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10k AmEx MR Per Account with Pay Over Time (Non-Unique Link + Offer Code)

  [2019/03/13 Update] – I just received another mailer for a Business Gold card with a new link to try if you have been unsuccessful enrolling thus far. AmEx is sending out physical mailers for a promotional offer where charge card holders can earn 10,000 MR points per account by enrolling in the  “Pay Over Time” feature. There are no additional…
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About How to See Increased Sign-up Bonuses from AmEx (via Incognito Mode) from Referral Links

These days, it seems AmEx has made some changes to their referral program, and here’s a summary of what we observed. First of all, it should be already well known that, you may be able to see increased sign-up bonuses from AmEx (via incognito mode) from public links AND from referral links. Sometimes the chance to see the increased bonuses…
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List of Recently Launched Good Credit Cards (2018.12 Update)

2018.12 Update: 2018 will end soon, so this post is updated accordingly. Things change fast in the credit card game. There are always some cards discontinued every year, and there are also some good new cards launched every year. In this post, a list of recently launched good credit cards are presented in chronological order. The definition of “good” is subjective,…
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You lose more when Citi cuts Prestige’s 4th night free benefit – and the economics behind it

After a few months’ silence with its premium travel card Citi Prestige, Citi finally rolls out the revision of the premium card’s benefit. A major change is that after 2019.09.01, Citi will allow customers to use its lucrative benefit of fourth-night-free two times per year. Current cardholders can use Citi Prestige card to book (almost) any hotel in the world,…
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Now You May See Increased Sign-up Bonuses from AmEx (via Incognito Mode) from Referral Links!

2019.2 Update: See this post for a new update about the increased bonuses from referral link. You should already know that, when you apply for some AmEx credit cards, you may see some higher signup bonuses if you use incognito mode, or with a VPN to increase your chance. See this post for details. For example, AmEx Everyday usually has…
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Chase Sapphire Preferred/Reserve Churning Rule Changed from 24 Months to 48 Months

Update: It seems referral links still show the old 24-month term. Get it while you can. Dead now. Previously, Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP) and Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) have a churning rule: The product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of any Sapphire credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of any Sapphire credit card who received a new cardmember bonus…
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Summary of Marriott & SPG Co-branded Credit Cards Bonus Limits

Starting from Aug 26, 2018, AmEx and Chase work together to limit the bonuses on their Marriott & SPG co-branded credit cards. Now AmEx SPG cards can affect the eligibility of Chase Marriott credit cards, and vice versa. Here’s a summary of the limits. Chase Co-branded Credit Cards Chase cards have their own limits: Chase 5/24 rule: Chase Marriott Premier…
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Comparing the Benefits of Different Flavors of AmEx Platinum Cards (2019.2 Update)

AmEx Platinum has several flavors. Their sign-up bonuses are independent, so you can get each one of them. The benefits are basically the same, but with a few differences. This post summarize the comparisons between all these flavors. Here are the links to the reviews of all these cards: AmEx Platinum regular version AmEx Platinum for Mercedes-Benz (Discontinued) AmEx Platinum…
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$3,587 Saved In 15 Months with Amex Offers

Introduction From decreasing the cost of everyday purchases like groceries and cell phone bills to Hacking the Cost of an Engagement Ring, Amex Offers provide one of the most lucrative opportunities in the credit card churning game. The opportunity is so lucrative that earnings can rival signup bonuses as the best return on credit card spend. This post summarizes how I…
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Amex PRG-Platinum Upgrade/Downgrade? Get the Travel Credit Twice!

Introduction I recently received an offer for 60,000 Membership Rewards (MR) points after spending $5,000 by upgrading my Amex Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) to an Amex Platinum. The offer was received via email with the subject line “Congratulations [NAME], Get Exciting Benefits When You Upgrade to the Platinum Card!” Of course I accepted the offer. The best part amount Amex upgrade offers…
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Introduction to Amex Offers (2018.1 Update: No Longer Able To Add Offers via Twitter/Facebook!)

2018.1 Update: Now AmEx stopped the option to add AmEx Offers via Twitter/Facebook, and in the future all AmEx Offers must be added via AmEx website. Then all third party AmEx cards will no longer be able to use AmEx Offers. HT: DoC. Introduction Amex Offers is a very lucrative discount program for Amex cardholders that provides bonus Membership Rewards (MR)…
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