Category Archives: American Express

Are Credit Card/Airline Miles for Suckers?

Update: American Express has removed the ability to see what purchases were made through their mall.  You can no longer easily track if your bonuses will post to your Membership Rewards account.  Furthermore, they are now stating that bonus points … Continue reading

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Best Credit Card for Car Rental Insurance (in the US)

Normally, I rarely rent a car.  But given my planned increase in travel in 2012, I decided to take a moment to actually read the credit card insurance benefits covering car rentals and the fine print, to figure out what … Continue reading

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Commentary Regus Gold Membership

Today, my Regus gold membership card arrived.  Regus usually charges $15 per month($180/year) for the gold Businessworld membership, which gives you free walk-in access to business lounges, cafes, free refreshments, and free internet.  It also entitles you to a 10% … Continue reading

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From Debit Cards to American Express Platinum

Debit card usage has risen dramatically in the United States in the last several years.  Today, the majority of POS retail transactions are debit card swipes.  Millions of people are cutting up their credit cards and relying on debit cards. … Continue reading

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American Express Gift Chain

American Express is currently running a new promotion called the Gift Chain, where you register your card, shop at selected online retailers, and you receive special gifts for purchases greater than $25 (up to 10 gifts per card). Participating retailers … Continue reading

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American Express Platinum to-do list

The American Express card has quite a few benefits associated with it, but unfortunately you have to register for many of them in order for them to become effective. Register and activate the card.  Unlike a lot of cards, you … Continue reading

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Complimentary Starwood Preferred Gold Status

Last week I received Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Gold status via the American Express Platinum card.  Since it was a free benefit, I called and was transferred to SPG to complete the enrollment.  My status was instantly updated to gold.  … Continue reading

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