Holiday Season Closes With Good and Bad & New Goals

Holiday season closes amidst a blockbuster turnout for small retail businesses globally. Even though the shortened holiday season may have pushed retail sales down a tad, business owners remain confident about their businesses going forward. Scrooge remained with us as organized crime hijacked truckloads of holiday stuff and gift card scam artists manifest themselves bigly…

Southern Credit Unions

Southern Credit Unions Rise Again in Great Card Battle

Southern credit unions offer single digit interest rates and are nearly devoid of fees, except for reasonable late payment fees. Besides the extremely competitive pricing, nearly all credit unions in the South offer a rewards program and/or generous unlimited cash-back programs. From the huge Suncoast Credit Union in Florida to the tiny Bayer Heritage Federal…

United Explorer Visa

United Explorer Visa Snags Award for Chase Co-Brands

The Chase United Explorer Visa was picked by millennial travelers as their “Favorite Credit Card” for the second straight year. The card is a co-brand with United Airlines’ MileagePlus loyalty program, also crowned “Favorite Frequent-Flyer Program” for the fourth time. The Trazee Awards are hosted by trazeetravel.com for travelers 40 years and younger by the teams at…

Lite Marriott Bonvoy Chase

Lite Marriott Bonvoy Chase Visa – No Fee But Less Perks

A lite Marriott Bonvoy Chase Visa card has been unveiled with less perks than the regular version, but with no-annual-fee, a bold move sure to rattle competition amongst rival co-branded travel reward credit cards. The new no-annual-fee Marriott Bonvoy Bold Chase Visa card will complement the recently introduced Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Chase Visa Signature card,…

Marriott Bonvoy Awards

Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Program Gets 4 Freddie Thumbs Up

The Marriott Bonvoy rewards program has snagged four Freddie Awards for its hotel programs. More than seven million travelers voted in the 29th annual Freddie Awards. Marriott Bonvoy was named “Program of the Year, Americas”, for the 12th consecutive year. The other awards included: “Best Hotel Promotion, the Americas”; “Best Elite Hotel Program, Europe and…