Another week has gone by and its time for me to summarize this week’s posts for those who have missed out. Links are provided to each one for curiosity.
Without further ado, here’s the weekly review:
Review: Bank of America Premium Rewards Card
Bank of America’s top card is an interesting alternative for those who don’t want to earn transferrable points. It’s also a fantastic option if you have an account with Bank of America (or any of its subsidiaries). You receive a 10% points bonus on Travel, Dining, and non-bonus spend just for having an account. The points bonus goes up considerably if you’re part of the bank’s Preferred Rewards Program.
Like the Barclays Arrival +, this card earns “travel cash back”. In other words, it earns cash back that can be redeemed for travel purchases, common or random. But the Arrival + is a flat rate card while the Premium Rewards Card has bonus categories.
News: MasterCard Adds New Benefits
MasterCard recently announced that they are adding some new and very useful benefits to their World and World Elite cards. The two biggest (and most useful) benefits are Identity Theft Protection and Cell Phone Insurance.
But the key for MasterCard is awareness. MasterCard needs to advertise or market these new benefits and make people know that they exist. If MasterCard does that right, more people will look at cards within their network.
The new benefits will be available for use starting July 1, 2019.
Review: Barclays Jet Blue Plus Card
This card from Barclays is the top of the line co-branded card with Jet Blue. It’s also the best way to earn Jet Blue True Blue Bonus points, especially if you don’t have a Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) earning card.
The Jet Blue Plus Card is a possible long-term keeper card for some. It has many benefits that outweigh its $99 annual fee (NOT waived the first year), especially for Jet Blue loyalists. The biggest benefits include Free First Checked Bags and 50% off in-flight purchases. Mosaic Status and a $100 Annual Statement Credit are also great benefits, but you need to spend money to acquire them.
I hope that everyone has a great Sunday! Stay posted for more content next week!