I love to use AMEX Offers. They’re a super-easy way to earn money back from your American Express credit cards. If used often enough, you’re easily able to negate most or all of the annual fees that their cards charge.
Most of the AMEX Offers try to drive you to use a specific merchant. Such as the round of hotel offers from this summer or the discounts on restaurants at Walt Disney World. While these offers have expired, I noticed a new round of offers hit my accounts recently and they’re going to be even easier to use. These offers are targeted towards everyday spending.
I found these offers spread all over our AMEX accounts. Some were only on one card so you’ll have to go through each account. You’re only able to see up to 100 offers in your account at a time, If you look to be maxed out, use the trick from the link in this post to reveal all of your offers.
Here are just some of the offers I found:
Continue reading “Check Your AMEX Accounts For These Easy To Use Offers”
The American Express Platinum Card is one of the “Big Three” premium travel cards. The AMEX Platinum, along with the Citi Prestige and the Chase Sapphire Reserve all earn flexible award points which you can transfer to many different travel partners.
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Since the Sapphire Reserve has kept the same benefits since its introduction and Citi is acting bipolar with their offerings, what about the Platinum Card. Time to give it a look once again.
Continue reading “Credit Card Review: American Express Platinum”
Google Express was the shopping website/portal that never really knew what it wanted to be when it grew up. Not to be confused with the “Shopping” tab when you Google an item, this was a separate service. You could search for an item and it would show you which one, of several online stores you’d never heard of before, carried it and what price you’d pay.
It always felt as if this was the idea of a VP at Google who said: “We need to compete with Amazon.com for online shopping, but we sell no merchandise.” The reason the service existed seemed unclear. Why would you need to buy items to get shipped through Google’s shopping portal? Google already provides you information about where you can buy an item with their main service and that search isn’t limited to the stores who are signed up for the Google Express platform. So why bother?
And now they’ll never get a chance to figure it out:
Continue reading “Farewell Google Express, We Never Really Knew Why You Existed, Anyway”
Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
Continue reading “Hidden AMEX Offers Revealed, New Lounge Fees, Don’t Be THAT Guy, Would YOU Do This?, & More!”
For over twenty years, I’ve had credit cards that earned points or miles. I originally had an American Express Gold travel card that paid me 1.5x points for all travel purchases. Back then, any bonus category was rare, so earning extra Membership Rewards points for my trips was fantastic. I eventually got a Diners Club card because once I was old enough to rent a car (25 years old), the primary renter’s coverage was very important to me (being the son of an insurance claims adjuster helps you set your priorities).
I’ve seen travel cards come and go. It was only about ten years ago that I started getting serious about points and miles. I cautiously waded into the world of credit card sign up bonuses. Continue reading “When It Comes To Earning Points And Miles, I’d Rather Be The Tortoise Than The Hare”