Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The number one way to rack up a lot of points/miles is through credit cards. Whether it is taking advantage of a great sign-up bonus or maximizing bonus categories, we are here to help.

Credit Cards for Beginners

If you are just getting started, then we have some advice for you. There are a few things you should learn before making your first applications. Read these posts to help:


Getting to Know the Banks

As you delve deeper into miles/points you will start hearing about the various banks and credit card products. While there are a ton of banks that offer rewards cards, the three biggest players are Chase, Citi and American Express. Each of these banks has their own rewards program and quirks.

Program Overview

Ultimate Rewards

Credit Cards


Program Overview

Membership Rewards

Credit Card Benefits



Credit Card Reconsideration

Once you have learned about the basics and studied the banks, then it becomes time to apply. If you aren’t approved right away, we have some tips that could help you turn that fate around.


Credit Card Retention

Rewards cards come with annual fees and not every card is worth keeping long term. When you try to cancel, sometimes banks try to keep your business with lucrative offers. Here is some information on maximizing those offers.


More Help

In the section below you’ll find links to all of our credit card related posts. You can also find even more relevant articles on our resources page. We have five years worth of dedicated credit card content to explore.

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All Credit Card Related Posts

Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Cards Anniversary Bonus, Get Extra 6000 Points (Targeted)

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When your credit card annual fee hits, it's always a good idea to check for retention offers.
Question: How Do I Get Chase Ultimate Rewards From My Ink Card?

Chase Extends Pay Yourself Back Categories

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I put together the current, extended and new Chase Pay Yourself back categories for every eligible Ultimate Rewards earning card.
Capital One credit cards

Capital One Miles Transfers Are Down for Maintenance for Almost a Week

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This has been going on since last Friday, September 23, so it's almost a week now.
Credit Cards I Want to Get in 2022 – Planning Our Next Applications

Amex Business Card Referrals, Earn Extra 4X on Travel and Transit

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American Express has launched today a new Limited Time Offer for the Refer a Business program.

(More Targeted) Amex Offers Up to 30K Bonus for Adding One Authorized User

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American Express is once again offering generous bonuses for adding Authorized Users to credit card accounts. These offers are sent by mail, email or show up online when you log into your accounts.
Secret Marriott Website - See What's Open Before You Book

My Thoughts On Marriott’s Credit Card Shakeup: A Bunt Single In 4 Opportunities

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Last week Marriott's new credit cards finally arrived but they left a lot to be desired. Almost all of their changes were for the worst.
Using Points And Miles As A Digital Nomad - Life On The Road Ch. 2

Earn Man Cave Legend Status With This New Dell Credit Option

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There is a new Amex Business Platinum Dell Credit Option that is a perfect addition to any game room, or man cave.
Two American Express Authorized User Benefits You Shouldn't Overlook

End of Month Checklist: Credits, Spending Offers and Fuel Points

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I give you a list of everything you need to accomplish NOW with the end of month checklist. We are talking statement credits, spending offers & more