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Tag: American Express

With hundreds of posts about American Express Credit Cards, it can be hard to know where to begin! This Complete Guide offers a good summary of information about American Express Membership Rewards, and our Best Credit Card Offers page has an American Express section to feature their best credit card offers.

Here’s what you’ll find in the Complete Guide:

In my opinion, transferable points programs, are the most valuable points to accumulate.  These points can often be used at better than 1 cent per point value to book travel.  Even better, points can be strategically transferred to airline and hotel programs when valuable awards are available.  If you’re at all interested in free travel or luxury travel with points & miles, then you need to understand the basics of each of these programs, including Amex Membership Rewards.

If you’d like to dive deeper, the posts below investigate the nuances of earning, managing, and transferring these Membership Rewards points more deeply.

Amex Airline Fee Reimbursements. What still works?

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Update 2/23/21: Added all relevant data points. Note that we have many data points on some airlines that we have consolidated with fewer recent...

Your Platinum card arrived. Here’s what to do next…

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Thanks to the almost unbelievably good welcome bonuses available, I expect that a number of readers have recently picked up a new Platinum card. ...

The Amex popup is real!

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It's real!  For years now, I've been applying for Amex cards and hadn't ever seen the popup that tells you that you're not eligible...

Amex’s preemptive retention credits mark a strategy shift. Will others compete?

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People often justify keeping an Amex card because "I save at least $XXX each year in Amex Offers". Whenever I see Amex Offers used...

COVID Credit Card Enhancements Ultimate Guide: Now with Amex dining & wireless credits…

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The COVID Credit Card Enhancements Ultimate Guide has now been updated with Amex's restaurant, wireless, and spend offers for Delta, Hilton, and Marriott cards. ...

Greg’s Top Picks: Fantastic Offers

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In a past Frequent Miler on the Air episode, Nick and I discussed an amazing Marriott Bonvoy Boundless 5 free nights offer (now expired). ...

Which is the best Amex Platinum card in 2021?

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American Express has several varieties of their premium Platinum cards.  And, while they're expensive, they're loaded with great perks.  Which is the best best...

How to max out your monthly $30 in free PayPal spend

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Don't forget that through June Amex is offering $30 per month back on purchases made through PayPal and paid with your consumer Amex Platinum...

Reports: United Travel Bank no longer triggering airline fee reimbursements (but is it too...

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Reports today from Miles to Memories and Doctor of Credit indicate that United Travel Bank charges may no longer be triggering Amex airline incidental...

Sign up now for the Platinum 100K + 10X offer (here’s why)

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In this post, I'll make the case that nearly everyone should sign up for the Platinum Card from American Express.  Now.  For many frequent...

American Express: Guide To All Of Their 2021 Spending Offers & Benefit Enhancements

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American Express kicked off 2021 with tons of new offers and benefit enhancements for cardholders. We've written about many of them already, but there are...
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A day in the life of a serial stacker

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When Greg hired me, the application to work at Frequent Miler was like nothing I'd seen before. Rather than questions about my previous job...

Amex to introduce limited-time offers on cobrand cards (Marriott, Delta, Hilton)

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Today, Amex officially announced a number of things that we had previously reported, including the $30 monthly PayPal credit that is now available on...

Amex Business Platinum: 5X gas station, wireless, office supply, shipping, and advertising

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Following their awesome offers for personal Platinum cardholders, Amex has launched impressive new Amex Offers for Business Platinum cardholders.  They are offering +4 points...

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