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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…

[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…

Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)
Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)

Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)

Introduction & Background For many months, we’ve wanted to conduct a Citi ThankYou Points (TYPs) experiment to determine whether it would be possible for a single person to get the 10,000-TYP rebate from the Citi Rewards+ card twice per year.…

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?…

MS DPs – Episode 10 – $500 MCGC from GiftCards.com
MS DPs – Episode 10 – $500 MCGC from GiftCards.com

MS DPs – Episode 10 – $500 MCGC from GiftCards.com

In Episode 9 of our Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DPs) series, we reviewed our purchase of a $500 Visa Gift Card (VGC) that we purchased online from GiftCards.com (GC.com) on August 1. There, we promised that we’d also report…

Keep or Cancel – Citi Premier – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – Citi Premier – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – Citi Premier – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Executive Summary The $95 annual fee recently posted on my Citi Premier Mastercard. We performed our usual review of the benefits of the card compared to the annual fee and made a retention call to Citi. In summary: We decided…

My Grand Citi TYP Experiment Was Foiled!
My Grand Citi TYP Experiment Was Foiled!

My Grand Citi TYP Experiment Was Foiled!

Earlier today, we published an article about the apparent demise of conversions to the Citi AT&T Access More card (ATTAM). Sadly, in addition to depriving us of a second card of this valuable product, the unavailability of the ATTAM card…

Nice Citi Cards Promotion for Amazon Can Get You 33% Off – and Here’s How to Easily Use It [Targeted]
Nice Citi Cards Promotion for Amazon Can Get You 33% Off – and Here’s How to Easily Use It [Targeted]

Nice Citi Cards Promotion for Amazon Can Get You 33% Off – and Here’s How to Easily Use It [Targeted]

At Middle Age Miles, we typically focus on travel, points and miles, so we don’t often post about cash-back or statement credit deals that don’t involve travel. But yesterday, we received an email from Citi that was so good, and…