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Having accumulated tens of millions of miles and points from credit cards, Dan shares his secrets on how to get started and optimize your credit card sign ups and spending.

Improved American Express Signup Offers!

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Credit Cards With The Best Signup Bonuses!

Please click here to see current American Express card offers. Related posts: -DansDeals Credit Card Links And Card Opening FAQ’s On The DansDeals Forums -Credit...

Sapphire Preferred, Starwood, Or Freedom? A Guide For Which Cards To Use For Any Purchase.

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4 Days Left For American Express Membership Rewards Transfers To Continental…

Updated with more information from an article originally posted on 08/01: 09/30 is the last day to transfer American Express Membership Rewards points into Continental...

Chase Ink Bold Business Card: Get 50,000 Points For Spending $5,000 Within 3 Months!

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Starwood Improves The Signup Bonus Offer!

Update: Expired Related posts: -Does Opening And Closing Cards Hurt Your Credit Score? -The Best Credit Cards For Spending! -Getting To Israel Using Starwood Starpoints! -Need To...

AAdvantage Credit Card Reduced Mileage Awards For October-December 2011!

Q4 Reduced Mileage Awards Linky Fly to select cities worldwide for 7,500 less miles than American Airlines regularly charges if you have the AAdvantage World...

Chase: Sapphire Preferred Signup And Bonus Points Are Subject To The 7% Annual Dividend Bonus!

Well this is news to me!  As reported by atlas310 on the DansDeals Forums, and confirmed by myself with a Secure Message to the...

The Best Credit Cards For Spending!

Please click here to see current American Express card offers. Update: This post was pretty timely. Schwab/FIA/BOFA announced today that they are ending the...

Credit Card Reconsideration: Don’t Give Up!

We've all been turned down for credit cards before. Many people give up when they get the rejection letter, but the key is to...

Does Opening And Closing Cards Hurt Your Credit Score?

Related: DansDeals Credit Card Links And FAQ's on the DansDeals Forums This is a question that I'm asked all the time. Frankly, it's not one that...

Credit Cards That Give Free Checked Luggage!

Tired of paying baggage fees?  Some of these cards can pay for their annual fees in just one trip! Airline of your choice: American Express Consumer...

Need To Meet A Spending Threshold Deadline? Send And Receive $1,000/Month With No Fees Using Amazon Payments!

Amazon Payments Linky This has been discussed on the DansDeals Forums for the past year or so, but it's good info in case you're not...

US Mint No Longer Accepting Credit Cards For Dollar Coins…

I first wrote about using a credit card for dollar coins over 3 years ago. People on the DansDeals Forums started discussing strategies and the...

Chase Launches New United MileagePlus Explorer Card!

United MileagePlus Explorer Visa Linky Continental OnePassPlus Mastercard Linky Chase is now synergizing the benefits of the Continental and United cards and has added some...

SMOKING HOT!!! Signup For The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Spend $3K In 3 Months, And Get 50,000 Points! Good For 50,000 Continental Miles,...

Chase Sapphire Preferred 50K Signup Bonus Linky Need To Meet A Spending Threshold Deadline? Get Waived Fees On AMEX Gift Cards! You get 50,000 points...

Chase Hyatt Visa Signature Card: Get 2 Free Nights At Any Hyatt Worldwide!

Chase Hyatt Visa Signature Linky Membership in the Hyatt Gold Passport program is required to apply for this card. Click here to sign up...

Get Your Real Equifax FICO Scores For Free!

Update: Link expired! When credit agencies pull your credit score, they pull your real FICO scores from Equifax, Transunion, or Experian. While there are hundreds of...

Get 51,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points After Spending $1,000 On The AMEX Platinum Charge Card!!!

Update 5: The signup offer is now for 25,000 points (after $1,000 in spending for a total of 26,000 points). All other benefits...

British Airways Chase Visa Signature: Get 100,000 Miles!

Update: DEAD!!! Worth noting: Last week I signed up for 3 Chase cards at the same time using 3 different web browsers (The BA...

United Visa Signature: Get 30,000 Miles For Signing Up, $50 Cash Back, And First Year Free!

Related: Continental: Take Advantage While You Can… Click here to read all of the benefits of the Continental OnePass Plus Card United Visa Signature Linky -Limited...

Chase Launches New Southwest Visa For The New Rapid Rewards Program!

Southwest Visa Linky Southwest's new Rapid Rewards program launched today.  With the new program you earn points based on how much you spend on your...

HOT! Get Your Real Equifax FICO Score For Free!

Update: Don't forget to cancel your free trial! I just canceled mine by calling 800-319-4433. They will need your SSN. It...

HOT! Get Up To 57,500 Continental Miles Plus $50 Cash Back When You Apply For The Continental OnePass Plus Mastercard!

Step 1: Register your Continental Onepass Mileage Account For The Mileathon Promotion By getting the card and making your first purchase by 03/31 you will...

AAdvantage Credit Card Reduced Mileage Awards For January-March 2011!

Related: Details On Q4 Reduced Mileage Cities Q1 Reduced Mileage Awards Linky Fly to select cities worldwide for 7,500 less miles than American Airlines regularly...

Get Bonus Starpoints For Adding Additional Cardholders To Your Starwood AMEX Account!

Related: Starwood AMEX Linky Starwood Additional Cardholder Bonus Offer Linky You can get 2,000 Starpoints for adding 2 additional cardholders to your Starwood account. You...

Chase Freedom Visa: Get $100 Cash Back After Spending $500, Pay No Interest On Purchases And Balance Transfer, And Get 1%-5% Cash Back On...

Related: Chase Continental OnePass Plus MasterCard: Get 30,000 Miles, $50 Cash Back, And Your First Year Free! Plus Get Free Checked Luggage, 2 President's...

HOT! Continental’s New OnePass Plus MasterCard: Get 30,000 Miles, $50 Cash Back, And Your First Year Free! Plus Get Free Checked Luggage, Free Primary...

Update 2: The OnePass Plus card is now publicly offering a $50 cash statement credit for opening the card and making 1 purchase. ...

AAdvantage Credit Card Reduced Mileage Awards For October-December 2010!

Q4 Reduced Mileage Awards Linky Fly to select cities worldwide for 7,500 less miles than American Airlines regularly charges if you have the AAdvantage World...

HURRY! 3-In-1 Equifax Credit Report With Score Power For Free!!!

Update: Dead! Equifax Score Power Linky Just select the "Score Power-Include your 3 in 1 credit report" for $39.95. When you checkout you don't need to enter...

Chase Freedom Visa: Get $100 Cash Back After Spending $799 And Get 1%-5% Cash Back On Purchases!

Chase Freedom Visa Linky If you are looking for cashback instead of a mileage card this one looks pretty good. You get $100 cash back for...

HOT!!! Signup For The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Spend $3K In 3 Months, And Get 25,000 Continental Or British Airways Miles, Or A Ticket...

Chase Sapphire Preferred Linky Need help getting to $3,000? The US Mint should be able to help you there in no time! You get...

HOT! AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card Now Offering At Least 25,000 Signup Bonus Points!!!

Update: DEAD! Related: “I Got Approved For The AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card…Now What Do I Do With The Points?” Update 2: HURRY! This offer expires...

HOT! Get 50,000 United Miles For Opening A United Chase Visa Signature Card!

Update: To get the 50,000 miles offer you can enter in the wrong zip code for your account and be transferred to an agent....

Get 2,000 Starpoints For Adding 2 Additional Cardmembers To Your Starwood AMEX Account!

Related: Starwood AMEX Linky Offer Linky -You will get 1,000 Starpoints for adding each new additional cardholder onto your account. -The additional cardholder must spend $150 within...

CNN: “Don’t sweat it: Canceling a credit card won’t hurt your score”

Article Linky This is something that I've always known.  I've opened and closed hundreds of credit cards and still have a pristine credit score along...

Coming Soon: Hyatt Visa Signature Card By Chase!

Hyatt is finally going to be offering a credit card. It will be issued by Chase bank as a Visa Signature card. What excites me are...

New Credit Card Act Goes Into Effect On Monday…

Getting a new credit card may get tougher come Monday when the new CARD act goes into effect. If you are under 21 you may...

Return Protection: AMEX Starwood Vs. Chase Sapphire.

One of my favorite fringe benefits of the AMEX Starwood card is the return protection.  Sure the Starpoints are amazing and other fringe benefits...

Discover Current Teen Debit Card: Free For The First Month And Fundable With A Credit Card!

Update: Per request of Discover, all comments on this post have been removed and future comments on this post are not allowed. Discover Current Debit...

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