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by Hilary Stockton on 12/31/2016
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12/31/2016
How was your 2016 in travel, including frequent flyer miles and points? For us, miles and points are very much a means to an end: flying international first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels and resorts...
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12/29/2016
  Brussels Airlines Business Class is a great way to get to Europe, especially if you can book Brussels Airlines Business Class with Etihad miles. That's because it's just 36,620 miles + ~$100 per person roundtrip. Compare that to some of...
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12/26/2016
  Earn 10,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points by enrolling in Extended Payment "Pay Over Time" option, if you're targeted. This has been an ongoing AMEX targeted offer, which will appear in a green banner as below when you log into...
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12/22/2016
  Refer friends to the 100K AMEX Business Platinum for up to 55,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points, 25K points per successful referral. Here are the details: Refer colleagues or friends to the 100K AMEX Business Platinum to earn up to...
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12/20/2016
  Check your AMEX Offers for 3000 Membership Rewards points after Marriott spend of $200 or more. If you're targeted, this is better than the previous AMEX offer of 2000 AMEX points after Marriott spend of $100 or more, that...
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11/23/2016
  Update: Application Link has expired. Please see Best Travel Credit Cards for the current best credit card offers.  -------- A 100K AMEX Platinum Bonus Offer is available--act fast if you haven't had this card before and want the 100,000 Membership Rewards...
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11/3/2016
Several AMEX Offers are being targeted to card members now, and there are some better travel-related offes than I've seen for awhile. Generally, at least for my AMEX cards, the past few months have had pretty abysmal offers, for retailers...
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10/21/2016
  AMEX Platinum added a 5X airfare benefit effective October 6 2016, and the AMEX Business Platinum added a 1.5X earning rate for transactions of $5000 or more. I was pretty disappointed that the AMEX Business Platinum, which is the...
Square_2x_spg_points_and_amex_membership_rewards_points_at_small_businesses
10/16/2016
  AMEX is offering 2X points at small businesses through the end of 2016, after you enroll your card. Best of all, the offer applies to SPG AMEX cards, as well as AMEX Membership Rewards cards such as the AMEX...
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10/12/2016
  If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, should you keep or cancel the AMEX Platinum? TravelSort reader Jeff writes "I recently got the 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve, and am trying to decide whether to keep or cancel my AMEX...
Square_100k_amex_business_platinum_bonus_offer_worth_it
10/6/2016
  A 100K AMEX Business Platinum signup bonus offer is the highest public offer I've seen for this card, but it comes at a price: you'll need to spend $15,000 to earn the full 100,000 Membership Rewards points. Here are...
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9/12/2016
  Luxury Cruise: AMEX Cruise Privileges Benefits or Earn 3X Points with the Chase Sapphire Reserve? A TravelSort Client and cruiser asks "Should I pay for my cruise with my AMEX Platinum to enjoy the AMEX Cruise Privileges benefits such...
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8/31/2016
  9/1/16 Update: AMEX's new policy is in effect: no more prorated refunds of the annual fee. Have an AMEX card? Today's the last day to get a prorated refund of the annual fee, if you cancel today. Specifically, AMEX's...
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8/16/2016
  I received a 10K ANA credit card bonus offer via email today, which is pathetic by U.S. credit card bonus standards. Here are the details, and then we'll move on to other points transfer options to get ANA miles...
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8/10/2016
  There's a 50% AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to British Airways Avios but is it worth it? Keep in mind that Membership Rewards points normally transfer to Avios at a 1000:800 ratio, so with the 50% bonus, 1000 Membership...
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7/21/2016
  If a 100K AMEX Business Platinum offer arrives but is targeted to another person, can you apply? TravelSort reader Karen writes "I recently moved and sometimes receive junk mail addressed to the previous tenant. But just today, I noticed...
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7/13/2016
  Should you cancel the Citi Prestige or AMEX Platinum if you don't want to pay the annual fee for both cards? TravelSort reader James writes "I was fortunate to sign up for a targeted offer for the 100K AMEX...
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7/2/2016
  Is the 50K Gold Delta SkyMiles AMEX or 30K AMEX EveryDay Preferred a better credit card? TravelSort reader George writes "I'm trying to decide between the 50K Delta SkyMiles credit card (since the offer expires July 6) and the...
Square_65k_premier_rewards_gold_via_amex_pre-qualified_offers
6/29/2016
  A 65K Premier Rewards Gold AMEX bonus offer is available via AMEX pre-qualified offers to some cardholders. There can also be higher targeted offers available via snail mail, by logging into your AMEX account, or even via LinkedIn (see...
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6/7/2016
  You Can Expedite Your AMEX Membership Rewards points via Live Chat, at least for points you've earned through spend. Even better, at least sometimes your signup bonus points are expedited as well, as a byproduct of expediting your points...
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