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Targeted 100K offer back for some

Amex Platinum for Less

Once again, some people are reporting that they are seeing a targeted offer available for the Platinum Card from American Express via the Card Match Tool at with a welcome offer of 100,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Doctor of Credit reports that offer has returned for many people, so it’s worth checking to see if you are targeted. It only takes a few seconds to check – you…

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A mixed bag with concierge services

One of the benefits of a number of premium credit cards is concierge services — essentially a contact point that can handle a number of different types of arrangements, from restaurant recommendations/reservations to more oddball requests like finding a specific hard-to-find gift. Back before I had a premium card, I wondered if these services added much value. My real-life experiences with the Amex Platinum concierge have been a mixed bag. Personally, I haven’t found concierge services…

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Can you buy a car with a credit card and earn miles?

Can you buy a car with a credit card?

Can you buy a car with a credit card? If you’ve been in this miles and points world for more than a few minutes, you might have found yourself wondering how to go about earning miles on a car purchase. I recently found myself in the market for a car, and that prompted me to figure out how to maximize my mileage. A little background When I was in my late 20’s, I won a…

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Mercedes-Benz Platinum discontinued; get 60K while you can

As reported by US Credit Card Guide, the Mercedes-Benz American Express cards (including the Mercedes-Benz branded flavor of the Platinum Card) will be discontinued in January 2019 and replaced with different cards. Applications are still available at the time of writing (find a link on our Best Offers page) — it might be worth picking up some easy Membership Rewards points while you still can and before these cards get converted to some other products (though that might not make…

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No more 5x at MPX

In yet another piece of bad news for points and miles enthusiasts, reports online are indicating that purchases through the United Mileage Plus X (MPX) shopping app are no longer earning 5x on the Amex Platinum card. This card offers 5x on airfare purchases made with airlines. Purchases through the MPX app have historically coded as airfare purchases for the purposes of coding at 5x with this card, but multiple reports from different sources indicate this is…

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(EXPIRED) 10,000 points with 10 purchases [Targeted]

Looking to rebuild your Membership Rewards fortune? There is a new targeted offer out to earn 10,000 Membership Rewards points after making 10 or more separate purchases on an Amex Platinum card by 1/31/18. This one appears to be highly targeted, but it’s a terrific bonus for those who got it. The Deal Targeted members can earn 10,000 Membership Rewards points after making 10 or more separate purchases with their Platinum card by 1/31/18 Direct link to log in…

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Amex Platinum adds Lufthansa lounge access

American Express has added a new benefit for Platinum cardholders: Lufthansa Lounge access in the Terminal 2 satellite at Munich airport. While this benefit is only available in a single airport as of now, it’s great to see the Global Lounge Collection expanding. This change is about a month late for me as I flew economy class through Munich last month and would have certainly used the lounge if I could have. The lounges you can…

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Travel Insurance Showdown: Reserve vs Prestige vs Platinum

Last week I reviewed the Chase Sapphire Reserve card’s travel insurance.  I was impressed with how favorably it compared to the lower cost Sapphire Preferred card.  But, how does it compare to travel insurance provided by other ultra-premium cards? I created a new resource page: Ultra-Premium Credit Card Travel Insurance to answer that question.  There you’ll find a side by side comparison of the travel insurance benefits automatically provided by the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi…

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