When to book through Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts vs. Chase Luxury Hotel and Resort Collection

Written by Madison Blancaflor @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. American Express and Chase both offer eligible cardholders access to luxury hotel collections. The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express will get you access to American Express’ Fine Hotels and Resorts (FHR), and an array of Chase cards …

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Here’s Delta’s new (unofficial) award chart for partner redemptions – and you’re not going to like it

Written by Andrew Kunesh Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

Although Delta doesn’t publish an award chart, and the amount of SkyMiles you need to book a Delta flight can fluctuate wildly, partner redemptions have relatively fixed prices. That being said, without award charts, Delta can choose to raise these rates at any time. And unfortunately, that’s exactly what it just did. Delta has quietly …

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[Targeted] AmEx Offer: Spending Bonuses On Business Cards & Bonvoy Brilliant Cards (E.g Spend $6,500+ And Get 6,500 Points x 3)

Written by Chuck @ Doctor Of Credit

American Express has some targeted spending offers being shown in the AmEx Offers section showing on various AmEx Membership Rewards business and on Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant. Spend $6,500+ and get 6,500 Membership Rewards points, 3x

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Should you convert Amex, Tesco Clubcard, Heathrow Rewards or HSBC points to Avios on receipt?

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

A regular question I receive from readers is about ‘convertible’ points.  There is a psychological desire to move, say, your Tesco Clubcard points to Avios as soon as you receive them, perhaps because you like to see your Avios balance increasing. Is this the right approach, or should you leave your points where they are […]

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Amex Gold cardholders get a new Uber credit in 2021 — here’s how it works

Written by Chris Dong @ The Points Guy

Card issuers have been rapidly adjusting to consumers’ changing spending habits by implementing new, limited-time perks during the pandemic. Now, American Express is coming out with something a little more permanent for new and existing American Express® Gold Card members. Starting in early 2021, Amex Gold cardholders will receive a brand-new benefit: up to $120 annually …

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5 times it makes sense to transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Delta SkyMiles

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Delta is my favorite domestic airline, and American Express Membership Rewards are my favorite transferrable points. Coincidentally, Amex and Delta are transfer partners, so I can transfer points from my favorite credit cards to my favorite airline. This isn’t usually recommended, though — Delta SkyMiles have been notoriously devalued and are worth just 1.2 cents …

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Aloha! The nation’s longest domestic flight is back, and you can book with miles

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

The nation’s longest domestic route is set to make a comeback. That will come courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, which announced on Wednesday Oct 21 that it would resume nonstop service from its Honolulu hub to both Boston and New York-JFK. Boston flights will begin Dec. 18, with Hawaiian offering two flights a week on an …

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Personal or business: Which flavor of Amex Platinum and Amex Gold is best for you?

Written by Chris Dong @ The Points Guy

Two of the most popular American Express cards each have a business card and personal card variant. The Platinum and Gold family of cards earn lucrative Membership Rewards points in various categories and are currently offering generous welcome bonuses to boot. First, there is the premium Platinum duo of The Platinum Card® from American Express …

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How you can earn thousands of extra points with this limited-time Amex referral offer

Written by Chris Dong @ The Points Guy

Over the last several weeks, we’ve seen the launch of some stellar card sign-up bonuses. On the table are 80,000 points with the Chase Sapphire Preferred and up to 100,000 miles with the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card, two of the highest offers we’ve ever seen. All of those points and miles will help …

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My top 5 American Express Membership Rewards redemptions of all time

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

American Express Membership Rewards points are by far my favorite type of miles and points. Over the years, I’ve redeemed them for well over $100,000 worth of flights. Some of my best redemptions include a $12,000 first-class ticket from Europe to the U.S., a round-the-world trip, and many other high-end redemptions. These points were earned …

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One year later — My first year with Amex after Chase thought I stole my own identity

Written by Austin Konkle @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new details and the latest credit card information. In October 2019, I applied for what I thought would be my first rewards credit card — the Chase Freedom Unlimited. Long story short, it didn’t quite go as planned. The information for the Chase Freedom Unlimited has been …

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How ExpertFlyer helped me score a first class experience of a lifetime

Written by Chris Dong @ The Points Guy

While air travel is slowly taking off again, it looks vastly different than it used to. Back in early March — before the pandemic crippled global travel — I was able to fly on one of the newest (and best) premium products out there. That was ANA’s new “The Suite” first-class cabin between New York …

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My card strategy without an ultra-premium card

Written by Madison Blancaflor @ The Points Guy

Fun fact: I do not have an ultra-premium credit card. As someone who spends a considerable amount of time talking about how many amazing premium credit cards are out there, a lot of people are surprised when they learn I don’t have a card like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or The Platinum Card® from American …

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What a remote-first world looks like for small businesses

Written by The Points Guy @ The Points Guy

This year’s pandemic saw businesses around the country scramble to introduce remote working for their employees. Crowded city offices closed and employees were encouraged to work from home or wherever they could work from safely, for the foreseeable future. Stanford Economist Nicholas Bloom estimates 42% — almost half of the U.S. labor force — was working from home full …

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How I used points and miles to save over $6,000 on a last-minute trip to Europe

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Last month, I had to book a last-minute round-trip ticket to Prague for a family matter. Despite the country being closed to Americans due to coronavirus, I was able to enter with my Czech passport as I’m a dual citizen. Current travel restrictions mean fewer airlines are offering U.S. to Europe flights right now, so …

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The 5 best high-end international flights you can book with miles this winter

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been friendly to travelers. The U.S. passport was once one of the world’s most powerful, but Americans have been largely excluded from international travel since the start of the pandemic. Most of Asia and Europe, for example, remain off-limits for Americans except for special circumstances or for travelers lucky enough to …

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