Episode 44: All About Amex (in 10 minutes)

Today we’re doing 10 minutes on the podcast All About Amex. This post is a companion piece to that audio. The goal here is to describe the “quirks and features” (as Doug DeMuro would say) of American Express credit cards and their Membership Rewards program. Amex may not be as straightforward to interact with as […]

Booked: United Increases Non-stop Service to Florida

In a change from what I’m accustomed to from United, the airline announced new seasonal point-to-point flights today. New routes will connect Boston, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New York/LaGuardia, Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa. If these flights are useful to you, check for availability from November 6, 2020 through January 10, […]

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 […]

Qantas Transfer Bonuses [Targeted]

Update (Nov 1, 2019): I’m seeing a 20% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards. Back in June they were running a similar promo with a 20% from Amex + a 20% bonus from Qantas for an effective 44% bonus: Dans Deals wrote that this 44% bonus may have stopped in late June. However, comments indicate […]