Memorial Day is the most expensive holiday of the year.
Every hot dog, every burger, every spin around the lake, drink with friends and family is a debt purchased by others.
This is not about all who’ve served…that day comes in the fall.
Today is in honor of those who paid in life and blood; whose moms never saw them again, whose dads wept in private, whose wives raised kids alone, and whose kids only remembered them from pictures.
This isn’t simply a day off. This is a day to remember – that others paid for every free breath you ever get to take. Freedom.
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It offers a welcome offer of $200
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and no annual fee
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It offers a welcome offer of 60,000 points
after spending $4,000 in the first six months.
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, $120 in UberCash (use for UberEats or rides)
,3x points on flights booked with the airlines or via amextravel
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