We learn of a resource showing banks’ credit card app status, Citi Thank You Points adding Virgin America, read about calling US Bank, we brace for the mega pumping of the Chase BA Visa, how to use AA awards on Iberia Business Class, travel to Norway, learn how to do obscene hand gestures all over the world, laugh at the persistent Gold Bugs, visit the best museums and more!
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The Devil’s Advocate at Frequent Miler has a fantastic reference post with links to Credit Card Application status for all banks. Bookmark material!
Citibank continues to improve its Thank You Points program by adding Virgin America to the list of airline partners. Which is really not a big deal. Now watch how the Titan bloggers will find this opportunity to pump their readers with all Citibank affiliate credit cards AGAIN!
SPG sent highly targeted bonus promotions to members. Check if you were targeted and register HERE.
Miles to Memories had an interesting phone call with US Bank trying to downgrade his Club Carlson Visa. Well, I am still waiting for my free night e-cert. And my wife has not received a phone call yet (but got the 7,500 CC points I did not because I never called). So, this whole business with this bank and hotel loyalty program is starting to get on my nerves… #developing Update: Wife received a letter in the mail saying the e-cert is coming to her email…ok, we shall see.
By now everyone knows that Chase has a new offer for the British Airways Visa card for “up” to 100k Avios points. It requires minimum spend of $20k to get the whole 100k and the annual fee is not waived. But the standard offer for 50k Avios for $2k of minimum spend and NO annual fee for the first year is still out there, you can find it HERE. The 100k offer pays bloggers and the 50k offer does not. So when you see a blogger pumping away ONLY the offer that pays him/her, tell them what douche bags they are! Even better, come here and apply (for the 100k if you can handle the minimum spend in your friendly MS establishments) to teach them a lesson lol. The offer here at TBB can be seen after clicking on the credit cards tab, clicking on the creditcardsdotcom link/banner, clicking on “Card Type”, clicking on “Chase” (or the applicable bank) and scrolling down and then applying…phew! TBB does not have direct cc links and it shows lol.
Great Iberia award space for next summer at MileCards. This is where this appeared first. If you saw it at a Titan who used it to pump away a bunch of plastic…just remember this. Do NOT reward pumping/blatant selling, reward valuable content FIRST!
So, will gift card purchases count for the Discover Apple Pay promo? For God’s sake, please DO NOT CALL Discover to ask!
Michael @real_jetsetr had a wonderful guest post at The Flight Deal about (non)flying Spirit and what can happen when flights get canceled. Great stuff Michael, you can write a guest post at TBB anytime. But I am not betting with you…I only bet when I am 100% certain I will win lol.
Loyalty Traveler is traveling in Norway and is writing some wonderful pure travel posts lately. Here is one of the latest ones: 68.8° N in Harstad, Norway
Obscene hand gestures from around the world. Hey, why stop just giving them the finger? This is where you learn about the wanker, the little finger wag, moutza (in Greek, please don’t do this to me next time you see me lol) and more.
The Not So Surprising Truth about Gold Bugs. Oh, read this next time you hear of a “guru” that it’s time to buy Gold. And laugh at their faces!
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