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Can You Play the Credit Card Game Forever?

March 16, 2014

One of my best friends, Mike, follows my lead and plays the credit card game for mileage bonuses. (In fact, he just flew business class for almost nothing to meet up with me here in Dublin for a vacation.) Having read that I got four new credit cards and 230,000 points last week, he asked me a […]

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American Express Promo: 5 Cents Back on Mobil/Exxon Purchases

December 22, 2010

While not necessarily a “points” promotion, I thought this was a pretty good, money saving promo. Registration link. Sign up and save when you use any registered American Express® Card at any Exxon or Mobil station. Earn 5-cents back on every dollar you spend when you use your registered American Express Card to fill up […]

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(Update: Deal Gone) MAJOR DEAL ALERT: 50% off Hotels with American Express Travel Promotion Code AMXHOTEL50

December 8, 2010

UPDATE: It looks like Amex pulled the coupon. I guess they didn’t want it to get out of control like the SAVE300 “deal”! WOW- Huge deals to be had here. TODAY ONLY- so book ASAP.,,AMEX%7C6439%7Chotels_main,00.html?cmpid=sm-ctn-sm000210 And you don’t even need to use an American Express card to book. Use promo code AMXHOTEL50 at […]

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American Express Aeroplan Plus Platinum Card 50,000 Sign-up Bonus

December 8, 2010

Air Canada’s frequent flyer program, Aeroplan (which is actually a separate company from the airline), has some good awards, especially the 80,000 point business class from North America to most parts of central/Western Europe. They also have a competitive card sign-up bonus going on right now for their co-branded American Express Aeroplan Plus Platinum card: […]

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Is the American Express Platinum Card Worth It?

December 6, 2010

I get asked this question a lot and my answer is always “It depends”. I then ask: Do you travel a lot? Do you value lounge access? Do you book nice hotels? Do you pay checked bag fees? If you answered yes to those questions, then this card may be a very good fit. For […]

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$250 Macys Gift Card or 20,000 Point Rebate For American Express to Delta Transfers

November 30, 2010

The newest “WOW” American Express/Delta promotion is a choice of a $250 Macys gift card or 20,000 Amex Membership Rewards rebate when transferring 50,000 Membership Rewards points to Delta.  Registration link- be prepared to choose which gift you want when you register. In the latter scenario, you are basically getting 50,000 Delta Skymiles for 30,000 Membership Rewards points, […]

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American Airlines 75,000 Point Signup Bonus for Citi Cards (Updated)

November 23, 2010

Update: The current offer for the Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World MasterCard is 30,000 miles after spending $1,000 miles within the first 3 months. Offer expired February 28, 2011. Citi has been running some hearty AA bonuses this year, offering up to 100,000 AA miles. While the 100k offer is no longer, they do have a generous […]

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Aeroplan American Express and Hotel Point Transfer Bonus

November 22, 2010

Aeroplan is a pretty good frequent flyer program. In fact they won program of the year at the Frequent Traveler awards, which I attended earlier this month. The reasons why I like them are that they have very flexible routing/ stopover rules and they have some gem awards. For example, a business class award from […]

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American Express Membership Rewards- 30% Transfer Bonus to British Airways

November 2, 2010

Until December 31, 2010, get a 30% bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways.  No registration is needed (the ratio shows 1,300 BA = 1,000 Amex). While British Airways has a somewhat inflated award chart, there are some gems. I just booked a client on JFK-MIA-EZE roundtrip in business class for […]

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Amazing American Express Membership Rewards Promotion: 50% Delta Bonus and 25,000 MQMs

November 1, 2010

Wow. That’s all I can say. American Express normally runs 10-40% transfer bonuses to Delta, but I’ve never seen anything like this. Before you transfer any points, double-check with Delta and American Express that you are eligible for this offer. “Once you register, you’ll earn a 50% mileage bonus on all the Membership Rewards® points […]

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25,000 Starwood Points for Amex Sign-up

October 22, 2010

There was a recent 30,000 point sign-up bonus for the Starwood American Express, which was pretty amazing, but is long gone. They have a new incentive- 10,000 points for sign-up and 15,000 points if you spend 15,000 in the first 6 months. Application link. Valid thru Nov. 30. A pretty good deal if you can […]

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Continental to Leave Amex Membership Rewards Program in 2011

September 15, 2010

I’ve been waiting for this announcement for a while, so I can’t say I’m totally surprised. September 30, 2011 will be the last day to transfer your American Express Membership Rewards points to your Continental Onepass account. While this decreases the flexibility of Amex MR points, you can still transfer your points to Air Canada or […]

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50,000 Amex Points for New Card Sign Up

September 2, 2010

Points Guy reader Peter  tipped me off to this credit card deal, which I thought was definitely worthy (especially since I love Amex Membership Rewards Points). American Express is offering 50,000 Membership Reward points for new card sign-ups for the Business Amex Gold (no, you don’t have to actually own a business). Bigcaveat: You have […]

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20% Delta Bonus on American Express Membership Rewards Transfers

August 11, 2010

From now until Sepember 30, 2010, receive a 20% bonus on any Membership Rewards transfers to Delta. You must first register here and then transfer the points. Amex to Delta transfers happen instantaneously, but the bonus points may take up to 8 weeks to post- or they most post instantly. In my experience, I’ve had […]

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Using Points for Back to School Shopping

July 26, 2010

For many of you, it’s the time of year for back to school shopping, which means preparing for a major dent in the monthly budget. While I generally recommend using credit card points and frequent flyer miles for travel,  I also encourage each client to use their points for what means the most to them. […]

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Triple American Express Membership Rewards Points on Flights

July 26, 2010

American Express is running a promotion for certain cardholders- earn triple Membership Rewards points for flights booked on your card until September 30, 2010.  Bonus points won’t be credited until 6-10 weeks after September 30, but it can’t hurt to sign up. You never know what purchase may get “coded” as a flight and possibly […]

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