Amex Offer: Get $200 Back after Spending $1,000+ with Delta

Amex Offers are fantastic limited-time deals for American Express cardholders, like $80 back when spending $500 or more at AmexTravel.com (still available through September 30), 2x Membership Rewards points on Amazon Purchases or 10% off your cell phone bill. Now, there’s a new, valuable Amex Offer for you to take advantage of: $200 cash back when spending $1,000 or more with Delta….

Redeeming American Express Membership Rewards for Maximum Value

There are plenty of ways to use your Amex Membership Rewards points, but some options are much better than others. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr walks you through the best and worst ways to redeem rewards with this loyalty program. Your points and miles can take you far, but loyalty programs don’t…

Get a Free Sam’s Club Membership from American Express (Targeted)

It’s incredibly rare that we see 100% credits available from Amex Offers, but that’s exactly the case here. From now through September 30, Amex will give you a $45 statement credit when you purchase a Sam’s Club membership for $45 — so you’re essentially getting a one-year membership for free. Sam’s Club recently began accepting American…

Should I Apply for a Card if I Can’t Earn the Sign-Up Bonus?

TPG reader Nick sent me a message on Facebook to ask about getting a new credit card: “I’d like to sign up for Chase Sapphire Preferred, but I know I won’t be spending $4,000 in 3 months. Does it make sense to get the card even without the sign-up bonus?” Travel rewards credit cards offer a lot…

What’s the Best Credit Card for Earning Delta SkyMiles?

TPG reader Garrett sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning Delta SkyMiles: “I’ve been an avid Delta Gold Amex cardholder for a while now, since I fly Delta almost exclusively. I know you’re a big fan of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, but is it worth getting even though I can’t transfer those points to my SkyMiles account?”…

How Can I Avoid Losing My Points When Closing a Card?

TPG reader David sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferring points: “I was thinking of closing my ThankYou Premier and Amex Premier Rewards Gold cards, but I’m not sure what to do with the points. My initial thought was to transfer to Singapore Airlines, but I don’t have a specific redemption in mind. Where…

Can I Upgrade My Credit Card Without a New Application?

TPG reader Brock emailed me to ask about upgrading a credit card: “I currently have an Amex EveryDay card and use it a ton on groceries and other purchases, but I’m interested in the Everyday Preferred card. Could I call American Express and convert from one to the other? If so, will they run another credit check,…

Why You Should Get (and Keep) a No Annual Fee Credit Card

Especially if you’re just getting started in the points and miles hobby, it could make sense to hold off on applying for cards with steep annual fees. Luckily, there are plenty of fee-free cards that offer great rewards — not to mention several reasons why holding a no-fee product can help your credit score over…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? May Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “How much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

Transferring Amex Membership Rewards Points to Etihad Guest

As of today, the American Express Membership Rewards program has one additional transfer partner: Etihad Guest. The Middle Eastern carrier is the 17th airline partner available for MR transfers, and it represents a great opportunity to book award flights — particularly on American Airlines following the recent devaluation. Read on for the full details. First thing’s…