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Amex Business Platinum Changes coming – 5X Airfare through AmexTravel


Via View from the Wing, there are some reported changes coming to the American Express Business Platinum card as of March 30th, 2017. We have previously reported on changes to the personal Platinum card.  According to Gary Leff’s sources at American Express, the Business Platinum changes are a bit different.  New benefits (key points in bold) will include: 5X Membership Rewards points on airfare and prepaid hotels booked through AmexTravel.com. Bookings will need to be…

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Improved Priority Pass already rolling out with Amex Platinum


In the excitement disappointment over the new Amex Platinum card benefits, one new key benefit has slipped in with little fanfare: an improvement in the Amex Platinum Priority Pass offering. Priority Pass covers a network of airport lounges around the world — currently more than 1,000 lounges in 500 cities across 130 countries. Many of the lounges in the network are independent, but some airline-specific lounges accept Priority Pass (like Alaska Boardroom locations and the Virgin America…

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Singapore Airlines Award Chart Changes: more miles, no fuel surcharges


Singapore Airlines has announced upcoming changes to their award chart. While award chart changes typically mean huge devaluations that result in award prices skyrocketing, this change isn’t all bad depending on how you value points vs cash. The Devaluation For bookings starting on March 23rd, award prices will be increasing moderately and the 15% online booking discount will be discontinued. One of the key benefits of booking awards on Singapore Airlines using Singapore miles has…

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[EXPIRED] Today Only: Amazon offering $8.62 off $50. Works with non-Amazon gift cards!

Amazon 8point62

This is a nice deal if you buy exactly $50 worth of stuff.  You should be able to buy $50 by-mail gift cards to Starbucks, Whole Foods, Southwest, Airbnb, Hotels.com, etc.  $8.62 off $50 results in a 17.24% discount.  E-gift cards work too! Don’t forget to start your shopping at JetBlue in order to earn 3 points per dollar!  Also, you should be able to use Amazon credit to pay by switching the payment type…

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Retraction: 1800Flowers 1 month free shipping trick might not work

1800Flowers Celebrations Passport with Sports Illustrated

Yesterday I published “30X Amtrak at 1800Flowers. Here’s why that’s a great deal…”  In that post I showed how to get a fantastic point rebate from 1800Flowers, with the caveat that you have get free shipping for the math to work.  And one of the suggestions I had for getting free shipping was to sign up for Celebrations Passport, then cancel within 30 days.  I originally wrote: Celebrations Passport costs $29.99 per year, but if…

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Last call for Quick Deal author applicants


Last week I posted a job opening at Frequent Miler (see: Help Wanted).  I’ve already received many great looking applications, and now I need to sort through them!  In order to give each application the time it deserves, I’m going to cut off accepting new applications as of tomorrow, January 10th, at 1pm ET.  Thank you! For complete details about the position, and the application link, please see: Help Wanted. If you’re interested, submit your…

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Quick Tip: Portals no longer working for Sears gift card reloads

Sears double dip

I had previously reported (here and here) that it was possible to earn portal cash back when reloading Sears gift cards.  A number of readers have since reported that, as of December 12th or so, cash back portals have begun tracking these reloads at $0.  In other words, it looks like you won’t get any cash back via portals. At this point I think its necessary to redo all of the previous Sears portal experiments. …

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