards for Hilton in November 2023

Whether you stay at a Home2 Suites twice a year or frequent the Waldorf Astoria, there’s probably a Hilton-branded credit card in here for you.

28.02.2024 30

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Citi AAdvantage Platinum Card review: If Goldilocks could choose a card for AA rewards, this one would be just right

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Card: If Goldilocks could choose a card for AA rewards, this one would be just right.

27.02.2024 30

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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex review: Marriott diehards will need to eat up the benefits to glean enough value for the sky-high annual fee

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card: With tepid rewards and a shrunken welcome bonus, Marriott diehards will need to eat up the benefits to glean...

23.02.2024 20

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The Marriott Bonvoy Bevy card review: A victim of middle-child syndrome 

The Marriott Bonvoy Bevy card: A victim of middle-child syndrome, the $250 Bevy card can’t match the value of its siblings unless you stay at a...

23.02.2024 20

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Marriott Bonvoy Bold card review: A decent entry-level Marriott rewards card that’s worth getting for the welcome bonus and status upgrade alone

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold card is a good fit if you plan to stay at Marriott properties on occasion but you aren’t brand loyal enough to justify...

21.02.2024 10

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Best credit cards for Hyatt of November 2023

While Hyatt only offers one personal credit card in 2024, there are still several cards that are well-suited for generating Hyatt rewards.

21.02.2024 8

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Best hotel credit cards in February 2024

In 2024 there are hotel rewards cards offering free nights, upgrades at boutique hotels and even flexible rewards points just for paying the rent....

20.02.2024 5

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Can AI help maximize your credit card rewards? We turned to Chat GPT to find out.

With countless point values, statement credits and transfer ratios to track, maximizing your credit card rewards can be complicated. Can AI help?

09.02.2024 30

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IHG One Rewards: Everything You Need to Know in 2024

IHG One Rewards is a mixed bag, with stingy status tier benefits but valuable points to compensate. Here’s everything you need to know.

08.02.2024 20

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IHG One Rewards Premier card review: A benefit-rich, must-have card for anyone even considering an IHG stay this year

The IHG One Rewards Premier card: A benefit-rich, must-have card for anyone even considering an IHG stay this year.

08.02.2024 10

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IHG One Rewards Traveler card review: An excellent hotel rewards card, outshone only by its sibling, the Premier.

IHG One Rewards Traveler card review: An excellent hotel rewards card with a hefty welcome bonus, outshone only by its big brother, the Premier.

07.02.2024 20

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0% APR Credit Cards: A powerful tool that needs to be handled with care

0% APR credit cards are like power tools: safe if you know how to use them, dangerous if you grab one without a plan. Here’s how to use 0% APR...

29.01.2024 30

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Bilt Mastercard: Earn travel rewards just by paying rent

The Bilt Mastercard allows you to earn rewards by paying rent in addition to being the rare travel card that doesn’t charge an annual fee. Is it...

22.01.2024 8

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Hyatt beefs up the welcome bonus for new World of Hyatt cardmembers

Hyatt just boosted the welcome bonuses for the World of Hyatt credit cards, making these cards all the more essential for Hyatt loyalists.

18.01.2024 10

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World of Hyatt Business Card Review: An obvious addition to your corporate wallet if you’re already booking Hyatt for business.

The World of Hyatt Business card makes perfect sense if you are a Hyatt loyalist. Otherwise, a general travel card will suit you better.

18.01.2024 20

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World of Hyatt Card: A rapid free-night generator that every Hyatt loyalist should have in their wallet

If you're a Hyatt loyalist, the World of Hyatt credit card is a no-brainer.

18.01.2024 40

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Balance transfers can save you thousands. Here’s how (with a real-world example)

A balance transfer moves debt from a high-interest card to a zero-interest card, potentially saving you thousands in the process. Here’s why one of...

16.01.2024 20

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6 reasons to do a credit card balance transfer—and 5 reasons not to

Balance transfers are wildly underrated tools for crushing credit card debt, but they’re not without hidden drawbacks. So before you initiate one,...

12.01.2024 4

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The American Express EveryDay Card: A decade-old Amex desperately in need of an update

The American Express EveryDay card: A decade-old Amex desperately in need of an update.

08.01.2024 6

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