Category Archives: Credit Cards

Living or Working Overseas Series: Part 2 – How to Set-Up a Bank Account While Overseas

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This series of posts is written by the Wandering US Expat, who’s lived in Australia and Panama.  And applied for cards from there!

Don’t let living abroad stop you from getting miles and points bonuses from credit cards!

It’s no secret that US banks lead the world in promotional point bonuses for new customers.  They give away lots of points to get a new customer in the hopes that you’ll remain, and spend, with them for years.  Lots of non-US folks wish they could get access to the same deals!

But many US citizens and ex-permanent residents, known as expats, often wonder whether they can still get credit cards if they leave or have already left the US.  Perhaps they’ve relocated for a job or have gone for an extended trip abroad.  Some expats have left permanently to start a new life.

You Can Set-Up a Bank Account in the US While Living Overseas to Qualify for Miles & Points Credit Cards

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You Can Now Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Airlines

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You can now transfer Citi ThankYou points to certain airlines.

You Can Now Transfer Citi ThankYou Points To Airlines

You Can Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Certain Airlines and Hilton Hotel

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Living or Working Overseas Series: Part 1 – You Can Still Get Lots of Cards!

Disclosure: Emily & I get a commission for links on the blog. You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  

This series of posts is written by the Wandering US Expat, who’s lived in Australia and Panama.  And applied for cards from there!

Don’t let living abroad stop you from getting miles and points bonuses from credit cards!

It’s no secret that US banks lead the world in promotional point bonuses for new customers.  They give away lots of points to get a new customer in the hopes that you’ll remain, and spend, with them for years.  Lots of non-US folks wish they could get access to the same deals!

But many US citizens and ex-permanent residents, known as expats, often wonder whether they can still get credit cards if they leave or have already left the US.  Perhaps they’ve relocated for a job or have gone for an extended trip abroad.  Some expats have left permanently to start a new life.

Folks Who Live Overseas Can Still Get Miles & Points Credit Cards

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How to Get a Refund on Your Citi Credit Card’s Annual Fee

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You can get a partial refund on your annual fee when you cancel a Citi card.  This is even if you cancel it after 6 or 7 months!

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You Can Get a Pro Rata Refund When You Cancel a Citi Card

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How to Book a United Airlines Award Ticket Using Avianca Miles

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Million Mile Secrets reader Jonnie commented:

You say, ‘Avianca miles can be used on any Star Alliance airline, like United Airlines.’ How is that done? Can those miles be transferred to United Airline’s MileagePlus?

How To Book A United Airlines Award Ticket Using Avianca Miles

Avianca Miles Can Be Used to Book Award Flights on Any Star Alliance Airline, Like United Airlines

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