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[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…

Grocery Shopping = Points Galore: Sizing Up the New Grocery Bonus Offers
Grocery Shopping = Points Galore: Sizing Up the New Grocery Bonus Offers

Grocery Shopping = Points Galore: Sizing Up the New Grocery Bonus Offers

Introduction Over the past couple of days, we’ve seen Amex and Chase come out with numerous bonus offers for spend at supermarkets. We wanted to line up all the bonuses and compare their points-earning rates, so we can analyze how…

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…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

This article is Part 3 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are links to Parts 1 and 2, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

This article is Part 2 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are link to Parts 1 & 3, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges

We’re chock-full of Middle Age Miles News & Notes on MLK Day after a long flight from DFW to Seattle. But first, a quick moment in honor of Dr. King and his contributions to America and our civil rights movement.…

Keep or Cancel – JPMorgan Chase Ritz-Carlton Visa Card – Plus Retention Call Results (2019)
Keep or Cancel – JPMorgan Chase Ritz-Carlton Visa Card – Plus Retention Call Results (2019)

Keep or Cancel – JPMorgan Chase Ritz-Carlton Visa Card – Plus Retention Call Results (2019)

Executive Summary The JPMorgan Chase Ritz-Carlton Visa Infinite card (RC Visa) comes with an annual fee of $450 (or $395 for some lucky cardholders like us who are grandfathered in to the lower rate), but it’s one of the most…

When Does the Annual Free Night Certificate on the Ritz-Carlton Visa Card Post, and When Does It Expire?
When Does the Annual Free Night Certificate on the Ritz-Carlton Visa Card Post, and When Does It Expire?

When Does the Annual Free Night Certificate on the Ritz-Carlton Visa Card Post, and When Does It Expire?

Introduction The Chase Ritz-Carlton Visa (RC Visa) is one of our very favorite credit cards. We’ve extolled the value we get out of this card previously, most notably in our “Keep or Cancel” article from last year (Keep or Cancel…

Can You Stack Shopping Portal Benefits with Using a Club Level Upgrade Certificate from the Ritz Carlton Visa Card? (Experiment-in-Progress)
Can You Stack Shopping Portal Benefits with Using a Club Level Upgrade Certificate from the Ritz Carlton Visa Card? (Experiment-in-Progress)

Can You Stack Shopping Portal Benefits with Using a Club Level Upgrade Certificate from the Ritz Carlton Visa Card? (Experiment-in-Progress)

Introduction At Middle Age Miles, we love to experiment with different points-and-miles strategies and then share our results with our readers, in hopes that it’ll benefit the community. In this experiment, we wanted to explore the notoriously hard-to-use Club Level…