As of September 24, 2016, the much anticipated Marriott-Starwood acquisition was officially closed! And with that transaction comes the tall task of integrating the various rewards programs of the Starwood, Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotel groups. Well, at least I thought it would be a tall task. But much to my surprise, Marriott and Starwood (on … More Marriott Acquired Starwood – How to Transfer Points, Status Match and More
Over time, rewards programs have evolved and become more intricate and complicated. By the same token, rewards programs have also become significantly more flexible, and with that flexibility, even more rewarding! Unfortunately for many, thoughts and actions regarding points and miles have not evolved at the same pace as these rewards programs, and many individuals … More Is Your Old School Points Strategy Costing You Money?
I absolutely love air travel and love just about everything that comes with it! I love the airport and seeing all the planes, and most of all love the notion that I can be in an airport in Tampa, Florida and be just a few plane rides away from any one place in the entire … More How Can the Chase Sapphire Reserve Gain Me Access to Airport Lounges?
Throughout the month I make it a habit to frequently login to my online credit card accounts to review activity. I prefer to review my accounts this way, rather than at the end of the month when my statement appears because I find it much easier to identify incorrect charges to my account earlier on. … More Funny Business on your Credit Card? How to Dispute a Charge with Chase Bank!
The Chase Sapphire Reserve is THE flavor of the week credit card! All we keep hearing is “The CSR this, the CSR that” – it has been the most popular card release that I have ever seen… Due to an insanely large amount of applicants, Chase even ran out of the unique metal material from … More Don’t Let the Chase 5/24 Rule Stop You – Apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve In-branch!
When I think food delivery, I think pizza! I absolutely love pizza and what makes pizza even better is the ability to enjoy it fresh, in my home, with no cooking or cleaning – just a simple phone call or online/app order while wearing pajamas! But even though my love for pizza runs deep (we’re … More Food Delivery Done Right – Uber EATS in TPA!
That’s right – a PROFIT! Ok, so it is not much profit, but it is still making money! What’s the deal? Office Depot and Office Max are currently running a sale on MasterCard gift cards! For every $300 in gift cards you will receive an instant $15 rebate (taken at the register). When is the … More Earn a Profit on MasterCard Gift Cards at Office Depot/Office Max
September is here – and more importantly, football is here! Are you ready for some football!? I AM! Credit cards and football, that’s what AYP does! While my Auburn Tigers (War Eagle!) took a tough loss this past Saturday… at least we have 11 more games this year to roll Toomers Corner! And what is … More AYP List of Top Credit Cards for September 2016
Hey, You! Have you recently opened up a new credit card (like the Chase Sapphire Reserve, perhaps)!? Yes? Well good for you! And now that you have your card in hand, I am fairly certain that you will be spending the next few months trying to meet the minimum spend requirements for that credit card … More Easy Way to Meet Minimum Spend & Earn $50 (or More) with a PNC Checking Account!
A friend of mine asked me a question this week that I thought was worth posting on the interwebs for all to reference: “So riddle me this Derek, I’ve had the Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP) for about 6 months so far but am looking to apply for the new Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) card… Will … More Reader Question – Should I Downgrade the Chase Sapphire Preferred to get the New Chase Sapphire Reserve?