Tip Tolerance & Gift Cards: What you need to know

I experienced a very odd scenario at a restaurant last night at dinner.  The final bill was $175.34.  I wanted to use a $100 Visa Gift Card and put the rest on my credit card, so I provided both cards in the check presenter (that’s the actual name for the large...

Amex Platinum Cards: Metal Makeover

Both the Platinum Card and Business Platinum Card by American Express received a metal makeover earlier, and current cardholders are able to trade their plastic versions for the new metal ones.  You can make the switch either by calling the number on the rear of your...

ACT FAST: 1,000 Free Marriott Points!

You can receive 1,000 Marriott Rewards points for simply replying to their question on Twitter, “In what year was the @NFL founded?  Answer with #RewardsPoints by 8pm EDT on 9/24 and score 1,000 bonus points if you get it right.”  Hint: the answer is 1920....

Best Travel Points, Part 1: Chase Ultimate Rewards

SETTING THE STAGE It’s true:  based on the credit card in your wallet, you could have a HUGE advantage over other people if travel is what you want. I’ll explain with an example.  Say you want to travel to Hawaii.  You go online to put a sample flight itinerary...