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Chase Ultimate Rewards vs. American Express Membership Rewards

The two most flexible reward programs that are not locked-in to an Airline or a Hotel Chain are Ultimate Rewards from Chase and Membership Rewards from American Express. Both are excellent programs with great redemption opportunities and multiple ways to earn them. This post with compare and contrast some of the key points of these…

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Transferring American Express Membership Rewards – Good options?

I am canceling my American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card. The fees is due and $175 seems steep, given the recent changes in my card strategy (more on that in a later post). Furthermore, canceling the card makes me (more?) eligible for other sign-up bonuses from American Express, including (fingers crossed) the elusive, by invitation…

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Booking Flights with American Express Membership Rewards

American Express Rewards is one of the best reward programs out there. The flexibility and variety of rewards available is out of this world. I have in the past redeemed Membership Rewards for Macy’s Gift cards (in a convoluted way, though) and for hotel stays. Just last week I redeemed them for airline tickets. The…

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Tweet #AmexVirginAmer to save 10% off Virgin America tickets!

The one most relevant to readers of this blog is 10% off (one time) main cabin tickets on Virgin America. … You will receive the 10% discount as a statement credit – you have to pay the original fare in full AND of course, using the AmEx card you have registered with Twitter.

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My heroes – couple collects 670k points with credit cards!

I just saw this thread on FlyerTalk. The couple in question here started the year with 0 miles/points and has accumulated 670,000 points – without flying a mile! They applied for multiple credit cards between them to collect these points. The subject of the thread seems to suggest that the poster did it single-handedly, but…

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Top 12 Articles for 2011

In honor of the soon to come 2012, here is my list of Top 12 Articles of 2011. (See list of Top 11 Article of 2010). This list is based on traffic to their pages. I have excluded article that were posted in 2010 (The post – Air India switches to all non-stop routes to…

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Planning your Airline Miles for 2012 – Part II

In Part I of this post I went over the process I use and recommend for planning out an year of earning and maximizing Airline Miles. (The very same process can be applied for Hotel Points too). In that post I showed how I came upon my ‘gap’ – miles that I had to work…

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Excellent American Express Gift Chain offer (from Mommy Points)

American Express has been very creative off late. Last weekend they had the Small Business $25 offer, that they participated in. Now they have their new Gift Chain offer. Instead of me explaining it in details here, I will pass you on to an excellent and detailed post by Mommy Points where you can read…

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