Don’t Believe Every Credit Card Offer You See! (or, how to make your friends jealous)

With April 1st just ahead of us, there will be many websites that will engage in some type of April Fool’s joke/humor/etc. I choose not to (though I do enjoy reading some of them!) but I did think that it would be good to give you a heads up about credit card offers (or any other page). Who knows what kind of credit card bonus offers may just appear that day – except they may not be offered by the bank! The image below does not reflect a real credit card offer! That should be very obvious by the amount but I need to make it clear anyway so no one calls Chase trying to figure out how to get it! Of course, anyone can edit a page (or anything) in a photo editing program, but not everyone knows that there is an even easier way to edit the appearance of the webpage you are looking at. By simply opening the More Tools > Developer Tools in Google Chrome (look for similar items in... ...

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Fly To Australia For As Little As $2,100 For Two People [Qantas’ Amex Offer]

This is quite possibly one of the largest Amex Offers that has come around and it is perfect for those wanting to travel to the land down under! American Express right now has an offer of $400 back on a $2,500 purchase at Qantas.com! Now, before you say that is a huge amount of money to have to pay for a ticket, let’s break this down to see what a great deal this actually is. Fly To Australia For As Little As $2,100 For Two People (Amex Offer) 2 Seats For As Little As $2,100 – In Economy?!  Qantas has a decent economy product and I have many friends that have flown it and enjoyed it (I will get my chance in Qantas economy later this year – if a single business class seat doesn’t open first!). Contrary to what many people may think, traveling in economy, even long-haul economy, is not the end of the world! If that is what you are able to do with the miles and points... ...

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[Targeted] Marriott Card 80,000 Point Offer In The Wild – Possible Match

The other day, I wrote a post about e-mail offers and how they do not always present the best offer available. A couple of readers commented that the e-mails they had received were actually for an impressive 80,000 Marriott point offer! Marriott 80,000 Point Offer – Targeted Now, I am not sure what the criteria is to be eligible for these offers as I played around a bit with the application address to see if I could get it but it would not come up. It is not because of elite status as I have Gold status just like one of the people that received it. It could be for those who have upcoming stays (one reader mentioned he has a few stays coming up), but I would be surprised if the targeting was based on something like that. It could very well be of a more random nature. If that is the case, there is a good chance you could receive a match to the 80,000 point offer after applying for one of... ...

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Best Hilton Reserve Offer – 2 Free Nights And $100 Hilton Credit

The Hilton Reserve is the top tier Hilton credit card (and there are a lot of Hilton credit cards!) and offers something that all the other Hilton credit cards do not offer – free nights (weekend nights) over points. With the highest category Hilton hotels costing a staggering 95,000 points during peak season, this card is like getting 180,000 on a regular Hilton point card offer. Hilton Reserve Offer Disclosure: These links do NOT pay me a commission. Here are the details on the standard offer of the card: 2 free weekend nights after spending $2,500 in 4 months Annual fee (not waived the first year) is $95 Instant Hilton Gold for as long as you have the HHonors Reserve card Diamond status (top tier) after spending $40,000 in annual spending No foreign transaction fee 1 free weekend night each year after spending $10,000 in a year 10 points per $1 for Hilton spend, 5 points per $1 for airfare and car rental, 3 points per $1 for all other spending The $100 Credit... ...

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Southwest Credit Card Offer Of $200 and 10,000 Points – Good Deal?

We know by now that there are always little credit card offers that hotels and airlines like to offer you as you go through the reservation process. Yesterday as I was going through a Southwest reservation, I noticed a credit card offer that I had not seen before. Maybe I just wasn’t that observant or maybe this is a newer offer, I’m not sure. But, let’s break it down. Southwest Credit Card Offer Of $200 and 10,000 Points There are two main offers on the Chase Southwest Premier card – one is for 25,000 Rapid Reward points and one is for 50,000 Rapid Reward points. The 50,000 point offer comes around often enough that there is really no reason to go for the 25,000 point offer. Not only that, but you are able to get the bonus again if it has been at least 24 months since you previously received it (and you are not currently holding the card when you apply for the new one). So, with those two... ...

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Buy American Airline Gift Cards With Up To 16.5% In [Targeted] Credit, Points, and Cashback

Today only, there is an opportunity for those who received the 5X eBay Bucks offer to get a potential 16.5% in points, credit, and cashback on American Airline gift cards. That translates to 16.5 % savings on actual American Airline tickets, which is pretty great! - eBay Link For American Airline Cards (make sure you use TopCashBack to actually go to eBay to purchase these!) Earn Up To 16.5% In Cash Back, Points, and [Targeted] Credit On AA Gift Cards 5X eBay Bucks Offer This deal only starts if you were targeted yesterday for the 5X eBay Bucks offer. The normal offer is 2% of the eBay purchase price going to eBay Bucks. eBay Bucks is a program that pays out every 3 months in credit towards eBay purchases for the following 3 months. With the 5X offer, that is 10% back on spending to spend during the next period. For us, that begins April 3 (not sure if everyone is on the same cycle or not) so I will get... ...

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Earn Up To 100,000 Points Referring Your Chase Cards

Chase launches pretty frequent offers of bonus points for referring people to their cards. It is a nice way to get some strong word of mouth on their products without having to pay out cash referrals. With the combination of referring these two cards, you can receive up to 100,000 Ultimate Reward points! Don’t have the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Freedom? If you do not have one of these cards but would like to receive them, you could use my refer a friend links – just below. You will receive 40,000 Ultimate Reward points after spending $4,000 in 90 days for the Chase Sapphire Preferred (and I will receive 5,000 points). With the Chase Freedom, you will receive $100 cash back after spending $500 in 90 days (and I will receive 5,000 points). Thank you for supporting the site! - Chase Freedom – $100 cash back after spending $500 in 90 days - Chase Sapphire Preferred – 40,000 Ultimate Reward points after spending $4,000 in 90 days Earn Up... ...

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The Amazon Fire TV Units Soon To Be Great For Hotels

I have written before about using your own devices to bring your own entertainment to hotels. It certainly beats crummy TV programming (in several places) or international programming when you are abroad. The biggest problem with using devices like Google’s Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV/Stick is the fact that many hotels have WiFi paywalls. That is where you have to enter a username and password on the network page instead of just entering a password for the network itself. The “easy” way around that is to use your own WiFi network – bringing a small, portable router to plugin to the wired connection in your room. Of course, the better way would be able to directly connect your device to the hotel’s WiFi. In the next couple of weeks, Amazon will be rolling out an update to their TV interface devices that will bring the ability to access hotel WiFi paywalls. This will be a great help to the devices and surely make them more interesting to road warriors. I... ...

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Credit Card Offers In Your E-Mail – Is This The Best Offer?

Banks, airlines, and hotels all like to send us offers and notices of promos and they do so in our e-mail. It can often be hard to tell what is a good deal and what is not just from the subject (and sometimes even from the offer). For example, I received an e-mail the other day reminding me about the current referral offer available from Chase for the Chase Sapphire Preferred. I had actually learned about that initially from an e-mail so I was thankful I received that offer in my e-mail. The E-Mail Offer But, yesterday I, like many other Marriott members, received an offer for the Marriott Premier Rewards card from Chase. While it is nice to get a big credit card bonus via e-mail, it is not the best offer available – especially for Marriott Reward members. The offer is for 50,000 Marriott points after spending $1,000 in 90 days. Along with the point bonus comes the usual 1 free night upon account approval (at Category 1 – 4 hotels) and... ...

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