This Week in Credit Card News: February 26 – March 4
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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
- American Express is adding Cell Phone Protection to a selection of cards, including:
- The Platinum Card® from American Express (Review)
- The Business Platinum Card® from American Express (Review)
- Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card (Review)
- Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card (Review)
- Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card (Review)
- Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card (Review)
- The benefit will cover damage and theft of cell phones, up to $800 per claim with a $50 deductible. Up to two claims can be made per year.
- This follows a general trend of more issuers adding cell phone protection to their cards in recent years.
- Source: CNN
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
- Some American Express cardholders report getting an offer of 10,000 or 20,000 Membership Reward points for enrolling in the Pay Over Time feature.
- Pay Over Time is available for certain cards, such as:
- You can try this activation link to see if you’re targeted. Some cardholders report seeing the offer after logging in.
- Source: Doctor of Credit
Amazon Rewards Visa Card Users Can Earn 3% Back at Grocery Stores
- Some users of the following cards are eligible to earn 3% cash back at grocery stores for a limited time:
- Visit the Chase activation page to see if you’re eligible and activate.
- You must activate by 4/6/21; after activating, you’ll earn 3% cash back at eligible grocery stores (excluding Whole Foods and Amazon) between 2/23/21 and 5/23/21.
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
For rates and fees of the American Express® Gold Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, please click here.
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