Shop Talk: AA Locking/Shutting Down Accounts

American Airlines has been locking and/or terminating accounts, and cancelling upcoming award travel for some. The common thread seems to be people who have received a number of credit card welcome bonuses, presumably related to the use of targeted Citi/AA mailers. This kinds of adverse action (from AA) has historically been reserved for people selling […]

Q1 2020 5x Bonus Categories

Chase Freedom Gas stations Internet, cable, and phone services Streaming services Discover Grocery stores Walgreens CVS Citi Dividend ($6,000 annual bonused spend for $300 back can be completed in a single quarter) Supermarkets Fitness clubs

Airline Portal Holiday Bonuses

A new wave of airline portal holiday bonuses have appeared. United looks to be the most compelling of the bunch, but they can all be worth doing in the right situation. Here’s a summary: United Spend $150, earn 500 bonus miles $750 2,500 $1,500 5,000 American $150 500 $600 1,500 $1,200 3,500 Alaska $150 300 […]

Qantas Transfer Bonuses [Targeted]

Update (Nov 1, 2019): I’m seeing a 20% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards. Back in June they were running a similar promo with a 20% from Amex + a 20% bonus from Qantas for an effective 44% bonus: Dans Deals wrote that this 44% bonus may have stopped in late June. However, comments indicate […]