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A couple of years ago, many of the best reward credit cards adopted rotating reward categories with quarterly re-enrollment. This is a great business model for them because they can offer relatively generous 5% cash back rewards without necessarily having to pay them because people may fail to re-enroll. Since […]

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Unlike the situation with Discover and Chase, Citi never published a yearlong calendar of the bonus reward categories for their Citi Dividend card. They have, however, announced their bonus categories for the current (fall) quarter, which runs from October 1st through December 31st. As a reminder, Citi (and others) adopted […]

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Do you have a Chase Freedom credit card? If so, it’s time re-enroll for their bonus reward categories. As a reminder, Chase (and others) adopted rotating reward categories a few years ago offering 5% cash back on select purchases, but you have to re-enroll quarterly.

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Credit Card Travel Notifications

by Michael on Sep 3, 2013 · 2 comments

I’ve always heard that it’s a good idea to notify your credit card issuers when you’ll be traveling outside the United States. If you don’t, the story goes, you run the risk of having your credit cards locked down as a fraud prevention measure. Not good. Is it really necessary […]

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I’m heading to Europe in a couple of weeks and have thus been tying up some loose ends in advance of my departure. One of these tasks has been to get a credit card that’s more likely to be compatible with European card processing systems. In case you weren’t aware, […]

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Since today is Black Friday and tomorrow is Small Business Saturday… I thought it would be timely to talk about Citi’s fancy new “Price Rewind” service. Citi Price Rewind is essentially an automatic price matching (or price protection) service that automatically monitors prices for 30 days after purchase and alerts […]

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