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Staples offer: Spend $40+, get 1,000 Membership Rewards points

There is a new current Amex Offer out this morning for Staples or Staples.com: spend $40+ in one or more transactions, get 1,000 Membership Rewards points or $10 back depending on the card on which you find it (see your offer for details) The Deal There is a new Amex Offer out for Staples or Staples.com: spend $40+ in one or more transactions, get 1,000 Membership Rewards points or $10 back (see your offer) Key Terms Expires 9/30/19 Excludes Quill, Smilemaker, Staples Business Advantage, Staples 4 Government,…

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Amex clawing back self-referral points

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Last year, Amex totally overhauled how referrals work, enabling cardholders to refer someone to almost any Amex card and receive referral credit (which varies based on the card from which you generate your referral link). See this post for more information. One unexpected change that came about since you could refer to any card was the ability to self-refer. However, Amex is clawing back Membership Rewards points earned for self-referral. No word on co-brand referrals…

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Greg’s weapons don’t scare me: why 1.5cpp is overrated (#40Kfaraway)

Greg thinks that the ability to book travel through Chase at 1.5c per point is a huge advantage in our 40K To Far Away Challenge. I’m not buying it. I think Greg is either intentionally trying to throw us off his scent or he’s grossly overestimating the advantage of being able to book travel through the Chase portal. Lest you make the same mistake he may be making, allow me to explain why being able to…

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New offers for Delta & Carnival (check the details)

There are a number of recently-released Amex Offers available that are valid on travel, including offers for Delta and Carnival. If you have upcoming travels, it’s worth logging in to look for these and other travel-related offers — but the devil is in the details, so be sure to check key terms. The Offers Delta: Spend $200 or more, get $40 back Expires: 9/5/19 Key Details: Terms indicate that you can spend $200 in one or more qualifying transactions, so you…

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Emirates: Save $75-$1,000 On Round-Trip Flights From US With Promo Code USAMX19

Emirates USAMX19

Emirates is offering discounts ranging from $75 for economy class flights up to $1,000 for first class flights when booking a round trip that originates in the US. In many cases you won’t get the discount as the cheapest fare class seems to be excluded, but I was (finally!) able to find at least one example where the USAMX19 promo code can save you money. The Deal Save on qualifying round-trip flights with Emirates when…

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Delta companion certificates quick guide

Both the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card and the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express offer a free companion certificate each year upon renewal.  This means that once per year you can buy a round trip flight for two people and pay for just one (plus taxes and fees for the other).  Here are tips you need to know to get the most value from your certificates… Tips Buy tickets early.  Companion Tickets are…

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[Expired] 40% or 50% transfer bonus: Amex to Marriott (targeted)

American Express is offering some card members a 40% or 50% bonus when transferring from Membership Rewards to Marriott Bonvoy. With the 50% bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards points will result in 1,500 Marriott Bonvoy points. The Deal Targeted 40% or 50% transfer bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy. Key Terms End date: There is no listed end date for this targeted bonus.  I’m guessing that it will end by June 30,…

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[Expired] 40% to 50% transfer bonus to British Airways Avios from Membership Rewards (targeted)

American Express is offering some card members a terrific 40% or 50% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to British Airways or Iberia Avios. With this bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards points will get you either 1,400 or 1,500 British Airways Avios.  Even though this bonus appears to be only for British Airways Avios and not Iberia or Aer Lingus, it’s possible to move your points from one to another (see: How to transfer Avios between Aer Lingus,…

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Amex Gold fights back with Boxed.com, and worldwide dining 4X

As expected, Amex publicly announced today that the Amex Gold Card now offers 4X points at restaurants worldwide rather than only in the US.  They also threw in another enhancement…  Remember that $120 per year dining credit where you earned up to $10 per month back for purchases at certain restaurants and food delivery services?  Now they’ve added Boxed.com to the list of available merchants for this credit.  This should make the dining credit much…

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