Zero is a Good Number — Especially With Certain Credit Card Fees

Plenty of credit cards exist which give you such benefits as tens of thousands of points or access to lounges at airports — but those benefits can be at a cost in the form of annual fees; balance transfer fees; and foreign transaction fees. What if the most important factors in a card for you include fewer fees?

If you are a traveler with a wanderlust you cannot ignore, you might be interested in this offer…

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A Benefit Which May Not Be a Benefit With the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

When Hilton and American Express announced four new co-branded credit cards for 2018 on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, one card which seemed to offer a promising array of benefits was the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card. You get to enjoy Diamond elite level status, unlimited passes to Priority Pass lounges, and 14 Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent at hotel and resort properties which are part of the Hilton portfolio worldwide — amongst other benefits — for an annual fee of $450.00.

Although one interesting potential unadvertised benefit of the card is…

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Here are the Sign-Up Bonuses for the New American Express Cards from Hilton Honors

Sign-up bonuses have just been announced from Hilton Honors pertaining to the four new American Express cards which become available as of today, Thursday, January 18, 2017.

The four new co-branded credit cards were first announced by Hilton Honors and American Express on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, which are designed to give consumers and small businesses more choice, more benefits and more value while simultaneously further enhancing travel experiences and rewards.

Along with a recapitulation of the benefits of each card for your convenience, the details of the sign-up bonuses are highlighted in…

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This Fee Would Have Been a New Form of Deception If It Were Implemented

With the introduction of a service fee of 1.3 percent if you used a credit card to purchase one of its new Economy Lite fares, Singapore Airlines was getting ready to engage in what could be considered a new form of deception — until a decision was reached to rescind its plans to charge that fee.

The reason why a credit card service fee would have been a new form of deception is because…

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Credit Card Security Breach at 41 Hyatt Hotel Properties in Eleven Countries

The cyber security team at Hyatt Hotels Corporation discovered signs of — and then purportedly resolved — unauthorized access to payment card information from credit cards which were manually entered or swiped at the front desk of 41 different hotel or resort properties in eleven countries between Saturday, March 18, 2017 and Sunday, July 2, 2017.

A list of the hotel and resort properties affected by this breach is included in this article.

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American Express SkyMiles Card Diamond Waiver Increased to 250,000 Medallion Qualification Dollars by Delta Air Lines

Ever since earning miles in the SkyMiles program became based on revenue instead of distance flown back in 2015, an exemption has been offered to customers who hold an eligible variation of the American Express card from Delta Air Lines in the form of a waiver with a minimum spend of $25,000.00 — but for members of the SkyMiles program who want to earn Diamond Medallion elite level status, the minimum spend waiver increases by ten times the amount starting in 2019.

Effective as of…

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Third Night Free When You Book Two Nights With Starwood and Mastercard

Book two nights and receive the third night free at participating hotel and resort Starwood Hotels and Resorts properties in North America when you book your reservations for a minimum of three consecutive nights and pay with your Mastercard credit card — but you must book your reservation by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

You may…

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