Tag Archive: American Express (AmEx)

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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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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AmEx Platinum Card Review (2018.10 Update: 75k Offer)

The Platinum Card from American Express Review Application Link AmEx Platinum. Possible to see 75k offer with $5,000 spending requirement. Note that you have to use the incognito mode or empty the cache in your browser to see the 75k offer. If you can only see the 60k offer, please try a few more times. Now the offer differs by location, you…
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AmEx EveryDay Preferred (EDP) Credit Card Review (2019.2 Update: 30k Offer)

The AmEx EveryDay Preferred Credit Card (EDP) Review 2019.1 Update: It’s possible to see 30k offer again now. 2018.7 Update: According to DoC’s data points, Amazon Reload and other small valued transactions now resumes to count towards number of purchases! 2018.6 Update: Previously people use Amazon Reload to meet the 50% bonus requirement. But according to our data points, Amazon Reload…
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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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AmEx Platinum Card for Mercedes-Benz Review (Discontinued)

Platinum Card from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz Review 2019.1 Update: This card will be automatically converted to the regular AmEx Platinum card, see here for official FAQs. Application Link This card no longer accepts new applications. If you are lucky to have this legacy credit card, you can still enjoy its original benefits. Benefits Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards (MR)…
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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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If I Obtained an AmEx Card by Product Changing, Am I Still Eligible for the Sign-Up Bonus?

It is well known that, AmEx has a “once per lifetime” policy for its sign-up bonuses. The exact term is: “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.” But if you dig deep in the credit card game, you should know the concept that: the most important thing is now what the term says;…
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AmEx Hilton Surpass Credit Card Review (Old Version) (Discontinued)

Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express Review 2018.1.18 Update: This card is discontinued and replaced by AmEx Hilton Ascend. Application Link This card no longer accepts new applications. Benefits 90k Offer: earn 90,000 HHonors Points after spending $3,000 in first 3 months. The highest sign-up bonus is 125k. We value Hilton HHonors Points at 0.5 cents/point (Hotel Points Value), click here to see how…
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AmEx Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Review (2019.8 Update: 10k Offer)

Blue Delta SkyMiles from American Express Review Application Link AmEx Blue Delta SkyMiles Benefits 10k offer: earn 10,000 Miles after spending $500 in first 3 months.  We value Delta Miles at 1.3 cents/mile (Airline Miles Value). So the 10k sign-up bonus is worth about $130! See A Beginner’s Guide to Delta Miles to check for details about Delta Miles. Earn 2 miles…
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AmEx EveryDay (ED) Credit Card Review (2018.10 Update: 25k Offer)

The AmEx EveryDay Credit Card (ED) Review 2018.7 Update: According to DoC’s data points, Amazon Reload and other small valued transactions now resumes to count towards number of purchases! 2018.6 Update: Previously people use Amazon Reload to meet the 50% bonus requirement. But according to our data points, Amazon Reload now no longer counts towards number of purchases. Application Link AmEx…
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Don’t Like the New Amex Account Design? Here’s The Link To A (Very) Old Design!

These days, banks are constantly changing their online account design. The intent is good of course: they want users to have better experiences. However, sometimes new designs are worse. Yesterday (2017.06.12), AmEx changed its design again. I feel that the new design is mainly for mobile users. If you visit on your computer/laptop, the information density is very low. Besides, it’s not…
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