Episode 49: Grand Reserve World Mastercard

I received an offer via email the other day for a wine-focused rewards credit card I’ve been monitoring for a while, the Grand Reserve World Mastercard. They’ve temporarily bumped the welcome bonus on the card to 75,000 points (worth around $450 towards wine and accesories) so I reached out to Grand Reserve Founder and CEO […]

Episode 48: Booking Travel in 2021

We’re back today with a show we’ve talked about recording for some time now. The topic of booking travel in 2021 is a unique one because this is a very unique time in travel, miles and points. Spurred on by cancellations last year by both of us, large travel bank balances, and plenty of want […]

Episode 45: Heightened Credit Card Offers, an Air Transfer Bonus, and a Juicy Grocery Promo

On this week’s “No Annual Fee” podcast we discuss… 0:25 Amex Personal Gold/Platinum Offers through Resy (HT DDG) Direct Link to offers Personal Gold has standard characteristics (60k welcome bonus, $4k min spend, $250 fee) plus 20% back at restaurants first year up to $250 back Personal Platinum has standard characteristics (75k welcome bonus, $5k […]

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 […]