Episode 47: Amex Enhances, Virgin Atlantic Devalues, and New Year Opportunities

We’re back with a packed No Annual Fee episode of the podcast. Let’s get right into it…

0:22 2021 Amex Perks/Offers (Summary from Amex)

  • Personal
  • $30 PayPal Credit Per Month (no activation required)
  • [Targeted] $50 back on $50 at Best Buy (use twice, activation required)
  • [Targeted] $50 back on $50 at Home Depot (use twice, activation required)
  • Business
  • Additional 4x on Gas, Office Supply, Wireless, Advertising, Shipping (capped at $20,000 in spend through 6/31/2021, activation required)
  • Other
  • Hints of 20% discount on airfare through May
  • Hints of co-branded card enhancements
  • Never has so much thought been put into limited time enhancements to credit cards. They’re keeping busy over there.
  • All About Amex in 10 Minutes

14:22 Virgin Atlantic Devalues for Delta Award Redemptions (Thrifty Traveler)

  • Used to be a nice way to pay for Delta First on domestic routes
  • Ex: Was 22,500 now 40,000
  • Similarly negative for Delta international premium cabins

18:45 Things to do in the New Year

  • Q1 2020 5x Categories
  • Chase Freedom
  • Wholesale Clubs
  • Internet, Cable, & Phone Services
  • Select Streaming Services
  • Citi Dividend
  • Amazon
  • Streaming
  • Discover
  • Grocery
  • Walgreens, CVS
  • Don’t Compare Your Earn Rate to Others
  • Get to work on 5x categories and BofA Cash Rewards
  • Air Incidentals
  • Amex Credits

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– Written by Robert Dwyer, contributor at Milenomics. Connect with me on Twitter @RobertDwyer

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