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Amex Gold Retention Offer Data Points

Amex Gold Retention Offer Data Points

Introduction The Amex Gold personal card can be a very valuable card for many miles-and-points enthusiasts, with its 4x Membership Rewards (MR) point-earning bonus categories for restaurants worldwide and US supermarkets (up to a $25k cap). It also comes with…

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Huge Gift Card Sale Week (Oct 20-26, 2019) – Office Depot/Max; Staples; Safeway/Just 4 U; Sam’s Club

Huge Gift Card Sale Week (Oct 20-26, 2019) – Office Depot/Max; Staples; Safeway/Just 4 U; Sam’s Club

Just a couple of weeks ago, during the first week of October, we proclaimed the week “the best gift-card buying week of the year. Well, this week is here to challenge with 4 very good (profitable if you know what…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 10/1/19 – Amex-Delta cards; last day for MR-Avios 1.4x transfer bonus; awesome new Amex Offers; Payce reminder

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 10/1/19 – Amex-Delta cards; last day for MR-Avios 1.4x transfer bonus; awesome new Amex Offers; Payce reminder

Well, it’s the first day of the month and the first day of a new quarter. That means lots of new deals and quarterly promotions become available. We’ve already covered the Chase Freedom 5x bonus categories for 4Q19 – Department…

The Rentals.com RentPay No-Fee Amex Deal Worked for Us! – And It’s Still Alive for 1 Payment

The Rentals.com RentPay No-Fee Amex Deal Worked for Us! – And It’s Still Alive for 1 Payment

Introduction In early August 2019, Doctor of Credit published an article on an interesting deal from Rentals.com. In short, the deal was to use Rentals.com’s RentPay service to set up 2 rent payments using an Amex card, and Rentals.com would…

MS DP Series – Follow-Up Part 1 – Reviewing Episodes 1-4

MS DP Series – Follow-Up Part 1 – Reviewing Episodes 1-4

Introduction Our recent Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DP) series proved to be very popular. As regular readers will recall, we started off as total rookies on the subject of MS with Visa Gift Cards (VGCs) and Mastercard Gift Cards…

How We Used Amex Hilton Card Benefits for an Incredible Stay & Experience in Versailles

How We Used Amex Hilton Card Benefits for an Incredible Stay & Experience in Versailles

This article is a way-out-of-sequence part of our Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France. Introduction In an article we published earlier this afternoon, we reviewed our Amex Hilton 2-card upgrade-downgrade strategy and the remarkable haul of…

Our Amex Hilton 2-card Aspire-Surpass Upgrade-Downgrade Strategy – How Has It Worked?

Our Amex Hilton 2-card Aspire-Surpass Upgrade-Downgrade Strategy – How Has It Worked?

Introduction Amex has a terrific lineup of Hilton co-branded credit cards with some terrific sign-up/upgrade offers and benefits. Back in late May/early June, we posted two articles about using two of these cards – the premium Aspire card and the…