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Today I’ll be going to restaurants to buy gift certificates with my American Express cards. I have five including those issued by American Express and those just processed by American Express–and issued by Citi and Bank of America.

I registered for Small Business Saturday last week RIGHT HERE. Registration is still open today. Try to register all your AMEXes, except your prepaid cards because those won’t work. Then go to one or more small businesses with your card and make $25+ purchases. You will soon see $25 credits on your statement.

I don’t need any more stuff since I am about to move to Argentina, so I will go to restaurants to buy $25 gift certificates for later use.

This is one of the easiest and most lucrative promotions of the year, so take advantage today. And in preparation for a possible return next year, factor in some value to holding onto AMEXes through the annual fee.

Saturday’s winner of the United Club passes was YJ, who has been emailed.

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 60,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months, 5x points on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal and 3x points on restaurants, streaming services, and online groceries (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs), this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!


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