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The Biggest Credit Card Bonus I’ve Ever Seen

A few years back people went crazy when I posted about the Amex Platinum 100K Bonus. And for good reason – at that time, those points were worth quite a bit more than they are today (devaluations have taken their toll). Last year I took advantage of a 150K bonus offer for a Business Amex…

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Redeem AeroMexico Miles for 67,000 Miles RT Business Class to Europe!

AeroMexico Award Chart

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet?   American Express provides a lot of quirky/unusual transfer partners, and most of the time we rightly just look elsewhere for award redemptions. AeroMexico is a transfer partner of US American Express Membership Rewards and they’re currently running a transfer bonus of 20% through March 3, 2015.…

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Amex Is Giving Out A Lot of Free Money – Get Yours Now!

  American Express has had a tab called “Amex Offers for You” for quite some time once you log in to your online account. The offers are often good in terms of the free money, but are usually at stores that aren’t particularly useful for most people as they’d have to go out of their…

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Amex Transfer Bonuses to SPG and Virgin Atlantic

SPG Transfer Bonus

American Express has become less valuable in my opinion over the last couple of months due to changes to credit card bonuses and limits on transferring points. That combined with the fact that Amex hasn’t run any meaningful transfer bonuses recently made me want to mostly avoid racking up Membership Rewards points. Currently, however, Amex…

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American Express Membership Rewards Devalues

Delta Transfer Limit

There were two big changes announced today that affect the American Express Membership Rewards program, and therefore all of us, negatively: The Premier Rewards Gold Card will no longer earn a 15,000 point bonus on $30,000 annual spend starting in 2015. Transfers into Delta SkyMiles will be capped at 250,000 per year per account starting…

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Important Credit Card Updates

SPG Amex

Some important credit card updates this week: Ink Bold/Plus 60K Offer Ending June 1st The increased 60K offer is supposedly ending on 6/1, so if you were planning to get the card, now is the time. The normal offer is 50K, so it’s not the end of the world if you miss it. Still, you…

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Get Up To 150K Membership Rewards Points for the Business Amex Platinum Card

Devaluations have hit hotel and airline loyalty programs pretty hard the last couple of years. That means redemption levels have increased significantly for some programs, particularly Hilton and United, but also with Southwest, Hyatt, Club Carlson, and Delta in recent months. This is a fact of life for loyalty programs and should be expected by…

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How to Use Bluebird and Vanilla Reloads


Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet? UPDATE: Note that you can no longer purchase Vanilla Reloads from CVS and most other locations using a credit card. Some locations do still allow it, but it’s VERY regional and VERY YMMV. You can still load Bluebird with PIN-enabled gift cards by taking them to any…

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