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The Best Credit Card for Pet Owners

By | December 22, 2016| Cash Back Credit Card, Featured Article, Headline Article, Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

What a better time to add a new member to your family than the holiday season. Whether you are 4 or 74, animal lovers everywhere are welcoming new furry friends into our homes and into our hearts with wagging tails and purrs galore. That said, many say that money can’t buy you love, but Petfinder.com proves otherwise.

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5 Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid at Any Cost

By | November 17, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

Whether you’re maximizing a sign-up bonus to land a free vacation, or getting cash back that you can use to buy something else, your choice of credit card can get you a bevy of freebies if you choose the right one. But that’s only if you steer clear of some of the most common mistakes that people make when using cards.

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Surprising Facts from Staying Sharp for a Stress-Free Vacation

By | November 14, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

Vacations should be taken to reduce stress and help you find happiness that will ultimately make you more productive, right? However, according to AARP’s Staying Sharp program, researchers are discovering that all not all vacations are created equally when it comes to overall well-being. Staying Sharp helps you maximize your days off by making choices that minimize your stress.

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3 Ways Credit Cards Can Offer You Rewards for Your Loyalty and Not Your Debt.

By | October 10, 2016| Featured Article, Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

Credit card companies are out to make money, there’s no doubt about that. While interest rates and late fees are great revenue sources for credit card companies, they are not the only way credit cards make money. Credit card companies also earn revenue from merchants and annual fees.

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American Express Fights Back with 5X Membership Rewards Points on Flights. Finally.

By | October 6, 2016| Airline Cards, Credit Cards, Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Product, Savvy Approved Products Article | No Comments

The news arrived just this week when American Express announced a rather lucrative enhancement to its Platinum Card, the long-standing patriarch in this space. According to American Express spokeswoman Charlotte Fuller, Platinum Card users starting Thursday will earn 5X points for every dollar spent directly with any airline.

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Which is Worth the $450 Fee: Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, or American Express Platinum?

By | September 27, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Product, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

With the major fanfare of Chase’s Sapphire Reserve and its 100,000-point sign-up bonus, we think it’s the perfect time to find out which premium travel card is really worth paying the high annual fee and adding the most value to your wallet.

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Even in a Southwest Hub – the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard gives you more travel for your money than The Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card!

By | September 19, 2016| Airline Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

Living near a Southwest hub BWI airport in Baltimore, we could rack up 2x miles on their affordable flights with the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card. But what we found out may surprise you. You could earn more reward miles for all airlines and hotels, with the Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard. Here’s why.

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The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard Is Back With A Big Bonus

By | September 17, 2016| Airline Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

Historically, we at Point Savvy were big fans of the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard. The rewards were pretty rich until the bank reduced the value of each point. This in turn made it more difficult to redeem your points and turned us Point Savviers off a little. But just announced is a new sign up bonus offer that has caught our attention, and we think that it’s valuable enough to share with you.

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DC to NYC for $49 on Amtrak Takes a Big Bite Out of a Big Apple Getaway

By | September 2, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Product, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

Amtrak tickets for it’s Northeast Corridor can be very pricey, and can make a trip to New York City extremely pricey – until now. To save the most when booking Amtrak we suggest taking the Northeast Regional Saver and start your booking at least two weeks in advance. There are many options to travel on Northeast Regional trains to enjoy a $49 fare.

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The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard Pays You For A Flexible Family Vacation

By | August 4, 2016| Airline Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

With limited days available to leave the office and specific openings in kids’ sports schedules, staycations and short trips are often the best option for a busy family’s vacation. Because these types of trips are more affordable than, say, a European vacation, you can pay for a big chunk, if not all, of your family’s vacation with points.

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Is AARP Membership Worth $16?

By | February 26, 2016| Discount Article, Discounts, Savvy Approved Product, Savvy Approved Products Article | No Comments

The minute I turned 49, the mail started pouring in asking me to join AARP. So when I turned 50, I decided why not give it a try? The price of AARP membership was only $16 and my husband’s membership comes free with mine, so I thought $1.30 a month was a reasonable price to join. Plus, the free spouse counts as the first discount.

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Savvy Sum-Up of our Top Points, Discounts and Travel Stories this Week

By | January 4, 2016| Debt Consolidation, Discounts, Hotel Cards, Retail Credit Card, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Program | One Comment

Here are a few highlights from this week’s top stories including strategies for planning you dream vacation using points, a person story of how e0c.4f5.myftpupload.com founder Barbara Jones gifted an exotic honeymoon to her cousin using points, and articles on top grocery store cards, AARP discounts, debt consolidation loans and airline loyalty programs.

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How Wells Fargo Helped Me Protect my Elderly Mother from Scam Artists

By | November 23, 2015| Savvy Approved Products Article | No Comments

Last spring, Mom was completely taken in by a horrible scam. She received a call from someone who identified himself as a police detective in San Diego, where they were holding my nephew for being in a taxi cab that was stopped for a traffic violation, and drugs were found in the vehicle. My mother has never been easily tricked, but these guys were really skilled.

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Let’s Get Real about Earning Points and Miles Toward Free Travel

By | November 18, 2015| Airline Cards, Featured Article, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | 2 Comments

I recently read an article in Rolling Stone about a 25-year-old blogger who has been obsessed with planes and the airline culture since he was a boy. Through constant research and networking with others who share his passion, he has mastered a system of acquiring travel points and rewards that has kept him in the skies, flying around the world in first-class accommodations for months at a time.

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The Best Credit Cards for Transferring Balances

By | September 8, 2015| Debt Consolidation, Finance, Non-Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Products Article | One Comment

Taking advantage of a 0% intro APR offer can be a smart move if you find yourself carrying a high balance (or balances) from high-interest cards. It happens to the best of us. Even some staff members here at Point Savvy who have worked in the credit card industry for years have gone against everything they’ve learned about credit card debt and allowed their balances to accrue and revolve month after month.

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