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The holiday season is a popular time to apply for new credit cards, particularly cards that offer incentives like a percentage off the first purchase or a sign-on bonus reward. A recent survey asked consumers what they look for when deciding to apply for a new card and...
Online payment provider Stripe has partnered with PayItSimple USA to offer consumers the ability to make purchases with instant no-interest installment payment plans during the checkout process.
Whether shopping online or in a store, customers can use PayItSimple...
The holiday season is well underway, and anticipation for Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when eager shoppers line up for deals and discounts, is at an 8-year high, according to the Accenture Holiday Shopping survey.
Sixty-six percent of survey respondents...
The antitrust lawsuit brought against Visa and MasterCard in 2005 may have reached a settlement last year, but retailers say the fight is far from over.
Nearly ten years after the initial suit was filed and two years after a $7.25 billion settlement was offered by...
If a recent online poll is right, some people could be waking up to coal in their stockings on Christmas morning. That’s because the majority of consumers said they were cutting way back on spending this holiday season—and possibly even spending nothing at all on...
Because credit card rewards, even the ones that aren't straight cash back perks, have monetary value, does that mean consumers must pay taxes on them? According to the Internal Revenue Service, the answer depends on how the rewards were obtained.
Any rewards doled...
At my local bank there was an advertisement that if one enrolls in Alaska airline credit card and spends $1000 in the first 3 months then a travel companion could fly free. Is this still in effect? Does it apply to international trips and 1st class? Does the flight need to be Alaska airlines/ Virgin airlines?
Currently, the Alaska Airlines credit card has the following offer: “Annual companion fare from $121 ($99, plus taxes and fees from $22) after you make $1,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening”. This benefit will qualify for a round-trip coach Companion Fare on Alaska...
I once had the US Airways credit card, then the airlines merged with American Airlines and my card transitioned into the AAdvantage MasterCard with a higher annual fee and without companion pass. I use the card one year and then closed it because I don’t fly with American Airline often. Now I am looking for a credit card without an annual fee. What are my options?
You may like one of the regular travel rewards credit cards offered by major banks. Travel rewards credit cards allow earning miles on all purchases. The cards also have one-time sign up bonuses which may be enough for a domestic flight. There are credit offers without annual fees, the other offers come with rather low...
I had the US Airways MasterCard back in 2013 but had to close it because I got divorced and had some troubles with keeping up with my credit cards fees. I’m back on track now and would like to apply for this card again but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Can you help?
The US Airways Premier World MasterCard is no longer offered. US Airways removed their credit card after merging with American Airlines. Today you can apply for one of the AAdvantage credit cards offered by Citi or for a regular travel rewards credit card. Both types of credit cards will allow you to earn miles and redeem...
Have Jetblue discontinued their free checked bag offer? I have the Jetblue MasterCard and don't have this benefit.
JetBlue still has the one free checked bag perk but not everyone can get it. First of all, the members of TrueBlue program will be able to get their first checked bag free if they've reached Blue Plus level or Blue Flex level, provided the checked bag is under 50 pounds (22.68 kg). Then, cardholders of the JetBlue Plus...