Category Archive: American Express

Mar 23

Hilton Brings Back Big Bonuses On Two Cards

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Yesterday, I wrote about increased sign-up bonuses on several credit cards, including a Marriott Rewards Credit card that is now offering 80,000 points. Today, we’ve got Hilton cards offering up to 100,000 points.* I’m not sure we’re quite ready yet for your first million point card, but who am I to rule it out? Just …

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Mar 14

SPG Cardholders: Take Advantage of Your Friends

Starwood American Express

Got a Starwood Preferred Guest credit card? Want a friend to get one? Here’s a little chance to pick up something extra. 5,000 SPG Points to Refer A Friend Banks know that their best advocates are often their current cardholders. That’s why they are often willing to refer you for referring a friend. Starwood will …

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Mar 07

American Express Platinum Card Raises Fees, Benefits: Is It Worth It?

The American Express Platinum Card has long been the gold standard (or Platinum standard, as the case may be) for high-end credit cards.  Over the past few years, however, the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Citi Prestige cards have surpassed the Amex Platinum, offering significantly better benefits at a cheaper price. Recently, though, Amex began to …

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Feb 08

Credit Card Christmas in February

It’s credit card Christmas, as a remarkable three airline cards are offering 50,000 mile sign-up bonuses. We’ll occasionally get one or two at the same time, but we rarely have three simultaneously. Credit Card Bonanza You’ve got several choices if you want an enhanced bonus, so I’d take advantage of it now. Among your choices: …

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Nov 24

Holiday Shopping: Remember, Double Amex Points at Small Businesses

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One of my resolutions this year was to shop at more small and local businesses. American Express is making this a bit easier, with its “Shop Small” offer. Make sure to check that your card is eligible and then enroll here to get your card registered. Once you’ve done so, you’ll earn double Membership Rewards …

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Nov 18

Remember That The Holidays Are Coming…

It’s around this time of year that I get emails from every airline and hotel telling me to use their shopping portals to generate miles for my purchases. If you’ve never used a rebate site when making online purchases, check out my page here about getting miles, points or cash for buying items online. If …

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Oct 17

American Express Ramps up Bonuses (Again)

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For years, American Express had to live with the ignonymity of being the card that you might want to own, but would rather not use. In other words, the benefits that came with the card might be good, but rewards were not. As others moved to 2% cards, 5X category bonuses, etc., American Express stuck …

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Oct 07

American Express Business Platinum Ups Its Game (And Bonus)

american express business platinum card

American Express seems to be feeling some pressure from the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, which recently launched with a huge sign-up bonus. A few days ago, they announced that you would earn five Membership Rewards per dollar spent on travel with your American Express Platinum card. Now, the company has introduced a 100,000 point sign-up …

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Oct 05

American Express Platinum Raises Travel Bonus

With the Chase Sapphire Reserve having entered the fray for best high-end card, American Express has realized that it needs to up its game, and makes a big start as of tomorrow. New Amex Platinum Benefit Starting October 6, American Express Platinum card holders will earn 5X points on all airfare booked through the American Express …

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Sep 03

When Bad Things Happen to Good Credit Card Customers

One of my favorite credit cards is the new Barclays JetBlue card, the successor to the American Express JetBlue card. It has a great sign-up bonus (although the bonus for the free card has been reduced), makes it easy to earn a ton of points and offers a path to elite status. So I was disappointed …

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