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”

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”

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”

Credit Karma Wants to Do Your Taxes, for Free

Most folks have heard of Credit Karma, the free credit score website. They basically killed off those other free credit score websites by providing a free credit score (and credit report) without the need for your credit card info. It revolutionized the credit scoring game. Well, now they want to do the same thing with…your … Continue reading “Credit Karma Wants to Do Your Taxes, for Free”

American Express Offering 2X Rewards for Shop Small This Year

In past years, the American Express Shop Small promotion typically offered statement credits when you used your Amex at small businesses on a specified day. This was known as Small Business Saturday, which is set to take place on November 26th of this year. It was actually quite lucrative a couple years ago because they … Continue reading “American Express Offering 2X Rewards for Shop Small This Year”

An Easy Way to Earn 3,300 Bonus Amex Membership Rewards Points

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to earn a small handful of American Express Membership Rewards points? Well, look no further. There is a targeted (my guess) Amex Offer that gives you 1,000 MR points every time you spend $100 or more on your cell phone bill between now and January 1st, … Continue reading “An Easy Way to Earn 3,300 Bonus Amex Membership Rewards Points”

Affirm Offers New Way to Pay for Those Who Don’t Like Credit Cards

A company by the name of Affirm is looking to shake up the way consumers pay for high-ticket items they would normally just charge to a credit card. Instead of swiping or dipping, individuals can get real-time financing for purchases during the checkout process. How Affirm Works For example, if a certain Millennial (I didn’t … Continue reading “Affirm Offers New Way to Pay for Those Who Don’t Like Credit Cards”

American Express Platinum Now Earns 5X on Airfare

In an effort to fend off the up and coming (or perhaps already top dog) Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card, American Express Platinum will now offer 5X Membership Rewards points on airfare. Specifically, you can earn 5X MR points on airfare booked directly with airlines and through American Express Travel. Previously, Amex Platinum only offered … Continue reading “American Express Platinum Now Earns 5X on Airfare”

American Express Offering 10% Cash Back on Gas All Summer Long

We’ve all seen the rotating 5% cash back categories that often include gas stations, but how about 10% cash back instead? Well, when I logged onto one of my Amex accounts this morning I was greeted by a surprising offer. A full 10% cash back on gas all summer long. Specifically, you can earn up … Continue reading “American Express Offering 10% Cash Back on Gas All Summer Long”

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

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 a dummy, especially as a credit card blogger that should know better. It’s a sense … Continue reading “Chip Cards Are Super Slow and Now Visa Is Trying to Fix That”