Episode 56: 5x Categories and Opportunities and a 67,000 Mile Offer

On today’s No Annual Fee show we discuss:

0:30 Q3 2021 5x Categories

  • Chase Freedom
  • Grocery Stores
  • Select Streaming Services
  • Discover
  • Restaurants
  • PayPal
  • Citi Dividend
  • Gas Stations
  • Home Improvement

3:50 New Citi Custom Cash Card (HT DoC)

  • Direct Link
  • 20,000 TYP for spending $750 in first 3 months
  • No AF
  • 5x TYP on up to $500 spend each month in biggest category, 1x after that
  • Don’t have to activate (that’s nice)
  • Low cap, but that’s the same as Freedom/Discover/Dividend 5x cards
  • Would be a great card to product change a bunch of cards into but: “Our policy is to offer only one Citi Custom Cash℠ Card account per customer.”
  • Worth getting one?
  • Citi IT being what it is, will they actually allow multiple cards per customer?

9:30 Staples Fee-Free $200 VGCs

  • Sunday 6/13 – Saturday 6/19/2021

10:10 BofA Alaska 67,000 Mile Offer (DoC)

  • Direct Link
  • 42,000 after $2,000 in first 3 months
  • Additional 25,000 after total of $8,000 in spend in 6 months
  • $75 AF not waived first year
  • Can’t have had a Personal Alaska card in the prior 24 months
  • Discuss
  • Better targeted offer
  • “Famous” Companion Fares
  • Whether Alaska miles are what they once were, especially with travel to Asia still not open

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– Written by Robert Dwyer, contributor at Milenomics. Connect with me on Twitter @RobertDwyer

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