Category Archives: Foreign Transaction Fees

Which Hilton Card Is Right for You?

Hilton has a great lineup of credit cards that make it easy to earn award stays at Hilton hotels.  There are currently 4 different offers.

Which Hilton Card Is Right For You

Emily and I Have Enjoyed Many Excellent Hilton Hotels Including This View From the Hilton Milano Stucky Venice. Find Out Which Hilton Card Is Best for You!

I’ll explain the pros and cons of each card.  And help you decide which card (or 2!) you might consider.

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Why You Should (or Should NOT) Upgrade Your Chase Freedom Card!

Million Mile Secrets reader, Confused, commented:

I’ve gotten 21 cards in the last 2 years and currently only have the Chase Freedom card.  Can I product change it to the Chase Sapphire Preferred?  (I know I wouldn’t get a bonus but at least I’ll be able to transfer my Chase Ultimate Rewards points.)

I spoke with a Chase representative and was offered an upgrade to the Chase Sapphire Preferred.  But NOT to the Chase Ink Plus, as another reader, Allen, asked.

Why You Should Or Should NOT Upgrade Your Chase Freedom Card

You CAN Upgrade Your Chase Freedom Card to the Chase Sapphire Preferred… but Should You?

I’ll explain why you may want to upgrade your Chase Freedom card.  And what you gain AND lose by making the switch. Continue reading

Ink Cash or AMEX SimplyCash: Which Is the Better Cash Back Card for You?

The Chase Ink Cash and the AMEX SimplyCash are 2 business credit cards that have cash back rewards.

Ink Cash Or AMEX SimplyCash Which Is The Better Cash Back Card For You

Put Some Cash Back in Your Pocket! The Chase Ink Cash and AMEX SimplyCash Both Have Cash Rewards. But Which Is Better for Your Situation?

Some folks like to get cash back for their purchases.  I’ll explain the differences between the 2 cards.  And help you decide which 1 (or if both!) might be right for you!

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Is It Worth Paying the AMEX Starwood Card’s Foreign Transaction Fee?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Gary, commented:

Hi Daraius,
I’m staying at the Sheraton in Port Douglas, Australia.  If I use my Starwood Preferred Guest card there will I still get hit with a 2.7% foreign transaction fee?  Starwood points are hard to earn!

Using the Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express to pay for stays at Starwood hotels is a great way to earn valuable Starwood points.  But you’ll be charged a ~3% foreign transaction fee when you’re outside the US.

Note:  Starting August 11, 2015, the AMEX Starwood Preferred Guest card will NO longer add foreign transaction fees!

Is It Worth Paying The AMEX Starwood Cards Foreign Transaction Fee

It’s Sometimes Worth It to Pay the ~3% Foreign Transaction Fee. But Usually It’s NOT!

I’ll explain when it might be worth it to pay the foreign transaction fee.  And why it is usually NOT.

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New LOWER Spend Requirement on the AMEX Starwood Business Card!

Recently, the minimum spending requirement was reduced on the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest (personal) card.

And now it’s lower on the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Business card too!

Stay at the New Aloft South Beach  (a Starwood Brand) With the Help of the Sign-Up Bonus!

I’ll tell you about the new spending requirement on the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Business card.  And remind you about valuable uses for AMEX Starwood points!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this card, but we will always let you know about the best offers!

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