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Why You Should Donate Your Cash Back Rewards to Keep a Child Alive: Providing Life-Saving Programs for Children Affected by AIDS in India and Africa

Why You Should Donate Your Cash Back Rewards to Keep a Child Alive: Providing Life-Saving Programs for Children Affected by AIDS in India and Africa

In a Nutshell: Sub-Saharan Africa is home to one-tenth of the world’s population, but people there account for more than 70% of the world’s HIV/AIDS cases. Over 2 million of those infected are children. Grammy Award-winning singer Alicia Keys partnered with Leigh Blake in 2003 to create the nonprofit Keep a Child Alive to provide help to people in Africa and India so they could access medicine that would keep them alive and from needlessly dying. To date, the foundation has raised... read more »

How to Cash in Your Hilton Honors AMEX Rewards for a Stay at the Historic Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan

How to Cash in Your Hilton Honors AMEX Rewards for a Stay at the Historic Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan

In a Nutshell: Cardholders of the Hilton Honors Card by American Express have many hotel locations where they can redeem their points. Most major destinations boast several Hilton locations, but only a handful of those hotels occupy buildings that are historic landmarks. The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan, comprises essentially two very different hotels under one roof — the Pantlind Hotel, which retains much of the original 1916 grand opening charm, and the Glass... read more »

Why You Should Donate Your Cash Back Rewards to the Animal Legal Defense Fund: Legislation, Litigation, and Law Enforcement to Protect Animal Rights

Why You Should Donate Your Cash Back Rewards to the Animal Legal Defense Fund: Legislation, Litigation, and Law Enforcement to Protect Animal Rights

In a Nutshell: Every year, millions of animals face neglect or death because of abuse, exploitation, or laboratory testing. With the US court system overwhelmed with human cases, seeking legal action to prosecute animal cruelty often receives limited attention. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. The ALDF is currently involved in a... read more »

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card vs. Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card vs. Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

All too often, one of the great pains of rewards redeemers everywhere is actually redeeming their rewards. Between brand restrictions, blackout dates, and variable redemption rates, it can be a daunting task to use rewards at all, let alone maximize them for the best value. For those who tire of the challenge of trying to redeem travel rewards, the No Hassle Rewards® offered by Capital One are a breath of fresh air. With no blackout dates, brand restrictions, or other hoops to jump... read more »

The Points Digital Wallet Allows Users to Manage, Redeem, and Swap Loyalty Program Rewards Across More Than 60 Partner Networks

The Points Digital Wallet Allows Users to Manage, Redeem, and Swap Loyalty Program Rewards Across More Than 60 Partner Networks

In a Nutshell: Loyalty programs have existed since the 1930s, when consumers who made purchases at select retailers earned Green Stamps that could be redeemed for the merchandise of their choice. Hotel and travel companies, restaurants, and retailers around the world now use similar programs to attract and engage customers, and the task of managing multiple rewards accounts is made easier thanks to the Points Loyalty Wallet. The free service allows users to track their current points... read more »

6 Top Picks: Best Credit Card for Amazon Purchase Rewards

6 Top Picks: Best Credit Card for Amazon Purchase Rewards

The first time I realized I could go online and find the exact book I wanted, in hardcover, for nearly half of what the big bookstores were charging — well, I was flabbergasted. And enchanted. As a bibliophile of long standing, discovering Amazon.com was all I needed to turn my small personal book collection into a full-blown library. Today, that little online bookseller is a retail giant, with more than 65 million Amazon Prime members around the world and a quarterly revenue of... read more »

2018 Review of the Chase Sapphire Reserve (Benefits & Rewards)

2018 Review of the Chase Sapphire Reserve (Benefits & Rewards)

For decades, the American Express® Centurion® Card — colloquially called the "Black Card" — has been the poster-card for casual wealth. Between the sky-high credit limits, invitation-only approval, and sleek titanium composition, the Centurion® Card is capable of captivating audiences (and eliciting envy) everywhere it goes. In 2016, Chase decided to try its own hand at crafting metallurgic masterpieces. The global credit card issuer released one of the first metal credit... read more »

18 Best Credit Cards for Points & Miles in 2018

18 Best Credit Cards for Points & Miles in 2018

Besides the security and convenience, earning rewards is one of the driving reasons for using a credit card for everyday purchases. But which type of rewards are the best? Not only do you need to choose between cash back or points and miles, but within each category are dozens of credit cards from which to choose. For those who like simplicity, cash back rewards are a common choice, offering basic earnings and easy redemption. But cash back isn't for everyone. Many points and miles... read more »

15 Best Credit Cards for Travel Rewards in 2018

15 Best Credit Cards for Travel Rewards in 2018

The first documented passport wasn't quite a passport at all, but a letter from the Persian king Artaxerxes requesting safe passage for a court official around 450 BCE. Through the mid-1500s, the passe porte allowed European travelers passage through the city gates (called portes). The first US passe-port was written by Benjamin Franklin and printed on his own press. Here in the 21st century, the passport has evolved to not only act as the key to get through (airport) gates, but it... read more »

24 Best Credit Cards for Rewards in 2018

24 Best Credit Cards for Rewards in 2018

Saving is awesome. And that's not just an opinion. Studies have shown that coupons not only entice us to spend more and try new things, but can actually decrease stress and just plain make us happier — as much as 11% happier, in fact. That's right, your dedication to a good deal may be due to a physiological love of savings. And that sentiment for savings is hardly limited to clipping coupons from the paper. Indeed, so many consumers have experienced the oxytocin-rich rewards of a... read more »