Chase Business Preferred pre-launch review

Note: This card hasn’t been released yet, so our review is based on available information. We will update if terms and rewards change.

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Just months after rocking the boat with its premium Sapphire Reserve, Chase has revamped its business card offerings with a new product – the Chase Business Preferred, due out later this year.

The card will offer an 80,000-point sign-up bonus (after spending $5k in the first three months), 3X back on various categories (including travel) and will have a $95 fee.

The card combines various elements of its existing personal cards and business cards – read our review to see if that happens to be the perfect cocktail for you.
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Marriott and Starwood now let you earn bonus points on each other’s cards

Marriott hotel roomMarriott and Starwood officially announced their merger in Sept. 2016, but their loyalty credit-card programs remained largely separate. That changed today, when the chains announced an intermingling of their respective cards’ rewards:

Chase Marriott card holders can now earn bonus Marriott points at Starwood properties. And Starwood Preferred Guest cardholders can earn Starpoints at Marriott properties.
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AmEx offers 2X rewards for shopping at small businesses

Amex 2016 shop small promoIn past years, American Express (a CreditCardForum advertising partner) has offered small kick-backs for shopping on Small Business Saturday. This year, it’s changing that in a major way.

Instead of getting a single statement credit on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, cardholders can now earn 2X rewards per dollar spent through Dec. 31, 2016, when they shop at businesses on American Express’s Shop Small map.

Read on for promo details – and how to make sure you’re properly enrolled.

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Amex simplycash Plus card imageAmerican Express (a CreditCardForum advertising partner) has been upping the game lately. First, it announced 5X rewards on airfares for its Platinum Card. Then it announced boosted rewards, redemption discount and a 100k Membership Reward point sign-up bonus for its Business Platinum Card.

Now, it’s offering an enhanced sign-up bonus (up to $500 cash back) for its SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card.

Until Jan. 25, 2017, eligible applicants can get the following if approved for the SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express (terms apply):

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wyndham rewards logoWyndham sparked a lot of interest with its latest promo: Those who donated their entire Starwood rewards balances to charity would be eligible to receive 4X Wyndham points and a status match. The promo was to take place Oct. 11, 2016.

But Wyndham cancelled the promo the same day, citing “significant” fraud.

Already donated your Starpoints, hoping to take advantage of the promo (or just out of the goodness of your heart)? Here’s what to do:

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