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This Week Only: Increased Signup Bounses On Chase Ink Cards!

Update: The increased bonus offer is now dead, though these cards remain excellent thanks to their bonus categories and still generous signup bonus. ------------------------------------------------------------ Originally posted...

FICO Vs. FAKO

Update: After a 4 year hiatus consumers can finally purchase their own Experian FICO score without having to apply for credit. It's not cheap...

Last Day To Register For Freedom Q2 Bonus Spending

-Chase Freedom Mastercard-Earn $100 cash back (in the form of 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points) when you spend $500 in 3 months. -Chase Freedom Visa-Earn...

0% APR Cards

Update: The USAirways Mastercard offers 15 months of 0% interest on balance transfers plus 1 mile per $1 transferred up to $10,000 within 90...

Google Digs The Conga!

Update #2, 06/09: You probably have realized by now that Google has clamped down and ended the free processing without limits.  I do wish that...

The Best Airline Credit Card Offers

-Find more credit card offers by clicking on the “Credit Cards” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site...

Please Stop Emailing Me About The Bluebird Non-Event…

I have no idea why but I've gotten dozens of emails from frantic people about how Bluebird is lowering the limit on funding from...

Should You Do All Of Your Spending On Visa Gift Cards?

Last week I wrote up my general spending strategy in a post about "My MVP Cards" Commenter PK asked there why I don't just buy...

My MVP Cards

I have several dozen active credit cards (heck I have more than 2 dozen active cards just from AMEX and Chase) but only a...

Google Wallet Offering Free Credit Card Processing; Post In The DDF Conga Thread To Join!

DDF user Emkay reported on DDF 4 days ago that Google was integrating the ability to send money into Gmail.  DDF user magnus then...

HURRY! 75,000 (Or Even 100,000!) Point Signup Bonus For Spending $5,000 On The Business Gold Rewards Card From American Express Open!

Update, 1pm: The 75K offer appears to be dead.  The current promotional offer is back to 50K signup bonus points. Related posts: -Business Cards In My...

Business Cards In My Wallet

Business credit cards represent an excellent opportunity for mileage junkies.  They carry great signup bonuses and fantastic benefits. If you just sell items on eBay...

Earn 3.21 Points Per Dollar With Sapphire Preferred At Restaurants Today…Or 5 Points Per Dollar With Freedom

You can now automatically earn triple points with your Chase Sapphire Preferred card on all dining on every first Friday of the month at...

$100 Visa Gift Card For Just $95 Shipped From Staples After $10.60 Instant Savings!

Update: DEAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------ Related posts: -Having Fun Cashing Out Gift Cards -Using Gift Cards From Chase To Meet Spend Thresholds For Free -Another Flavor Of Vanilla: My Vanilla...

Having Fun Cashing Out Gift Cards

Have questions when reading this post? It's probably already been answered in one of the following related posts. Related spend threshold posts: -Another Flavor Of Vanilla:...

Is The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Mastercard Card For You?

Update: This card no longer provides car rental insurance in Israel. Offer expired: Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® Barclaycard has improved the bonus on this...

Register Now For Q2 Chase Freedom Spending And Last Day For Q1 Spending

-Chase Freedom Mastercard-Earn $100 cash back (in the form of 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points) when you spend $500 in 3 months. -Chase Freedom Visa-Earn $100...

Current Mega Signup Bonuses From Chase

Related post: Reconsideration For Those Without The Gift Of Gab (Don't just give up after you are denied!) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chase has really stepped up their credit...

Want To Boost Your Credit Score? Spend On Business Cards Instead Of Consumer Cards.

Update: Have you used this strategy to improve your credit score? Let's hear about it in the comments! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally posted on 11/08/12: One of the most...

Register Now For Q1 Chase Freedom Spending!

Update, 03/11: Don't forget that you have to register your card by 03/14 to participate in the Q1 bonus categories! --------------------------------------------------- Update, 01/08: I've already...

Split By GroupMe: Free Until 03/12

Update #3: A $499 limit has been added to qualify for free processing. Update #2: It's back to being free again through 03/12! Update, 03/08: It...

Reconsideration For Those Without The Gift Of Gab

Read more about what you can do via Secure Message and where to find secure messaging in this post. Calling the Reconsideration department after...

75,000 Point Signup Bonus For The Business Gold Rewards Card From American Express Open!

Update: The 75K offer link below will expire tomorrow, 03/08, at 1:59pm EST! ————————————————————————— Related posts: -ANA Not Charging Fuel Surcharges For Award Travel On United...

A List Of Gift Cards Sold By Office Supply Stores

Update: Want to save money on gas while earning more points? Several DDF users have confirmed that they paid the lower cash price for gas...

Vanilla Reloads Transfers To American Express Prepaid

Update: No news here at all, but if you only started paying attention to Vanilla Reloads once Bluebird came around then you can come...

Signup Bonus Returns For The American Express Business Platinum Card

Related posts: -Singapore Airlines Also Not Charging Fuel Surcharges For Award Travel On United Or USAirways! -ANA Not Charging Fuel Surcharges For Award Travel On...

50K Premier Rewards Gold And 45K Delta Card Offers!

Step 1: Click here to check which offers you can get. Step 2: Click on “Offers Matched for You” at the top of the left...

What Do You SM For?

Secure messaging (or SM for short) is incredible.  It's a time saver and it works miracles. Some examples of what you can do: -Have an application...

Killer Apps: Knowing The Top Benefits Of Each Card

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People are always asking me what the best cards are.  If only it were that easy. You see different cards have different things they excel...

Is Today The Last Day To Change Your Previously Registered $200 Airline Fee Credit Choice?

The Platinum Card® from American Express is loaded with many valuable benefits.  One of them is a $200 annual fee credit for an airline...

Should You Get A United Club Card?

Update, 01/27/13: Today is the last day to apply for Avis President's Club if you are a United Club cardholder. That benefit is being...

75,000 Point Signup Bonus For The Business Gold Rewards Card From American Express Open!

Update #2: DEAD! Update: This offer expires on Monday, 01/28 at 10:59am EST. ————————————————————————— Related posts: -ANA Not Charging Fuel Surcharges For Award Travel On United Or USAirways! -Is...

New Rules? What New Rules?

Lots of people have been talking about language AMEX added to their apps early last year about new rules that specify getting the bonus...

Flying To Israel With The Current El Al Promotions

Update: Promo #2 is already dead, but promo #1 for a 20%-30% bonus on transfers to Matmid expires today, 01/10/13. This was originally posted on...

Today’s Escapades

Update #2, 01/07: Got all of my Staples gift cards today!  A couple of them were slightly smaller than what I expected, but still...

Possible 100K Platinum Card Signup Bonus?

Update, 01/08 at 11:25am: DEAD! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclaimer: I was told about this a little while ago but had to promise not to be the one to...

Chase Offers Ending Soon

Update: There may be just 2 days left to grab some Ink cards with the lowered spend requirements.  Nothing confirmed at this point, but...

Another Flavor Of Vanilla: My Vanilla Debit Card

Related posts: Today’s Escapades --------------------------------------------------------------------------     In the past I've blogged about buying Vanilla Reload (VR) cards (right). Another flavor of Vanilla is the My Vanilla Personal Reloadable Prepaid...

50,000 Point Signup Bonus For the American Express Business Gold Rewards Card

Update: DEAD! It's worth noting that between 12/03 and 01/14 you will be able to get a 30% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to British...

Matched On Ink Plus

I've already done several successful 3BMs and 4BMs with all of the major banks this year and I went for a few Chase business...

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