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    Marriott Premier Plus 50k Upgrade Offer Unlocked

    I signed up for the Marriott Premier credit card last year after seeing an ad on Instagram. The sign up bonus offered 10,000 bonus points for every $1,000 spend in the first year, up to $12,000. Thus, after spending the full $12k you’d end up with 120,000 Marriott points. I jumped at the chance as […] More

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    PPP: 027 – The End of Credit Card Rewards?

    Are the banks pulling back credit card rewards? In this episode we’ll dive deep into a recent Wall St. Journal article which says yes. Citing examples of the banks lowering sign-up bonuses, and being fed up with “gamers” who unlock those bonuses only to ultimately put the card in a drawer.  Along the way we’ll […] More

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    PPP: 026 – 2018 Wallet Review + Look Ahead

    2018, what a year! This is the 10th podcast of 2018, which is twice as many as were published in 2017. I’ve been honored to have received such positive feedback both in the form of private emails and public reviews of the show. As of late I’ve been working on a product to aggregate points […] More

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    Declined Transactions Lead to Bonus Points

    Just the other night I was out to dinner in celebration of a family members milestone anniversary. We gathered as a small Italian restaurant in Syracuse, NY (my home town) and spent hours conversing, drinking, and eating. When the time came to pick up the check, I obviously volunteered to pay and let the hosts […] More

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    Los Angeles Summer Trip Report

    Back when I started PursuingPoints I was working and living in North Carolina. The company I was working for however, was headquartered in Los Angeles. For that reason, I made the trek to LA 4-5 times a year for the duration of my employment. That was peak business travel for me, and is what led […] More

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    Earn 5x With Chase Pay

    Looking to buy something at BestBuy, Tock, or eBags in the month of September? Have a Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card? You’re in luck. Chase recently announced a promotion wherein customers can earn 5 bonus points per $1 spent at each of those three locations. That means you’ll earn 6 points per $1 spent at […] More

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    1,000 AAdvantage Miles for $2 – Crazy Deal

    Airlines, hotels, and banks have whats known as affiliate relationships with many major retailers. This means they’ve got special links to their partners websites. When me and you click on these links, and make purchases, the banks, hotels, and airlines make money. Whats in it for us, then? The answer is bonus miles, of course! […] More

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    Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Preferred – Who Wins?

    The Chase Sapphire Reserve has been a daily driver for me ever since I signed up. Back in the Summer of 2016 Chase released the card to great fan fare, and I signed up live on the podcast. The sign-up bonus was a cool 100,000 Ultimate Reward points. That is still the largest sum ever […] More

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    Is United’s Visa Prepaid Card Worth It?

    If you’ve seen ads on Instagram recently from United for their MileagePlus GO Visa Prepaid Card, you’re not alone. I too have seen these ads and it led me to investigate this product further. Released back in the summer of 2017 this product aims to fill two gaps in the marketplace. First, since this is […] More

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