Citi Prestige Increasing Sign-Up Bonus to 75,000 Points

Big news today in the credit card world. The Citi Prestige card will soon have a 75,000-point sign-up bonus, which is a huge increase from the existing 40,000-point offer. This is according to insider info over at TPG. Additionally, Citi is making a slew of changes to align the card with other heavyweights, such as … Continue reading “Citi Prestige Increasing Sign-Up Bonus to 75,000 Points”

The Final Visa Card Aims to Fix the Broken Credit Card

If you’re like me, or most people, you probably have to cut up one of your credit cards at least once a year thanks to fraud. It may have been a mass hack, or perhaps you stuck your card in a skimmer at a gas station and soon saw a transaction you didn’t recognize. This … Continue reading “The Final Visa Card Aims to Fix the Broken Credit Card”

Amazon Offering 2% Back Without a Credit Card

In an effort to perhaps squeeze credit card issuers out of Amazon transactions, the world’s largest retailer is offering 2% back when you don’t use a credit card. Yes, if you use a debit card or bank account to reload your Amazon account, you’ll get 2% added to your Amazon gift card balance each time. … Continue reading “Amazon Offering 2% Back Without a Credit Card”

UBS Visa Infinite Credit Card: Does It Deliver Luxury?

There’s yet another metal luxury credit card available to American consumers, the latest the UBS Visa Infinite credit card. It appears to be attempting to go toe-to-toe with Chase Sapphire Reserve, Amex Platinum, and the U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve. Yes, things are getting pretty busy at the top, which could be good news for those … Continue reading “UBS Visa Infinite Credit Card: Does It Deliver Luxury?”

Credit Card Price Protection Actually Works, Seriously

Credit cards are filled with all sorts of benefits, including things like car insurance and travel credits, along with extended warranty and price protection, but the average cardholder probably never bothers to use them. Most are likely drawn to a particular card for its large sign-up bonus, or perhaps the cash back earning capabilities, or … Continue reading “Credit Card Price Protection Actually Works, Seriously”

Can We Stop Making Unboxing a Credit Card a Thing?

When I first started this blog a decade ago, credit card bloggers weren’t very common. In fact, there were only a handful of websites dedicated to credit cards. And most were large corporate sites that simply peddled credit cards. Today, the landscape is a lot different, almost unrecognizable compared to 2007. Nowadays, it seems anyone … Continue reading “Can We Stop Making Unboxing a Credit Card a Thing?”

U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve: Earn 3X on Travel and Mobile Wallet Purchases

The latest luxury credit card to join the fray is the “U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve card,” which is expected to be released in early May, but already has a bit of hype behind it. While U.S. Bank isn’t a major player in the credit card world, they do seem to recognize the value of getting … Continue reading “U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve: Earn 3X on Travel and Mobile Wallet Purchases”

82% of Credit Cardholders Got Their Annual Fees Waived or Reduced

A new poll from CreditCards.com revealed that an overwhelming majority of credit cardholders were able to negotiate their annual fees successfully. This despite the fact that many consumers seem to think fees like this are non-negotiable. The survey, which polled 952 American cardholders, found that 82% of those who actually asked were able to get … Continue reading “82% of Credit Cardholders Got Their Annual Fees Waived or Reduced”

Alliant Visa Signature Credit Card Offers 3% Cash Back First Year, 2.5% Thereafter

There’s a new 2.5% cash back credit card on the block that comes with 3% cash back on all purchases the first year. The “Alliant Visa Signature Credit Card” from the Alliant Credit Union is currently available for “select Alliant members,” but will be available to “all” come April. It’s only the second credit card … Continue reading “Alliant Visa Signature Credit Card Offers 3% Cash Back First Year, 2.5% Thereafter”

An Uber Credit Card Might Be in the Works

Recently, Uber and American Express cozied up by including a $200 annual Uber credit on the revamped and more expensive Amex Platinum card. But it’s possible Uber may go a step forward and introduce a full-fledged “Uber credit card” based on a survey posted to Reddit. The poster shared a screenshot that appeared to show … Continue reading “An Uber Credit Card Might Be in the Works”