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[Updated 7/24/20 with new Amex info] Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions
[Updated 7/24/20 with new Amex info] Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

[Updated 7/24/20 with new Amex info] Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

***UPDATES AS OF 7/24/2020*** This morning, we got some important additional data related to our grocery spend on Amex Hilton and Marriott co-branded credit cards. We wanted to share this information with Middle Age Miles readers right away, given that…

Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions
Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

If you’ve landed here, you’ll probably want to see our updated article that discusses some additional data points on the Amex Hilton and Marriott cards. Introduction Over the past few months, several credit cards introduced promotional short-term bonus earning categories…

Grocery Shopping = Points Galore: Sizing Up the New Grocery Bonus Offers
Grocery Shopping = Points Galore: Sizing Up the New Grocery Bonus Offers

Grocery Shopping = Points Galore: Sizing Up the New Grocery Bonus Offers

Introduction Over the past couple of days, we’ve seen Amex and Chase come out with numerous bonus offers for spend at supermarkets. We wanted to line up all the bonuses and compare their points-earning rates, so we can analyze how…

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?…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges

We’re chock-full of Middle Age Miles News & Notes on MLK Day after a long flight from DFW to Seattle. But first, a quick moment in honor of Dr. King and his contributions to America and our civil rights movement.…

Keep or Cancel – Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless – and Did We Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless – and Did We Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless – and Did We Get a Retention Offer?

Executive Summary After the $95 annual fee posted recently on our Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card (Boundless), we analyzed the costs and benefits of the card, as always, and we made retention calls to Chase. In summary: We decided to…

Marriott Free Night Certificates Can Be Used With Cash to Book Upgraded Rooms and Suites
Marriott Free Night Certificates Can Be Used With Cash to Book Upgraded Rooms and Suites

Marriott Free Night Certificates Can Be Used With Cash to Book Upgraded Rooms and Suites

Introduction Marriott free night certificates are fairly widely available as anniversary benefits on several Marriott co-branded credit cards. These cards offer an anniversary free night certificate worth up to 50,000 points: Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card (formerly Amex SPG Luxury)…

Changes to Amex & Chase Marriott/SPG Cards – All of the Details, and Our Take on All the Changes
Changes to Amex & Chase Marriott/SPG Cards – All of the Details, and Our Take on All the Changes

Changes to Amex & Chase Marriott/SPG Cards – All of the Details, and Our Take on All the Changes

For several months, we’ve known that Amex and Chase would be modifying their Marriott and SPG cards. We’ve known that SPG branding would be eliminated, and in light of Marriott’s recent announcement that its loyalty program would be renamed “Bonvoy”…