WDW Hotel Expansion, Tricks To Saving Money While Shopping, New Way Of TSA Pre-Check Enrollment & More…

Happy Sunday, travel friends! Here are some articles we’ve read this week from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Costco Is Now Accepting Mobile Payments (Apple Pay, Google Pay & Samsung Pay)

Paying for the contents of you shopping cart at Costco has always been different than other places. Whereas other merchants accept as many payment types as possible, allowing as many people as possible to shop and spend money, Costco looks at the payment process differently. They see the checkout as one more way to reduce costs for their members. If Costco only accepts one type of credit card, they negotiate a preferred rate on transactions and pass on the savings. That’s why you were only able to use an American Express card at Costco stores (unless you paid with cash, check or debit card). That was until American Express lost the Costco contract to VISA and all of the Costco credit cards were changed from AMEX cards to the Citi Costco Anywhere VISA card. Now you can use any VISA card at Costco, but you’ll earn more cash back with the Costco Anywhere card. Still, you have a limited number of ways to pay for Costco purchases.  Continue reading “Costco Is Now Accepting Mobile Payments (Apple Pay, Google Pay & Samsung Pay)”

Only Four Days Left To Maximize Discover’s Quarterly Bonus Categories

One of the things I love about my Discover card are the quarterly bonus categories. Every three months Discover gives 5% back in purchases (up to $1500) in a certain category or categories. They’ve already announced the whole list for 2018:

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As you can see, the categories for the first three months of 2018 are Gas Stations and Wholesale Clubs.

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The Best Card for Cash Back, Passport Prices Are Going Up & More!

Happy Saturday, y’all! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

And Sharon wrote about:

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Credit Card Review: Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi

All the credit cards I’ve reviewed until now have focused on earning airline miles, hotel points or some form of transferable points (Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points or AMEX Membership rewards). However when I talked about the differences in reward credit card there was another category I mentioned – the cash back card. This type of card won’tt get you to overseas in a fancy cabin, but it may help you pay the taxes on the ticket you’re purchasing with miles you’re earned in a different program. Taking into consideration that many cards today offer business and first class tickets at large discounts, it may be a better value to buy a ticket with cash instead of redeeming miles. A cash back card can help to offset those out of pocket expenses.

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