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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard
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TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at cards that offer status with the top rental car agencies, including Hertz, Avis, National and Sixt. It’s not as glamorous as hotel or airline elite status, but if you’re a traveler who needs to be on the road — or even if you just take frequent weekend road trips from home — it can mean all the difference. Read more.
In addition to the many other perks of this card, based on TPG’s most recent valuations, the 75,000-mile sign-up bonus alone is worth $1,275. But this offer, which launched in July, is set to expire on Thursday, October 29, 2015 — and you may have trouble finding active sign-up links as of Monday, October 26. So get on it! Read more.
Which leads us to…
Rewards Card of the Week: Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard
For just a few more days, you can earn 75,000 bonus AAdvantage miles after you spend $7,500 in the first three months with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard. After you earn the bonus, you’ll have enough miles for a one-way international first-class flight on American Airlines or its Oneworld partners, including Cathay Pacific.
Two nights ago, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig flew a Norwegian 787-8 Dreamliner from JFK to Oslo to travel on the world’s longest 737 flight. And guess what? He actually really enjoyed it, and gave us five reasons why. Could its well-documented operational issues finally be in the past? Read more.
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The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.
- Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
- Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
- 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
- 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
- Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
- Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
- $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
- Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
- $550 annual fee.
- Terms Apply.
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