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Holy availability! Transcon flat beds in Delta business for 18K points; Hawaii cheap, too

Delta Diamond

  Update: This appears to be dead as availability suddenly changed from daily to nearly nonexistent and rates have increased to 35K or more on dates with availability. With the 30% bonus on transfers from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic that we posted about earlier and the return of the ability to search and book Delta with Virgin Atlantic miles online that Greg re-discovered today, we’ve been taking a closer look at Virgin Atlantic redemption options. Lucky at One…

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25K Membership Rewards with $1K cruise booking [Targeted]

There’s a great new Amex Offer out for 25,000 Membership Rewards points with a $1,000 or more cruise booking with Crystal Cruises. The Deal Spend $1,000+ on Crystal Cruises, get 25,000 Membership Rewards points Key Terms Expires 11/27/17 Note from the terms: Offer valid for reservations booked directly via CrystalCruises.com, phone at 1-888-722-0021 and travel agent only between 9/27/2017 and 11/27/2017. Excludes onboard purchases and services (including spa), Bon Voyage gift order, shore excursions, transportation to and from the ship, transactions…

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5.5x on groceries, 4x on gas & more extra point offers [Targeted]

Amex has been adding offers to earn an extra 1x Membership Rewards points at a variety of stores through the end of this year. We have previously written about the full list of merchants at which you can earn an extra Membership Rewards point per dollar on top of whatever you would normally earn (See: More Amex 2X Merchants) and how to add those to your Blue Business Plus (See: Get Amex Offers on Blue Business…

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What is Membership Rewards First? Are good things coming?

Membership Rewards First

If you’ve recently signed up for the new Blue Business Plus Amex card, and you have a Platinum or Centurion card, you probably received a notice telling you that since you already have at least one eligible card enrolled in the Membership Rewards First program, they have automatically enrolled your new card in that program “as a special thank you.” When I first saw this, I thought the memo was about the ability to transfer…

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20K+ Membership Rewards points with new Amex Offers

There are a couple of great new targeted Amex Offers out in the wild that can add up to a lot of points — with one offer alone worth 20,000 Membership Rewards points and another targeted Amazon offer for 2,000 Membership Rewards points on $50+ in purchases. Four offers follow: Amazon.com The Offer Spend $50 or more, get 2,000 Membership Rewards points Key Terms Enrollment from 6/1/17 to 12/31/17 Offer not valid for Amazon Local, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Amazon Web Services,…

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Membership Rewards Questions Answered

Following my post “Ultimate Rewards Questions Answered,” I figured that it would be helpful to do the same with Amex Membership Rewards questions and answers.  Here’s what you need to know… Membership Rewards Credit and Charge Cards American Express offers a huge lineup of cards that offer Membership Rewards points for spend.  Many are charge cards (in which the balance must be paid in full each month) and others are credit cards. American Express limits…

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Rewards whiplash and my next new cards

Yesterday Amex introduced a terrific new credit card, and now I’m suffering from Rewards Whiplash… When Chase introduced their Sapphire Reserve card last summer, I was thrilled with the suite of Ultimate Rewards cards I had cobbled together: Sapphire Reserve for 3X travel and dining; Ink Plus for 5X office supply, cell phone, and internet; two Freedom cards for rotating 5X categories; and the Freedom Unlimited for 1.5X everywhere else.  See: The BEST travel rewards…

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The new king of everyday spend: Amex Blue Business Plus

I did not see this coming.  A great new credit card has just been introduced with no fanfare and no press leaks: Amex Blue Business Plus.  Unlike other recently introduced cards, this one is not a premium card.  Far from it.  This one has no annual fee.  And, it’s a business card.  And that’s a good thing.  Read on… The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card: 2X Everywhere The exciting thing here is the earning structure…

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Should I go for the 30% transfer bonus to Virgin? Reader input requested.

The Amex Membership Rewards 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic ends Monday, May 22.  I’m tempted to take advantage of it, for several reasons: Virgin Atlantic miles are extremely valuable towards ANA first class flights. Virgin Atlantic miles can be quite valuable towards Delta flights. Virgin Atlantic miles can be valuable for Virgin Atlantic awards and upgrades if you don’t mind dealing with high fuel surcharges. Necker Island.  I want to go back.  See:  Is…

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