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Amex Membership Rewards Deep Dive

In my opinion, transferable points programs are the most valuable points to accumulate.  These points can often be used at better than 1 cent per point value to book travel.  Even better, points can be strategically transferred to airline and hotel programs when valuable awards are available.  If you’re at all interested in free travel or luxury travel with points & miles, then you need to understand the basics of each of these programs. This…

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Answered: Amex will tell you in advance if you’re not eligible for welcome bonus

Last week, it was widely reported that Amex had added more restrictive language to its applications regarding eligibility for the welcome bonus (See: Amex launches a sneak attack in the war on gaming), stating that an applicant may be denied the bonus based on the number of American Express cards they have opened and closed and their history with bonus offers. We wondered whether you would have any way to know your eligibility status before meeting…

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Amex Business Cards Offering Bonus Points For Adding Authorized Users

Delta Gold Business Authorized User

A couple of days ago, American Express started sending out some targeted emails to business charge and credit cardholders. These offered the chance to earn bonus points or miles when adding employee cards and having them spend a certain amount on the cards. I didn’t receive any offers, but my wife received an email for her Delta Gold Business credit card. When adding an employee card, she’d earn 2,500 bonus miles when the employee spends…

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Amex launches a sneak attack in the war on gaming

Amex Platinum for Less

Amex has been tightening the rules of the game for the past year or two, and they are at it again with a new term added regarding eligibilty to earn a welcome offer on a new card. In addition to excluding those who have or have had a card before from earning a new welcome offer, Amex application pages now state: We may also consider the number of American Express Cards you have opened and closed…

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American Express launches MyCredit Guide – a free credit score reporting tool

American Express MyCredit Guide

American Express has launched a free credit score reporting tool called American Express MyCredit Guide. This works in much the same way as similar offerings from Credit Karma, Discover, Chase, etc., but there are a couple of features to be aware of – one that has the potential to be good and one that’s not as useful. American Express MyCredit Guide uses the VantageScore 3.0 credit score by TransUnion and is free for everyone to use,…

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[Expired] American Express Premier Rewards Gold: 50k Signup Bonus W/ No Lifetime Language (Targeted)

Some American Express cardholders are reporting targeted offers on their accounts for the Premier Rewards Gold credit card. The best part about it is that there’s no lifetime language, meaning you can get the bonus again even if you’ve had the card before.   There are apparently two different types of offer: Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards when you spend $2,000 in the first three months. Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards when you spend $1,000 in the…

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American Express Ending The OPEN Savings Program

American Express have started advising their business credit cardholders that the OPEN Savings Program will be ending on June 1, 2018. The OPEN Savings Program offered business credit cardholders a choice of either a 5% discount or two bonus Membership Rewards per dollar spent (on business cards earning Membership Rewards.) Some of the OPEN partners included HP, FedEx and 1-800Flowers. No enrollment was necessary – if you used your card at one of the companies,…

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$500 Bonus Returns: SimplyCash Plus Business Credit Card from American Express

SimplyCash Plus Business Credit Card

Update: This offer has expired.  The $500 signup bonus on the SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express has returned. Here’s more about the minimum spend requirement and the card’s bonus categories.   The Deal Earn a $250 statement credit after you spend $5,000 in qualifying purchases on your Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn an additional $250 statement credit after you spend an additional $10,000 or more in qualifying…

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(EXPIRED) Earn 5X Membership Rewards With NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week 2018

American Express is one of the sponsors of NYC Restaurant Week. To celebrate, they’ve launched a new promotion offering 5X Membership Rewards points when using your card at participating restaurants. The Deal Earn 4X bonus Membership Rewards (for a total of 5 Membership Rewards) on purchases at restaurants that are participating in NYC Restaurant Week 2018. Key Details Must enroll here before redeeming the offer. Limit of 1,000 bonus Membership Rewards per card. As you earn…

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