Capital One Spark Cash Review: Earn a Quick $500 or 13% Cash Back

I like credit cards for several different reasons. Sometimes it’s sheerly for the convenience, sometimes it’s for the perks, like airport lounge access, and other times it’s for the amazing sign-up bonuses. Breaking down that last reason, the sign-up bonus can be geared toward points, like frequent flyer miles and free hotel nights, or simply … Continue reading “Capital One Spark Cash Review: Earn a Quick $500 or 13% Cash Back”

How to Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards Points with Amex PRG

If you’re currently shopping for a new high-end credit card, the American Express Platinum card has undoubtedly shown up on your radar. But a different Amex card might be a much better deal. I’m referring to the Amex Premier Rewards Gold card, or Amex PRG. Allow me to explain. You Can Earn 75k MR Points … Continue reading “How to Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards Points with Amex PRG”

Alaska Airlines Credit Card Review: Make Sure You Get the Good Version!

If you fly Alaska Airlines and/or Virgin America, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card from Bank of America might be a winner for you. After all, it comes with 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 within the first 90 days of account opening, and you get “Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare.” So you actually get … Continue reading “Alaska Airlines Credit Card Review: Make Sure You Get the Good Version!”

How to Combine Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

If you’re like me, or countless others, you probably have several Chase credit cards that earn Ultimate Rewards. Assuming you do, you’ll notice that all your Ultimate Rewards are kept in separate accounts tied to the card that earned the points. For example, if you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card and a Chase Ink … Continue reading “How to Combine Chase Ultimate Rewards Points”

Marriott Rewards Credit Card Review: One of My Favorite Hotel Cards

If you’re in need of a break and want to stay at a nice hotel for free, look no further than the “Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card” from Chase. I took advantage of this card a couple years ago when the sign-up bonus was a handsome 100,000 Marriott Rewards points, but it’s still very attractive … Continue reading “Marriott Rewards Credit Card Review: One of My Favorite Hotel Cards”

The Schwab Amex Platinum Let’s You Cash Out Your Points for 1.25 Cents Apiece

One of the downsides to American Express Membership Rewards points is the inability to simply cash them out for a decent value. Sure, you can get a statement credit, but the value is a mere .60 cents per point, which clearly isn’t worth it. You can also get an Amex gift card, but the value … Continue reading “The Schwab Amex Platinum Let’s You Cash Out Your Points for 1.25 Cents Apiece”

Get $600+ in Amazon Gift Cards with the Southwest Credit Card

Sometimes the right credit card isn’t so obvious. Sometimes you think a card isn’t for you, when in fact, it’s the perfect fit. One example comes to mind…well, two or three if you count the multiple versions of the card. I’m referring to the Southwest credit cards from Chase, which currently offer 60,000 points if … Continue reading “Get $600+ in Amazon Gift Cards with the Southwest Credit Card”

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Card Review: Is 1.5% Cash Back Good Enough?

My wife received a mailer today from Wells Fargo, which was pitching its newer “Cash Wise Visa Card” to her. So I decided to take a look at what this credit card offers and if it’s worth applying for. My first thought was why anyone would accept a cash back rate of 1.5% when there … Continue reading “Wells Fargo Cash Wise Card Review: Is 1.5% Cash Back Good Enough?”

You Can Now Only Have One Chase Sapphire Credit Card at a Time

It appears Chase has added a new restriction to their growing list of credit card rules, this time limiting how many Chase Sapphire cards you can hold at any given time. Specifically, the card issuer is now limiting new applicants to one Chase Sapphire card total. In other words, if you already have Chase Sapphire … Continue reading “You Can Now Only Have One Chase Sapphire Credit Card at a Time”

PayPal Cashback MasterCard Offers 2% Cash Back on All Purchases

There’s yet another 2% cash back credit card on the market, the latest being the “PayPal Cashback MasterCard” offered by PayPal and card issuer Synchrony Bank. This aligns it with the likes of Citi Double Cash and the Fidelity Visa, both of which earn two points per dollar spent on everything all year long. PayPal … Continue reading “PayPal Cashback MasterCard Offers 2% Cash Back on All Purchases”