Thursday, October 22, 2020

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The Platinum Card® from American Express is a mighty, benefits-driven credit card and a top-tier personal product of the American Express family (trumped only by the ultra-exclusive Centurion Card from American Express). The card is tops for those who...
In a typical world, many a cardholder enjoys using hard-earned credit card points for travel rewards. But today’s COVID-19 world is anything but typical! Unfortunately, most elite credit cards offer terrible cash back options, effectively strong-arming cardmembers into using points...
Despite the recent popularity of using credit card points to simply pay for award travel, many cards still allow—and even promote—credit card point transfers to partner loyalty programs. These include frequent flyer programs for redeeming award seats and hotel...
The many benefits and rewards associated with The Platinum Card® from American Express help offset (and justify) the $550 annual fee of the card. But given that the majority of the card’s top-tier benefits and rewards are travel-related, the...
The American Express Centurion Lounge Network is arguably our favorite benefit of The Platinum Card® from American Express. And, boy oh boy, have we missed lingering in Amex’s posh lounges in Charlotte (CLT), Dallas (DFW), Hong Kong (HKG), Houston...
With most of the country following stay-at-home orders, our spending patterns have changed—drastically. Yes, we’ve still been able to make online purchases, buy (lots of) food and booze at the grocery store, and access essentials like prescriptions and telehealth....
The many benefits and rewards associated with elite credit cards help us offset—and often justify—the hefty annual fees of these cards. But given that the majority of these top-tier benefits and rewards are travel-related, they have become far less...
In a typical world, many a credit cardholder enjoys using hard-earned credit card points for travel rewards. But today’s COVID-19 world is anything but typical! Unfortunately, most elite credit cards offer terrible cash back options, effectively strong-arming cardmembers into using...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting our everyday lives, from our jobs and our incomes to our social lives and spending habits. Credit card issuers have taken note, especially with regards to the former, and are offering temporary assistance to customers...
With all the news surrounding the Coronavirus, the hubbub of new Centurion Lounge openings in Charlotte and Los Angeles, and the temporary closures of all Centurion lounges due to COVID-19, you may have missed another American Express news nugget:...

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