Bank Feature Summaries

AmEx Clawed Back Airline Fee Credit from Some People!

AmEx and their Rewards Abuse Team (RAT) is trying their best these days to punish any abusive behavior. Today, a new development happened: some people got their airline fee credit clawed back! The airline fee credit is a benefit for several premium credit cards, for example: AmEx Hilton Aspire ($250), AmEx Platinum ($200), AmEx Gold ($100). It used to be…
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What Is Chase 5/24 Rule and How to Bypass It (2019.12 Update: Check the United APP!)

2019.12 Update: There is a new place to check prequalified offer: in the United Airlines APP! See below for details. HT: FM. Chase is one of our favorite banks because of their great credit card sign-up bonuses and benefits. For that reason, many people are eager to get additional Chase cards. Unfortunately, Chase implemented the following rule in May 2015:…
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“Stud Card”: How to See Increased Sign-up Bonuses from AmEx (via Incognito Mode) from Referral Links (2019.6 Update: More Stud Cards)

2019.5 Update: According to data points on reddit, AmEx Biz Gold and Biz Platinum now become “stud cards” as well. They have the highest referral bonuses, so if you have them, they are the best cards to generate referral links. These days, it seems AmEx has made some changes to their referral program, and here’s a summary of what we…
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10k AmEx MR Per Account with Pay Over Time (Non-Unique Link + Offer Code)

  [2019/03/13 Update] – I just received another mailer for a Business Gold card with a new link to try if you have been unsuccessful enrolling thus far. AmEx is sending out physical mailers for a promotional offer where charge card holders can earn 10,000 MR points per account by enrolling in the  “Pay Over Time” feature. There are no additional…
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List of Recently Launched Good Credit Cards (2018.12 Update)

2018.12 Update: 2018 will end soon, so this post is updated accordingly. Things change fast in the credit card game. There are always some cards discontinued every year, and there are also some good new cards launched every year. In this post, a list of recently launched good credit cards are presented in chronological order. The definition of “good” is subjective,…
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You lose more when Citi cuts Prestige’s 4th night free benefit – and the economics behind it

After a few months’ silence with its premium travel card Citi Prestige, Citi finally rolls out the revision of the premium card’s benefit. A major change is that after 2019.09.01, Citi will allow customers to use its lucrative benefit of fourth-night-free two times per year. Current cardholders can use Citi Prestige card to book (almost) any hotel in the world,…
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Now You May See Increased Sign-up Bonuses from AmEx (via Incognito Mode) from Referral Links!

2019.2 Update: See this post for a new update about the increased bonuses from referral link. You should already know that, when you apply for some AmEx credit cards, you may see some higher signup bonuses if you use incognito mode, or with a VPN to increase your chance. See this post for details. For example, AmEx Everyday usually has…
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Chase Sapphire Preferred/Reserve Churning Rule Changed from 24 Months to 48 Months

Update: It seems referral links still show the old 24-month term. Get it while you can. Dead now. Previously, Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP) and Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) have a churning rule: The product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of any Sapphire credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of any Sapphire credit card who received a new cardmember bonus…
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Summary of Marriott & SPG Co-branded Credit Cards Bonus Limits

Starting from Aug 26, 2018, AmEx and Chase work together to limit the bonuses on their Marriott & SPG co-branded credit cards. Now AmEx SPG cards can affect the eligibility of Chase Marriott credit cards, and vice versa. Here’s a summary of the limits. Chase Co-branded Credit Cards Chase cards have their own limits: Chase 5/24 rule: Chase Marriott Premier…
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