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I really like American Express Travel, especially since they ran a crazy promo last month where I snagged a bunch of hotel rates at 50% off (my Four Seasons Dublin stay was only $112!).

They are now running double Membership Rewards points for travel booked through them. If you have an Amex card that participates in Membership Rewards, this is a no-brainer, since most of the flights/hotels/cruises are the same, if not cheaper through Amex.

Click here for the link. I don’t see a start/end, but I think this may just be for the month of January.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS To be eligible to earn double points, you must be enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program (“Program”) at the time of purchase and you must charge your air, Lowest Rates Guaranteed hotel, Complete Trip (flight + hotel packages), American Express Vacations package and cruise reservations on an eligible,  enrolled American Express® Card through Any portion of a charge that you elect to pay through redemption of Membership Rewards points is not eligible to earn points. Bonus ID 3218 (Air, Hotel, and Complete Trip); Bonus ID 5432 (Cruise); Bonus ID 6955 (American Express Vacations Packages). Bonus points will be credited to your program account 10-12 weeks after final payment has been made. Some American Express Cards are not eligible for enrollment in the program. Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards program apply. For more information on the Membership Rewards program, visit or call 1-800-AXP-EARN (297-3276).  Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice.

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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