Articles & Advice from Benét Wilson

Benét joined the team in February 2018 as associate editor. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Aviation Queen LLC, a freelance writing business. She has written extensively about the airline/airports and travel industries for more than 25 years. She has a journalism degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

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Best Grocery Credit Cards for June 2019

June 3, 2019

Best grocery credit cards Best overall Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express Best for unlimited spending Discover it® Cash Back Best with no […]

Best Business Travel Credit Cards – June 2019

June 3, 2019

As your business grows, it may be time to do a review of the credit […]

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – June 2019

June 3, 2019

Are you tired of paying airline fees for doing just about anything but breathe? American […]

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – June 2019

June 3, 2019

When looking at credit card features and perks, you may want one that gets you […]

Best Credit Cards for Sports Fanatics – June 2019

June 3, 2019

Sports are a huge part of American culture with die-hard fans rooting for teams ranging […]

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Best Travel Credit Cards for June 2019

June 3, 2019

You travel regularly and use your credit card to pay for a big chunk of […]

Best Credit Cards With Premium Concierge Services – June 2019

June 3, 2019

Most major credit card issuers boast at least one premium-level card reserved for those who […]

Best No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards – June 2019

June 3, 2019

If you’re traveling abroad and using your credit card for purchases, foreign transaction fees can […]

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Can You Pay Your Mortgage With a Credit Card?

September 4, 2018

If you’re paying a mortgage every month, you may have wondered whether you could use a credit card to pay it in order to earn more points, miles or cashback rewards. It’s a tempting thought. If you’re paying $2,000 a month on your home mortgage, for example, and you have an unlimited points credit card […]

Flight Delayed or Canceled? Here’s What You Need to Do

September 4, 2018

Travelers across the U.S. have been plagued this summer by flight delays and cancelations, according to statistics compiled by Portland, Ore.-based FlightStats. In the past month alone, there have been about 20,000 flights canceled and over 200,000 delayed, it found. As to what drives these delays and cancelations, it’s a multitude of factors. Everything from […]

Joint Account Holder vs. Authorized User on a Credit Card: What’s the Difference?

September 3, 2018

You’re a parent who wants to help your children start building their credit foundation early. Or you’re a credit cardholder who wants to help a friend or family member build or rebuild their credit. How can you, as a cardmember with good credit, help? You can do this two ways — by adding a joint […]

10 Reasons Why Your Credit Card Was Declined

August 30, 2018

You’re at a store shopping or out to dinner with friends and it happens — the card you submit for payment is declined. Why did it happen? A February 2018 survey found that 12% of credit and debit card users had at least one card declined in the last year. The most common reason — […]

The Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® Offer

August 28, 2018

Note the redemption values may have changed since publication.  The Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® allows new cardmembers to Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*. Is this a good deal?

  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*

  • First checked bag free on domestic itineraries & preferred boarding

  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations, restaurants, and on eligible American Airlines purchases*

Highlights
  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at restaurants*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases*
  • Earn a $100 American Airlines Flight Discount after you spend $20,000 or more in purchases during your cardmembership year and renew your card*
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees*
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to four companions traveling with you on the same reservation*
  • Enjoy preferred boarding on American Airlines flights*
  • Receive 25% savings on inflight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*

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This Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® offer is good compared with other travel cards. It come with an annual fee of $99, waived for first 12 months*. The earning on this card isn’t decent. You only Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations, restaurants, and on eligible American Airlines purchases*. But if you fly as […]

Southwest Airlines Credit Cards: Which One Is Your Best Option?

August 21, 2018

You’re a frequent flyer who feels the “luv” for Southwest Airlines, or maybe you run a business where you do most of your flying on the Dallas-based carrier. So it only makes sense to have a credit card that helps you earn points — and elite status — under the airline’s Rapid Rewards® loyalty program. […]

Travel Rewards Card Perks Explained

August 6, 2018

You can earn points, miles or cash back every time you spend with many credit cards today. But did you know that there are other perks that add even more value to your credit cards? Below, we look at myriad perks available on cards and how they work so you understand exactly what’s in your […]

Credit Card Referral Bonuses

April 25, 2018

You got a great deal on a credit card. And you know someone who is shopping for one. The good news is there are credit card companies that actually want to pay you to refer your eligible friends and family. Referral deals are a win-win for both sides. You get paid for helping someone find […]

Double Your Cash Back With These Credit Cards

April 24, 2018

You’ve decided that you want to get a credit card that offers double cash back. So which cards are out there, and how can you use them to maximize getting as much double cash back as possible? Two good options to double your cash back are the Discover it® Cash Back and the Citi® Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer. Technically, neither card is […]

The Best Credit Cards for your Next European Trip

April 10, 2018

Paris is calling, so it’s time to plan a trip. After buying a plane ticket and booking a hotel, the next thing to do before taking off is choosing the right credit card to take with you on your shopping spree on the Champs-Élysées. Buried in the fine print of your credit card terms are […]