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Up to 20K Membership Rewards points w/ targeted AU bonuses

American Express is sending out targeted email offers to earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points for each authorized user added to your account (after they spend $500 in the first 3 months) for up to four authorized users. That’s a nice and easy 20K if you are targeted and have people to add. The Deal Get 5,000 Membership Rewards points for adding an authorized user after they spend $500 in the first 3 months (up to 20K…

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Why it’s not worth earning (most) hotel points

There are 17 hotel credit cards found on our best offers page. After completing the minimum spending requirements to earn the welcome offer, there is little reason to spend a dime on the vast majority of them. Cash back is quickly becoming a larger and larger part of my miles-and-points strategy, and not just for cash: you can earn more hotel points per dollar spent with a cash back credit card in most instances. Marriott…

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(EXPIRED) 15% cash back at HP or 10x Avios; stack w/ $50 back on $250 & more

TopCashBack is currently offering 15% back on HP Consumer products. Alternatively, the British Airways Shopping Portal is offering 10 Avios per dollar — though it’s worth noting that with the various airline shopping portal bonuses noted in this morning’s Last Chance Deals, you might be able to get nearly that many miles per dollar spent through several airline programs. These offers are well-timed as there is also a targeted current Amex Offer available on  some cards…

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On my mind (Amex airline fee credits and gift card edition)

Amex Platinum and Gold cards offer a perk that helps offset the large annual fees: airline incidental fee reimbursements.  The idea is that when you use these cards on your selected airline to pay for incidental fees (checked bags, seat assignment fees, change fees, etc.) then Amex will reimburse that fee.  Platinum cards offer up to $200 back per calendar year, and the Amex Gold card offers up to $100 back. For years, many cardholders…

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Stack it: 10% back at Dell with new offer, look to stack with $100 back

There’s a new targeted Amex Offer out this morning good for 10% back at Dell. This offer is showing up on Amex business cards. I found it on a Business Platinum card, which is awesome because one of the key features of that card is a semi-annual $100 credit for purchases at Dell (once between January and June and once between July and December). If you have this new 10% back offer (good up to $1500 back), you could potentially…

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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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Update: Possibly targeted Increased referral offers: Everyday, Everyday Preferred after minimum purchases

Update: This post was about increased offers that we saw this afternoon when updating our Best Offers page. However, it appears that they may be targeted and as such the offers shown below are once again the standard offers. See the updated post Better than best offers on some cards for more information on other offers that may be available to some. Those who have read our Membership Rewards sweet spots post and are on the…

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Amex Adding Terms Excluding Gift Card Purchases To Some Cards

Kroger Gift Card Rack

American Express has started adding terms to some credit and charge cards excluding gift card purchases. While those terms aren’t being enforced right now, it doesn’t bode well for the future given how restrictive Amex has become. Chuck at DoC highlighted this the other day. For example, the Blue Cash Everyday card has terms not only excluding gift card purchases from being eligible towards minimum spend requirements for a signup bonus, but also for earning…

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(EXPIRED) Stack it: $100 Home Depot GC + $10 VGC for $100; get 30% back with targeted offer [7/24 only]

Newegg.com is offering a $100 Home Depot Gift Card with a bonus $10 Vanilla eVisa gift card for $100 until midnight pacific on 7/24/19 (though I doubt it’ll last that long). That’s not a bad deal in itself, but it gets hot if you’ve got the (targeted) Amex Offer good for 30% back on Newegg purchases (which is good for up to $100 back). That would make your out-of-pocket cost just $70 for a $100…

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