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US Bank Gold Checking is Free if You Have Their Credit Card, Will it Help for Credit Card Approvals?

US Bank is difficult and unpredictable for credit card approvals. Freezing IDA/ARS credit reports has helped some. Over time I got both the personal and business Club Carlson cards when they launched and then last Winter Olympics got both personal and business FlexPerks Travel Rewards. A few months later tried for Avianca and was denied.…

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How to Maximize US Bank FlexPerks with Massive Multi-City Flights

It ain’t easy, but it’s possible. US Bank FlexPerks flight rewards challenge the traveler to maximize value because flights are priced in price bands. Any ticket under US$400 costs 20,000 points and then each subsequent $200 adds 10,000 points. This is per person, each passenger is priced as a separate award. FrequentMiler noted in Maximizing…

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Citi $500 3-Hour Trip Delay Coverage Now Effective and Chase Partially Matches

Citi cards have new benefits effective November 23, 2014. Big news for me is the addition of Trip Delay coverage to Citi Prestige, AA Executive and AA Platinum. Surprisingly Citi ThankYou Premier does not have this new benefit according to Citi’s website, though I do not hold the card and do not have the new…

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