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How to Get Big Value from the Starwood Amex Sign-Up Bonuses

The longer-term future for the SPG program and the SPG co-branded Amex credit cards is not yet clear given the acquisition of Starwood by Marriott, but in the here and now, I believe SPG points to be the most valuable type of mile or point out there. The SPG program is one of my favorites as high-quality stays can be had for a reasonable number of points. In fact, I’m 95% sure I will be mattress running for Platinum SPG status…

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Surprise, Surprise, I May Be Mattress Running for SPG Platinum Status

I really thought my hardcore mattress running days were behind me. With shifting travel patterns and Hyatt moving to elite qualification on nights instead of being able to qualify on stays or nights, we just seemed to be beyond the days of checking into a hotel just for the stay credit. While that was fun at times, overall I was not sad in the slightest that the mattress running phase of my life was probably over as it always felt…

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How To Use 30% Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic

If you can time your flexible point transfers with periodic transfer bonuses then you can basically create more points out of thin air. Right now through November 30, 2017, there is a 30% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. This means that 1,000 Amex Membership Reward points will equal 1,300 Flying Club Miles for a limited time. This also means that you can fly from some points in the US to the UK in economy from…

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How to Save $60 or More at Aspen Snowmass This Year

I have already shared how you can ski or board at Snowmass for just $6.50 on one special day this year to celebrate their 50th anniversary, but there is now another deal available to save you money at all of the Aspen Snowmass Mountains. On several of my Amex cards there is an offer to either get a $60 statement credit or 6,000 bonus Amex Membership Reward points when you spend $300 in one or more Aspen Snowmass transactions by January 12, 2018. This…

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Save up to $50 on Amazon Order Using 1 Membership Reward Points (Probably Targeted)

I’ve saved a ton of money on Amazon over the past few years thanks to various promotions and offers they have run where using as few as one Amex Membership Reward point resulted in saving money on the Amazon order. This morning as I was ordering us some very important things from Amazon like paper towels and coffee, I saw a banner ad that awarded 20% off my Amazon order if I used as few as one Membership Reward point after activating the…

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Save $60 on Starwood Stays and More With New Amex Offers

Amex Offers are a really great way to save money or earn extra points on the purchases you make with your Amex cards. You never know when good Amex Offers will pop up on one of your Amex accounts. The only sure-fire way to know exactly what offers are available to you is to log-in to your online account and take a look (process outlined below), but to save you a little time I want to highlight a few new Amex Offers…

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Limited Time Increased Bonus for the SPG Business Amex!

The value of miles and points is something that is ever-changing and much-debated, but one portion of that debate that most seem to agree on is that the most valuable type of point is the Starwood Preferred Guest point. There may not be consensus on an exact value per point, but most would likely agree the value is north of two cents each. I routinely get at least 3 – 4 cents return per redeemed SPG point. These points are…

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The Amex Centurion Lounges Further Tighten Up Access Policies

Since the Amex Centurion Lounges opened several years ago, you have been able to access them with a same-day boarding pass for no charge if you held an Amex Platinum Card or Centurion Card such as The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN, The Platinum Card® from American Express, and even co-branded versions, such as the Mercedes Benz Platinum Card. However, if you didn’t have an Amex Platinum or Centurion Card you could still get in with any Amex card and…

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100,000 Hilton Points + Valuable Weekend Anniversary Night Offer (Expired)

The Hilton offers in this post have expired, please head here for up to date credit card offers. Today (October 3, 2017) is the last full day you can get in on a pretty great hotel reward credit card sign-up bonus before it drops back down to a lower level tomorrow. If history is an indicator, after today not only will the number of sign-up bonus points drop down from the current 100,000 point level, but my favorite part of the increased…

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Limited Time: Earn 70,000 Miles With Increased Delta Amex Bonus!

I have a confession, I really like Delta SkyMiles even though they sometimes do crazy things. They may not be the best type of mile to earn if you only want to fly around the world in first class, but they are a very good type of mile to have to hop around the country, to the Caribbean, and beyond. Along those lines, there is great, great news this morning if you missed out on the increased Delta Amex sign-up bonus…

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