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How to Maximize All of the American Express Platinum Card Credits

Whenever I tell people that I pay $695 a year for a credit card, I get kind of a weird look. Said looks grows even stranger when I then explain how I even save/make money with that same card. The product in question is the American Express Platinum card, which I've held since 2019. The truth is that, despite that fee, the numerous credits and perks that the card offers...
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Capital One Plans to Acquire Discover Financial for $35.3 Billion

Following rumors and reports yesterday, Capital One has now officially announced plans to acquire Discover. About the acquisition: Capital One intends to purchase Discover Financial for approximately $35.3 billion. The all-stock transactions will see Discover shareholders recieving 1.0192 shares of Capital One for each Discover share, which marks a 26% premium based on Discover's recent closing price. This purchase of Discover includes the company's payment network as well as its...
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Starbucks and Bank of America Announce Loyalty Partnership

A new collaboration will allow consumers to earn more cashback on their morning coffee. About the partnership and rewards: Today, Starbucks and Bank of America announced a new partnership. As a result, BofA debit and credit card customers can link their card to their Starbucks Rewards account in order to earn bonuses. Specifically, members can earn an extra 2% cashback (on top of their card's base rewards) when reloading their...
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American Express Opens Largest Centurion Lounge at ATL

This Valentine's Day, there's something new for travelers to love as a brand new American Express Centurion Lounge is now open. About the lounge: Today, a new Centurion Lounge has debuted at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Occupying nearly 26,000 square feet, the location is now the largest Centurion to date. The lounge can be found in Concourse E near gate E11 (on the secured airside). According to Amex, the art...
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Bilt Introduces Milestone Rewards as Part of New Loyalty Program

In December, Bilt Rewards announced a revamp to its loyalty status program. Now, the platform has revealed details on one of the new features: Milestone Rewards. About Milestone Rewards: An update to the Bilt Rewards site (first noticed by Doctor of Credit) details how Milestone Rewards will work. For every 25,000 points that Bilt members earn, they'll be able to select a bonus reward. Furthermore, while Milestone Reward redemptions begin...
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Southwest Cards Bring Back Promotional Companion Pass Offer

Southwest is bringing a beloved benefit to its co-branded credit cards for a limited time: Companion Pass. About the offers: Currently, new Chase Southwest cardholders can earn a promotional Companion Pass as well as 30,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in purchases on the card within the first three months. Notably, this offer is available for all three of Southwest's consumer credit cards including the $69 annual fee Rapid Rewards...
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Amex, Delta Refresh SkyMiles Cards with New Benefits

American Express and Delta have announced updates for their co-branded credit cards — including higher annual fees. About the revamped cards: Starting with the Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express card, customers will now be able to take advantage of an annual $100 Delta Stays credit. This will allow them to get up to a $100 statement credit to book prepaid hotels or vacation rentals through Delta Stays. Additionally, those who...
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Dillard’s to Introduce Co-Branded Credit Card with Citi, Mastercard

The department store Dillard's has announced a banking partner and payment network for its credit card portfolio. About the agreement: Dillard's has entered a new agreement with both Citi and Mastercard to provide the retailers credit card program. As a result, Citi will begin issuing the brand's cards while Mastercard will serve as the exclusive payment network. This new partnership will result in a new co-branded card as well as...
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FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
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Imprint Launches Credit Cards from H-E-B and Central Market 

The FinTech Imprint is partnering with the popular Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B for a pair of new rewards credit cards. This week saw the launch of the H-E-B Visa Signature Credit Card as well as the Central Market Visa Signature Credit Card. With these two (nearly identical) options, customers will be able to earn rewards on groceries and beyond. First, both versions of the card earn up to 5% back on select...
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Student Loan Benefit FinTech Summer Raises $6 Million

For years, student debt has been one of the most talked about financial topics. What's more, while the debt itself has become a major part of many Americans' lives, discussion of student loans has become political due to efforts to forgive certain loan repayments. However, while we wait for resolution on that front, a FinTech that brings student debt benefit solutions to employers and consumers has raised a new round...
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Choice Hotels, Wells Fargo Debut Choice Privileges Select Card

With spring well underway and the summer travel season now just around the corner, Choice Hotels and Wells Fargo have unveiled their latest co-branded credit card offering. Today, the two companies announced the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard. Carrying an annual fee of $95, this card will serve as the premium option in the hotel brand's new lineup. Looking at the Choice Privileges Select, it offers a mix of rewards categories....
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Health and Wellness Rewards Card Ness Partners with Whole30

In recent years, several unique rewards cards have come to market. These include offerings from FinTech startups as well as brands looking to do something special for their loyal fans. On that note, a recently-announced rewards credit card offering is now working with a popular brand to introduce new benefits for customers. This week, the Ness Card (which is issued by The Bank of Missouri) unveiled a new partnership with...