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What’s The Best Credit Card to Use at Amazon.com?

March 25th, 2015

Credit Card ShoppingAccording to research done by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, there are now about 40 million US Amazon Prime members in the U.S., who each spend about $1,500 a year on average. Amazon.com Visa cardholders, who represent about 15% of US customers, spend even more than Prime members, possibly encouraged by the 3% rebate they earn on Amazon.com purchases.

The question is–with all the money they spend, can Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card members do even better than 3%? In this post, we explore many alternatives that offer more cash back, including one that Amazon introduced just in the past week.
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Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard – Up to 1.8% Cash Back on All Purchases

March 22nd, 2015

Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCardCitizens Bank just announced a new cash back credit card that promises to earn up to 1.8% cash back on all purchases with no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees.

The Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus™ World MasterCard® earns an unlimited 1.5% cash back rewards on all purchases. You’ll also earn a 10% Purchase Bonus on your cash back rewards when you make at least one purchase every month for six consecutive months or more, and another 10% Relationship Bonus when you directly deposit your rewards into a Citizens Bank personal checking, savings or money market account. When you take advantage of both the Purchase Bonus and the Relationship Bonus, your rebate effectively becomes boosted to about 1.8%.
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Amex Offers: Lowe’s, Chevron and More

March 17th, 2015

Amex OffersAfter a few weeks without much in the way of new Amex Offers, several new ones just popped up, a few of which should be quite popular. New Amex Offers include discounts from Lowe’s, Chevron, Boston Market and Best Western. Read on to get the details. Read the rest of this entry »

Discover it Miles Card: Earn 3 Miles Per Dollar on All Purchases For The First Year

March 16th, 2015

Discover it MilesOver the past couple of years, Discover has simplified its product line, discontinuing several cards and rather single-mindedly promoting its general purpose Discover it cash rebate card. Now, it appears that Discover has decided that it is the right time to introduce a new card to the competitive travel market. The new Discover it Miles card earns an unlimited 1.5 miles on all purchases, which in itself is nothing special. What makes the card potentially attractive is that for the first year, all of your earned miles will be doubled, meaning that you’ll earn 3 miles per dollar on all your purchases.
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Fixing Errors On Your Credit Report Should Soon Become Easier

March 9th, 2015

Credit ReportUnder terms of a new settlement announced today, the big 3 credit reporting agencies–Equifax, Experian and TransUnion–have agreed to follow new guidelines for responding to customer disputes and also to reduce the negative effect unpaid medical bills have on credit scores. The settlement comes after months of negotiations with the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
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Priceline Visa Gets New Perks, Making Grandfathered 2% Version Even Better

March 4th, 2015

Priceline Visa CardBarclays recently notified existing Priceline Visa cardholders that it would be adding a number of new benefits to the card. The new perks include bonus points back when redeeming for travel, no foreign transaction fees and more flexible redemption. What’s particularly interesting is that these new benefits are also being extended to those with the grandfathered 2%/5% version of the card, making the grandfathered version better than ever.
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Should You Pay Your Taxes By Credit Card?

March 1st, 2015

Credit Cards & TaxesWith 1099s, W-2s and other assorted tax statements now being sent out, we’re all being reminded that the tax season is upon us. One of the questions that arises for those who end up with a tax bill is: Is it worth it to pay my taxes with my credit card? Interestingly enough, one of the very first posts on this blog, posted nearly 9 years ago, covered exactly this topic. Since then, some things have changed while others have remained the same.
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Amex Offers: NYC Restaurant Week, StayLA Hotel Offer and More

February 16th, 2015

Amex OffersThe latest round of Amex Offers include promos from NYC Restaurant Week, adidas, Soap.com and its family of brands, and more. Read on to get the details.
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Amex Offers: Spend $75+ On Your Cell Phone Bill, Get $10 Back, Up to 3 Times (YMMV)

February 9th, 2015

Amex OffersAmerican Express has a new targeted offer available — when you enroll your eligible card by April 14, 2015 and pay your cell phone bill of $75+ online at these accepting major US Carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular or Verizon) by July 15, 2015, you’ll get a $10 statement credit back. You can earn the $10 statement credit up to 3 times.
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Through Today Only: Get $50 off $100+ at Neiman Marcus with Visa Checkout

February 4th, 2015

Visa Checkout DealsThrough February 4, 2015 at 11:59pm CT, you can get $50 off your purchase of $100 or more at Neiman Marcus online when you use Visa Checkout as your payment method. Some exclusions apply.
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