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Middle Age Miles News & Notes 5/4/2020 – MCGC deal; Rakuten 15%/15x (and 10%/10x for Dell); Amex Biz Plat credit; UPromise
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 5/4/2020 – MCGC deal; Rakuten 15%/15x (and 10%/10x for Dell); Amex Biz Plat credit; UPromise

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 5/4/2020 – MCGC deal; Rakuten 15%/15x (and 10%/10x for Dell); Amex Biz Plat credit; UPromise

Happy Star Wars Day from Middle Age Miles – May the Fourth be with you! Following up on Friday’s big announcements from Amex and Chase, especially with respect to earning bonus points for grocery store spend, we’re already seeing another…

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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 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?…

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

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

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…

MS DPs – Episode 5 – 2 $250 Vanilla MCGCs from Sam’s Club
MS DPs – Episode 5 – 2 $250 Vanilla MCGCs from Sam’s Club

MS DPs – Episode 5 – 2 $250 Vanilla MCGCs from Sam’s Club

In Episode 5 of our Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DPs) series, we’ll look at two $250 variable-load Vanilla Mastercard Gift Cards (MCGCs) that we purchased from Sam’s Club on July 24. The driver for a Sam’s Club deal, aside…

MS DPs – Episode 2 – $200 MCGC from Staples
MS DPs – Episode 2 – $200 MCGC from Staples

MS DPs – Episode 2 – $200 MCGC from Staples

In Episode 2 of our Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DPs) series, we’ll look at a $200 Mastercard Gift Card (MCGC) that we purchased from Staples last week (mid-July 2019), during a promotion where this card could be purchased with…

Our Cheap AA Flights Did *Not* Trigger the Amex Airline Fee Credit – Experiment Failure!
Our Cheap AA Flights Did *Not* Trigger the Amex Airline Fee Credit – Experiment Failure!

Our Cheap AA Flights Did *Not* Trigger the Amex Airline Fee Credit – Experiment Failure!

Background In light of American Airlines gift cards (AA GCs) no longer triggering the Amex airline fee credits (see our article here: Are AA Gift Cards Really Triggering the Amex Airline Fee Credit Again? As of Now, We Don’t Think…

Are AA Gift Cards Really Triggering the Amex Airline Fee Credit Again? As of Now, We Don’t Think So [UPDATED 6/25/19: Dead; No Credits for AA GCs]
Are AA Gift Cards Really Triggering the Amex Airline Fee Credit Again? As of Now, We Don’t Think So [UPDATED 6/25/19: Dead; No Credits for AA GCs]

Are AA Gift Cards Really Triggering the Amex Airline Fee Credit Again? As of Now, We Don’t Think So [UPDATED 6/25/19: Dead; No Credits for AA GCs]

[UPDATE as of 6/25/2019, 2:30 pm Central time – Numerous data points found in Comments to the Doctor of Credit article we referenced in this article as well as in this FlyerTalk thread indicate that, after 6/14/2019, AA GCs consistently…

Do Cheap AA Flights Really Trigger Amex Airline Fee Credits?
Do Cheap AA Flights Really Trigger Amex Airline Fee Credits?

Do Cheap AA Flights Really Trigger Amex Airline Fee Credits?

Introduction & Short Answer So, do cheap American Airlines (AA) flights really trigger Amex airline fee credits, like those on the Amex Platinum, personal Gold and Hilton Aspire cards? Maybe. We have some positive data points on cheap AA flight…