March 23rd, 2011

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On Thursday April 28th, frequent travelers and travel industry representatives from around the globe will converge for one night to honor the top loyalty points and miles programs. The awards are voted on by frequent travelers and if you haven’t done so already, submit your ballot here.

Since the event is being held in NYC at Citi Field in Queens, I thought it would only be appropriate to get a table for thepointsguy.com readers. I have 8 open spots at the table, so please email me if you’d like to be one of my guests and I’ll confirm attendance by the end of this week.

Below is an overview of the event. I went to the last one in Houston and had a great time – good food, good drink and good company.

  • 6:00 pm Pre-awards cocktail hour
  • 7:00 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Awards ceremony begins
  • 10:00 pm After party

There are other events that weekend that I’ll be attending as well that you might be interested in checking out:

Friday April 29: 11am-2:30pm A special luncheon to commemorate 30 years of the American AAdvantage program. Sponsored by American Express and hosted by Flyertalk and Milepoint founder Randy Petersen. The heads of major loyalty programs like American AAdvantage, United Mileageplus and Hyatt Gold Passport will be there, so it should be a great event. Cost $49.

Friday Evening: Cocktail reception for Frequent Traveler University (included in FTU enrollment)

Saturday: Frequent Traveler University – attend workshops on maximizing your miles, points and elite status. $49

If you can’t attend, don’t worry – I’ll be recapping the key themes and tips here after the event, so stay tuned!

The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

Aside from the limited-time sign-up bonus of 100,000 points, Amex recently made huge improvements to the Business Platinum Card, including the fact that you will now earn 50% more points on purchases of $5,000 or more and cardholders will receive a 50% Airline bonus when you redeem Membership Rewards for all or part of an eligible fare.

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  • Limited Time Offer: Earn up to 100,000 Membership Rewards® points. Offer expires January 25, 2017.
  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $5,000 and an extra 50,000 points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • New: Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That’s 1.5 points per dollar, on each qualifying purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
  • Plus, continue to get one point per dollar for qualifying purchases under $5,000.
  • New 50% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 50% of the points back.
  • New: You can also receive 50% points back on all First and Business class flights, with all airlines available through American Express Travel.
  • You can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
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Annual Fee
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