A couple of weeks ago, I received the following direct message on Twitter:
My immediate was reaction was shock. Had my application for the First2Board Platinum Visa credit card been rejected?
Losing 100k bonus points would be rough, not to mention 3x bonus points on spending, no annual fee, and airline lounge access. Needless to say I was dejected.
I would be the laughing stock of the miles and points community.
I might have to start using Bluebird and My Vanilla Debit (MVD) as they were actually intended and not just for manufacturing miles and points? Gasp!
Facing my fears head on and ever the optimist, I immediately responded back to MrPickles, begging for reconsideration, “I am sending you a tray of Brie via FedEx.”
Thankfully my First2Board Platinum Visa credit card application was approved instantly, Joshua merely wanted to know if I was interested in joining First2Board.
After telephone conversations with MrPickles and Stacey, founder of First2Board and writer of Very Good Points, whom I peppered with questions and probably gave the impression that I’m a PITA, having thoughtfully considered the offer, I decided to accept and join First2Board.
The move to First2Board will occur sometime mid-May so until then everything will remain the same.
You’ll still be able to use the Traveling Well For Less url we’ll just have a new “home.”
I hope you’ll join me in this new journey. There’s exciting things in store for me and the rest of the First2Board crew, and I hope you’ll be a part of it.
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