How to Check Bank of America Credit Card Application Status

How To Check Your Bank of America Application Status Online

Bank of America Application status
Oh please, oh please, oh please!

If you’ve been playing the credit card game for any length of time being instantly approved for a new credit card application is likely just a distant memory. Instead, “application pending” messages and reconsideration calls are now par for the course.

So as part of my ongoing effort to make myself useful I will provide you with all the tools that you need to turn that “thank you for your application” into a “You’ve been approved!” with the least amount of crying and pulling your hair out.

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How to Check Your Chase Credit Card Application Status

How To Check Your Chase Credit Card Application Status 

Chase Application Status
Chase Is Looking Forward To Serving Me…

If you’ve been playing the credit card game for any length of time being instantly approved for a new credit card application is likely just a distant memory. Instead, “application pending” messages and reconsideration calls are now par for the course.

So as part of my ongoing effort to make myself useful I will provide you with all the tools that you need to turn that “thank you for your application” into a “You’ve been approved!” with the least amount of crying and pulling your hair out.

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Amex Credit Card Application Status And Reconsideration Line

How To Check Your American Express Application Status Online

Amex wants to spend additional time getting to know my application.

If you’ve been playing the credit card game for any length of time being instantly approved for a new credit card application is likely just a distant memory. Instead, “application pending” messages and reconsideration calls are now par for the course.

So as part of my ongoing effort to make myself useful I will provide you with all the tools that you need to turn that “thank you for your application” into a “You’ve been approved!” with the least amount of crying and pulling your hair out.

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The Servepocalypse And How To Budget Your Miles

Serve card
Reminiscing about all the great times we had together

The Servepocalypse:

For those of us who eat, sleep and breathe the points game the news that American Express was killing the Serve card was a bit like hearing that they were going to have to amputate our right arm. In terms of easy avenues for manufacturing spend, the Serve card was indeed just as indispensable as our dominant hand. The ability to liquidate $5,000 per month in gift cards in a fairly easy way has long been the backbone for many people’s mileage earning strategy (myself included), especially when it enhances your usual spending to allow for higher rates of credit card churning.

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Quick Post: Amex 50k bonus offer!!!

Amex Gold Card Offer
Amex Gold Card Offer

Babies! I’m on summer vacation!

But a strange and wonderful thing happened to me this morning while doing some research. So wonderful in fact that I interrupted my regularly scheduled program on mustache grooming to fire off a quick post bringing you kittens in on the deal.

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Paying Your Rent With A Credit Card

Despite the fact that we (you and me, baby!) are clearly awesome and that our tenancy invariably increases the property value of wherever we choose to live, many landlords still insist on charging rent. In light of this, we might as well transform the crappiness of paying rent into the awesomeness of traveling first class. We do this by signing up for credit cards that reward us with big bonuses for our mandatory rent payments.

For many sane people, one of the most nerve wracking parts of the travel hacking game is making the minimum spend when you sign up for a new credit card.  The fact that you won’t get the bonus miles unless you successfully meet the spending requirements means that you definitely need to pay attention to how you can “make the spend” when you get a new card.

Until recently there was a great service called WilliamPaid that allowed you to pay rent with your credit card for a 3% processing fee. Sadly, WilliamPaid was discontinued some months ago and so, it seemed, was the ability to easily pay rent with your credit. That is until today, when I came across a new service that will once again allow you to pay your rent with your credit card.

The service is called RadPad and it will allow you to use a credit card to pay your rent for a 2.99% processing fee.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Click on the “Pay My Rent” tab.
  2. Put in the amount you would like to pay and enter your email address.
  3. Specify whether your landlord is a company or individual and then enter their info and where to mail the payment to.
  4. Enter in your name and billing address.
  5. Put in your credit card info and then click “I’m not a robot” to make sure you are indeed not a robot and then click “Confirm Your Account.”
  6. Enter in your details and phone number to create an account and then click “Wrap It Up.”
  7. Confirm that all the details are correct and then submit your payment!

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Free $20 For Amex Card Holders At Amazon

File this under “Yeah, I’ll take that free $20.”

Amex Offers currently has an offer for $20 back when you make a purchase at amazon.com of $20 or more. In layman’s terms, they want to give you $20.

Amex Offers is a nice little perk for American Express cardholders that provides discounts and rebate offers from participating retailers. All you have to do is register for the offer from your Amex account and then use the registered card to complete the transaction. Both my cuter half and I have Amex cards and I wasted no time in signing us up for this offer (though this particular offer didn’t show up for my business card).

All you need to do to take advantage of this free $20 is register through the American Express site and then make a purchase totaling $20 or more from Amazon by June 6th with your registered Amex card. You can either log into Amex Offers by using the link or log into Amex account and then you should see “Amex Offers For You” somewhere towards the bottom of the page. Your offer lives there.

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Is My US Airways Companion Pass Worth The Paper It’s Printed On?

Babies! First of all, let me congratulate all of you who were able to get the US Airways Mastercard while that sexy 50,000 mile bonus was still strutting around the internet. We can all congratulate each other once again when we are flying first class and drinking champagne with those sweet miles!  But there is more to this card than just miles…

There is also the companion pass! Which is not as glamorous as your award redemptions will be, but is a useful little slip of paper. What the companion certificate does is allow you to book up to 2 additional passengers on a paid US Airways ticket for $99 per person.

So let’s say you are planning to go to Hawaii to investigate Donald Trump’s claim that he was born on planet Earth. Then you are out of luck, as the certificate is only good for travel to the 48 contiguous states and Canada (plus there’s no way he is from Earth). If, however, you wanted to go with your two bestest buddies to Los Angeles to eat some tacos and get a medical marijuana prescription, then this little certificate is great!

They better be some damn good tacos for that kind of money!
They better be some damn good tacos for that kind of money!

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50k US Airways Offer Gone From Barclays Site. Last Chance To Apply.

As of today the US Airways Dividend Miles card with a 50,000 mile bonus offer has been removed from the Barclays site.  Thankfully, I still have a working link for you, though this final opportunity to get the card will likely be short lived.

Barclays US Airways card
Barclays US Airways card

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