How We Achieved Southwest Companion Pass Status in 2019

Southwest Airlines and their branded credit cards offer an insane travel opportunity that make them worth their weight in gold. THE COMPANION PASS The Companion Pass stipulations per southwest.com β€œCompanion Pass is the benefit that allows you to choose one person to fly with you, free of airline charges (does not include taxes and fees […]

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Earn $0.35/gallon at Shell Stations with Chase Pay

If you have the Chase Freedom card, you already know it’s currently offering 5% cash back on gas station, internet/cable/phone services, and Chase Pay purchases. But did you know you can add your Shell Fuel Rewards number to your Chase Pay account and earn even more cash back? If you don’t have a Fuel Rewards […]

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Missing money, Retention bonuses, DIY updates

  There are a few things I’ve tried and recommended lately to get and keep a few more Warcken dollars in our Warcken wallets. 1. missingmoney.com. In October I suggested everyone check out missingmoney.com to see if any states you’ve ever lived in owe you cash money. Of course I did this myself, and found […]

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Annual Fees and Credit Card Retention Bonuses

  Greg and I have a lot of credit cards, and most of them have annual fees. Some are a necessary evil for benefits the cards provide, and some annual fees actually pay for themselves. Depending on the card and its benefits, we’ll call when the annual fee is due and ‘threaten to cancel’ unless […]

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Amex Offers & Benefits

  Look, everyone knows G and I like free stuff. Everyone knows we like credit cards. And everyone knows we love combining the two. Like, did you know Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit cardholders can visit over 150 museums for free the first weekend of every month? American Express offers lots […]

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25 Easy Ways to Meet Credit Card Minimum Spends

  Full disclosure: This was written in 2015 when we were apparently millionaires and spending thousands of dollars on our credit cards every year. We have scaled way back, mostly to fall under Chase’s 5/24 rule so we are eligible for Chase cards again.Β  Carry on. So think you’d like to apply for a new […]

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