Yesterday’s News: Amex’s Centurion Black Card, Last Chance for Ink and More

Oct 15, 2015

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Were you busy traveling to exciting locations yesterday (on points or miles, of course)? Never fear — we’ve got your back with a recap of the previous day’s top stories, including news, reviews and more.


The Inside Scoop on the Amex Centurion (Black) Card

TPG Points and Miles Editor Sarah Silbert lifts the shroud of secrecy that’s always covered perhaps the most coveted top-tier card of all: The Centurion Card from Amex. Thanks to sources who are lucky enough to be part of the Centurion “club,” you can learn what it takes to get the card; what its fees and payments are; and take a look at its lengthy list of benefits. Read more.

One of the two Avis rental locations Max rented 37 cars from in two days

37 Rental Cars in 2 Days: 185,000 Miles Earned

In one of the most incredible point runs we’ve ever seen at TPG, Contributor Max Bennedich tells us how he ended up on the subtropical Portuguese island of Madeira, picking up 37 rental cars in 2 days in order to earn 185,000 frequent flyer miles. Seriously, grab a cup of coffee and settle in for his insane tale. Read more.

Rewards Card of the Week: Chase Sapphire Preferred

With a current sign-up bonus of 50,000 points when you spend $4,000 within the first three months, if you don’t already have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, now’s the time to get it. Points transfer instantly to many travel partners — for example, 40,000 bonus points can be converted to 40,000 United miles or Hyatt points.

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Last Chance to Earn $300 Cash Back with the No-Fee Ink Cash Card

The increased offer on the Ink Cash Business Card is set to end this Sunday, October 18 — as in, three days from now. You can earn $300 cash back, or 30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points if you have another UR card. And even though the card is marketed as a business credit card, you can apply as a sole proprietor with a SSN. Read more.

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