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How to Earn Delta Diamond Medallion Without Spending $15,000 on Delta

Achieving top-tier elite status with Delta requires a lot of butt-in-seat miles, creative use of partner airlines, or a significant amount of credit card spend. Unfortunately, Delta doesn’t allow you to make use of the status challenge path to reach Diamond Medallion, only Silver, Gold, and Platinum. We’ve outlined a few ways to get to Diamond without spending $15,000 on Delta, however.

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Guide to Companion Fares & Companion Passes [2019]

Companion pass, companion certificate, companion fare, or companion ticket. While the terms are much alike, they all carry different definitions as to what constitutes a companion pass or ticket. Some airlines have designed their companion pass as a well thought out feature of their rewards program, worthy of attention and pursuit, while others have turned it into a lazy half-benefit, slipped into the backend of a credit card’s benefits as an afterthought, and offering only marginal value.

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Signup Bonus and Earning Potential – Sapphire Reserve vs. Sapphire Preferred

The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card initially launched with a massive 100,000-point signup bonus. An ultra-premium Ultimate Rewards-earning travel rewards card that shook the points and miles world. Competing with the likes of the Amex Platinum and Citi Prestige card, you’ll pay a hefty annual fee to keep this card, but the benefits truly are second to none. Here are the numbers even with a 50,000-point current bonus that is available.

How to use the Amex Gold & Platinum Airline Travel Credit

Back in 2010, American Express launched an innovative first for premium credit cards, introducing a $200 airline fee credit to  to cover the costs of checked bags, in-flight food, airfare change fees, lounge passes, and more. While groundbreaking at the…

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Understanding Rewards Credit Card Application Rules and Restrictions [2019]

Along with keeping track of rewards card applications and managing your credit score, it’s essential to understand the credit card application rules for each credit provider. There is a lot of incomplete and misinformation about what you can and cannot do, we wanted to provide a resource that shares information available from both financial institutions and those that share their personal experiences in one place.

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Which is Better: Chase Sapphire Reserve or The Platinum Card from American Express?

The Platinum Card® from American Express and the Chase Sapphire Reserve® are two of the most sought-after premium travel rewards cards, both offering a full suite of travel perks and benefits, and commanding high annual fees – $450 for the Sapphire Reserve and $550 for the Amex Platinum. While both cards offer top-tier perks and benefits, some fundamental differences set them apart that could play a significant role in helping you decide which card is best for you.

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Best Credit Cards for Extended Warranty Coverage (Updated December 2018)

The majority of rewards cards provide a host of ancillary benefits, outside of points and miles, that can have a significant impact on which card you use for each purchase. Here, we’re shining a light on extended warranty policies offered by major credit providers and highlighting the best rewards cards to use when making a purchase.

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How to Receive Elite Hotel Benefits Without Elite Status

If you want the benefits of elite status within a hotel program but don’t happen to have that status, leveraging luxury hotel programs could deliver just what you’re looking for. Upgrades, complimentary breakfast, and late check-out are just a few of the perks you’ll be eligible for with the right program.