Category Archives: Beginner Tips

News You Can Use – Discover’s New 5X Categories, New Citi Prestige Restaurant Perk, Costco Visa Update, & More

1.   Earn 5% Cash Back on Dining and Movies With Discover it

Link:   Discover it

Link:   Activate the Discover it Bonus

Folks with the Discover it card who activate the bonus (after March 1, 2016) will earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent on restaurants and movies from April 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016.


You’ll Save 5% on Meals or at the Movies When You Activate the Discover it Bonus Categories

If you spend the maximum amount, you’ll earn $75 cash back!

And don’t forget, new Discover it cardholders (or folks who previously registered) can have their cash back doubled at the end of their 1st 12 billing cycles.  So you can effectively earn 10% cash back on this and other rotating bonus categories!

Quarterly credit card bonus categories are an excellent and easy way to rack up extra miles, points, or cash bonuses!

2.   Get Dining Perks With Citi Prestige

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It Still Works! An Easy 1% Back on Your Rent Each Month

Good news to report!  Rent payments on RadPad still earn 1% cash back when you pay using the PayPal Business Debit MasterCard!

Folks expressed concern they’d no longer earn cash back from RadPad because of an email update PayPal sent about which types of purchases count.

But it’s still working as an easy way to get free money each month when you pay your rent!

Sit Back and Watch the Cash Back Roll in! You Can Still Earn 1% Back on Your Rent Payments With RadPad

Sit Back and Watch the Cash Back Roll In! You Can Still Earn 1% Back on Your Rent Payments With RadPad

I’ll help you make the most of this service.  And show you how to use RadPad to earn miles & points!

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“If You’re a Skeptic Like I Was, You’ll Change Your Mind When You Book Your 1st Award Trip”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where travel bloggers share their insights on having Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Out and Out

Harlan writes Out and Out to share his thoughts on miles and points, personal finance, financial independence, and more.

You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Out And Out - Interview With Harlan

Harlan Pretending to Be a Moai on Easter Island!  He Flew Down in LAN Business Class!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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The 3 Worst Travel Fees & How to Avoid Them!

It’s never fun to book a free (or even paid) flight or hotel room only to find there are hidden travel fees.  I want to help you avoid added expenses for flight changes, checked bags, and resort surcharges!

The 3 Worst Travel Fees How To Avoid Them

Are Extra Fees Emptying Your Wallet? I’ll Show You How to Avoid the Most Common Charges!

I’ll explain how to save money when you travel!

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Highest Offer: 85,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus on AMEX Hilton HHonors Surpass Card

Via Doctor of Credit, there’s a better offer for the Hilton HHonors Surpass Credit Card From American Express.

You’ll earn 85,000 Hilton points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.  This matches the highest offer I’ve seen for this card.

Usually, the sign-up bonus is 60,000 Hilton points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission from this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

Highest Offer 85,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus On AMEX Hilton HHonors Surpass Card

Use Your Hilton Points to Stay at the Beautiful Top-Tier Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

I’ll share the details!

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Round-Trip Non-Stop New York to Paris $559, London $533. Boston to London $431, Miami $106

There are great deals today on flights to London and Paris from New York and Boston!  And folks in Boston can fly non-stop to Miami this winter for ~$106 round-trip!

Norwegian, WOW Air, and XL Airways have tickets from New York or Boston to Europe on sale!  And American Airlines has cheap non-stop flights from Boston to Miami.

Round-Trip Non-Stop New York To Paris 559 London 533 Boston To London 431 Miami 106

Fancy a London Vacation? Get a Round-Trip Flight for Only ~$358 From Boston!

You can search for and book these fares directly on the airline websites.

Flight deals tend to sell quickly, so book soon if you want to visit Europe or Miami!

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Details of the New Barclaycard JetBlue MasterCards!

Terrific news!  Barclaycard just released details about their new JetBlue credit cards.  Folks will be able to enjoy new perks like more points per $1 spent on JetBlue flights and unlimited rebates on points redeemed toward award flights!

Details Of The New Barclaycard JetBlue MasterCards

Folks Love the Excellent Service on JetBlue Flights! The New Barclaycard JetBlue Card Will Earn More Points for Your Next JetBlue Award Flight and More!

Plus, there’s a small business version of the card that has even more benefits – including a free checked bag perk!

I’ll share the details!

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