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Chip Cards Are Super Slow and Now Visa Is Trying to Fix That

Chip Cards Are Super Slow and Now Visa Is Trying to Fix That
April 21, 2016

If you’ve used a credit card lately, you’ve likely made the mistake of trying to swipe it (even though it has a magnetic stripe) because it also contains an EMV chip. I do it all the time and feel like ... Read More »

Fidelity Amex Switching to US Bank Issued Visa Credit Card

Fidelity Amex Switching to US Bank Issued Visa Credit Card
January 7, 2016

For those who hold the quite lucrative Fidelity Amex credit card, changes are a coming. Starting in July of this year, existing customers will have their FIA Card Services (a Bank of America company) issued Fidelity Amex replaced with a ... Read More »

Chase Offering 10% Cash Back at Amazon with Freedom Card

Chase Offering 10% Cash Back at Amazon with Freedom Card
November 19, 2015

Chase just delivered an early Christmas (or any other holiday) present to its Freedom cardholders. From November 23rd until December 31st, 2015, you’ll earn double the amount of promotional cash back when shopping at Amazon with your Chase Freedom card. ... Read More »

Get $15 for Adding Chase Freedom to Visa Checkout

Get $15 for Adding Chase Freedom to Visa Checkout
November 3, 2015

If you’re looking for some low hanging fruit, check out (no pun intended) the latest offer from Visa Checkout and Chase. Here’s how it works: 1. Register for Visa Checkout 2. Add your Chase Freedom card 3. Make a $15+ ... Read More »

Amex Small Business Saturday Statement Credits Targeted This Year

Amex Small Business Saturday Statement Credits Targeted This Year
November 2, 2015

Over the past few years, American Express has been extremely generous in handing out statement credits for shopping small, otherwise known as swiping your Amex at non-corporate local businesses. In fact, last year they gave enrolled cardmembers 3 $10 statement ... Read More »

Costco Anywhere Visa: Details of New Citi Costco Credit Cards Emerge

Costco Anywhere Visa: Details of New Citi Costco Credit Cards Emerge
October 28, 2015

Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi It was revealed earlier this year that Costco was ditching American Express in favor of Citi after the pair was unable to renew their longstanding contract. So come next spring, you’ll be swiping with ... Read More »

Soon You’ll Be Able to Use Nearly Anything to Pay Instead of a Credit Card

Soon You’ll Be Able to Use Nearly Anything to Pay Instead of a Credit Card
October 28, 2015

The plastic credit card is definitely under attack. While they’re not quite obsolete yet, they’re definitely endangered despite their continued ubiquity. The advent of ApplePay and many subsequent challengers means fewer and fewer people will actually pull out their physical ... Read More »

Get $20 Off Your Cable and Cell Phone Bills with Amex Offers

Get $20 Off Your Cable and Cell Phone Bills with Amex Offers
October 27, 2015

I love American Express for a number of reasons, but they’ve really stepped up their game over the past year and change with their ever-growing stable of Amex Offers. I’ve saved lots of money on all types of stuff thanks ... Read More »

Some Dude Has Nearly 1,500 Active Credit Cards

Some Dude Has Nearly 1,500 Active Credit Cards
October 12, 2015

If you’re always chasing the latest credit card deal, you might think you have a lot of credit cards. But if you compare your tally to that of Walter Cavanagh’s, you wouldn’t even come close. The Guinness record holder reportedly ... Read More »

Discover Will Soon Work with Apple Pay: Time to Apply and Earn 23% Cash Back?

Discover Will Soon Work with Apple Pay: Time to Apply and Earn 23% Cash Back?
September 14, 2015

It was announced last week that come September 16th, you’ll finally be able to use your Discover credit card(s) with Apple Pay. While this is surely welcome news to Discover cardholders who want to use their phone instead of their ... Read More »