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Get a Better Sign-up Bonus on Amex Business Cards by Calling

I want to start off by saying that this trick is very YMMV, but I think it’s worth putting out there. For two American Express business cards, Amex Business Gold and Amex Business Platinum, it’s possible to get a better sign-up bonus by simply calling and asking. Normally, the sign-up bonus for the Amex Business…

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I Guess I’m Keeping My Amex Platinum for Another Year…

Last Thanksgiving, I applied for the Amex Platinum through a leaked link offering 100,000 points for spending $3,000 in three months. My annual fee was due and I was fully planning on cancelling the card. I even wrote about how I’d miss one of my favorite, underrated benefits of being an Amex Platinum cardholder! Reasons…

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American Express Centurion Lounge Review: Philly (PHL)

Last month, I flew down to Philly to visit friends from college. Lucky for me, the new Amex Centurion Lounge at Philadelphia International Airport was open! While I am still curious about Minute Suites, I couldn’t pass up a chance to check out the new Centurion Lounge. Here’s my review of the American Express Centurion…

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Changes to American Express Hilton Credit Card Portfolio and My One Complaint

Earlier this month, American Express announced a refresh of their Hilton credit cards. The highlights of these changes are: 1. Hilton Honors will no longer have foreign transaction fees. If you’re a Citi Hilton Honors cardholder, you’ll be transitioned to this card in 2018. 2. Hilton Honors Ascend: Hilton Honors Surpass will transition to this card in…

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American Express Membership Rewards: Everything You Need to Know

American Express Membership Rewards is one of the best credit card rewards currencies out there. Membership Rewards points are valued at $0.01 each for most non-travel redemptions, including statement credits and most gift cards, but you can get the best value by using points for travel. Here’s everything you need to know about earning, transferring, and redeeming…

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Credit Cards That Earn American Express Membership Rewards Points

American Express Membership Rewards is a points currency similar to Chase Ultimate Rewards. Points are worth $0.01 for non-travel redemptions, but are most valuable when redeemed for travel. Like with Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express has a number of hotel and airline partners to which you can transfer points. The flexibility of these points is what makes them…