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How To Check Barclay Credit Card Application Status + Reconsideration Phone Number

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Chase Credit Card Application Status Check & Reconsideration Phone Line / Number I just applied for the JetBlue Plus credit card and, unfortunately, wasn’t approved instantly. What I saw next was the dreaded “your application is being reviewed…it can take up to 10 days” message. So, you probably don’t want to wait up to 10…

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How To Dispute AVIS eToll Fees + Get Detailed Invoices From HTALLC After A Car Rental

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How To Dispute Avis eToll (HTALLC) & Hertz Platepass Billing Errors I frequently rent cars from Avis and too often get overcharged for tolls. This is a fun little profitable game car rental companies have been playing for many years! Here’s how it works. I rent a car and expect no charges at all since…

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How To Prevent Citi Thank You Points From Expiring + Best Uses

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Citi Thank You points expire 60 days after you close your credit card that earned them. My Citi Prestige is up for renewal and I need to decide whether to keep it and how to make sure my Thank You points don’t expire. There really aren’t many ways to prevent your points from expiring –…

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$1 for 1,300 Bonus AA Miles – Barron’s Subscription (Multiple Purchases Allowed?) President’s Day Sale

2/11/16 update: this Barron’s deal has now expired there is still a $1 for a WSJ 3 month subscription offer available. It says $1 per week on the AA portal, but $1 for 3 months when you click through to the signup page.  Good luck to those who had placed multiple orders.   The AA Shopping…

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Citi’s 8/65 Day Rule & 18 Month Bonus Rule Explained for Citi Credit Cards

Citi 8/65 Rules for Credit Card Applications

Citi’s 8/65 Day Rule & 18 Month Bonus Rule – Overview CitiBank has implemented 2 rules within the past ~2 years, dubbed the “8/65 day” rule and the “18 month” rule, that may end up declining your credit card application or disqualify you from the signup bonus. This topic has come up many times so this post…

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Amex Airline Fee Credit Tips & Tricks ($200 American Express Platinum & $100 Premier Rewards Gold Charge Cards)

American Express Amex $200 Airline Fee Credit

Amex $200 / $100 Airline Fee Credit Tips & Tricks – Overview Friends and readers have asked about what they should do with their Amex $200 / $100 Airline Fee Credit benefit. I find it quite tough to spend $200 annually on airline incidental fees such as checked bags and in flight refreshments.  I try…

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Confirmed Hilton Diamond Status Match (via SPG Platinum + Hyatt Diamond)

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Hilton Status Match – Diamond and Gold Last week, HiltonHHonorsRepresentative noted that Hilton was offering a status match. Details were not clear what the criteria was to gain either Diamond status or Gold status. I submitted my request as soon as I caught wind and after patiently waiting, I have finally received a response from HHonorMyStatus@hilton.com welcoming me…

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Hilton Status Match – Get Gold / Diamond Elite Till March 2017

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EASY HILTON STATUS MATCH Via Milestomemories, Hilton has just opened up an elite status match similar to Hyatt’s Diamond status match which recently flooded Hyatt with over 10,000 requests. Hurry…in case the rules change! 12/1/15 Update: Hilton Diamond status confirmed! It’s simple, just email proof of elite status with a competing program to Hilton and they’ll…

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