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Super credit card duos. What’s in your wallet?

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In the past I’ve analyzed the heck out of cards to come up with the best credit card combinations based on earning rates, annual fees, redemption value, etc.  Today, I’ll take a more casual look at my favorite credit card duos.  I like cards that have great perks and earn great category bonuses.  And I prefer cards that earn transferable points (points that can be transferred to airline and hotel programs).  A big plus is…

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Aer Lingus Business Class from $1999 New York or Boston to Ireland or beyond

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If you’ve just finished reading about how paying with points may soon yield 2.17 cents per point in value for Amex Business Platinum holders (and perhaps already does for those previously targeted for 5x airfare spend), you might be chomping at the bit for a cheap business class fare sale to Europe.  Wait no more — via View from the Wing, Aer Lingus has some great business class round trip fares to Ireland from New…

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Wow! 2.17 cents per point from Business Platinum pay with points!

Amex Business Platinum 2.17 cents per point value

You already know that I love the Amex Business Platinum 50% pay with points rebate.  If you didn’t know, please click here to read about it, then come back to this post to finish reading. I know… that’s a lot of homework for a busy person, so if you want the short version, suffice to say that the rebate often makes it possible to get exactly the flights you want, for fewer points, all while…

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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 Bookings will need to be…

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Great Amex Offer: 20K points for $1,000 spend with Air France

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American Express has a great new Amex Offer for 20,000 Membership Rewards points on a cumulative $1,000 in spending with Air France by April 14th, 2017. This offer may be targeted, but it appears on all of the MR-earning cards in my household. The terms clearly state that is is valid for one or more transactions, meaning that you do not need to spend the full $1,000 in one charge.  The terms also state that…

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Free gifts instead of free travel


Usually, I argue against using bank points, airline miles, or hotel points to get “free gifts”.  In most cases, when using points to buy merchandise, you’ll get at best 1 cent per point value where you could have done much better by purchasing travel.  Worse, when you use points this way you almost always forgo store coupons and portal rewards that could have made your purchase much cheaper. Still, whether you want stuff for yourself…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Cracking the Bulk Fare Code! How to Tell When a Flight is a Bulk Fare

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   A few weeks ago I shared how the bank rewards programs, such as Chase’s Ultimate Rewards and Amex’s Membership Rewards, were quietly selling bulk fares via their travel portals. Bulk fares can be problematic, though they’re not always bad news. In fact, they can be extremely useful in certain circumstances. For more info, see my post “Bet You Didn’t Know: Is Chase Using Bulk Fares for Sapphire Reserve Tickets?” The problem…

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25% Transfer Bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Alitalia MilleMiglia


Valid through 10/31/16: Get 25% more Alitalia miles when you transfer Membership Rewards points. Special Offer: Get 25% more Alitalia miles when you transfer Membership Rewards points through 10/31/16. Terms apply. See Special Offer Terms* Full details can be found here.  Also see: How (And Why) To Use Alitalia Miles. Hat Tip: IAD Gr8 via Twitter Quick Deal posts are intended to alert readers to deals big and small, with little or no analysis. Quick…

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