Masterpass is Mastercard’s version of a virtual wallet. You can store your card information for several credit cards, not just Mastercards, in your Masterpass account. Then when paying for items online, you just need to log in to your Masterpass account, pick the payment card, and complete the transaction. This was supposedly safer because you never had to input your card information into the website where you were making the purchase.
However, this added an extra step into your online purchases. Really, what was the advantage since your card information seems to get hacked on a regular basis anyway, and when it does, having a Masterpass account is just one more place you have to update your new card information.
Well, it appears Masterpass is changing. The problem is, I can’t figure out what it’s changing into.
Continue reading “Masterpass Is Evolving, But Into What?”
There were many things Sharon needed to learn once she purchased her purple Jeep Wrangler, affectionately called Jeep Jeep. She needed to learn a new set of social norms shared between Jeep owners, such as the Jeep Wave. For those of you who, like me, didn’t know, this is a real thing. Jeep owners are so proud of the car choice that they need to reaffirm their love whenever they see someone driving the same car as them.
Jeep knows they have a loyal fan base so what better way to monetize that than with a co-brand credit card. After our new vehicle purchase, we were sent a monthly invitation to apply for the Jeep DrivePlus Mastercard with Maximum Rewards.
I wouldn’t think that right after making a huge, possibly financed, purchase would be the best time to sign up for a new card but maybe First Bankcard, the issuer of this card knows more than I do.
I like looking into these credit cards that many people overlook. Is there something here worth taking advantage of? What does the Jeep Mastercard have to offer?
Continue reading “We Know You Love Your Jeep But Should You Get The Jeep Mastercard?”
Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
Continue reading “Crazy Hotel Policy, How To Get Marriott Rooms At The Old Rate, What To Do When Your Plane Seatmate Is High, & More!”
Frontier Airlines and their co-brand credit card partner Barclays just announced the details of their revamped Frontier loyalty program and new credit card offering. Frontier invited many travel bloggers to their headquarters in Denver to explain the new program, as well as the benefits of the new credit card. Since we’ve just taken our first (and second) flights on Frontier, I was interested to see what changes were coming to the program. As it turns out, many of the changes are positive for both families who fly Frontier occasionally, and for frequent travelers. I considered getting the card but I’m not convinced by media events and blog posts; I need to make sure it’s right for me. Continue reading “Frontier and Barclays ALMOST Got Me To Sign Up For Their Revamped Credit Card”
We recently returned from a long weekend trip to Texas Hill Country visiting Austin, New Braunfels and San Antonio. While we usually fly into Austin airport, this trip it made more sense for price and schedule to fly into San Antonio. It had been several years since we’d visited and I’m happy to report there have been many positive changes, at least when it comes to renting a car there.
I checked Autoslash and found the best price for our rental to be with Sixt Rent A Car. I was familiar with the company because they have locations in Orlando around Disney World but I had never rented from them before. The main reason for that was their locations were usually off-airport, requiring a shuttle bus to and from the rental car location. The only time I’ll use an off-airport rental is when there are no on site rental locations.
In San Antonio, that’s no longer a problem. Continue reading “Our Experience Renting From Sixt Rent A Car in San Antonio”