Earn An Additional 3X with the American Express Referral Offer

This has been a very strange year for miles and points. We didn’t get a chance to travel and spend a lot of points but we sure did get quite a few great earning opportunities. We saw high-value increased offers, such as the five free nights up to 50,000 points each with the Chase Marriott Boundless card, 80,000 Ultimate Rewards welcome bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and the overhaul and update of the Chase Freedom cards line up.

Never to be outdone, American Express also keeps surprising us.

How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – SkyTeam Alliance

In this three-part series, we are looking at the basics of the cheapest domestic awards. This encompasses frequent flyer programs spanning all three alliances:

Oneworld – British Airways, Iberia, and American AirlinesStar Alliance – Avianca, Turkish Airlines, and UnitedSkyTeam – Air France/KLM and Delta (this post)

SkyTeam is one of the smaller airline alliances but that doesn't mean there aren't good options to book domestic awards.

In this article, we'll look at how we can use Air France/KLM Flying Blue and Korean Air SKYPASS programs to book domestic award flights on SkyTeam's U.S. based partner Delta Airlines.

How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – Oneworld Alliance

The Coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into a state of uncertainty. Travel within the United States is more appealing and logistically more feasible than international travel, at least to the majority and for the time being. Today we are kicking off a new series of posts that examine some of the cheapest U.S. domestic award options in each major airline alliance, including:

Oneworld – British Airways, Iberia, and American Airlines (this post)Star Alliance – Avianca, Turkish Airlines, and UnitedSkyTeam – Air France/KLM and Delta

When the words “domestic travel” come up, the big three U.S.

Amex Green: 3x Membership Rewards on Travel & Dining

Amex recently launched the new American Express Green Card, positioning the product as a lucrative travel rewards card that accrues Amex Membership Reward points.

The American Express Green Card adds to the stable of Amex personal credit cards such as the Platinum Card from American Express and the American Express Gold Card. Specifically, the Amex Green appeals as a good travel card for its category bonuses in travel and dining expenditure worldwide.

When Was the Last Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus?

American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Capital One Miles, three of the four major transferrable point currencies, periodically run transfer bonuses to airline mileage partners. Chase Ultimate Rewards offered their first transfer bonus ever in May of this year to British Airways Avios.

To be clear, sometimes the transfer bonus is offered by the bank, and sometimes the transfer bonus is offered by the mileage program.

GREAT DEAL: 40% Transfer Bonus Membership Rewards to Avios

Through October 1 you’ll earn 40% bonus points when transferring Membership Rewards to either British Airways, Iberia, or Aer Lingus Avios.

That means 1,000 Membership Rewards = 1,400 Avios.

This deal comes around once a year, presenting an excellent opportunity to save points on awards in and between various parts of the world.

Amex Cardholders Get Up to $50 Off Amazon Order

Amazon is offering 20% off purchases sold by Amazon, in addition to various gift cards not sold by Amazon, for those that apply at least 1 Membership Rewards point to their order and pay with the Amex card that earned it. The maximum discount is $50 on a $250 order. Note that while widely available, it does appear that this is a targeted offer.

Get the Most Out of Your American Express Platinum Card

Note from Sarah Page: I am updating this post in light of the fact that the CardMatch tool is offering 100,000 Membership Reward bonus points for the Amex Platinum Card. Missed that news? Check here to see if you're targeted. No hard credit pull will take place and your credit score will not be affected. 

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with an annual fee of $550.

What to Do With Leftover Points When Closing a Platinum Card

This week I helped my dad decide what to do with his Platinum Card from American Express.

How to Get 20% Off Your Amazon Order (Up to $100)

Update 11/26/18: This looks to be a targeted offer, so not everyone who has a Membership Rewards earning Amex card added to their Amazon account as a payment method will qualify.

Amazon is offering 20% off purchases sold by Amazon, in addition to various gift cards not sold by Amazon, for those apply at least 1 Membership Rewards point to their order and pay with the Amex card that earned it. The maximum discount is $100 on a $500 order.

1. Navigate here and click the “Click to activate” button to apply the offer to your Amazon account.

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