Episode 4: Milenomics² Podcast No Annual Fee Edition. CapitalOne-Point-Five, Barclay Arrival, Chase 5/24 Expansion & Small Banks with Big Bonuses.

Welcome to the latest episode of the Milenomics² No Annual Fee Podcast.

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Today’s Topics Include:

  • 0:32 CapitalOne heightened signup bonuses
    • Points now transfer 2:1.5 to a somewhat obscure collection of foreign airlines
    • Venture card 75,000 signup bonus
      • $95 annual fee waived the first year
      • $5,000 minimum spend
    • Spark Business cards 200,000 for $50,000 signup bonus
      • $95 annual fee waived the first year
      • 50,000 for $5,000 in 3 months, addl 150,000 for $45,000 within 6 months
  • 3:13 Barclay Arrival+ 70,000 signup bonus (link)
    • $89 annual fee waived the first year
    • $5,000 minimum spend
    • 5% bonus on point redemptions make this a ~2.1% back towards travel card
  • 4:45 Chase Hyatt and Avios cards now said to be restricted to 5/24
  • 6:30 First Republic banking bonuses (HT TravelSort):
    • $800 for $25,000 checking for 3 months + $10,000 CD for 6 months
    • $500 for $15,000 checking for 3 months
    • Must be in or around service area
  • 9:00 Freedom CU 5x (link)
  • 10:20 Chase $600 checking/savings banking bonus (link)

In this week’s Premium (subscription required) version of the podcast we discuss:  Dosh/Pei/Bumped/Spent Interference and how to maximize your double-dip, a MCGC coding at 1% on Plastiq, plus a deeper dive into all of the above topics and much, much more.


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- Written by Sam Simon. All ideas are my own, but I encourage you to see my point of view and I promise I'll try to do the same. Connect with me on Twitter @Milenomics.

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