Easy Extra 2 Membership Rewards Per Dollar Spent (Up to 5k)

Until May 17, 2018, using your Membership Reward earning Amex card to pay for specific online purchases through Amex Express Checkout will you earn 2 bonus Membership Rewards per dollar spent (on top of whatever category bonus your card may also earn for the card, or on top of the at least one point you'd earn for non-bonused spend).

Limited Time: 60k Gold & 70k Platinum Delta Offers. Which is Better?

I'm bumping this post up to the top of the blog roll as a reminder that these elevated 60k and 70k bonus offers for the Delta Gold and Platinum Amex cards are ending April 11, 2018 (this coming Wednesday). If you want to apply, do so before midnight tonight!  

Until April 11, 2018, the Gold Delta Card is offering 50,000 bonus Delta miles after you spend $2,000 in your first three months, plus an additional 10,000 bonus miles for spending another $1,000 in within the first six months.

Surprise! Delta Lowers Award Price to North Asia

In an interesting departure from Delta SkyMiles' typical behavior, the price of Delta

35k Offer on SPG Business Amex: Ends Tonight!

The 35k offer on the SPG Business card only lasts through today, March 28, 2018. If you're interested, it's time to pull the trigger.

New Amex Referrals Thread: Leave Yours in the Comments!

In July of last year I published a post welcoming readers to share their American Express card referral links in the comments. Since many of the offers in the comments have expired, I decided to start fresh with a new thread in January.

Q & A Email to a Friend: Amex Cards, Eligibility, & Application Advice

Last month my good friend and CPA wrote to me with various  questions regarding the hobby. He touches on a few pertinent topics that I think are worth sharing with you guys.

My response is in normal font and his original questions are in italics. Anything I added to the email to better explain something to you guys is in blue and in parentheses.

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Hey Vinnie!
Hope India was great. We're freezing our a$$es off in Maryland. The United States is miserably cold right now. Man.

Hilton Cardholders: Consider Your Options ASAP

For a while Hilton has offered all of the following co-branded credit cards:

Hilton Honors Card from American Express with no annual fee
Citi Hilton Honors Card with no annual fee
Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express with a $75 annual fee
Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card with a $95 annual fee

But that's changing tomorrow. We've known for a while that Hilton dropped its partnership with Citi in favor of an exclusive co-branding partnership with Amex.

TIP: Use Desktop, Not Mobile to Buy Delta Gift Cards for Platinum Credit

Are you scrambling to spend all your incidental travel fee credit for your Amex Platinum before the year ends? Is Delta your designated airline? Then be careful how you buy Delta gift cards. Gift cards bought through the mobile version of Delta's site are coding as actual gift cards, and therefore aren't being reimbursed by Amex.

New Marriott Credit Cards Coming From BOTH Amex & Chase

We've been wondering for a while now how the future of Marriott/Starwood Preferred Guest/Ritz Carlton merger would play out in the credit card sphere. The three loyalty programs all have co-branded credit cards, Marriott and Ritz Carlton with Chase and SPG with Amex. I thought one bank would win out over the other, and eventually either Chase or Amex would issue all of the Marriott cards. I was wrong.

SPG Business Amex Has Got a New 35k Bonus for $10k Spend

Update 10/26/17: This offer is ending next week, on Wednesday, November 1. Looking back historically, there is a decent chance this is the last elevated offer we will see for the SPG Business card if Chase takes over as the card issuer instead of American Express moving forward with the SPG/Marriott merger.