I’ve been writing about how I find IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty program for Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Kimpton and Intercontinental hotels, to be a program where we often find a great deal of value.
I’ve also written about how I thought the IHG Rewards Club credit card was a great value because of the free night you get yearly for paying the $49 annual fee. I’ve had this card since 2013 when I used the points from sign up bonus to stay at the Hotel Indigo – Kensington in London (seen above).
So when the internets started lighting up last night with alerts saying the sign up link to the IHG Rewards Club card on Chase’s website was no longer working, rumors started to swirl that the card would soon be no more.
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The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea is over but you can still celebrate our U.S. Olympic medal winners and get some bonus credit card points while you’re at it. I think the most creative idea for a credit card bonus the last several years has come from U.S. Bank.
The U.S. Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards card is a decent card that earns fixed value points that are worth 1.5 cents each. The card usually has a sign-up bonus of 20,000 points but during the last couple of Summer and Winter Olympics, they’ve been running a unique promotion.
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I’m a fan of the Disney Visa Card from Chase (but not a big fan of the redesigned Tinkerbell version of the card). I’ve had one since it was first introduced and have no intentions of getting rid of it. However, I don’t put much spending on it. The 1% back it pays back in Disney Rewards Dollars is not great in comparison to other no-fee credit cards. Instead, I keep it for the perks it provides:
- 1% in reward dollars on everyday purchases
- 10% savings on shopping of purchases of $50 or more at Disney Store or DisneyStore.com
- 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at select locations at Walt Disney World and Disneyland
- Disney Character Experiences and Star Wars Character Experiences at our private Cardmember locations at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. You’ll receive downloads of your photos to mark your visit
- 10% off select dining locations most days at Disneyland and Walt Disney World
- Special Financing following the purchase of select Disney vacation packages
- Special Cardmember Events at Disney Store locations
The access to the special experiences at the Disney Theme Parks is enough to make this card valuable and I think it’s worth looking into for any Disney fan. So I was quite interested when I saw Chase had changed the sign up bonus for new cardmembers.
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It’s the beginning of a new year. A time to reset and restart. If you didn’t notice, we’ve done some refreshing of the website. How do you like our new logo? I sure am glad we have talented friends to help us with things like that :-).
On the other hand, a new year is also an opportunity to set some goals. While you can set goals for your health (who’s going to the gym tomorrow? Go and get it!) or for your education (that thesis? easy peasy lemon squeezy!) you can also set some goals for your travels. I wrote down several things I want to accomplish this year (and got a head start on one of them already)
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When applying for a credit card you’ll usually see a place to add authorized users. The banks will phrase it like “ADD UP TO FIVE PEOPLE TO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE!” If you do this, the bank will send credit cards for everyone. Great, right? Maybe, maybe not. Here’s a quick rundown of what an authorized user is and why it may be a good, or a bad, idea to add one to your account.
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