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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.

How to buy Ultimate Rewards Points for less than a penny each

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Last month I wrote a post titled “How to buy Ultimate Rewards points for 1.05 cents”.  The scheme involves using an Amex business card...

Add an extra $10K spend to your Amex or Ink

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If you’re looking to meet minimum spend on a new credit card, or increase spend on a card with bonuses for high spenders, here’s...

Maximize gas station points and savings

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Here are ways to ease the pain at the pump.  Last month I published ways to maximize points per dollar at Amazon.com. ...

Meeting minimum spend on an Amex business card

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A reader contacted me yesterday asking about the best way to meet minimum spend on her American Express business card.  She has $1000 left...

How to buy Ultimate Reward points for 1.05 cents

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UPDATE: Once you factor in shipping charges, the real cost per point is 1.1 cents.  See comments section for details. Barnes & Noble is...

Big Crumbs Amex rebate down to 1.4%

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A common method people have used to meet minimum credit card spend to qualify for signup bonuses is to buy American Express gift cards...

MasterCard Easy Savings

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I’ve written before about ways to leverage the OPEN Savings program that comes with American Express business credit cards.  For example, see Maximize points...

Turn your Amex into Visa and Save $

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American Express has some of the most generous rewards cards available.  Some can be used to earn valuable, flexible points (e.g. Amex SPG,...

Surpassing Expectations

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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...

Triple Dip Shopping at Barnes and Noble

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Through a variety of tricks, it is possible to stack three discounts when shopping at Barnes and Noble!  Last week I wrote about...

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