The big news of the week was the change of the Barclay Arrival card to the Arrival Plus [read our full review here]. This changed also included information that some card holders would be able to get the World Elite card which is a range of privilege offered by MasterCard, because of this we decided to do an in depth look at the different benefits MasterCard offers. We’ll be doing a similar look at Visa benefits this week, followed by American Express the following and then Discover, followed by a look at which card processor offers the best.
There was also multiple opportunities to get some free points/miles. Marriott is giving away 2,000 points a month (for six months) for doing a bit of basic social sharing. IHG is giving away 500 points for completing extremely short surveys & United is also giving away 500 miles for joining their dining program.
There was also a bit of news in the manufactured spending world, we did an introduction to AmEx for Target and also let our readers know that it’s possible to use evolve money with a credit card directly (we had previously shared this information by e-mail, we decide to post it on the blog directly after another blogger publicly outted the method).
The rest of our week was adding bank account deals to the site. We’ve tidied up our current bank account bonus page, it’s fully sortable and includes information such as which banks allow credit card funding, early account termination fees, monthly fees, geographical restrictions and a bunch of other stuff. If you haven’t looked at it already, give it a go. If you just want to see the best deals then click here.
Other posts we liked from around the web
- VFTW shared his tactics for finding hotel & airfare pricing mistakes
- Miles professor shared one of the ways in which she won Mile Madness
- Milenerd showed us a 12,000 mile opportunity for Canadians
- Flyingpiggie let us know you can now withdraw cash from topcashback as Avios
- TripIt now integrates for google glass
- The military frequent flyer celebrated their 200th post
- Points miles & martinis let us know you can earn 2,000 points by referring friends to Southwest if you received a targeted e-mail
Posts From Our Own Site
- A 50,000 Point ($750) Wells Fargo Sign Up Offer I Missed: Wells Fargo Business Elite
- Get Up To 12,000 Marriott Rewards Points For Free With Plus Points
- How To Check To See If You Have Any Targeted American Express Offers
- [IL, IN & WN Only] Earn Up To $200 From Marquette Bank + Referrals For SIgning Up For A Checking Account
- American Express For Target: Manufacture Credit Card Spend
- Almost 40% Of Landlords Will Check Your Credit Before Leasing Property
- $100 SunTrust Checking Account Bonus With A $500+ Direct Deposit
- [OH Only] $200 Bonus From BMI Federal Credit Union, Lots Of Requirements
- [AZ, ND Only] $200 Western State Bank Checking Account Promotion
- [TN, FL, NC, SC, VA Only] $200 Checking Account Bonus From First Tennessee Bank – Direct Deposit Required
- [CA Only] $175 Southland Credit Union Checking Bonus
- [WI Only]$150 First Bank Financial Centre Checking Bonus
- [Select Universities Only] Get $10 In Bitcoin For Free From Coinbase
- A Guide MasterCard Benefits: World Elite, World & Basic
- Barclay Arrival Plus Announced, Arrival Cards Now Come With EMV Chip & Other Changes
- 500 Free IHG Points For Completing Three Extremely Short Surveys
- Receive 500 United Miles For Joining MileagePlus Dining Program + Another 2,500 Miles For Participating
- Evolve Money – Directly Pay Bills By Credit Card
- [Targeted] CitiBank Offering Up To 30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles To Sign Up For Their Checking Products: No Direct Deposit
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