Credit Card Companions

LoungeBuddy Review: The Best Tool To Help You Find Airport Lounges

I believe most of our readers already have one or more premium credit cards, therefore get access to some airport lounges. For example: Priority Pass Select (PPS) is a benefit for a bunch of premium cards, such as CSR, AmEx Platinum, Citi Prestige, Chase Ritz-Carlton, AmEx Hilton Aspire etc. AmEx Centurion Lounge access is a benefit for any version of the AmEx Platinum card. Airspace Lounges access…
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Plastiq Review: Pay Rent, Mortgage, Tuition Fee with a Credit Card!

2018.6 Update: The Plastiq official blog announced that, the ACH and Wire Transfer features are now available to all, and you can choose the payment method when you add new recipients. These payment methods will be faster than check. 2018.5 Update: There’s a promo for existing users: Before 09.30, pay bills with a Mastercard using Masterpass and pay no processing…
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GiftCardWiki Review: One of the best gift card discounts search engines

There are many gift card resell websites, for example, the well known website: Raise.com. But which one is the best for your demand? I personally use Gift Card Wiki a lot. The website shows you all the choices you have. 1. Instruction For example: Starbucks gift card. We can see which website provides the best discount. You can use the filter to set…
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AwardHacker Review: The Best Award Flight Search Engine! (2017.11 Update: Added TYP->AV Transfer Partnership)

2017.11 Update: Added the recent TYP->AV transfer partnership. BTW, the recent UA, DL, etc. devaluations are also updated in our system. Those of us who have been doing this long enough have found that it is easy to earn points but very difficult to use them. I believe many of us here have already accumulated millions of points and miles. However, it is…
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A Quick Guide to MileagePlus X (MPX) (and why I still use em)

Introduction MileagePlus X (MPX) is an app that allows you to earn extra United Airlines miles for shopping with one of their listed partners. The app’s been out for a while but it doesn’t get much discussion. No surprises there, since it doesn’t look like United cares too much about this app either. The UI for iOS devices are still…
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Radpad Review: Pay Rent With a Credit Card (2017.4 Update: Apple/Android Pay No Longer Count As Travel)

2017.4 Update: Recent data points imply that, starting from Apr 21, 2017, Radpad + Apple Pay / Android Pay no longer counts as travel purchases, and thus no longer earns 3x points on CSR/Prestige. Data points: 1, 2, 3. If you still want to potentially earn 3x UR on Rent, check out Plastiq. Introduction RadPad is primarily a residential rental finder website/app…
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Shopping Portals Guide: A Powerful Tool to Save Money

After you’ve got credit cards it’s time to do some shopping! Online shopping, of course, is preferred by most. It is very common to many people who see something at Macy’s and happily pay for it with their Discover credit card. 5% cash back is a good deal but you can get an ever better deal if you keep reading! 1. Brief introduction to shopping…
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Amazon Allowance Guide (2015.8 Update)

2015.8 Updated: Amazon Allowance now has a minimum amount of each transaction: $5 (The transactions that have already been setup will still work fine). The EDP strategy is no longer suitable while the BBR is still good. The Better Balance Rewards (BBR) issued by BoA is a credit card with distinctive features. Its rewards are based on payment on time rather than…
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