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Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?
Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Introduction We’re a little later than we wanted to be in publishing this article for 2020, but once again we thought it would be useful to review some big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you…

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Keep or Cancel – Barclays AA Aviator Business Card
Keep or Cancel – Barclays AA Aviator Business Card

Keep or Cancel – Barclays AA Aviator Business Card

Executive Summary Cancel. Given my current AA lockdown, I suppose this is one of the least surprising answers ever on Middle Age Miles. Truth be told, we were planning to cancel this card anyway, as we’ll explain in more detail…

Barclays AA Aviator Business Mastercard – Increased Offer; Heightened Scrutiny
Barclays AA Aviator Business Mastercard – Increased Offer; Heightened Scrutiny

Barclays AA Aviator Business Mastercard – Increased Offer; Heightened Scrutiny

Executive Summary Barclays is offering a an equal-to-all-time-high sign-up bonus of up to 75,000 American Airlines (AA) miles on its Aviator Business Mastercard (not a referral link). The catch is that you might have to work for it, as Barclays…

MS DPs – Episode 9 – $500 VGC from GiftCards.com
MS DPs – Episode 9 – $500 VGC from GiftCards.com

MS DPs – Episode 9 – $500 VGC from GiftCards.com

In Episode 9 of our Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DPs) series, we’ll review our purchase of a $500 Visa Gift Card (VGC) that we purchased online from GiftCards.com on August 1. This was another experiment we’d been looking forward…

Everything You Need to Know About Barclays AA Companion Certificates
Everything You Need to Know About Barclays AA Companion Certificates

Everything You Need to Know About Barclays AA Companion Certificates

The Barclays AA co-branded cards come with a unique benefit that can be earned through big-spend, a companion certificate for travel on AA. This benefit is currently available on the Barclays AA Aviator Silver and Business cards, and starting this…

Keep or Cancel – Barclays AA Aviator Business Card – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – Barclays AA Aviator Business Card – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – Barclays AA Aviator Business Card – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Introduction In this episode of “Keep or Cancel,” we’ll look at the Barclays AA Aviator Business card (not a referral link). We recently received a statement where our $95 annual fee on the card posted. Each time an annual fee…

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?
Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

With 2019 kicking off, I thought it would be useful to review the big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you our thoughts on each of them. We’ll break them down into: Yes, Definitely; On the…

American Clamps Down on Executive Platinums
American Clamps Down on Executive Platinums

American Clamps Down on Executive Platinums

The saga of Middle Age Miles’ love-hate relationship with American Airlines continues, and today’s news definitely falls on the side of “hate.” This morning, we received two emails from American, each of which makes Executive Platinum status harder to obtain:…