Can You Still Double Dip Sapphire Reserve Travel Credit?

One of the most generous benefits of the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card is its $300 annual travel credit. Right now, since the credit resets each December, you could receive the full travel credit twice–that’s $600–while paying only one annual fee of $450. Earlier today, news broke of a change in the reset timing of… Read More »

25% Bonus JetBlue Points from Membership Rewards

From now through May 31, 2017, American Express card members get 25% Bonus JetBlue TrueBlue points when they transfer Membership Rewards points. The transfer ratio is now an even 250 MR points to 250 TrueBlue points. The normal ratio is 250:200. Depending on the flight, each TrueBlue point can be worth around 1.7-1.8 cents and the… Read More »

Amex Slashes Business Platinum Pay with Points

According to a post today by TPG, American Express is drastically reducing a recently improved benefit of its Business Platinum Card effective June 1. The 50% Pay with Points Airline Bonus is being reduced to 35%. This bonus was only recently enhanced for Platinum Business Card Members back in October, 2016. The enhancement lasted a… Read More »

Alaska Air Lounges Nix Priority Pass Guest Access

Beginning May 1, Alaska Air will no longer accommodate guests of Priority Pass members at most of its airport lounges. The new access policy will be in effect at its lounges in Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), and Portland, Oregon (PDX). As of this writing, Alaska’s Anchorage (ANC) lounge has not indicated any change in… Read More »

Rundown of the Latest Amex Offers

A bunch of new Amex Offers have appeared over the last couple days-many are publicly available to add to your card(s) using twitter hashtags. Act fast to add the one’s you’re interested in, as these offers often sell out quickly. For newcomers to these deals, check out my primer: Amex Offers = Too Good To Miss… Read More »

Today Only – Ebates April Flash Sale 14% Cash Back

Ebates, one of my favorite cash back shopping portals, is running an April Flash Sale. Today only, get 14% cashback at over 200 top stores when you click through their portal. Here’s a small sample of featured 14% cash back merchants. If you’re not familiar with shopping portals, you can read my full primer here. In… Read More »

Still not sure if my Amazon account was hacked

Like many of you, I do a fair amount of shopping on Amazon. I’m an Amazon Prime subscriber, the prices are good (not as good as they used to be, but still good), and the shipping is fast and convenient. However, this morning, I awoke to find the following unnerving email from them in my… Read More »

New Amex Platinum Metal Cards Already Delayed

Yesterday, the updated benefits for the Platinum Card from American Express went live. One of the new features is the new metal card design shown below. I have no urgent need for a metal version of the card, but I like having new shiny things. So, early yesterday morning, I decided to order a replacement… Read More »