Amex Cardholders Can Earn 2x Rewards at Small Businesses Through the End of the Year

American Express is known for its post-Thanksgiving Small Business Saturday event. In past years the issuer’s offered customers statement credits for eligible purchases, although last year it dialed things back and instead focused on providing support to business owners rather than rewarding cardholders with money back. This year, however, Amex is adding some extra incentive…

Amex Platinum Cards to Offer Unlimited 5x on Airfare, and the Business Platinum Gets an Update

Earlier today we reported that Amex would be adding a 5x bonus airfare category for “select cardmembers,” and it turns out we didn’t even have to wait until October 6 to find out exactly which cards are eligible. As many of us had guessed (and hoped), this 5x category for airfare purchased directly with the…

Redeeming American Express Membership Rewards for Maximum Value

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN 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…

Everything You Need to Know About Amex’s Baggage Insurance Plan

There’s plenty to love about travel, but one of the less appealing aspects is the risk of losing your baggage somewhere along the journey from departure city to your destination. Fortunately, credit card issuer American Express offers insurance to cover you in the event of loss or damage. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason…

How to Book Etihad Partner Award Flights, and Why It’s Worth the Effort

Etihad is known for offering great premium-cabin service, but its frequent flyer program is also a valuable option for booking award flights with a global network of partners. Below, TPG Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr walks you through the award-booking process and shows you the best options for earning and redeeming Etihad miles. The…

5 Key Things to Know About Getting Global Entry

Here at TPG we love anything that makes international travel easier — meaning we’re all thrilled with Global Entry. Being able to fast-track through immigration can save international travelers so much time and hassle, not to mention that TSA PreCheck is a huge added bonus. Today, Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino touches on some important things…

Accessing Priority Pass Lounges at London Heathrow with Amex Platinum

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express Priority Pass membership is a perk of certain credit cards, and it allows members entry into multiple airport lounges around the world. Today, TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett discusses her experience with Priority…

Maximizing the American Express Concierge

Premium credit cards may come along with high annual fees, but if you can take advantage of everything a program offers, you can often get far more in value than the amount you’ll pay each year. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr digs into a key feature of perhaps the best-known premium card: Amex Platinum.  Holders of The…

Credit Cards That Offer Rental Car Elite Status in 2015

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express Though it may not be as exciting as earning free airline lounge access or status with a hotel, getting perks at a rental car company can improve your trip and help you…

The Inside Scoop on the Amex Centurion (Black) Card

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card Amex is notoriously tight-lipped about Centurion, its “secret” credit card for top spenders. I haven’t received an invitation to join, but if I did get an offer, I’d still opt for an Amex Platinum + Premier Rewards…