Credit Card Companions

AwardHacker: 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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Plastiq – Pay Bills With a Credit Card (2017.8 Update: CIP still earns 3x UR)

2017.8 Update: Using a Chase Ink Preferred to pay certain bills with Plastiq is still coding to earn 3x UR. The example below is from a car payment; however, reports on Reddit indicate this is still working for scheduled rent/mortgage payments as well. YMMV. Despite some recent changes in what codes as 3x, Plastiq can still be a great tool for meeting minimum spend requirements. Introduction…
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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 — 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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A Powerful Tool to Save Money: Shopping Portals

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 (2015.8 Updated)

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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