Every year, I share my Credit Card mileage earning strategy with you guys. It is perhaps my turn to listen in and hear what you guys are up to this year. Let’s start a dialogue. Also, one of you gets a prize! Come on in !!
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Every year, I enlist the credit cards I am using and the ones I am junking. Here is the list of cards in my pocket at this point of time. I’m surely on the look out for more opportunities to earn miles and points, so help me filter this list further to make it better!
SBI Cards offers a co-branded credit card with AI, which allowed you to earn Air India miles and status on spending on the card.
This card is going to undergo a significant restructuring as of the coming month. Check in if you are affected by the changes.
JetPrivilege is offering a bonus on JPMiles which are converted from Credit Card programs. The bonus is between 20-30% depending on the partner program, and is valid for conversions till October 15, 2015.
MasterCard has revamped their lounge access program to offer 31 lounges in 13 cities across India till December 31, 2016. Check out the details of the cities and the various lounges that are on offer for complimentary access for the next 16 months.
Air India SBI Credit Cards just introduced a new condition where you cannot transfer small amount of miles, but in chunks of 5000 only. Also, a new requirement has been introduced for earning points before burning them.
One of India’s biggest credit card application sourcing websites is offering an INR 1,500 Amazon Gift Card if you apply via them by May 23, 2015 and get an approval for a credit card by June 30, 2015. Here are the details.
Credit Cards play a huge role in earning miles in the current scenario around India. Here are all the credit cards I am spending on currently, along with my rationale for each of the credit cards. Have a look.
I just received a wonderful surprise from JetPrivilege in my email, something that maybe a lot of you would be receiving shortly or have already received as well. JetPrivilege just sent out an email stating that the validity of all my JetPrivilege miles was being extended from 3 years to 5 years. I wasn’t ever worried about their expiry due to my JetPrivilege Platinum status, but seems like I have more time now even in case I don’t have Platinum status anymore. The email states that you need to hold at least one active co-branded credit card to get yourself the 2 year extension of your mileage balance expiry. This means not just holding the card but having made at…
Jet Airways and American Express have been together for roughly two years now, and American Express has decided it needs to freshen up the product. So, in this spirit, multiple efforts have happened in the past few months. The new changes come into effect from October 20, 2014. Firstly, American Express dropped the 1st year pricing on this card to INR 5000 along with 10000 JP Miles for sign up, with 2nd year pricing continuing to be INR 10,000. You could add another 2,000 JP Miles by taking your card via a referral. They also added 7 lounges earlier this year, although for JP co-branded cards, these were paid lounges and not free. Some good and some bad changes coming…
As I reached another 7-figure benchmark on the total number of miles and points I control (my own and my family), I thought it would be a good idea to do some slice and dice on the data for my own self to be able to understand where I stand, and for you to have an insight as well. For the purpose of this exercise, I just downloaded all my balances from AwardWallet, and assigned the same value to all the miles there. So, an Air India mile = An AAdvantage mile = A Hyatt Gold Passport Point = an IHG point. In reality they are different, because for instance you need much lesser Hyatt points to stay at a…