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What Is The Best Credit Card to Maximize Points Earning On A Road Trip?

March 9, 2014

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. TPG Reader Patrick emailed me to ask about which credit card to use during a road trip: “I’m planning a cross-country road trip in May-June of this year, driving from Los Angeles to New York and back. I […]

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Am I Eligible for a New American Express Sign Up Offer If I Have Existing Amex Cards?

June 30, 2013

TPG reader Chris wants to open up a new American Express card, but is afraid he won’t qualify for the sign-up bonus because he already carries some other Amex cards: “Under the American Express terms of sign up bonus offers it says that you may not be eligible if you are a current American Express customer, […]

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Maximize Monday: Earning the Most Miles and Points on Gas Purchases

March 25, 2013

TPG contributor Jason Steele looks at credit cards with category spending bonuses, travel shopping portals and at various airline and hotel partnerships as he plots out strategies to maximize points earning on fuel purchases. Perhaps the only good thing about high gas prices is the opportunity to earn more points and miles when you fill […]

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Sunday Reader Question: How Do You Value Your Credit Card Points and What Are Best Cashback Credit Cards?

December 4, 2011

I have advice featured in the NY Times travel section today and at one point I talk about how I value American Express Membership Rewards points at about 2 cents a piece.  NYT reader Roger emailed me questioning my valuation of American Express points: “I just wanted to point something that was mentioned in the […]

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Maximizing Category Spend Bonuses on Credit Card Spend

August 23, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  TPG reader Tim recently emailed me that he wants to get at least two points per dollar for every single dollar he spends on his credit card. I think that’s a pretty interesting goal and one that’s […]

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Maximizing Amex Post 1: Understanding the Card Offering

April 20, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  No two American Express cards are the same, so I thought a good place to start on my Maximizing American Express series would be understanding their card offering. I’ve organized them into three categories: Membership Rewards, Airline/Hotel […]

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