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Keep or Cancel – Citi Premier – and Retention Offer Data Points
Keep or Cancel – Citi Premier – and Retention Offer Data Points

Keep or Cancel – Citi Premier – and Retention Offer Data Points

Executive Summary The Citi Premier card is one of the more challenging cards in the points and miles world to evaluate. Its benefits are really good, but rarely if ever best-in-class. There are many, many nuances that go in to…

Keep or Cancel – US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa – and Did We Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa – and Did We Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa – and Did We Get a Retention Offer?

Executive Summary Even though we rarely use our US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa card (Radisson Business), in our view it’s an easy call to keep the card for the 40,000 Radisson Rewards points that come with each annual renewal.…

[Updated 7/24/20 with new Amex info] Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions
[Updated 7/24/20 with new Amex info] Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

[Updated 7/24/20 with new Amex info] Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

***UPDATES AS OF 7/24/2020*** This morning, we got some important additional data related to our grocery spend on Amex Hilton and Marriott co-branded credit cards. We wanted to share this information with Middle Age Miles readers right away, given that…

Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions
Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

If you’ve landed here, you’ll probably want to see our updated article that discusses some additional data points on the Amex Hilton and Marriott cards. Introduction Over the past few months, several credit cards introduced promotional short-term bonus earning categories…

Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Executive Summary The $400 annual fee recently posted on my US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite card (USB AR). We performed our usual review of the benefits of the card compared to the annual fee and made a retention call…

A Strategy to Convert Amex Airline Fee Credits to AA Travel Vouchers (Today & Tomorrow Only; May Be Risky)
A Strategy to Convert Amex Airline Fee Credits to AA Travel Vouchers (Today & Tomorrow Only; May Be Risky)

A Strategy to Convert Amex Airline Fee Credits to AA Travel Vouchers (Today & Tomorrow Only; May Be Risky)

Introduction Ever since the demise of the gift-card-purchase method in early 2019, it has become increasingly difficult to effectively use Amex airline fee credits. In 2020, this problem has become even more challenging due to coronavirus-related restrictions bringing air travel…

Bravo Codes as Online Purchase for Citi Prestige 5x Online Promo
Bravo Codes as Online Purchase for Citi Prestige 5x Online Promo

Bravo Codes as Online Purchase for Citi Prestige 5x Online Promo

Last week, we reported on the Citi Prestige 5x promotion for online purchases. The promotion is in effect from 6/2 through 8/31/2020. Its terms were a bit vague, but in general it promised a total of 5x ThankYou Points (TYPs)…

Curve: Possible Opportunities When This UK-Based Card Launches in the US
Curve: Possible Opportunities When This UK-Based Card Launches in the US

Curve: Possible Opportunities When This UK-Based Card Launches in the US

Introduction The Curve card is currently a UK-based card product. In short, it operates like this: You get a Curve account and physical Curve card, which is a Mastercard debit card. You can then link other credit and debit cards…

Citi Prestige Promo for 5x on Online Purchases & Our Plans for Using It
Citi Prestige Promo for 5x on Online Purchases & Our Plans for Using It

Citi Prestige Promo for 5x on Online Purchases & Our Plans for Using It

Introduction and Details of the Promo Last week, Citi introduced a promotion for bonus ThankYou Point (TYP) earning on its premium Prestige card – 5x TYPs for online purchases. Oddly, the promotion wasn’t formally announced; rather, the Citi PR team…

Barclays AA Card 3x Promotional Offer [Targeted] – With Additional & Favorable Details
Barclays AA Card 3x Promotional Offer [Targeted] – With Additional & Favorable Details

Barclays AA Card 3x Promotional Offer [Targeted] – With Additional & Favorable Details

Barclays’ Confusing 3x Promotional Offer Last Friday (May 22), Barclays initiated a promotional offer on its AA co-branded AAdvantage Aviator Red and Silver cards. The offer was targeted, but it seemed to be widely received by many cardholders. The offer,…