Posted by William Charles on January 18, 2015

Published on January 18th, 2015 | by William Charles


Best Posts This Week: $20 For Free, 75,000 Point Sign Up Bonuses, Getting More Than One Retention Bonus & More

If you’ve been applying for a lot of credit cards, chances are you have a lot of hard pulls on your credit report. This week we showed you how to bump these off your report to help increase your chances for getting approved for even more credit.


One of the easiest cash bonuses this year will surely be the Upromise portal bonus. You get $20 cash in your account just for signing up, no purchase requirement at all. There are plenty of people offering to give referrals in our post on the bonus, those doing the referring also get $20 (up to a limit of $200).


I investigated the Bank of America preferred rewards program, it’s possible to get 2.625% cash back on all purchases but you’ll need to have a lot of money with Bank of America or Merrill Edge to get this higher rate. It’s also possible to get some pretty good cash back on select categories at well, this might make sense for some of you.

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We had one of our best guest posts ever. PedroNY shared ‘Retention Bonus Rules & Tips For Each Card Issuer‘, I never knew it was possible to get more than one retention bonus per year. Myself and other readers have been cleaning up since that post aired, I’d strongly recommend reading it and putting it into practice. There is nothing better than getting some free points/miles or even cash.

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There were a couple of increased sign up bonuses on the American Express gold cards. It’s possible to get 75,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in spend on the Business Gold & 50,000 Membership on the personal Premier Rewards gold.


All Of Our Posts This Week

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Monday 12th

Tuesday 13th

Wednesday 14th

Thursday 15th

Friday 16th

Saturday 17th

Best Posts From Around The Web

Credit Cards

Manufactured Spending 

Travel/Travel Hacking


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