Earn Travel Points for Your Holiday Shopping

It’s the holiday season, and with that comes a lot of gift shopping.  Rather than making your purchases at the store, I suggest seeing if your retailers of choice are partnered with an airline, hotel, or bank program’s shopping portal.  These portals allow...

The #1 Secret to Earning Air Miles & Hotel Points

Need more air miles for an upcoming flight?  Perhaps some hotel points to redeem for a few free nights? Then DO NOT put your everyday spend on an airline or hotel credit card (at least not in most cases). The reason is that those cards often don’t provide a very...

Airline Elite Status: Is the First Tier Worth It?

You wait in line for 30+ minutes to check your bag in. Then wait another 30+ minutes to get through security. Only to hear the gate agent call for a million boarding groups before it’s your turn to get on the plane. So this elite status thing…what does it actually do?...

No More Signing After Credit Card Transactions

Great news!  Starting in April 2018, Mastercard will be eliminating the requirement to sign your name after swiping one of their credit or debit cards at checkout.  This will occur in both the U.S. and Canada. Many times at checkout I’ve noticed that for the...

Capital One Launches New Savor Card

Capital One launched the new Savor credit card, targeting people who spend a good deal of their money on food.  The card will give you cash back in 3 tiers:  3% on dining, 2% on groceries, and 1% on everything else.  Upon sign up, you’ll have the chance to earn...