A Comprehensive Guide to All Credit Card Benefits, Changes Due to COVID-19
Feeling overwhelmed by all the new promotions and credit card changes in response to COVID-19? You’re not alone. With new changes announced every day, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up. We’ve tried to make things a little easier by putting together a post where you can find ALL of the changes in one place.
American Express Adds a Slew of New Perks For Travelers Stuck at Home
American Express offers one of the largest collections of travel-oriented credit cards—some of which involve a significant annual fee. With travel at a standstill, many cardmembers are debating whether their travel cards are still worth the annual fee. In response, Amex just released the most comprehensive list of cardmember benefit updates we’ve seen yet.
Earn up to 6x Points From Grocery Spending on Chase, Marriott Credit Cards
With the travel industry at a standstill, travel brands and card-issuing banks are doing everything possible to recapture cardholder spending. Recognizing how essential grocery stores are to cardmembers right now, Chase and Marriott are temporarily bonusing purchases there. We’re taking a closer look to decide if these bonuses are deals or duds.
Capital One Adds New Redemption Options – Including Restaurants, Streaming Services, and Phone Services
With travel at a standstill, many people are reconsidering the value of their travel credit cards. Does it make sense to keep a card meant for traveling when you can’t travel? With this question in mind, Capital One has made a bold move to continue providing value to its cardholders, now allowing members to redeem for more than just travel.
United Eliminates Partner Award Chart, Makes It Harder to Earn Elite Status When Flying Partners
Over the last few days, United has made earning elite status harder and removed partner award charts from its website. Both without any notice whatsoever. They say bad things come in pairs. In this case, they were right. In this post, we go through what this means for you.
American Airlines Adds Automatic Mileage Refunds on Certain Award Cancellations
Canceling an award trip is not something that anybody enjoys doing, especially when the process can be challenging and complicated. American Airlines seems to have recognized this and has recently made the process of canceling (some) award trips much simpler—now no longer requiring a phone call.
Incredible Deal: Book AA International Flagship First Awards Starting at Only 55k Miles
You can jet off to Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, São Paulo, and more in AA’s best first-class product for as little as 55,000 AAdvantage miles each way. While most people probably aren’t planning to travel anytime soon, with availability stretching into 2021, these fares could be the perfect opportunity to re-launch your travel in style.
Limited Time Offer: Rakuten Increases Welcome and Referral Bonuses
Considering many of us have been doing a bit more online shopping than usual, Rakuten (formerly known as Ebates) has devised a promotion to reward its current customers for spreading the word. For two weeks only, Rakuten is increasing the welcome and referral bonuses to $30 or 3,000 Amex Membership Rewards Points per referral.
‘Capital One Offers’ Launched in Beta for Select Cardmembers
Capital One has launched Capital One Offers in beta to select cardmembers, offering between 10-15% back with a variety of retailers. While details are still slim, it appears to be a similar format to that of Chase Offers and Amex Offers. If Capital One Offers end up being similar, the program could add a lot of additional value to Capital One’s portfolio of credit cards.
Southwest Airlines Extends Companion Pass and Elite Status, Makes Earning Both Easier in 2020
Southwest has announced that it’s extending elite status and Companion Pass validity in response to COVID-19. It’s also going to be easier to earn both in 2020. Plus, in addition to their extending their validity, you’ll soon be able to convert Southwest Travel Funds to points.