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Planning to take your family on a vacation this summer with credit cards and points? I hope you are already working on a plan, if not, time to get going! Do you want to spend the holidays next year somewhere warm like Hawaii or Mexico? If so, is important to begin earning on a card […]

Sand and Turquoise Ocean

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You’ve filled out the credit card application and your breath is held now – will they approve you? It doesn’t matter how many cards I’ve applied for, I still love/hate the anticipation of finding out if I am instantly approved! Here are some things you can do to increase your odds of a credit card […]

Man and Woman holding toddler hand on beach

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Raising a family can be expensive! Groceries, healthcare, gas, activities,  clothes, etc., etc., etc.! You might as well be rewarded for the things you have to pay for anyway! That’s where those credit card welcome offers come in handy. We love to earn the points on those big welcome offers so we don’t have to pay […]

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The Capital One Venture credit cards have become very popular credit cards for reward travel. They are great cards for beginner travel hackers and offer a huge amount of flexibility in how you can redeem your miles. The easiest way to use your Venture Miles is towards statement credits on travel purchases. This travel “eraser” […]

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The Southwest Airlines credit cards are some of my very favorites! I have gotten so much value out of the points I have earned on them. My favorite was probably taking my whole family to Maui. What makes these cards even better is that by opening a personal and business card you can earn the Southwest […]

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Recently, the rumor mill said that Hyatt was going to have a luxury card come out. It turned out that didn’t happen. However, the news that Hyatt launched a new business credit card is not a rumor. For those of you wanting more Hyatt points and not wanting to go over your 5/24 status, this […]

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  There are four Marriott Bonvoy credit cards that allow you to earn points towards stays within the Marriott Bonvoy program. Two of these cards are issued by Chase Bank and two are issued by American Express. These cards usually have high offers 2 to 3 times a year so make sure you sign up […]

Delta Airplane

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Let’s talk about Delta Airlines and the credit cards that will give us free travel on them. Personally, I really like Delta. Their seats are super comfortable and I like to use them so I can use the DeltaSky lounges! Love a good airport lounge! Delta Airlines’ frequent flyer program is the SkyMiles program and […]

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Recently I realized that there are some credit card myths that people hang on to.  I was talking to a friend about travel. He was looking for a plane ticket for an upcoming vacation and I asked him if he used credit card points and miles? His reply was that he didn’t want his credit […]

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American Express Credit Cards have a “once per lifetime” rule. That means that “usually” you can only get one of their signup bonuses once in a lifetime per card. This makes it really important to apply for one of their cards when the signup bonus is at an all-time high. We love Membership Rewards, the […]

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This post contains referral links. Thanks in advance if you use our links to apply for a card!   When it comes to earning points for free travel don’t overlook the Chase cashback credit cards. These cards have great earning potential on many everyday purchases. Adding one (or if you are like me, a few) […]

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This post contains affiliate links. Thank you so much if you use these links to apply for credit cards. We appreciate your support.   Just say NO to store credit cards! What, but they are credit cards! I might get $20 off my $100 worth of clothes when I check out if I get this […]

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred’s recent bonus is incredible. Many of you signed up for that card. Hopefully, you are close to meeting the minimum spend on it and collecting your bonus, (if you haven’t opened that card yet, then we highly recommend that you do). Your question might now be, “What should I get after […]

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This post contains credit card affiliate links. Thank you so much if you use these links to apply for one of these cards. We appreciate it so much!    One of the best ways to get more points when you are close to going over Chase 5/24 is to get business credit cards. Most business […]

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If you have any Chase cards or want to get some (which you should) it’s a good idea to be aware of some rules and other tidbits of information. Most notably is the Chase 5/24 rule. Chase will not approve you for any of their credit cards if you have opened more than 5 cards […]

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Maybe you’ve had a card for a while and you don’t ever use it, or you used to use this credit card but now you don’t feel the annual fee is worth it. Maybe you signed up for a credit card just for the signup bonus and never had the intention of keeping it beyond […]

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The Chase Freedom Flex Card is one of my favorite cards and one of the ones that I reach for most often from my wallet. This is a great cashback or points card for someone just wanting to get their feet wet in the world of credit card points and miles. It is also a great […]

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One of the things we hear a lot is people’s reluctance to pay an annual fee on a credit card. Obviously, we’d love there to be no annual fees or at least to have them all waived the first year. Sadly, that is not usually the case. The key to this post is a reminder […]

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Recently, I’ve had discussions with a couple of people and realized after talking to them that they are totally NOT taking advantage of their credit card benefits. One friend lives in Salt Lake City and flies Delta a lot. Delta has an amazing Delta SkyClub Lounge. She has the AMEX Platinum Card and has not […]

Venice Italy

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The Citi Premier card has a welcome offer of 60,000 ThankYou points. ThankYou points are one of our favorite points because they are transferable points. This means they can be transferred directly to one of Citi Bank’s many airline or hotel partners which leads to more flexibility when redeeming your points. Our top recommended card […]

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The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the best deals in the points and miles world. When you earn the pass you get to fly someone with you for free every time you fly for the year that you earn it and all of the following year!!  Either I or my husband has had the […]

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