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Here’s a quick recap of some of the stories we covered in the month of October. On one hand, we saw new data points of Amex account shutdowns being enforced. On the other hand, I had the most weird reconsideration call for a Chase credit card.

Amex account shutdowns being enforced for abusing welcome bonus offers

As per data points, these Amex account shutdowns have to do with applying for certain welcome bonuses. In previous posts, I’ve highlighted how it would be wise to tread carefully with Amex. Amex is now shutting down accounts of customers for applying for bonus offers via links that were not intended for them.

Limited Time Credit Card Offers: Good deals or gimmicks?

This post highlights the ins and out of limited time offers. Are they truly limited time offers that are best for you? Or are they simply marketing gimmicks designed to get you to sign up?

As travel remains low, what’s the ideal credit card strategy?

Many places around the world are still enforcing lockdowns. Many others still have stringent travel restrictions. As we wait it out, what’s the ideal credit card strategy? When travel opens how, how can you be best prepared to use your miles and points?

When a reconsideration call took the most unexpected turn

In this post, I wrote about how Chase outrightly denied me for a credit card. I tried my luck again. This time, I wasn’t approved immediately. However, the most bizarre thing happened when I called Chase’s reconsideration line.

The Amex Gold Card is losing its airline fee credit benefit

The Amex Gold is going to drop its airline fee credit benefit starting 2022. However, I’m not really too disappointed about this. However, cardmembers can do a nice double dip of benefits in 2021, as they can still use their airline credit, but will also get the new Uber credit, split into $10 installments each month.

How to track Covid-19 travel restrictions before your next trip

Planning to travel any time soon? You can refer to this post to track international travel restrictions. You can use this handy tool before you plan to transfer miles or book your next vacation.

This airline canceled 3 flights abruptly, yet continued to refuse a refund

During these strange Covid-19 times, certain companies are stepped up and offered great service to customers. However, I had a terrible experience when the airline simply kept canceling the flights I booked and then continued to refuse a refund back to my credit card.

1 Free Night + $200 with the World of Hyatt credit card

The World of Hyatt Credit card is offering two different types of welcome bonus offers. One is the standard offer for 50,000 points, the other is for a 1 free night and a $200 statement credit. Which offer is better? This post analyses the similarities and differences between these offers.


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