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Managing Points and Miles

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Buy miles, get a date (76 miles per dollar)

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While I'm not personally looking to buy miles or get a date, this deal may interest some readers who want one or the other, or both... The British Airways' Shopping Portal, Gate 365, is currently...
Amex Biz Platinum 50% bonus

Amex 50% bonus is a (minor) game changer . Here’s why… [Expired Offer]

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UPDATE: terms for the Business Platinum card's pay with points rebate have changed since this post was written. Starting today, October 6th 2016, Cardholders of The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN have access...

[EXPIRED] 100K Offer for The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

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Note: This offer has expired. Through January 25 2017, American Express is offering up to 100,000 points for The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN: Offer Details: This offer has expired. Please find a...
Sapphire Reserve 1.5 cents flights

Are Sapphire Reserve points really worth 1.5 cents each towards flights?

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The Chase Sapphire Reserve card is awesome for many reasons, but I won't bore you with a list right now (you can find full details here if you insist). Instead, I'll bore you with...
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How to avoid Amex Clawbacks

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Last week I told the story of an Amex Platinum 100K offer that has led to many clawbacks.  Amex never intended for the offer to go public and so they found every excuse they...
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20% Etihad transfer bonus from Amex, Citi, SPG, more…

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Through October 30th 2016, Etihad is offering a 20% bonus on points transferred from a number of programs.  The bonus is supplied after the fact by Etihad.  Etihad has a decent award chart, and...
Delta Amex

(Expired) Should you sign up for the Delta 70K or 50K offers? An in-depth...

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Last week, Amex increased their public offers for the Delta Gold and Delta Platinum credit cards (through November 9 2016): (Expired) Delta Gold Personal 50,000 miles + $50: Earn 50,000 miles after $2K spend...
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25% Transfer Bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Alitalia MilleMiglia

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Valid through 10/31/16: Get 25% more Alitalia miles when you transfer Membership Rewards points. Special Offer: Get 25% more Alitalia miles when you transfer Membership Rewards points through 10/31/16. Terms apply. See Special Offer Terms* Full...
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Staples $15 Rebate on the Purchase of $300 or More in Mastercard Gift Cards

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Starting on Sunday 10/2/16, Staples is running a promotion (page 2) offering a $15 Staples gift card via rebate with the purchase of $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards. The Deal From 10/2/16–10/8/16 you can...
100K Clawback

Did you survive the Amex 100K clawback?

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Somebody at Amex must have been really pissed that a 100K offer for the Amex Platinum card was erroneously let loose on Reddit back in May.  With similar situations in the past Amex has...
Marriott SPG

Marriott SPG Complete Guide to Sweet Opportunities

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Thanks to the Marriott Starwood merger, it is now possible to link your Marriott Rewards and SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) accounts.  By linking accounts you can now do the following: Match Status: Marriott Gold...

Platinum vs Reserve vs Prestige

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Amex, Chase, and Citibank each offer premium travel cards.  These are $450 per year cards (Update: Only the Chase and Citibank cards still carry a $450 annual fee. That fee no longer applies to the...
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Holiday giving and getting: Prepare now.

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The holidays are coming!  This means that marketing teams will be working overtime to capture your holiday shopping dollars.  And, for us, this means better than usual opportunities for earning rewards on spend.  We...
Business Platinum 50K upgrade offer

Should you take the Business Platinum 50K upgrade offer?

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Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. If you have any American Express Business cards that...

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