$3,500 Bonus for Spark Cash Plus, Upgrading a Business Award to Air France La Première, TD Bank Fees

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News Roundup

This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Check out a better bonus for the Capital One Spark Cash Plus card, upgrading a Business Award to Air France La Première, TD Bank removes some overdraft fees, US travelers urged to avoid travel to Mexico, and best job in America’ pays $145,000.

A Better Bonus for Capital One Spark Cash Plus

Capital One recently launched a limited time sign-up bonus of $,3000 for new Spark Cash Plus customers. But you can actually get an even better bonus of $3,500 if you apply through a business relationship manager (you can call a Capital One branch and ask to speak to their business relationship manager if you don’t already have one). Reportedly approval standards through a relationship manager are lower than if you applied for the public offer.

Upgrading a Business Award to Air France La Première

A La Première flight usually costs between $5,000 and $10,000. Moreover, Air France first class award flights are bookable only when you have top-tier elite status (gold or platinum) in the Air France/KLM Flying Blue loyalty program. And even with such status, you’ll still need to burn 200,000-plus miles to book an LP ride between Paris and most (if not all) of the cities where it’s made available.

TD Bank Removes Overdraft Fees On Under $50

The bank says customers will be able to overdraw their account by up to $50 before incurring an overdraft fee, and for those who over draw by more, the bank will give them 24 hours to bring their account in line without charging a fee. It will also alert customers when their account balances are low.

US travelers urged to ‘avoid travel to Mexico’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and State Department are urging Americans to “avoid travel to Mexico” due to “very high levels of COVID,” but that’s not the only warning for travelers who may be looking ahead to Spring Break.

Last week, U.S. consular authorities in Mexico reminded Americans to be careful when traveling to several top vacation spots after two Canadians were killed at a luxury hotel in Playa Del Carmen.

The ‘best job in America’ pays $145,000 and has 14,000 job openings

The careers website Glassdoor on Wednesday released its annual 50 Best Jobs in America report for 2022. With so many workers on the move as we enter year three of the pandemic, it makes for particularly timely reading.

Once again, tech workers came out on top, with enterprise architects No. 1 on Glassdoor’s list. They have a median base salary of $144,997 a year, 14,021 job openings and a satisfaction rating of 4.1 out of 5.0, according to the report.

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