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Which is the best Amex Platinum card in 2020?

Over the past few years Amex has made huge changes to their Platinum card line up.  They’ve changed perks, increased annual fees, and eliminated a few co-branded options. Given all of this, it’s time to take a new look at which Platinum card is best.  This post has been updated for the year 2020. American Express has several varieties of their premium Platinum cards.  And, while they’re expensive, they’re loaded with great perks.  Which is…

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Kimpton Chase Offer: Save 20% On Stays Costing $100-$600 (Targeted)

Kimpton Chase Offer

A new Chase Offer appeared on some cards today that’s offering 20% back on Kimpton stays. The maximum cashback you can earn is $120, so this is good on stays costing up to $600. The Deal Earn 20% cashback on Kimpton stays when spending $100+ with targeted Chase Offer. Key Terms Expires February 28, 2020. Maximum cashback of $120. Payment must be made directly with the merchant. Offer only valid at Kimpton Hotels. Complete payment…

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(EXPIRED) From: $787 RT: lie-flat business class to South America

The Points Guy reports some fantastic fares for lie-flat business class on Delta Airlines between North America and South America, with prices starting at $787 round trip nonstop from Atlanta to Bogota, with a number of other deals in the high $800’s and low $900’s round trip. That could be a terrific deal. The Deal Delta is offering some great prices on flat bed business class between many US cities and Bogota, Colombia (and some spotty availability to Lima, Peru)…

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Great deal: Discounted Fiji Airways awards via Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is offering a discount of up to 50% off on Fiji Airways award tickets booked between today, January 6, 2020 and February 29, 2020. With this sale, you can fly to Australia, New Zealand, or the South Pacific for just 20K each way in economy class with a free stopover on a one-way award. Business class tickets are available for 40K miles, though you’ll need to be willing to tailor your trip to fit availability as it is…

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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant anniversary statement credit offer [Targeted, YMMV]

If you have the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant credit card from American Express, keep an eye out at account anniversary as you may be targeted for an offer to get a $25 statement credit when spending $25 or more at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program. The offer currently being found my some is good for the credit after registering by 2/29 and spending by 3/31/20. The Deal Some Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant cardholders are reporting an…

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United offering 2020 status match challenge for elite status until 2021 or 2022

United Mileage Plus is currently offering a new status match challenge for 2020. The wording on the promo page indicates that this challenge opportunity is expected to stick around throughout 2020, so whether to do it now or later will depend on when you need to have United status. Those who match now and meet the criteria to maintain status will keep it through January 2021 and those who complete the match after July 1,…

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A new way to find Singapore award availability

I just stumbled upon something very interesting. If you’ve been eager to fly Singapore Airlines business or first class but have had trouble finding award availability, I may have the solution for you… Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines are partners.  And, as of October 2019, it has been possible to book Singapore Airlines awards with Alaska miles.  Here’s the interesting part: It turns out that Alaska has much better access to award availability than Singapore’s…

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(EXPIRED) Alaska Airlines Shopping Portal Bonuses: Earn 1,000/500 Miles When Spending $300/$150

Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus 01.06.20

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan shopping portal has launched a new promotion today offering up to 3.33 bonus miles per dollar spent. The Deal Earn one of the following bonuses when shopping through the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan shopping portal: Spend $150 & get 500 bonus miles, or Spend $300 & get 1,000 bonus miles. Direct link to offer. Key Terms During the “Treat Yourself Bonus” offer, which runs from 1/6/20 through 1/14/20 at 11:59:59…

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Manufacturing Delta status: spend big now or later?

On January 30th 2020, Delta credit cards issued by Amex will change drastically.  As a result, we have a small window of time to make the most of our cards under the old rules.  If you have the  Delta SkyMiles Blue Amex, the Delta SkyMiles Gold consumer Amex, or the Gold Business Amex then you’ll find that most of the changes are positive.  For example, the Gold cards gain a $100 Delta Flight Credit after…

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