Chris Carley


Ridesharing’s popularity continues to grow — and banks know travel-savvy cardholders want to be well rewarded for Uber and Lyft purchases.

We’ve certainly seen a marked increase not only in travel and transit categories but some boosts to general cashback cards, as well.

The busy holiday season means airport rides and holiday celebrations — a perfect time to use rideshare! So with that, here are our picks for the best credit cards to use on your rideshare purchases!

Delta 360 is the “unpublished” (but published…) special tier of status the airline reserves for its most valued, prized passengers. (Sorry, Diamonds. It ain’t you.) The status is invitation-only; Delta doesn’t publish its requirements for this special, uber-elite status.

But Delta has an important relation$hip with American Express. The airline stands to rake in about seven billion dollars from Amex between now and 2023, thanks in no small part to their co-branded credit cards.

So should Delta Amex heavy spenders receive a special, elevated status above Diamond?

Small business owners looking to rack up points — while not breaking the bank with annual fees — have a great option:

The Chase Ink Business Preferred credit card, which earns 3X across a number of business categories (including travel: same as the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, which costs almost five times as much in annual fees).

The Chase Ink Business Preferred is a fantastic option for new entrepreneurs looking to save money while spending on such common business expenses as transportation, cell phone & internet, and advertising.

Even with the low annual fee, points earnings can easily offset the annual fee (and much more) each year. The current welcome bonus alone basically covers at least eight years of the annual fee.

(Remember you don’t need a separate EIN to apply for a small business credit card.)

Here’s why small business owners of all kinds — but especially new ones — should consider the Chase Ink Business Preferred credit card.

If you didn’t get a chance to snag a discounted travel adapter during yesterday’s Amazon Lightning Deal, you have a golden opportunity here.

SAUNORCH’s Universal International Travel Power Adapter with 4 USB ports normally MSRPs for $38 — but is discounted to just $14.40 during this Lighting Deal live until about 8:00 PM EST or when sold out (whichever comes first). UPDATE: Amazon is selling the travel adapter for $19.99, still well below the $38 MSRP.

I wrote yesterday about my first time encountering Delta Air Lines’ new Main Cabin international experience (which is the same in Comfort+, too).  For the most part, I was quite impressed with the food and wine during my SLC to CDG flight last week.

But my trip back to the States — a London Heathrow to Atlanta hop — wasn’t very impressive.

Based on reader reaction to yesterday’s post as well as Twitter comments, it seems many people are underwhelmed by the new product — and displeased with the slow service times.

Here’s what my experience was like during the ride home.