Chase Starbucks Credit Card (New Card)

Starbucks Rewards Visa Credit Card Application Link Chase Starbucks Features Complimentary Starbucks Gold status. Personally I don’t think it is useful. The most important benefit is that you can redeem for a free drink with 125 Stars. Considering a free drink is worth about $5, the value of a Star is about $0.04. 2,500 + 250 Stars offer: earn 2,500…
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Deserve Edu Credit Card (No SSN or Credit History Required for Students)

Deserve Edu Mastercard for Students Review Application Link Deserve Edu Features This is a credit card that is specially designed for students. International students can also apply even without a SSN and without any credit history! (See official FAQ) For those international students who cannot obtain a SSN in a short time, this card is a great choice as the…
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How to Retroactively Request Airline Mileage Credit

This is an introduction to how to retroactively request mileage credit on the major U.S. airlines. There are a variety of reasons one might want to retroactively request mileage credit. For instance: The miles from a flight you took do not appear in your frequent flyer account after a certain period of time (varies by airline, as described below). You…
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Synchrony Cathay Pacific Credit Card (2018.1 Update: 35k Offer, First Year Annual Fee Waived)

Cathay Pacific (CX) Visa Signature Card Review 2018.1 Update: The new offer is 35k with first year annual fee waived. HT: DoC. 2017.11 Update: One of our readers reported that he received an email about a 75k targeted offer. The spending requirement is $2500 within 3 months. The terms explicitly state that this offer is for selected Marco Polo Club members…
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US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Credit Card (2018.1 Update: 25k Offer)

US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature Card Review 2018.2 Update: There’s a offer with extra points if USA wins some medals, see the application link here. 2018.1 Update2: The new offer is for 25k. 2018.1 Update: The FlexPerks used to have different value for different airline prices, and now they are worth a fixed 1.5 c/p towards travel. Application…
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Chase Marriott Credit Card (2018.1 Updated: 75k Offer & First Year Annual Fee Waived)

Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card Review 2018.2 Update: Now the previous 80k+7.5k offer is expired, the current standard offer is 75k+first year annual fee waived. 2018.1 Update: There’s a new 75k offer with first year annual fee waived. Here’s the application link. The current standard offer is 80k+7.5k with first year annual fee NOT waived. Comparing these two offers,…
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Chase Marriott Business Credit Card (2018.1 Update: 75k Offer & First Year Annual Fee Waived)

Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card Review 2018.1 Update: The new offer is 75k Marriott points, and the first year annual fee is waived. Comparing to the previous offer, which is 80k but first year annual fee not waived, this new offer has 5k points less but saves you $99. So it’s a better offer. Note that this card is…
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Introduction to Amex Offers (2018.1 Update: No Longer Able To Add Offers via Twitter/Facebook!)

2018.1 Update: Now AmEx stopped the option to add AmEx Offers via Twitter/Facebook, and in the future all AmEx Offers must be added via AmEx website. Then all third party AmEx cards will no longer be able to use AmEx Offers. HT: DoC. Introduction Amex Offers is a very lucrative discount program for Amex cardholders that provides bonus Membership Rewards (MR)…
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AmEx Hilton Ascend Credit Card (New Card, 100k Offer!)

The Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card Review 2018.1.18 Update: This card is now available for application! The sign-up bonus is 100k. Application Link AmEx Hilton Ascend Features 100k offer: earn 75,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 within the first 3 months, and an additional 25,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you make an additional $1,000 in purchases…
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AmEx Hilton Business Credit Card (New Card, 100k Offer!)

The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card Review 2018.1.18 Update: This card is now available for application! The sign-up bonus is 100k. Application Link AmEx Hilton Business Features 100k offer: earn 75,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 within the first 3 months, and an additional 25,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you make an additional $1,000 in purchases…
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AmEx Hilton Credit Card (2018.1 Updated: No FTF Any Longer!)

The Hilton Honors American Express Card Review 2018.1.19 Update: The 75k links are all dead. The current offer is only 65k. 2018.1.18 Update: There’s no Foreign Transaction Fee (FTF) any longer! Application Link AmEx Hilton Features 65k Offer: earn 65,000 Honors Points after spending $1000 in first 3 months. The highest sign-up bonus is 80k. Because you can only get one…
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US Bank Cash Plus Credit Card (2018.1 Updated: $150 Offer)

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Credit Card Review 2018.1 Update: The new offer is $150, which is historical high. HT: reddit. Application Link US Bank Cash Plus Features $150 offer: earn $150 after spending $500 within the first 3 months. Earn 5% cash back on first $2,000 combined purchases each quarter on two categories you choose, 2% cash back on your…
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CNB Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card (2018.1 Updated: 50k Offer, First Year Annual Fee NOT Waived)

City National Bank (CNB) Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card Review 2018.1 Update: There’s a 50k offer now, but note that the first year annual fee ($400) is no longer waived. H/T: DoC Application Link The official webpage for this card is here, but you can’t apply online, you have to go to the branch to apply. The branches are only…
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Hotel Review: Senior Suite at Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado

Upon finishing up our stay on Easter Island, we flew to Lima via Santiago de Chile. The next morning we flew to Cusco on LATAM (previously known as LAN Peru) for our upcoming trip to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Since LIM-CUZ is wholly in Peru, I used only 4,500 Avios(per person) for a one-way redemption. Since the one-way…
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