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Step-By-Step Guide to the Shopping Cart Trick: Get a Credit Card Without a Hard Pull

Step-By-Step Guide to the Shopping Cart Trick: Get a Credit Card Without a Hard Pull

Having great credit allows you to apply for all of the best credit cards. But what happens if you have some dings on your credit report? Are you out of luck? There happens to be a way to start repairing your credit  through something known as the Shopping Cart Trick.
Never heard of it? We’ll share what it is, how to use it and which stores offer you the best chance at approval.

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How to Get Pre-Approved and Pre-Qualify for Bank of America Credit Cards

How to Get Pre-Approved and Pre-Qualify for Bank of America Credit Cards

As a financial journalist, I have to admit something potentially embarrassing: I didn’t know anything about pre-qualifying for a credit card until a few years into my career. In my early college days when I had no money and no sense (or cents), I actually thought that I could get one of the high-end Amex cards.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card: Should You Upgrade?

Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card: Should You Upgrade?

It seems that every airline and hotel is launching a premium version of their credit cards. Now it’s Southwest’s turn.

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Chase Refer-A-Friend Bonus: Earn Points the Easy Way

Chase Refer-A-Friend Bonus: Earn Points the Easy Way

There are many ways to earn travel rewards, like flying, staying at a hotel or getting a new credit card. Did you know that some credit cards will give you bonus points for referring your friends? Here’s everything you need to know about the Chase Refer-A-Friend bonus.

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Best Credit Cards for Students: How to Get Cash Back and Free Travel

Best Credit Cards for Students: How to Get Cash Back and Free Travel

When you are in college, you’re preparing for both your career and your financial future. On campus or during Spring Break, you may be tempted by the allure of a free frisbee or t-shirt, but don’t fall for these tired marketing tricks. Instead, get one of the best credit cards for students to build your credit so you can eventually qualify for the cards with the best rewards and benefits.

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Citi Price Rewind Program: Tips for Maximizing This Valuable Benefit Based on New Limits

Citi Price Rewind Program: Tips for Maximizing This Valuable Benefit Based on New Limits

Price Protection is a valuable benefit because it protects cardholders in case something they buy goes on sale shortly after purchase. Citibank has been one of the leaders in price protection because this benefit is available on almost every consumer credit card they offer.

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British Airways Credit Cards: Everything You Need To Know

British Airways Credit Cards: Everything You Need To Know

When I talk to my friends about British Airways, they often wonder why I would focus on an airline that doesn’t fly within the United States.

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The Best Credit Cards to Use For Any Hotel Stay (Including Airbnb)

The Best Credit Cards to Use For Any Hotel Stay (Including Airbnb)

It’s satisfying when you can book a hotel room with points. There are literally thousands of hotels around the world where you can use points from hotel cards and other travel cards to stay for free.

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Capital One Balance Transfers: Everything You Need to Know

Capital One Balance Transfers: Everything You Need to Know

When you’re in debt, the two best ways to pay off the balances are debt consolidation and 0% balance transfers. If you can pay off the balances within 1 to 2 years, you’re better off with a credit card balance transfer.

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The Best Payment Platform for Your Business: Paypal, Square, Stripe and Braintree Compared

The Best Payment Platform for Your Business: Paypal, Square, Stripe and Braintree Compared

Businesses of all sizes are looking for new ways to accept payments in our fast-paced global economy. Checks are practically a thing of the past and, luckily, getting paid for goods and services is getting a lot easier.

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American Express Pre-Approval: Your Guide to Pre-Qualify for the Best Cards

American Express Pre-Approval: Your Guide to Pre-Qualify for the Best Cards

I remember the days when qualifying for an American Express card was a sign of privilege. If you could throw down an Amex card, you probably had more money than most.

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What Is Price Protection, Why Is It Valuable and Which Credit Cards Offer It?

What Is Price Protection, Why Is It Valuable and Which Credit Cards Offer It?

Price Protection is a benefit that you may not know about, but you are missing out on some serious savings if you aren’t using it. When used to their fullest, price protection benefits could rival the credit card rewards that you earn. Many of the major card issuers, including Capital OneCiti and Discover, offer this coverage. These are our top picks for cards with Price Protection.

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Best Credit Cards Offering Price and Return Protection

Best Credit Cards Offering Price and Return Protection

Chase is eliminating return and price protections for all of its cards. If these valuable protections are important to you, check out our list of excellent alternatives from Citi, Discover and American Express. Let’s take a look at what each issuer offers before getting into the specific cards.

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Chase Eliminating Price Protection and Return Protection From Credit Cards

Chase Eliminating Price Protection and Return Protection From Credit Cards

Chase is eliminating return and price protection on all of its credit cards. The popular Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve and Ink Business Preferred cards will lose these benefits on August 26, 2018. And price and return protection are expected to be removed from all other Chase credit cards soon thereafter. That means that you could be missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings in the near future.

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American Airlines’ Reduced Mileage Awards for June-September: Save Up to 7,500 Miles

American Airlines’ Reduced Mileage Awards for June-September: Save Up to 7,500 Miles

Travelers who hold an American Airlines credit card are in for a real treat with the current list of reduced mileage awards for June through September. You can save up to 7,500 miles off AAdvantage award ticket redemptions on up to 166 destinations. And if you live in one of the featured airports, you can fly anywhere in the continental United States at a discount.

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Positive Changes Coming To American Express: Better Warranty and Purchase Protections

Positive Changes Coming To American Express: Better Warranty and Purchase Protections

If you’re an American Express cardholder, you’ve likely been following along closely to all of the upcoming changes, especially if you are an SPG or Marriott member. Amidst new changes, American Express recently sent a notice with your most recent billing statement about a couple of positive upgrades the company is making to two of its policies: enhanced purchases protection and the extended warranty.

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United Airlines Credit Cards: Everything You Need To Know

United Airlines Credit Cards: Everything You Need To Know

United Airlines is one of the big three carriers in the United States. You can earn United MileagePlus miles through several co-branded credit cards and with transfers from partner programs.

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Capital One Adds Global Entry/TSA PreCheck to Venture Card

Capital One Adds Global Entry/TSA PreCheck to Venture Card

Capital One added a major perk to its Venture card to make your travels more effortless and smooth. And just in time for your vacations this summer! This proves why the Venture card is one of the top credit cards for travel rewards.

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Metal Credit Cards: Everyone Should Have One (Best 9 Offers of 2018)

Metal Credit Cards: Everyone Should Have One (Best 9 Offers of 2018)

Metal credit cards are cool. Come on, you know it’s true! It’s hard to beat that clank as you throw down your card while checking out. Everyone notices.

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Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card Returns From the Dead

Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card Returns From the Dead

Word has leaked that the Barclays Arrival Plus credit card will soon be available online. This credit card offers 2.1% in travel rewards on all purchases when you include the 5% rebate on redemptions. Combined with the strong sign-up bonus, this is a valuable addition to any traveler’s wallet.

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