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June 2, 2006 16:26 - American Express My Wish List

I just received a mial from American Express stating that from June 6th til the 16th, Amex cardholders can logon to www.mylifemycard.com/mywishlist and apparantly get discounts on many products. On the brochure, they listed a 2006 Saab 9-33 Aero Convertible (20 Year Edition), stating that the retail price was $47,960, but the Wishlist Price is only $6000!!

Is it too good to be true. I'll certainly be checking it out and publish my findings.

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June 24, 2006 13:39 - Review of Orchard Bank Gold Mastercard

We have just updated our review of the Orchard Bank Gold Mastercard. This is part of the family of Orchard Bank's credit cards, which is specifically designed for those with poor credit. (Read Article)

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June 24, 2006 19:10 - Review of the American Express Blue Cash for Business

We have just updated our review of the American Express Blue Cash for Business credit card.

Like most Amex business credit cards, the Blue Cash for Business credit card allows you to earn extra rewards, in this case, 5% cash rebates when you make purchases at OPENSAVINGs merchants. OPENSAVINGs is a netwrk of merchants that includes FEDEX, AT&T; etc. For other purchases, you earn 2.5% rebates, which is unheard of in other cash back credit cards.

You can read our review of the Blue Cash for Business Credit Card here.

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June 24, 2006 22:28 - Review of the Business Cash Rebate Card from American Express

We have just updated our review of the American Express Blue Cash for Business credit card.

This card is essentially identical to the Blue Cash for Business credit card. You can earn 5% cash rebates when you make purchases at OPENSAVINGs merchants. For other purchases, you earn 2.5% rebates, which is unheard of in other cash back credit cards.

You can read our review of the Business Cash Rebate Credit Card here.

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June 24, 2006 23:01 - Review of the Chase Cashbuilder

While updated several reviews, I came across credit cards that are no longer offered. One of them happens to be the Chase Cashbuilder. In fact, we recommended this card and it was on our Editor's Choice list. Chase discontinued it and replaced it with the Chase Cash Plus Rewards Visa, which was essentially identical with the Citi Dividend Platinum Select Card.

I have made some updates to our "old review" in light of these developments.

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June 25, 2006 21:08 - Review of the Chase Platinum Card

I have just updated my review of the Chase Platinum Card.

There have been a few changes since the last review. Firstly, fees have gone up on several fronts (as with most issuers over the last year). For example, over-limit-fees, late payment fees, minimum finance charge have gone up a bit.

Still, if you are one that always pays on time (and you should, ALWAYS), this card still offers a generous 0% apr on both purchases and balance transfers for up to 12 months depending on your credit. Chase also gives you the option to enroll in FLEXIBLE REWARDS, their reward program with travel, shopping and other rewards.

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June 27, 2006 10:22 - Review of the CitiBusiness Card

I have just updated our review of the CitiBusiness Card.

This is one of the better business credit cards around because it has a fantastic 0% apr deal, a low apr and cardholders can also issued unlimited addtional cards for employess.

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June 27, 2006 13:14 - Review of the Citi Gold AAdvantage

Having just gone through updating our review of the Citi Gold AAdvantage World Mastercard, I am more convinced that this card offers the best value among the three AAdvantage credit cards offered by Citi.

The bronze version has no annual fee, which I am sure will appeal many people. However, you can only earn one mile for every two dollars you spend on the card. The Platinum Select version has a higher annual fee, but does not allow cardholders to earn double miles! Hence, other than some minor differences, the Gold version has a lower annual fee than the Platinum Select, but yet allows the cardholder to earn the same amount of miles (one mile for every dollar).

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June 27, 2006 14:23 - Review of the Citi Home Rebate Platinum Select Card

The Citi Home Rebate Platinum Select Card has raised its apr from a very low prime rate plus 3.99% to a still low prime rate plus 5.99%.

Just to refresh, this card allows cardholders to earn unlimited rebates at the rate of 1% of of purchases charged to the card. These rebates are then automatically used to reduce your mortgage principal.

We have updated our review of this card to reflect the changes made to the apr.

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June 27, 2006 14:49 - Review of the Citi Bronze AAdvantage Mastercard

We have justed updated our review of the Citi Bronze AAdvantage Mastercard.

This is one of the rare airline credit cards that have no annual fee. The catch is that you earn miles at the rate of one mile for every two dollars you spend on the card. Still I think this card should interest the AAdvantage member who wants to earn miles from their credit card but does not want to pay the annual fee.

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June 27, 2006 15:49 - Review of the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard

The Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World Mastercard is the premium version of the three AAdvantage credit cards available from Citibank.

This card is different from the gold card in a few ways.

1. The annual fee is higher at $85.00 versus $50.00 for the gold card.

2. You get 15,000 bonus miles after your first purchase versus 12,500 for the gold version.

3. You can earn up to 100,000 miles versus 60,000 for the gold card. (bear in mind that elite members of the AAdvantage program can earn unlimited miles with both cards).

4. The reduced mileage program is 7,500 miles for the Platinum Select card and 5,000 miles for the gold card.

The Platinum Select Card does not allow you to earn double miles. Hence, like the Gold card, you earn one mile for every dollar you spend on the card.

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June 27, 2006 17:02 - Review of the CitiBusiness Card with ThankYou Network

Like most American Express credit cards, Citi's reward credit cards are all based on one reward program, the Citi ThankYou Redemption Network.

All of Citi's reward credit cards are based on this program. The differences within these cards relate more to how points are earned and used. The CitiBusiness Card with ThankYou Network allows the small business owner to get a reward credit card with the ThankYou program. This card allows you to earn 3 points for every dollar spent on various business items.

We have just updated our review for this card which you can read here.

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June 28, 2006 10:08 - Review of the Bank of America Secured Visa

I have just update our review of the Bank of America secured visa.

One of the notable changes is that the minimum deposit required has been raised from $250 to $300. Otherwise, most of the other features and rates remain unchanged. The annual fee remains very reasonable at $29.00 and the apr is prime rate plus 10.99%.

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June 28, 2006 10:50 - Review of the United Mileage Plus Visa Signature

We have just updated our review of the United Mileage Plus Visa.

Nothing much has changed since our last review. This card allows the United frequent flyer to earn one mile for every dollar that is spent on the card. The annual fee is $60.00. But one noticable improvement has been the number of bonus miles being awarded to new cardholders - 17,500 miles. Yes, a few more thousand miles, and that is enough for a free airline ticket within the US.

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June 28, 2006 12:13 - Review of First Premier Bank Gold Mastercard

We are now offering the first premier bank gold mastercard on our website.

This card is issued by First Premier Bank and is targeted at those with poor or no credit. One of the interesting thing about this card is that it has a very low apr at a fixed rate of 9.90%. This is very low for a sub-prime credit card.

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June 28, 2006 12:51 - Review of the First Premier Bank Credit Card

The First Premier Bank Credit Card was last reviewed on 28th June 2006 Summary - First Premier Bank Credit Cards have four designs with four different names, but with essentially identical features, rates and fees. They are the First Premier Bank regular... (Read Article)

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June 28, 2006 13:18 - Review of the Centennial Gold Credit Card

We are now offering the Centennial Gold Credit Card.

The Centennial Gold Credit Card is issued by First Premier Bank. It is an unsecured credit card targeted to those with bad or no credit. For such a card, it has an unbelievable low apr at 9.90%. As with other sub-prime cards, the setup fees can be quite high. But those with bad credit looking for an unsecured credit card with low interest rate may want to check this out.

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June 28, 2006 13:39 - Review of the Centennial Credit Card

We are now offering the Centennial credit card on our website. It has identical features and rates as the gold version (which we just posted). The only visible difference is the card design. As usual, we have written a review of this card.

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June 28, 2006 14:37 - Review of the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa

Hilton HHonors has two credit cards. One is issued by Citibank and the other by American Express.

The Citi Hilton HHonors allows the cardholder to earn Hilton HHonors points by using their card - 3 points for every dollar spent at Hilton Hotels and 2 points for every dollar spent on other purchases. This card has no annual fee. The interesting feature in Hilton's reward program is that members can earn either just hotel points, airmiles or a combination of both. In fact, it is the only frequent guest program that has this feature.

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June 28, 2006 16:44 - Review of the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card

I have just written a review of the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card.

This is the business card version of the AAdvantage credit cards. Like the regular consumer cards, this card allows cardholders to earn one mile for every dollar spent on the card. To entice new cardholders, Citi is giving away a whopping 20,000 bonus miles after the first purchase on the card. All one needs is to spend $5,000 on the card and a free airline ticket from American Airlines is in store.

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June 28, 2006 21:55 - Review of the American Express Hilton HHonors Platinum Credit Card

Hilton HHonors is one of the very rare reward programs that has two affinity cards issued by two different banks - Citibank and American Express.

I have just updated our review of the American Express version. Though you might expect two banks vying for the same customers to have almost identical terms, the American Express Hilton HHonors Platinum credit card actually allows the cardholder to earn more points per dollar spent on the card than the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa.

If you are a Hilton HHonors member, definitely check out this card.

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June 28, 2006 23:16 - Review of the Citi Platinum Select Card

I have just finished looking through and updating the Citi Platinum Select Card.

Since our last update, the apr is index is even lower, at prime plus 2.99% from 4.74%. Looking this this card, what stands out is the balance transfer deal that the card offers.

Firstly, new cardholders get a 0% apr offer for 12 months on purchases. You also get a 0% apr on balance transfers for 12 months. However, unlike other cards that offer such 12 months deals on balance transfer, Citi allows you to make your first transfer within 12 months of your account opening. Secondly, the 0% 12 month offer on balance transfer starts from the date of your first transfer, not on the account opening date. This has got to be the most flexible balance transfer deal in the market today.

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June 29, 2006 00:10 - Review of the Citi Premierpass Elite Card

Just finished update our review on the Citi Premierpass Elite Card.

This is the Elite version of the regular premierpass card. Unlike the regular version, this one has a $75.00 annual fee. However, you get to earn more miles and have a higher limit as to how many miles you can earn as well.
The unique feature about the premierpass card is that you not only earn miles from the dollars you spend on the card, but you earn miles from the miles that you fly as well. No other credit card has such a feature.

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June 29, 2006 13:00 - Review of the Wells Fargo Secured Visa

We have just finished a new review on the Wells Fargo secured visa.

This card has one of the lowest annual fee for a secured credit card at $18.00 and also non of that costly applicaton fees so common in sub-prime credit cards. The only drawback about this card is that Wells Fargo does not pay interest on the deposit that you make with them.

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June 29, 2006 13:38 - Review of the Wells Fargo Visa Platinum with Wells Fargo Rewards

Wells Fargo have improved their reward program since we last reviewed this card. They have also consolidated their two reward credit cards into one. Previouly, there was the Wells Fargo Rewards and the Prime Rewards. Now there is just one reward credit card with the Enhanced Wells Fargo rewards.

They improvement that has been made in in the addition of more rewards. In fact, the reward program is comparable to other good credit card reward programs. One thing that still bothers me about this card is that you have to pay an annual fee of $19.00 if you want to join the program.

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June 29, 2006 18:18 - Review of the Visa Prepaid Cash Card

Update : The Visa Prepaid Cash Card is no longer being offered to consumers. This is a prepaid credit card with a creditbuilder service which allows cardholders to establish a credit history. We have updated our review to reflect this.

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