Thursday, September 24, 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 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...
The last few months and weeks have been such trying times in this country on so many fronts, leaving many of us wondering: How can I help today’s state of the world? One solution for those sitting on sums of...
American Airlines (AA) is rather famous in the world of points and miles for its epic mileage sales, so it should come as no surprise that the airline is again selling miles through a new promotion from June 1–30,...
By putting its miles on sale for as low as 1.72 cents per mile, Alaska Air is presenting its best-ever opportunity to purchase miles. And while stockpiling airline miles may not be top of mind these days, those looking...
We’re all looking forward to putting COVID-19 behind us, and that includes major U.S. airlines. The airline industry has been battered by border closures, flight restrictions, state-at-home orders and an unprecedented decrease in demand. However, they’re already looking to...
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...
We’re big fans of Priority Pass, the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world, especially since complimentary membership is a core benefit of several elite credit cards. And while most Priority Pass lounges are currently closed due...

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