Tag Archive: American Express (AmEx)

$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 (2021.1 Update: Check your Platinum Amex Offers!)

2021.1 Update: We don’t typically post specific offers but the last round that went out to Platinum Card Holders who have had their accounts since before Nov 2020 are too lucrative to not mention. 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….
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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 EveryDay (ED) Credit Card Review (2021.1 Update: 10k Offer)

The AmEx EveryDay Credit Card (ED) Review 2021.1 Update: It seems the 25k offer is no longer available. The current offer is 10k. 2020.10 Update: The 25k offer comes back. You may need to use incognito mode to see it. Application Link AmEx EveryDay (ED) Benefits 10k offer: earn 10,000 Membership Rewards (MR) Points after spending $1,000 in first 3…
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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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Churning the 100k Amex Hilton Upgrade Offer! [2017.5 Update: Third Upgrade Success!]

Update 2017.5.30: I just chatted with an Amex rep and my third upgrade round for 100,000 Hilton points is pending! Hopefully the points will post today so I can try to downgrade and upgrade one more time before the offer expires on May 31. If you haven’t upgraded yet and are eligible via the link below, now is the time! Introduction American Express…
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How to Use VPN to Get Increased Sign-up Bonuses from AmEx (via Incognito Mode) (2018.10 Update: Available via Referral Links As Well Now)

2018.10 Update: Previously you can only see this kind of incognito offers via public links, and the offers generated by referral links are fixed. But recently AmEx has changed their referral system, people find that we can see higher incognito offers via referral links as well! See this post for more details. 2017.4.25 Update: Recently there are a lot of data…
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Amex now offers a new kind of sign-up bonus: earn points for adding an authorized user!

Recently AmEx seems to make a lot of modifications to their system. For example, today some people can see the AmEx Platinum 100k pre-qualified offer even when they already have other Amex cards, this has never happened before. ThunderFat found another interesting new change: on the Amex official webpage, AmEx ED now offers a new kind of sign-up bonus: earn…
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How To Get the Best AmEx Welcome Offers (2017 Update)

American Express (AmEx), with its great service and benefits, as well as the incredible 3x Credit Limit Increase (CLI), is a very popular credit/charge card issuer in the United States. It is recommended to keep at least one AmEx credit card or charge card. However, AmEx has changed it policy in 2014 so that one can only get the welcome…
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Major changes to the AmEx Platinum cards, and why you should apply for the Schwab Platinum now (Update: You can request metal card now!)

Mar 30th Update: Changes should be in effect today. $15 Uber Credit is now available in your Uber account. And you can request the metal card now. Simply login in to your online account, click ‘Account Services’, then ‘Card Management’, and you should be able to see a card replacement option. Any newly issued or replacement card after Mar 30th will automatically…
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AMEX Centurion Lounge Seattle (SEA) – Review

As a resident of Seattle, I am happy to report that expansion of the AMEX Centurion Studio into a full Centurion Lounge at SeaTac International Airport is now complete (ahead of schedule!). The expansion, which includes a new full-service bar, additional seating, and a shower, adds approximately 1,400 square feet of much-needed space to the smallest of AMEX’s seven domestic Centurion Lounges. The expanded space has…
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