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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: 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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How to add Amex 2X for Whole Foods and others even if you weren’t previously targeted

Last month, we wrote about the opportunity to earn 2x Membership Rewards (2.5x with Everyday Preferred) at many online merchants. Amex had loaded various 2X opportunities to Amex Offers online and you could sync these to multiple cards using the techniques outlined in our Complete Guide to Amex Offers. We have now learned that there is a website from which you can directly add all of the 2X store offers to all of your Membership Rewards…

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New Amex Offer: Spend $200 at AT&T, get 2K Membership Rewards points up to three times

American Express is out with a great new Amex Offer at AT&T that can be repeated up to three times per offer. AT&T The Offer Spend $200+ online at or via AT&T app, get 2,000 Membership Rewards points (up to 6,000 points total) Key Terms Expires 8/15/17 Offer valid for wireless bill pay one-time payment only Quick Thoughts This valuable offer was found on almost all of our business cards that earn Membership Rewards points.…

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New Enhanced Business Platinum cardholders: 50% points rebate for 1 year, no cap

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 currently available. The plot thickens. If you read our post earlier about the fact that American Express is decreasing the popular Enhanced Business Platinum pay-with-points rebate as of June 1st, you are aware that this valuable benefit will be will be cut from a 50% rebate to a 35% rebate when paying with…

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