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    Offers

    Amex Offer – 3-4x Membership Rewards Points at Amazon

    A new Amex Offer for purchases at Amazon appeared on my account today. I have it on both my American Express Platinum Card and Everyday Card. The Offer: Get 2 additional Membership Rewards points per dollar spent on eligible purchases made using your enrolled Card online at amazon.com or via the US Amazon mobile app by 9/30/2019. Limit of 1,500 Membership Rewards points.  2 additional Membership Rewards points could add up to 4x MR on Amazon purchases if you use a card like the Amex Blue for Business Preferred card, which already earns 2x MR on all spend. I often use my Chase Ink Cash to buy Amazon gift cards at Staples for…

  • Amex Offers
    Offers

    Amex Offer – Extra MR Points for Paying Cell Phone Bill

    A new Amex Offer for paying cell phone bills appeared on my account today. I have it on both my American Express Platinum Card and Everyday Card. The Offer: Get 300 additional Membership Rewards points by using your enrolled Card to spend $100+ to pay your cell phone bill online directly with a US-based wireless telephone provider by 10/22/2019. Limit 900 Membership Rewards points. You can take advantage of this offer 3x until the expiration. According to DoC, some card members are receiving offers for 500 additional MR points. I don’t intend to use this offer. 300 additional MR points on $100 amounts to 4x MR on Platinum or 4.25x…

  • Disney World on Points
    Miles and Points

    Booking a Disney World Vacation With Points: My Experience

    A family vacation to Disney World in Orlando FL can be very expensive. I can certainly vouch for that as I have a trip planned for this upcoming Spring. In this post, I’ll show you how I reduced my out-of-pocket cost by over 90% using points and benefits I’ve earned from having various credit cards. There’s a lot to cover in this post, so forgive the length. I have a family of 5 spread out over 2 home airports, we’re starting at one hotel then moving to another, and we’ll be visiting the Disney Parks as well as a side-trip to Universal Studios. That’s a lot of moving parts, so…

  • Amex Offers
    Offers

    Shopping With Amex Offers

    The Amex Offers program is one of my favorite credit card perks. Everyone with an American Express card should be taking advantage of this—if you’re not, you’re leaving money behind! The Amex Offers program is reason enough to have at least one, if not multiple American Express Cards in your wallet. According to the Amex Offers FAQ: “Amex Offers is a program that saves you money or earns you points on shopping, dining and more. You can choose offers from brands you love and get discounts in the form of statement credits on your account or as extra points added to your Membership Rewards account. Amex Offers is available on…

  • Offers

    New York Times Amex Offer: Is it a Good Deal?

    When I logged into my American Express account this morning, I saw what appeared at first glance to be a generous Amex Offer–get 50% back with a New York Times online subscription. As a reminder, I love Amex Offers. Getting valuable statement credits for using an enrolled American Express card to purchase items that I had planned on buying anyway is always a treat. I’m not really interested in subscribing to the New York Times, but the Amex Offer seemed more generous than usual. 15-20% statement credit offers are commonplace, but 50% seemed extremely unusual. I was intrigued. I read the offer details and it still looked pretty good: Get 50%…

  • Basics

    Ebates Cyber Monday – Double Cashback at 600+ Stores

    Ebates, the popular cash back shopping portal, is running a Cyber Monday 600 special today only. Get double cashback at over 600 stores when you click through their portal. If you’re not familiar with shopping portals, you can read my full primer here. In short, shopping portals are websites that provide links to various retailers’ websites. In return for directing customers to their site, those retailers pay a commission to the portal for each customer that makes a qualifying purchase. The portal then allots a portion of that commission–in the form of points or cash–to the original customer. For example, today only you can get 12% cashback at Macy’s and 10% at Bloomingdales. Check your…

  • Amex Offers
    Credit Cards,  Offers

    Many New Amex Offers: Here’s a Run Down

    UPDATE: As expected, the maximum number of Card Members have already enrolled in #AmexDell offer. The others are still available to add to your card. 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 Out!. I wrote about how to connect your American Express card to your social media account and how to add offers to your card via Twitter, Facebook, or your americanexpress.com account. Twitter is…

  • Amex Offers
    Credit Cards,  Offers

    Rundown of all the New Amex Offers

    Many new Amex Offers have been released over the last few days. If you have travel plans, the Sheraton Hotels and Ritz-Carlton deals are particularly lucrative and might influence your hotel choice. In addition, the 10% back on gas and tolls offers can provide you with a savings on money you’re probably spending anyway. For newcomers to these deals, check out my primer: Amex Offers = Too Good To Miss Out!. I wrote about how to connect your American Express card to your social media account and how to add offers to your card via Twitter, Facebook, or your americanexpress.com account. Twitter is the easiest method, but some offers are targeted, so you should be logging on to your…

  • Amex Offers
    Credit Cards,  Offers

    Many Helpful New Amex Offers for Graduation Gift Buying

    American Express has added quite a few new offers for targeted cardholders in the past few days, many of which can save you money on a gift for your graduating senior. Whether it’s a new laptop, the gift of travel, dorm room supplies, or even crayons, American Express has a money saving offer for you. The Amex Offers program is one of my favorite credit card perks. You can read my primer on how the program works here. In addition, you can stack these offers with additional cash back or frequent flyer miles by shopping via an online portal. Once again, most of these offers are targeted. You may see some,…

  • Amex Offers
    Credit Cards,  Offers

    New Amex Offers for Double Membership Rewards Points

    American Express has come out with a number of new offers on their cards that earn Membership Rewards. For select online retailers, you can earn 2x Membership Rewards points on your purchases through December 31, 2016. These offers are not as lucrative as the cash incentives we often see with this program, but I might consider using an Amex card for some of these purchases for the extra point. In addition, you can stack these offers by shopping via an online portal for even more rewards. The Amex Offers program is one of my favorite credit card perks. You can read my primer on how the program works here. Amazon Offer Last week,…