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5 Reasons to Get the Limited Time Starwood 35K Credit Card Bonuses!


The miles and points question I get asked the very most by a wide margin is how do I earn the miles and points I use to travel with my family? I sort of hate the question not because my tactics are sketchy or secret, but because my answer is very boring. Over 90% of the answer is that I apply for rewards credit cards when bonuses are increased, strategically use those cards to leverage my everyday spending, and take advantage…

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Amex Limiting Family’s Complimentary Access to Centurion Lounges?!

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Update: You can move this from rumor to confirmed. Amex has now confirmed with me that beginning March 30, 2017, the Centurion Lounge guest policy for Platinum Card® Members will change. All Platinum Card® Members will be limited to two total guests at no additional charge. One-day passes for any additional guests, including immediate family members, may be purchased for $50. All individuals, regardless of age, will count towards the 2-guest-maximum for Platinum.” The Amex Centurion Lounge network has certainly made…

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Changes Reportedly Coming to Amex Business Platinum Card

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Last week I shared that The Platinum Card® from American Express was getting some new benefits, and unfortunately a higher annual fee to go along with them beginning at the end of March. The biggest additions to the personal card from my point of view were the ability to earn 5x points on hotels booked directly via and $200 in annual Uber credits, dolled out in monthly increments. You can read all about the changes here. For some, the changes…

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Awesome New Amex Offers at Embassy Suites, MGM Grand, and More!

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You never know when an Amex Offer will pop up on one of your Amex card accounts and either save you some money or earn you some extra points on various purchases. The only sure-fire way to know what offers are available to you is to log-in to your online Amex account and take a look (process outlined below), but to save you a little time I want to highlight a few new Amex Offers valid at Park City, Undercover Tourist,…

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Amex Platinum Gets New Perks, New 5x Category, New Annual Fee

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In the last year or so we have seen lots of dramatic improvements for some of the most premium rewards credit cards that come with annual fees in the $400 – $500+ range. Last year, The Platinum Card® from American Express made some improvements like awarding 5x Membership Reward points for flights booked directly with airlines or via Amex Travel. As of today they now have some more changes, benefits, and 5x earnings to go along with last year’s enhancements! New Amex…

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Getting $710 Cash Back in 12 Months With Limited Time Offer!

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I’m a miles and points girl more than a “cash back” girl, but that doesn’t mean that cash back offers don’t catch my attention from time to time. I mean, can you really go wrong with cold hard cash? Obviously not, at least not at the right percentage. Along those lines, two Amex cards that award cash back have interesting new limited time offers that award as much as 10% back in a popular bonus category of US restaurants…on top…

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Ending This Week: 10x at Restaurants, 2x Elsewhere, and More!


THE BLUE FOR BUSINESS OFFER REFERENCED BELOW IS NO LONGER OFFERED. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED OFFER. Earlier this month a pretty under-rated credit card sign-up bonus was scheduled to end, but it then got a last minute extension through this coming Wednesday, February 22nd. The new expiration date is coming this week, so if you missed it on the first pass and are looking for a card that won’t impact your Chase 5/24 status due to being a small business card,…

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5 Reasons To Apply for the Increased SPG Amex Offer

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Yesterday the sign-up bonus from both the SPG Amex and the Business SPG Amex jumped from 25,000 points to 35,000 total points! This is only the second time the bonus has gone up to 35,000 points, and the last time was about a year ago. In other words, this is a true increase to this sign-up bonus that does not come around frequently. There are some very real reasons to seriously consider pulling the trigger on one or both of…

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Limited Time: Up to 35,000 Bonus SPG Points Via SPG Amex Cards!

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Big, big news this morning for those who love SPG points! Two of my very favorite cards, the Starwood Preferred Guest Amex and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Amex, have temporarily increased their sign-up bonuses to their highest total points level! The normal number of sign-up bonus points for these cards are a total of 25,000 bonus points. They have gone to 30,000 points once a year in many years, and last year they once spiked to the 35,000 point level. Now…

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Earn 20,000 Bonus Points on Air France Airfare Via Amex Offers!

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We haven’t seen a ton of new and really exciting Amex Offers in the last couple of weeks, but there is one today that is great if it happens to align with your upcoming travel spending patterns! How Amex Offers Work: For those not familiar, Amex Offers are available on your various American Express cards, even on cards with no annual fee such as The Amex EveryDaySM Credit Card and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN. You must load…

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