Keith Rosso and his wife with their Tesla in California. Rosso's points he got by buying the vehicle with his credit card are worth at least $5,000 in airfare and hotels. Courtesy of Keith Rosso Keith Rosso, a writer and editor at the blog Million Mile Secrets, recently bought a Tesla Model 3. Rosso put the entire $58,857 purchase on his credit card using an app called Plastiq, which charges a 2.5% fee. Rosso used his Chase Ink Business Preferred Card, which earned him 180,000 Chase rewards points, equal to $1,800 in cash back or at least $5,000 in airfare, hotels, or car rentals. Keith Rosso and his wife saved up for over two years to buy a Tesla Model 3. With the vehicle's starting price of $35,000, plus customization, Rosso knew it would be "the largest purchase of my life," he recalled in a post on the credit-card-rewards blog Million Mile Secrets. But the California resident was able to walk away with more than a new car. He also scored 180,000 travel rewards … [Read more...] about A travel hacker snagged himself $5,000 of ‘free’ travel by using a credit card to buy a $60,000 Tesla
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source Matt Cardy/Getty Images For years, credit cards from JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and others have offered price protection, a benefit that refunds customers up to $500 if they buy an item and subsequently spot it cheaper somewhere else. Filing a claim was a laborious task, so few people ever did. Apps like Earny have emerged that use bots to automate the price-protection process, connecting with users’ email accounts to monitor purchases and hunt down refunds. Insiders say the rise of these tools and services has led to exponential growth in price-protection claims: “Nobody foresaw the onslaught of claims right now.” Citi recently revealed it would cut back on its price-protection offering, while Chase is planning to eliminate it entirely. Discover, which doesn’t work with apps like Earny, has cut other benefits but is keeping price … [Read more...] about For years, Chase and Citi credit cards offered a generous, under-the-radar benefit that protected customers. And then the bots arrived.
Mark Abadi, provided by Published 10:15 am, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Courtesy of Alex and Erin Miller Cheap flights exist, if you know how to make the most of credit card rewards. Alex Miller of UpgradedPoints.com completed a trip around the world aboard luxury airlines with his wife Erin using the rewards programs from six primary cards. Below, those cards are listed along with his insight on which is best for hotels, dining, and airports. Any experienced fare hacker knows that strategically cashing in credit card rewards is the key to massively discounted airfare. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Digitalization has changed tourism. Exploring new destinations, booking, planning what to do and even post-holiday reviews about our experiences – all of this takes place online. At ITB Berlin, the world’s biggest travel fair, digitalization is a core topic for 10,000 exhibitors from 186 countries. Apps, social media, virtual reality, 360 degrees … [Read more...] about A couple who flew around the world for just $1,000 each through credit card rewards used 6 cards to do it
With the volume of mobile payments expected to skyrocket over the following years, it is not surprising that more and more companies are trying to grab a piece of the pie. Well, the steadily growing list includes AT&T now, which has partnered with Intuit in delivering a solution of its own to the U.S. market.The newly-introduced Intuit GoPayment for AT&T is a mobile payment system tailored with small business owners in mind. It allows for easy processing of credit and debit card payments on the go by using a smartphone and a portable Bluetooth card reader.Here is how the magic happens: first you fire up the GoPayment app on your smartphone and log in. The next step is entering the amount, after which you swipe your customer's card through the reader and let them approve the payment by signing on the device's display. That's it! The transaction confirmation will be sent in a matter of seconds, and an invoice can be sent straight to your customer's email inbox, shoud it be … [Read more...] about Intuit GoPayment for AT&T processes credit card payments right there on your smartphone
By Jennifer Van Grove2010-01-01 16:28:16 UTC We're just a week away from the annual gadget-lover's dream event, otherwise known as CES. One company that everyone will have their eyes on this year is Mophie. Mophie, a popular retailer of Apple iPhone and iPod accessories, is set to debut their iPhone credit card reader — said to be named "Credit Card reader" — and complimentary processing application. This will allow merchants to accept credit card payments by swiping the card through a special iPhone case. While details around the device add-on are slim, interest is already high. The buzz building around Mophie, the palpable excitement and interest stimulated by Square, and an increasingly competitive mobile payment system market means that 2010 will be the year that consumers will buy and sell from their mobile phones. Proof of Concept If you purchased anything at Apple retail stores this holiday season, then you were probably rung up by an employee using … [Read more...] about In 2010, Your iPhone Could Be a Credit Card Reader