Of course my interest in points and miles is all in the service unlocking amazing luxury travel experiences that I could never otherwise afford… but I have to admit that the intrinsic enjoyment of earning points through a well-executed credit card strategy is a genuine interest area as well. To put it more bluntly, I’m obsessed with credit cards. And while this blog is mostly a collection of personal rants, I do occasionally post stuff that may be useful to other credit card churners. Here’s a list of those links, all collected in one place for easy reference.
— How I got a Morgan Stanley Platinum card through my Access Investing account. (This one is split into three separate posts.)
— How useful is the Charles Schwab Platinum’s option to convert points to cash at 1.25 cents each? Pretty useful it turns out.
— Sorry, the Hilton Aspire’s $100 on-property credit at Conrad and Waldorf Astoria isn’t very good.
— The Delta Blue card isn’t very good either.
— Parsing the different flavors of the Membership Rewards program.
— My epic saga of getting set up with Amex’s foreign wire service.
Bank of America
— It sure is getting harder to get approved for Bank of America cards.
— But I still managed to get a new Alaska card.
— Want a free authorized user card for your Sapphire Reserve? There’s a workaround for that.
— Is the Sapphire Reserve’s travel credit really as good as cash?
— Chase (via Hyatt) does offer some niche airline transfer options that people often forget about.
— Citi keeps trying to get me to upgrade my Preferred card to a Premier. Here are a couple posts about that.
— I didn’t end up getting the Altitude Reserve card — here’s why.
— Applying for a Korean Air Visa card.
— Some changes to the Korean Air Visa, circa August 2018.
— Back when the Cathay Pacific Visa had an elevated bonus, I wrote about why I wasn’t going to get one.
— I got rid of my City National Bank Crystal card, but not before some hand-wringing.
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