Why Earning Airline Miles Beats 2% Interest

Is earning American AAdvantage® miles with a Bask Savings Account better than earning 2% interest? In today’s post, we’ll break down the math to show how you can come out far ahead with miles. But don’t wait, because the new account signup bonus of 5,000 miles ends 04/30/2020. (Terms Apply)

Amex Offers: A Beginner’s Guide to Saving Money

Amex Offers are one of the most underrated benefits available to American Express cardmembers. If you like saving money and traveling for pennies on the dollar, it’s time to take a closer look at how these promotions can put extra cash in your pocket and supercharge your Membership Rewards earning strategy.

How do Credit Card Bonuses Work?

There are many ways to earn points, but if you’re just getting started, the credit card signup bonus is a critical part of your strategy for saving on your next trip. Here’s our breakdown of how signup bonuses work and what you need to know to supercharge your points balances.

Discover Announces 5% Cash Back Calendar for 2020

Discover has announced its 2020 5% bonus categories. Each quarter, cardholders can receive 5% cash back on up to $1,500 of purchases at select retailers. Retailers on the 2020 list include Lyft, Uber, Amazon.com, Gas stations, restaurants, and PayPal.

Last Chance to Register for Q4 2019 Chase Freedom 5% Categories

Remember, you have up to December 14, 2019, to activate your Chase Freedom 5% bonus category. Activating before the deadline means that you will earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases in select bonus categories, even if you have made the purchases before activating the bonus. This quarter the bonus categories are Department Stores, Chase Pay, and PayPal, with the latter two meaning you can earn 5% back on a huge array of spending.

Beginners Guide to Dining Programs

Dining programs are a great way to earn extra points and miles every time you eat out. While this strategy isn’t likely to make up a huge percentage of the points you earn, you could easily end up with a free domestic flight each year with minimal ongoing effort. Check out our review of the top programs, and watch the points start rolling in.

Chase Freedom 5X Categories for Q4 2019

The Q4 2019 Chase Freedom bonus earning categories are now active. Through December 31, 2019, you can earn 5% cashback on purchases at department stores, PayPal, and Chase Pay. The bonus is restricted to the first $1,500 of spending across all 5X categories for a maximum bonus of $75 or 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points.

Southwest Moves Goalpost for Companion Pass

Southwest has announced that the coveted Companion Pass will require 125,000 points, starting with the 2020 qualification year. Many are justifiably frustrated that the new policy was published immediately after the Chase co-brand credit cards wrapped up a limited-time offer that put the previous target of 110,000 easily within reach. To help you plot your strategy, we’ve summarized the ways you can accelerate your progress towards earning the Companion Pass.