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Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards
Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards

Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards

Introduction First, I apologize for the continued large gaps between posts. Sometimes real life takes precedence over the blog, and I’ve been buried in activities related to selling our current house and moving into our new townhouse. Today, though, there’s…

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Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card
Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card

Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card

Executive Summary In our opinion, the keep-or-cancel decision on the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business card comes down to a single question (barring a good retention offer): Do you think it’s worth the $125 annual fee to get a 35,000-point Marriott…

AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives
AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives

AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives

Introduction If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you already know that AA terminated my AAdvantage account recently, as part of their recent waves of account shutdowns. I’ve been reporting at each stage of my lockdown and eventual termination,…

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?
Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Introduction We’re a little later than we wanted to be in publishing this article for 2020, but once again we thought it would be useful to review some big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you…

No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?
No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?

No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?

The Offer Yesterday, Philly received a targeted email from Amex with the subject line, “Give your business more power with another Business Platinum Card.” The email expressly recognizes that she already has a Business Platinum card and invites her to…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

This article is Part 3 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are links to Parts 1 and 2, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

This article is Part 2 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are link to Parts 1 & 3, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 1: Our Cards and Breakdowns by Annual Fee and Date Acquired
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 1: Our Cards and Breakdowns by Annual Fee and Date Acquired

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 1: Our Cards and Breakdowns by Annual Fee and Date Acquired

This article is part of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are links to Parts 2 & 3, and once published we’ll add a link to the Epilogue: * Part 2 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020? –…

Executing on Our Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Downgrade, Plus Future Strategy Options & Considerations
Executing on Our Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Downgrade, Plus Future Strategy Options & Considerations

Executing on Our Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Downgrade, Plus Future Strategy Options & Considerations

Introduction Back in August 2019, we examined the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card in detail and analyzed our keep/cancel/product-change strategy for the card as it approached its first anniversary: Middle Age Miles: Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant – New Anniversary Offer…