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This Week in Credit Card News: February 26 – March 4

Updated Sep 09, 2021 | Published Mar 04, 20213 min read

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At a glance

Free credit reports until April 20, 2022; American Express adds cell phone protection to some cards; Pay Over Time bonus points; Enhanced rewards for Amazon, Apple, and Citi cardholders; Discover offers a Sam’s Club perk; Earn Bitcoin with a Square Cash Card.

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The Three Major Credit Bureaus Extend Free Credit Reports Into 2022

  • The three major credit bureaus — Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion — have extended their free weekly credit reports through 4/20/22.
  • The credit bureaus began offering free weekly reports as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • See how to get your free credit reports here.
  • Source: CDIA Online

American Express Adds Cell Phone Protection To Some High-End Cards

Enrollment required for select benefits; terms and limitations apply.

American Express Cardholders Can Earn Up To 20,000 MR Points by Enrolling in Pay Over Time

Amazon Rewards Visa Card Users Can Earn 3% Back at Grocery Stores

Apple Card Users Can Earn 3% Daily Cash Instead of 2%

  • Some users of the Apple Card received an email offer for 3% cash back when using Apple Pay instead of the standard 2%.
  • The offer is reported to be good until 3/31/21, with a $10,000 spending limit.
  • Source: DannyDealGuru

Citi Cardholders Can Earn 5X Points at Grocery Stores, Gas Stations, and More

  • Some Citi credit cardholders report getting an email offer for 5X points in the following categories:
    • Grocery Stores, Drugstores, Gas Stations, Mass Transit & Commuter Transportation Vendors
    • Electronics, Department stores, Clothing, Game, Hobby, and Toy stores
  • You can earn up to 2,500 points at that rate; offer expires 5/31/21.
  • Source: Doctor of Credit

Discover Cardholders Can Earn $45 Back for a $45 Sam’s Club Membership

  • Some Discover credit cardholders report getting an offer for a $45 statement credit for spending $45 on a new Sam’s Club membership.
  • Check your email or log in to your account to see if you’re eligible.
  • The offer is currently set to expire on 4/30/21.
  • Source: DannyDealGuru

Square Cash Card Users Can Earn 10% Back in Bitcoin at Restaurants

  • Some Square Cash Card users currently have a Boost offer of 10% back in bitcoin at restaurants.
  • Activate the offer in the Cash Card/Boost section of the Cash app.
  • A minimum purchase of $1.50 is required; maximum reward of $7.50 USD equivalent.
  • Source: Cash App
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