Credit Card Companions

Plastiq: Pay Bills (Rent, Mortgage, Tuition Fee, etc.) With a Credit Card! (2018.2 Update: Now ACH Transfer Is Available!)

2018.2 Update: Now Plastiq supports ACH Transfer! Previously Plastiq can only send checks to recipients, thus it is quite slow and there is a risk that the mail is lost. Now you can choose ACH Transfer when adding new recipients, see screenshot below. It will be much faster (2~3 business days) and reliable. To get started, you need to first…
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AwardHacker: The Best Award Flight Search Engine! (2017.11 Update: Added TYP->AV Transfer Partnership)

2017.11 Update: Added the recent TYP->AV transfer partnership. BTW, the recent UA, DL, etc. devaluations are also updated in our system. Those of us who have been doing this long enough have found that it is easy to earn points but very difficult to use them. I believe many of us here have already accumulated millions of points and miles. However, it is…
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A Quick Guide to MileagePlus X (MPX) (and why I still use em)

Introduction MileagePlus X (MPX) is an app that allows you to earn extra United Airlines miles for shopping with one of their listed partners. The app’s been out for a while but it doesn’t get much discussion. No surprises there, since it doesn’t look like United cares too much about this app either. The UI for iOS devices are still…
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Radpad — Pay Rent With a Credit Card (2017.4 Update: Apple/Android Pay No Longer Count As Travel)

2017.4 Update: Recent data points imply that, starting from Apr 21, 2017, Radpad + Apple Pay / Android Pay no longer counts as travel purchases, and thus no longer earns 3x points on CSR/Prestige. Data points: 1, 2, 3. If you still want to potentially earn 3x UR on Rent, check out Plastiq. Introduction RadPad is primarily a residential rental finder website/app…
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The Redbird is Dead

According to the data points from FlyerTalk and Reddit, from 2015.10.12, the Redbird can only be fed with cash. Redbird, died at the age of 13 months, R.I.P. For the people who keep Redbird as your pet, you need to consider change product. Note that you need to wait all transactions to be settled before changing.