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A General Issue With Metal Credit Cards

Metal credit cards are all the rage these days. Cards from the American Express Centurion card all the way down to the Chase Sapphire Preferred card now come in a sleek metal version. While I initially thought metal card were “neat” I’m quickly starting to prefer standard plastic cards. There are a few different reasons…
Using Membership Rewards Points To Purchase Merchandise

There are so many different ways to use American Express Membership Rewards points it’s often confusing to understand which redemptions are best. Most ‘experts’ will tell you to transfer points to a loyalty program. By transferring Membership Rewards to a partner loyalty program you’ll most likely get maximum value from your points. When using points…
Quickly Save $50 Off Combined Amazon Purchases Of $250

Amazon just rolled out an incredible promotion that allows shoppers to take 20% off combined orders of $250. In total, shopper can save up to $50 by taking advantage of this easy to use offer. Use American Express Membership Rewards Points At Checkout Amazon is currently offering up to $50 in savings when Amex customers…
Major Credit Card Issuer’s Application Restrictions 2017

Credit cards are more popular than ever. In years past, most consumers only carried a single credit card. The select few carried two; an American Express charge card and a more widely accepted card. Over time however more and more people carry credit cards. This created an interesting problem that didn’t exist years ago. The…
New American Express Cobalt Card Now Available (In Canada)

A few days ago I wrote about the new exiting American Express Cobalt card. At that time American Express pulled their “coming soon” teaser page. On various Reddit and FlyerTalk pages only a handful of people had reliable information about the card. The release of this card felt similar to the release of the Chase…
New Card Alert: American Express Cobalt Card

I still can’t believe how many new and improved credit cards we’ve seen in 2017. Earlier this week Bank of America released a new exciting Premium Rewards card. Now, it appears American Express is releasing yet another new credit card. However, there’s one small catch. American Express’ newest credit card won’t be available in the…
My 2017 American Express Airline Of Choice Credits Posted

One of the more difficult to use credit card benefits is the American Express Airline of Choice Benefit. The idea is simple enough. It’s a $200 annual credit card members receive to offset travel expenses. The issue is, unlike other cards the benefit is not automatic. In fact card members have to jump through a…
American Express Introduces Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card

A few days ago American Express strengthened its ties with Delta and added yet another Delta SkyMiles credit card to their current lineup. The new card, Blue Delta SkyMiles, represents the bottom of the Delta SkyMiles line up. Now, American Express and Delta offer 4 co-branded credit cards with varying annual fees and benefits. The…
American Express Platinum Benefits: Hotel Elite Status

If you haven’t heard already, the new and improved metal American Express Platinum card is absolutely incredible. American Express increased the annual fee to $550 a year, but after Uber credits and airline of choice credits ($200 each) the effective annual fee is just $150. That’s the same effective annual fee as the Chase Sapphire…
American Express Platinum Benefit: Airport Lounge Access

This has been an amazing year for credit cards. In a time when most loyalty programs are taking away benefits, it seems credit cards only continue to improve. Well, not the Citi Prestige card, but that’s a different story. In all honesty, its overwhelming to look at just how many cards have improved significantly in…