The End Of An Era – Saying Goodbye To Our SPG AMEX Cards

It was a day I knew was coming but I didn’t think it would get here so soon.

As part of the rearranging of the Marriott Bonvoy co-brand credit card portfolios, American Express lost the right to issue the entry-level Bonvoy personal card. Now, if you want a Marriott personal card with a sub-$100 annual fee, you’ll have to apply for the Bonvoy Boundless card from Chase.

American Express could no longer market the card to new members but everyone with the card was allowed to keep it. The card was given the very exciting name “Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card.”

Cardholders were told to keep using their old cards until they would be replaced when the cards were approaching their expiration dates.

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Credit Card Review: American Express Business Gold Card

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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Check Out All Of These Hotel Offers From AMEX

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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