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Amex Platinum Changing How Uber Credits Are Used

About this time last year, some Uber users with the American Express Platinum card noticed that their $15 ($35 in December) monthly Uber credits weren’t being automatically applied. Instead, the credits were being added to their Uber Cash balance but not being applied automatically. American Express and Uber have now changed this setup to ensure that the monthly credit from the Platinum card is used first. This is a positive update for Uber users that…

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(EXPIRED) Targeted 100K offer for Schwab Platinum

Charles Schwab is out with a targeted offer on the American Express Platinum for Schwab card that is good for 100,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. That’s a terrific offer for those who are targeted. The Deal Charles Schwab is out with a targeted offer on the American Express Platinum for Schwab to earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in purchases in the first 90 days Direct link to more information (again,…

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Negative Hilton status match changes: No instant Diamond, more nights required

Hilton has today announced changes to its status match program. Unfortunately, the news is not good: effective today, Hilton no longer offers a direct match to Diamond but instead requires you to match to temporary Gold and then meet a minimum number of nights to keep Gold or upgrade to Diamond. While that makes sense from a loyalty perspective, it’s a bummer for those who planned a future match, especially those who had their sights set…

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Better than best offers on several cards

Earlier this afternoon, we published a post about increased offers on the Everyday and Everyday Preferred cards. We published that post when testing our best offers page and finding some new referral offers that were even better than those that you’ll find on our Best Offers page (which lists the best publicly-available offers). However, it turns out the referral offers we published were apparently targeted. When testing our best offers, I often use a different…

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Two new Escape lounges: Providence & Ontario

Escape Lounges announced this week that they have added two new lounges: one at T.F. Green Airport (PVD – Providence, RI) and another at Ontario International Airport (ONT – Ontario, California). This is good news for Amex Platinum cardholders (including both personal and Business Platinum cardholders), who get access for the cardholder plus two guests. Escape Lounges in general are quite nice and feature better food and drinks than many domestic lounges, so if you’ve got a…

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