10 Ways to Use the Amex Premier Rewards Gold Sign-Up Bonus

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses can be for earning award travel, but it’s important to understand how to redeem those points once you get them. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at some great uses for the sign-up bonus from one popular Amex Membership Rewards card. American Express made some big changes…

Small Business Owners: Make Credit Card Spending Work for You

In Points Intervention, I help people get their awards earning on track. In the episodes below, I worked with a New York City restaurant owner, helping him to maximize points and miles to get the best return for his business. My second Points Intervention was with Christophe Carón, owner and manager of Délice and Sarrasin, an authentic French…

Amex Decreasing British Airways Transfer Rate by 20%

Amex card holders have a variety of options for using points. Some Membership Rewards partners offer great value for exchanging points between rewards programs, while others have a less lucrative value proposition. Unfortunately, beginning later this year, one of Amex’s most popular partners will become a bit less appealing. American Express recently shared plans to reduce the exchange rate between Amex…

Small Business Owners: Getting Started with Points and Miles

In Points Intervention, I help people get their awards earning on track. In the episodes below, I worked with a small-business owner, helping her to maximize points and miles to get the best return for her business. My first Points Intervention was with small-business expert Carissa Reiniger. Carissa’s company, Silver Lining Limited, works with small businesses that bring…

Saving with The Hotel Collection and Amex Premier Rewards Gold

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains how you can maximize your next hotel experience by using this relatively unknown American Express hotel program. One of the less talked-about Amex benefits is The Hotel Collection, which offers perks such as room upgrades and hotel credits when you book a room through Amex Travel. Much like the Visa Signature…

First Glance at the New Miami Airport Centurion Lounge

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a preview of Miami International Airport (MIA)’s new American Express Centurion Lounge, which will open to the public on June 4, 2015. This former British Airways lounge space in the North Terminal has been vacant since 2007, but it’s now the fifth Centurion lounge in the United States. Centurions are my among…

Everything You Need to Know About Amex Purchase Protection

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at some unheralded but highly useful credit card benefits that can help you feel confident about your next big purchase. When deciding which travel rewards card to use for large purchases, it’s important to look beyond the points and miles you earn. Card issuers strive to set…

Starwood Preferred Guest Amex Cards Adding New Benefits

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen examines some planned updates to one of the travel rewards credit cards I use the most. The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express has been a TPG favorite for a number of years. His most recent valuations peg Starpoints at 2.4 cents apiece (higher than any…

Amex Delta SkyMiles Cards Offering Increased Sign-Up Bonuses

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card American Express is offering increased sign-up bonuses for three of its co-branded Delta SkyMiles credit cards. The Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card and Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card usually come…

New Amex Premier Rewards Gold Card Benefits Start Today

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains why updates to one Membership Rewards card might make you rethink your travel credit card strategy. Happy June! For many TPG readers, summer vacation plans are fast approaching (if they haven’t already arrived) and you’re hopefully evaluating your credit card portfolio to make sure you’re maximizing your points and…