Episode 39: Emirates Fuel Surcharges/Instagram Live

Update: Here’s link to the Instagram Live video Last week Emirates greatly reduced taxes + fees on awards on their metal using their Skywards miles. That’s great for those who want to fly Emirates metal, especially since we can transfer bank points to Skywards 1:1 across so many programs. But the place a lot of […]

Now Live: Chase Sapphire Pay Yourself Back

Late last week Chase announced enhancements to their Sapphire credit cards including a new featured called Pay Yourself Back. Pay Yourself Back is a “purchase eraser.” You make a purchase on your Sapphire card, then you redeem Ultimate Rewards against that purchase for a statement credit. It wouldn’t be that interested on its own, because […]

Episode 38: Maximizing Amex 20,000 Point Referrals

We’ve been seeing [targeted] heightened 20,000 Membership Reward “Blue Star” referrals come and go on Amex Business Platinum and Personal Gold cards. Right now they seem to be “in season” with a high percentage of these cards showing heightened referral bonuses. Update: Others are reporting seeing this one Personal Platinum and Business Gold as well. […]