New Amex Platinum Enhancements to Begin March 30th!

Rejoice, Amex Platinum cardholders, some awesome new benefits coming your way March 30th: $15 a month on Uber credits/$35 in December (expire at the end of the month) when you link your Platinum card to your ber account 5x points on hotels when booked through Amex The card now comes in a metal form factor, similar to its competitors like the Sapphire Reserve Increased fee … Continue reading New Amex Platinum Enhancements to Begin March 30th!

Chase Ink Preferred In-branch 100k Offer Will Begin March 12th

Rumor mill post, but a rumor worth spreading! Multiple souces have reported that Chase will begin an in-branch offer of its new Ink Preferred card with 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points beginning March 12th. If a true, this is an extremely lucrative offer, 2ok more points than the current 80k offer to be exact, and a play for Chase to get not just the personal card … Continue reading Chase Ink Preferred In-branch 100k Offer Will Begin March 12th

Amex Business Platinum Offer Downgrades to 75,000 Points after $20k spend, But Still a Great Deal for Some

The Amex Business Platinum Card has had a great run over the past few months. Ever since the Chase Sapphire Reserve card came out, Amex has been trying to claim its place in the premium card market. Though the card has a hefty $450 annual fee, cardholders get $200 in annual travel credits and incredible value via the 50% Pay with Points rebate and Amex Centurion … Continue reading Amex Business Platinum Offer Downgrades to 75,000 Points after $20k spend, But Still a Great Deal for Some

Flight Review: Turkish Airlines Flight TK79 Istanbul to San Francisco (Business Class)

Turkish 79 Istanbul (IST) – San Francisco (SFO) Sunday, August 7th, 2016 Depart: 1:05PM Arrive: 4:19PM Duration: 15hr54min Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR Seat: 1D (Business Class) Heading back from a European vacation through Berlin, Munich, and Barcelona, I decided to head back to SF through Turkish Airlines using Aeroplan miles (transferred from SPG). This flight cost me 45k SPG points, with a redemption of xx One of … Continue reading Flight Review: Turkish Airlines Flight TK79 Istanbul to San Francisco (Business Class)

Flight Review: Etihad Business Class 777 Abu Dhabi to San Francisco

Etihad 183 Abu Dhabi (AUH) – San Francisco (SFO) Sunday, August 7th, 2016 Depart: 2:31AM Arrive: 7:25AM Duration: 15hr54min Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR Seat: 13A (Business Class) This was a flight that actually originated in Delhi, but I am reviewing the conneciting from AUH to SFO as it was a much longer flight (16 hours!) and thus a better flight to review. The Etihad Business Class Lounge … Continue reading Flight Review: Etihad Business Class 777 Abu Dhabi to San Francisco

Chase SAPPHIRE ELITE/RESERVE to launch AUGUST 21st (100k UR Sign up bonus)

It has been confirmed by Chase that the new Chase Sapphire Reserve card will launch August 21st. Since the news has leaked, here are some details on this exciting new card product from Chase: The Sapphire Elite/Sapphire Reserve card will enter the market as a competitor to high end/premium travel cards like AMEX Platinum and Citi Prestige. Expect an annual fee to match those cards … Continue reading Chase SAPPHIRE ELITE/RESERVE to launch AUGUST 21st (100k UR Sign up bonus)

Southwest now offering TSA Precheck for 9,000 Rapid Rewards Points

Southwest is now offering a certificate that covers TSA Precheck application fees for 9,000 Rapid Rewards points. I fully recommend TSA Pre to any traveller, namely because of these amazing benefits: When screening, no need to remove: Shoes Laptops 3-1-1 liquids Belts Light jackets TSA Precheck lines are consistently shorter than standards security lines at most airports. But even given the benefits, this offer begs the … Continue reading Southwest now offering TSA Precheck for 9,000 Rapid Rewards Points

[Targeted] 10k Starpoints bonus for SPG Business AMEX cardholders

Amex is targeting SPG Business cardholders with a 10k bonus point offer. If you’ve been targeted, after registering, you can receive an additional 5,000 SPG points after $5,000 in spend. Usually the earning structure is 1 SPG points/dollar, but here you get a chance to boost it to 2x for $5,000 spend. SPG is my favorite points currency because of their incredible value in being … Continue reading [Targeted] 10k Starpoints bonus for SPG Business AMEX cardholders

My thoughts on the Costco/Citi Visa Fiasco

If you transitioned recently from a Costco Amex card to a Citi Costco Anywhere Visa card to  make purchases this week at Costco, you may have had a less than optimal experience. According to the  New York Times,  Bloomberg, and countless other websites, lots of Costco shoppers who made the switch from the Costco Amex to Costco Citi Visa got declines, multiple cards sent in … Continue reading My thoughts on the Costco/Citi Visa Fiasco

Get up to 75,000 easy Jetblue points through this incredible Virgin America points match promo (read further if you have SPG or MR points)

I’ve seen some great status and points match offers in my day, but none quite as good as this. With this promo, Jetblue will match your Virgin America Elevate points up (up to 75,000 of them!) when you take a paid roundtrip JetBlue flight between now and 8/31 and send them a screenshot of your Virgin America points balance? Dont have Virgin America points? You … Continue reading Get up to 75,000 easy Jetblue points through this incredible Virgin America points match promo (read further if you have SPG or MR points)