Earning more miles on United – Chase United Explorer Visa Card

I have held a number of different Chase cards affiliated with United Airlines over the years. If you live in one of the United Airlines hubs, you probably have seen their credit card advertisements all over the place and are wondering, if it makes sense to apply for one of the cards yourselves. Read on to see my recommendation! … Continue reading

The best Hilton Rewards credit card – Citibank Visa Reserve!

The Hilton chain of hotels is one of the largest in the world with more than 4,200 hotels in 93 countries. And the Hilton rewards program is one of the easiest to earn points via creidt cards – there are a total of 4 cards from American Express and Citibank. Today, I’m reviewing the Citibank Hilton HHonors Reserve card, the … Continue reading

Power of Promotions – Baltic Edition

I have previously reported on the power of promotions to earn lots of points and miles (here), save money on hotel stays and gain elite status in hotel and airline frequent guest programs (here) more quickly. My upcoming Baltic Explorer trip is also fueled by promotions to make it cheaper and better by getting the most of the promotions airlines … Continue reading

American Express Hilton Surpass – is it worth the fees?

The Hilton chain of hotels is one of the largest in the world, with over 4,200 hotels in 93 countries. And their rewards program makes it easy to earn points via credit cards – with four cards from two issuers. The American Express Hilton Surpass card is AmEx’s best offer – read on whether it’s the best of the bunch … Continue reading

Citibank Hilton Visa Signature Card – up to 15 free nights with sign-up!

The Hilton chain of hotels is one of the largest in the world with more than 4,200 hotels in 93 countries. That makes it’s rewards program Hilton HHonors and associated credit cards quite helpful. I’ve reviewed the American Express HiltonHhonors card (here) and there is a direct competitor from Citibank, the Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card. While I have known … Continue reading

Club Carlson Visa Card Review (updated)

My original review of this card started with “The best perk of the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card is a bonus night every time you redeem award points for at least two nights.” As part of what was the biggest devaluation in rewards programs in a while, that feature has been removed, so I updated this review to … Continue reading

The end of the Club Carlson Rewards Program as we know it…

In a 1-2-Punch, Club Carlson has devalued their rewards program by more than 50% – the worst such devaluation I have seen in the industry, making even the Hilton HHonors devaluation a few years ago look minor in comparison! After removing the Bonus Award Night from the Club Carlson Visa card (reported here), effective June 1, 2015, more than 200 hotels … Continue reading

Find the best credit card offered by Citibank Philippines!

Citibank Asia has been one of the most innovative banks in the region, especially with regards to credit cards. Today, I will review the different credit cards Citibank Philippines offers, compare their benefits and fees and will recommend the best general, everyday credit card – of course with an eye on rewards! … Continue reading