Author Archive: ThunderFat

Points Transfer Bonus Offers: MR -> British Airways (BA) Avios 40% Bonus (targeted)

We will keep updating recent points transfer bonus offers in this post. (2019.6) MR -> British Airways (BA) Avios 40% Bonus (Targeted) Today American Express is offering some members a 40% bonus when transferring their membership rewards points to their BA avios account. It is a targeted offer. You need to log in to your Amex account to see if…
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BoA Platinum Business Credit Card Review (2019.4 Update: $300 Offer)

Bank of America Platinum Visa Business Card Review 2019.4 Update: The new offer is $300 now. Application Link BoA Platinum Business Features $300 Offer: earn $300 statement credit after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days. 0% on purchases for 7 billing cycles from account opening. No annual fee. Disadvantages No spending bonus. Recommended Application Time We recommend you apply for…
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Marriott Quietly Loosened Its “No Blackout Dates” Policy

After its merge with SPG program, Marriott incorporated a lot of legacy SPG policies, including the No Blackout Dates policy, stating that if a standard room is available for sale by any means, it should be redeemable using points. However, we recently found that Marriott has changed its no Blackout Dates policy without announcement. Here’s the new policy: 3.2.n.  The…
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BoA Travel Rewards Credit Card Review (2018.7 Update: 25k Offer)

Bank of America Travel Rewards Credit Card Review 2018.7 Update: The new offer is 25k, and this is the best offer ever on this card! Application Link BoA Travel Rewards. BoA Travel Rewards for Students. Note: student version has the same benefits as the regular version except the sign-up bonus. We suggest students apply for student version, non-students apply for non-student version,…
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Citi American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card Review (2019.12 Update: 10k+$50 Offer)

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card Review Application Link Citi American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card Benefits 10k + $50 offer: earn 10,000 AAdvantage Miles and $50 statement credit after spending $500 in first 3 months. We value AA Miles at 1.6 cents/point (Airline Miles Value), so the 10k+$50 highest sign-up bonus is worth about $210. See A Beginner’s Guide to AA Miles to check…
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Barclays Arrival Premier Credit Card Review (Discontinued)

Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite MasterCard Review 2018.10 Update: This card is no longer available. Application Link This card no longer accepts new applications. If you are lucky to have this legacy credit card, you can still enjoy its original benefits. Benefits 75,000 MILES EACH YEAR if you spend $25,000 on purchases. After that, keep earning UNLIMITED 2X MILES on…
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Wells Fargo Cash Wise Credit Card Review (Discontinued)

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Card Review 2021.4 Update: This card is discontinued on 2021.7.1. Application Link This card no longer accepts new applications. If you have this legacy credit card, you can still enjoy its original benefits. Benefits $200 offer: earn $200 after spending $1,000 in first 3 months. Earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases. You will earn…
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Mercedes-Benz Cards from American Express Will Be Discontinued in Jan 2019

People used to earn a lot Amex Membership Rewards points by getting sign-up bonuses from different versions of Platinum cards. They currently offer Platinum, Mercedes-Benz Platinum, Schwab Platinum and Ameriprise Platinum for normal users. You at least can get 195k MR points by simply getting sign-up offer of these Platinum cards. However, if you go to application page of AmEx…
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BoA Premium Rewards Credit Card Review (2019.7 Update: 50k Offer)

Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card Review Application Link BoA Premium Rewards Benefits 50k offer: earn 50,000 points after spending $3,000 in first 90 days. The value of these points is $500. Earning 2x points per dollar spent on travel and dining, earn 1.5x points elsewhere. Points can be redeemed as statement credit or deposited into BoA Checking/Savings account. You…
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How To Get the Best AmEx Welcome Offers (2017 Update)

American Express (AmEx), with its great service and benefits, as well as the incredible 3x Credit Limit Increase (CLI), is a very popular credit/charge card issuer in the United States. It is recommended to keep at least one AmEx credit card or charge card. However, AmEx has changed it policy in 2014 so that one can only get the welcome…
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BoA Amtrak Guest Rewards Platinum Credit Card Review (Discontinued)

Bank of America Amtrak Guest Rewards Platinum World MasterCard Review 2022.1 Update: This card is discontinued. Application Link BoA Amtrak Guest Rewards Platinum Benefits Get 12,000 bonus points after you make at least $1,000 in purchases on your new card within 90 days of account opening.  The best offer is 15k. The Amtrak points worth about 2.5 cents/point, so the sign-up…
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A Beginner’s Guide to British Airlines (BA) Executive Club Miles

Update: Starting from 2016.2.2, BA miles will be devalued. The reward flights in the north America that currently require 4,500 miles will cost 7,500 in the future, flights in others distances are not affected. Other than that, there might be bugs when you use British Airways website to search for American Airlines tickets. We suggest you use the AA website to…
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