Delta and Alaska Tweak Elite Programs, New Amex Sync Deal, and More!

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Here are a few quick updates from the miles and points world…

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  1. Being a smidge (or is that Smi/J) fed up with UA, looks like I should learn more about being wlite witth Alaskan. They are easy for me to fly from SFO on west coast, and these are all good SF international flight options. Time for a little research. Thanks.

  2. Summer,

    As a long-time and frequent reader but rare commenter, I wanted to check with you about AMEX Sync to make sure that everyone is getting the benefit of their AMEX offers. Since you posted the Amazon deal, I’ve been checking the “my offers” tabs in my AMEX account and have been able to add and redeem several deals that have otherwise been mentioned here and elsewhere as being redeemable via tweet/AMEX Sync only. I just checked and J. Crew is now in my list of offers as well. Just wanted to make sure that you and everyone knew that it seems like AMEX is transitioning these deals to WITHIN the account without the need to use AMEX Sync, and so for those (like me) who don’t like to use Twitter for promotional tweets, forgoing that option altogether is now possible.

    Whew — did that make any sense? I’m not sure! TL;DR, I’m getting all these AMEX Sync offers without having to tweet and I think many readers would appreciate a clarification!

    Thanks for all you do!

    • Amanda, yes many absolutely are in the “my offers” tab and I try to mention that frequently, but you are right can’t be mentioned enough. The advantage of twitter is that everyone (who has twitter) can do it right away without having to worry about whether or not that offer is in their account, but I’m grateful Amex has lots of ways to save!

  3. I got caught out by the Amex offer on amazon. Not only did it not bill the order as one, it split it up and used a different method of payment altogether, my visa which was default payment stored. So be careful and probably delete your other method of payment.

  4. I synced my AE Blue sky CC for the Amex Amazon $25 offer, and now I received this email from Blue Sky, Blue Sky® Rewards Introducing new gift card partners Enjoy holiday shopping now that you can redeem for,* Starbucks, and Zappos gift cards.** It offers Gift Card Starting at 3,250 Blue Sky Points for $25 Amazon GC purchase. Do you think if I buy 3 cards totaling $75 on Amex site, it would trigger the $25 credit too or does the purchase of GC have to be made on Amazon’s site?

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