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YTD Spend Prior to Amex Hilton Ascend-to-Aspire Upgrade Counts Toward $60k Aspire Free Night Threshold

YTD Spend Prior to Amex Hilton Ascend-to-Aspire Upgrade Counts Toward $60k Aspire Free Night Threshold

This post is about a small nuance that’s right there in the Amex Terms & Conditions – but that I didn’t know or expect: When you upgrade an Amex Hilton Ascend/Surpass card to an Aspire card, all purchases that you…

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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…

Approved for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Using a Still-Working Link – Experiment Success! [UPDATED: Sign-Up Bonus Confirmed!] [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

Approved for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Using a Still-Working Link – Experiment Success! [UPDATED: Sign-Up Bonus Confirmed!] [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

UPDATE as of 6/26/2019 – Unfortunately, the “unofficial” link to apply for a US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa card that we discussed in this article is now dead. Congratulations to those who heeded our advice and picked up this…

Can You Stack Shopping Portal Benefits with Using a Club Level Upgrade Certificate from the Ritz Carlton Visa Card? (Experiment-in-Progress)

Can You Stack Shopping Portal Benefits with Using a Club Level Upgrade Certificate from the Ritz Carlton Visa Card? (Experiment-in-Progress)

Introduction At Middle Age Miles, we love to experiment with different points-and-miles strategies and then share our results with our readers, in hopes that it’ll benefit the community. In this experiment, we wanted to explore the notoriously hard-to-use Club Level…

Taking a Flyer – Using a Still-Live Link to Apply for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Card [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

Taking a Flyer – Using a Still-Live Link to Apply for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Card [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

UPDATE as of 6/26/2019 – Unfortunately, the “unofficial” link to apply for a US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa card that we discussed in this article is now dead. Congratulations to those who heeded our advice and picked up this…