American Express has one of the most generous referral policies of all the major banks. If you have an AMEX card, you’re able to generate a referral link that’ll reward you with points, miles or cash, depending on the card, when someone is approved for a card . Where AMEX differs from other banks is that not only can you refer people for the same card that you have, but they can also sign up for any number of other cards and you’ll still get the referral bonus.
These are only some of the cards available with one of our AMEX referral links:
Today we received an email from American Express with a referral offer for the Everyday Preferred card. It’s a tempting offer for a card that normally doesn’t have that great of a signup bonus.
But there’s a catch to the offer, which I’ll get to in a second…
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Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!
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When it comes to applying for new credit cards, you need to play by the rules. Each bank needs to balance its ability to extend new lines of credit against the expense of giving miles or points to every person applying for a new card (or cards). Therefore they all have their own set of rules in place to try and accomplish this goal. Whether these restrictions are successful or not, only the banks know for sure, but for the time being, as points and miles collectors, this is the environment we’re in, so we need to adapt or die.
When writing about cards issued by American Express and Chase, I thought to myself, “Which one of these rules do I hate the least?” Neither of their rules are perfect, but if you know what you’re doing, you can learn to live with both banks. I’ve come to the decision that while both banks are opaque with their restrictions, I’d rather deal with one bank more than the other.
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American Express has been revamping each card in their charge card portfolio over the past several years. These changes have added new cardholder benefits, increased Membership Rewards point-earning opportunities and, unfortunately, higher annual fees. If you’re curious what are the differences between charge cards and credit cards, check out this article.
When it comes to the American Express Business charge cards, the Gold version of the card, previously known as the Business Gold Rewards card, was renamed to just the Business Gold Card. If you decide that you want to sign up for this card, or any of the American Express business credit cards, we’d appreciate if you use our link. We receive Membership Rewards points for each referral and that helps us keep Your Mileage May Vary HQ going strong.
Are the new benefits of the card worth the higher annual fee?
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For a while, I wasn’t really checking our AMEX Offers. Unless I’d read about a particularly good one, I wasn’t going through them on all of our cards. I’ll admit it, I was a slacker.
After looking at all the restaurant offers that are currently available, I dug through my accounts to look at the travel offers. Boy, there are a bunch of them!
I don’t think I’ll be able to use them because most of our upcoming stays are paid for with points but if you’re going to have a paid hotel stay in the next few months, it would pay to check them out.
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