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Should you Fly Now Earn Later? A caution and advice.

Amex has quietly rolled out a new benefit to many Delta cardmembers: “Fly Now. Earn Later.”  This new benefit lets you borrow Delta miles.  To find the benefit, log into your Amex account, select your Delta SkyMiles card, and click the Benefits tab. If you then see the Fly Now, Earn Later option, then you have the benefit: If you click the “Request Fly Now, Earn Later” button, you’ll see how much you’re allowed to…

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Venmo: Amex gift cards no longer an option

Until recently it was possible to liquidate Amex gift cards for free through Venmo.  Venmo normally charges 3% for credit cards, but they identified Amex gift cards as debit cards and charged no fee. As of about a week ago, Amex gift card payments through Venmo stopped working altogether.  Details were reported on Reddit.  And then Miles Per Day declared the deal dead.  For a while, I held out hope that this was merely a…

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Morgan Stanley Amex: Do you need a Morgan Stanley account to apply?

Morgan Stanley offers two compelling Amex cards which earn Membership Rewards points.  One is the Platinum Card which beats out Amex’s standard Platinum card by offering the first authorized user Platinum card for free.  The other is the Morgan Stanley Credit Card which offers a few compelling 2X category bonuses.  For more about each, see: Which is the best Amex Platinum card? The other Morgan Stanley Amex is worth a look The applications for both…

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Better offers again, but with a twist

Yesterday I was testing links on our and I ran across something surprising.  Many of the Amex personal card links brought up offers that were better than the standard public offer (in fact, most were at or near historic best offers!).  Nick wrote about this phenomenon a week ago (see: I see better-than-advertised offers… [Targeted]), but in his case he found this in a browser that he had recently used to log into his Amex account. …

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Last Chance Deals: Get more miles, more bucks, and free stuff

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. A couple of mileage promotions for shopping and transferring lead us off this week, followed by the chance to make more eBay bucks by selling. In “Won’t Last Long”, we’ve got a couple of opportunities to enjoy the value of free! Remember, date or no date, we can’t know for sure when they…

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The best-laid plans of mice and men…

Welcome to our Frequent Miler week in review, where we look back at some of the key posts this week here at Frequent Miler. This week was focused on cards: examining the best choices, planning an application strategy, and a reminder that the best laid plans of mice and men….might get changed in into a Chase Sapphire Preferred card. Read on for the details: Planning my Amex Offers portfolio   We’ve previously discussed the value…

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Amex financial review from adding authorized users

In my recent post “Planning my Amex Offers portfolio,” I described my plans of ensuring that I had at least one of each type of Amex card (Membership Rewards vs. Other; Personal vs. Business) and that I would add a handful of authorized users cards to each of these so that I’d be well positioned for Amex Offers. In response, a number of readers declared that adding a bunch of authorized users would lead to…

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Planning my Amex Offers portfolio

In my post “Awesome Amex Offers and how to get them,” I argued that the way to get the best Amex Offers is to get every type of Amex card (Membership Rewards vs. Other; Personal vs. Business; etc.) and to get lots of those cards by adding lots of authorized users.  I intended to follow my own advice, but I dragged my heels for a while.  Then came the amazing Amazon offer: Spend $50 or…

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