Want more flexibility to cover your travel costs? Credit cards that earn miles & points are often the best way to get Big Travel with Small Money because they can get you award flights and hotel award stays.
But the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® and Venture® Rewards From Capital One let you redeem miles for other travel costs, like Airbnb stays, taxi rides, meals in hotels, and flights with NO blackout dates. That can save you more money when you travel!
Can’t Find an Award Seat? Use Your Barclaycard Arrival Plus or Capital One Venture Card to Cover the Cost of Your Flight. I’ll Help You Decide Which Card Is Better for You!
Let’s look at both cards to see how they compare!
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Have you ever come home from a trip abroad and been shocked to see fees on your bank statement? It’s not a fun way to end your vacation!
Most US banks add currency conversion fees of 1% to 3% for using ATMs abroad. And sometimes, there’s an ATM fee of ~$3 to $5 in addition to the foreign exchange fee. These fees can put a dent in your plans for Big Travel with Small Money!
The good news is some checking accounts do NOT charge currency conversion fees. And they’ll even give you a rebate for any ATM charges anywhere in the world!
Foreign Transaction Fees and ATM Fees Are Frustrating! But Some Checking Accounts Don’t Add Them
I’ve made a list of the best checking accounts to use overseas. And I’ll compare these accounts to help you decide which option is best for you!
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Great news! Starting today, you can apply for the new SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express.
Over the past few months some folks have received targeted offers for this card. But it’s now available to anyone with a small business!
Note: It appears the regular AMEX SimplyCash card is currently not available to new applicants.
Having More Cash Back Credit Card Options Is Always a Good Thing!
I’ll explain the details. And recommend who might consider applying for this card.
I wrote about rumors that a higher offer was coming soon for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card.
Via Wandering Aramean, the sign-up bonus on the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature will increase to 30,000 miles on June 1, 2016.
Usually, the sign-up bonus is 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles and a $100 statement credit after meeting minimum spending requirements.
The Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card Will Offer a 30,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus and NO Foreign Transaction Fees
Let’s see if it’s worth waiting for this new offer!
Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this offer, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!
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Just when you thought you’d run out of AMEX cards to apply for with their 1-bonus-per-lifetime rule…
Two new American Express cards are now available from Charles Schwab, but to apply you need to have an eligible Charles Schwab brokerage account.
The Schwab Investor Credit Card From American Express is a cash-back card which has a sign-up bonus of $100 after completing minimum spending.
And the American Express Platinum Card for Schwab earns AMEX Membership Rewards points, with a sign-up bonus of 40,000 points after meeting minimum spending.
Charles Schwab and AMEX Have Teamed up to Offer 2 New Cards – but You Must Have a Charles Schwab Investment Account to Apply
Emily and I don’t receive a commission for these offer but we’ll always let you know about interesting deals! I’ll share the details and help you decide if you should consider these cards!
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