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When It Makes Sense To “Downshift” A Credit Card

Last year, I applied for the Amex Business Rewards Gold card to earn a bonus of 75,000 Membership Rewards points. The annual fee of $175 was waived for the first year, but this month the fee loomed large in the background, because I definitely did not want to pay it […]

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Did You Miss Out On The 100,000 Point AmEx Offer? Here’s Another Chance!

A couple of weeks ago, American Express offered an incredible 100,000 point sign-up bonus for their Platinum Card.  The deal was like a flash sale, and if you blinked, you might have missed it.  Normally, the Amex sign-up bonuses are in the 25,000 range.  Every so often they have a […]

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The Next Big Thing

I got my Platinum AmEx card in the mail a few days ago.   I was not planning on applying for this card, but a very lucrative offer (100,000 Membership Rewards Points) fell into my lap last Monday night, and I decided not to pass it up.  The normal bonus […]

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Crazy AmEx Offer – 100K Points!!

If you were even a teeny bit interested in getting the AmEx Platinum card, this might be the incentive you need to pull the trigger.  I just did and got instantly approved!  I wasn’t planning on applying for any cards for at least another couple of months, but sometimes an […]

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Get a $25 Statement Credit from AmEx with Small Business Saturday

American Express is kicking off the holiday season with a great promotion: register your card today and earn a $25 statement credit when you spend at least $25 at a participating small business on November 24.  You can register as many AmEx cards as you have, and co-branded cards are […]

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I Think I Love AmEx

A few days ago I posted about the “Link, Like, Love” promotion sponsored by AmEx and Costco.  If you sync your AmEx card with your Facebook, Foursquare, or Twitter account, you can get a $25 credit on a $100 Costco.com purchase.  Essentially, this means a 25% discount on everything, because […]

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Having a Holiday Party? Need to Buy Holiday Gifts? Get 25% off EVERYTHING at Costco.

I’m a lapsed Costco member myself.  While I love filling up my cart (and my pantry) with discounted essentials, my “Costco runs” double as social outings, because I go with friends who are Costco members.  So it didn’t make sense for me to join, just for the sake of having […]

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Annual Fee Coming Up on a Credit Card? How to Get a Retention Bonus!

While I love the perks that premium travel cards provide, I am always conscious of the fact that most of these cards charge a fairly hefty annual fee.  Sometimes this fee is waived the first year, and it is easy to conveniently forget about it…until your card anniversary rolls around, […]

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AmEx Platinum Card – Why It’s Worth Its Weight

Before I got into the Points and Miles game, I was scandalized that anyone would pay $450 a year for the “privilege” of carrying an AmEx Platinum card.  I assumed that Platinum cardholders were either insecure or snobby, and that they flashed their cards on purpose to try to impress […]

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Snag an Amazing Deal Using Starwood Preferred Guest “Cash and Points”

If you’ve been eyeing a Starwood Preferred Guest credit card, now’s your chance!  Between now and September 4, 2012, American Express has increased the sign up bonus for the SPG Credit Card from 25,000 Starpoints to 30,000 Starpoints.  This  is an excellent bonus worth hundreds, (or thousands!) of dollars, depending […]

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