American Express


July 8, 2019
Card Comparison: Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve 2 Free Nights vs. American Express Hilton Surpass 75,000 Points

The American Express Hilton Surpass and the Citi Hilton Reserve card are hands down the two best Hilton credit cards. The American Express Hilton Surpass card is offering a welcome bonus of 75,000 Hilton points until February 28, 2014, this is a 15,000 point increase compared to the usual 60,000 bonus point offer. With an increased […]

January 6, 2014
Credit Card Tip: American Express Backdates New Cards to Your Oldest Card’s Age

When you open a new American Express credit card it is backdated to the age of your oldest Amex credit card account. This means that you can open a new card and it will be reported to your credit score as having an account age of your oldest Amex account.  Why is this important? The average […]

July 14, 2019
Are Credit Card Surcharges Going to Kill the Value of Rewards Points?

Probably not. But it could happen. The recent class-action suits against the major three credit card issuers--Visa, MasterCard, and American Express--ended in settlements that will allow merchants to add a surcharge to credit card transactions. This is not good news for avid mile & point earners. This could be really bad news. The agreement will […]

May 15, 2017
Get a $25 Statement Credit on Each of Your American Express Cards When You Make a $75 Amazon Purchase

American Express is keeping the promotions rolling on out.  Now you can get a $25 statement credit on each of your American Express cards when you make a purchase of $75 or more on This is a great opportunity to essentially get 33% percent off any purchase of $75 on This is just after Amex's […]

July 11, 2019
6 Reasons Why You Should Get a Business Credit Card

Update: The offers mentioned in this post for the credit cards may have expired. You can view the current offers here: Ink Plus, Ink Bold, Ink Cash. The 60,000 Ultimate Rewards point signup bonus offered last week for Chase’s Ink Plus and Ink Bold cards proves that some of the best credit card offers available are business credit cards. A good amount of […]

July 11, 2019
Targeted 50,000 American Express Gold Card Bonus Offer (OFFER EXPIRED)

A targeted 50,000 American Express Gold Card rewards offer might be available for some through the CARDMATCHTM tool (OFFER EXPIRED). To see if you are targeted for this offer you have to enter your information into the CardMatch tool on This offer was seen as of November 26, 2013. Link: CARDMATCHTM After clicking on […]

March 10, 2014
AMEX Business Gold Rewards Offers 30,000 Membership Rewards Points & Free Amazon Prime [Expired]

Update: The 30,000 point offer is expired, please check my credit cards page for the current top offers. American Express has just increased the Enhanced Business Gold Rewards card and to 30,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 within 3 months. A new perk of this card is that you also get a free 1 […]

March 23, 2019
Hilton HHonors Surpass Card Now Gives Cardmembers Free Gold Status

Hilton and American Express recently announced that cardholders of the Hilton HHonors Surpass Credit Card will get free Hilton HHonors Gold Status. The additional perk went into place as of November 10, 2013. The card previously offered cardholders Gold Status for only the first year, and to maintain the status they'd have to spend $20,000 […]

May 14, 2014
Understanding Minimum Spend Dates when Signing-up for a Credit Card Bonus Offer

When I call to activate a new credit card I always ask a representative two important questions. The first is "what date do I have to meet the minimum spend by?" and the second is confirming the bonus offer. I always want to confirm the date I have to hit the minimum spend by and make […]

July 9, 2019
Current Airline Card Bonuses vs Past Highest Bonuses: When to Apply, When to Wait

Timing when to apply for a new credit card for a lucrative welcome bonus is always a gamble--you always want the best offers. Period. It can even get more complicated when applying for multiple credit cards at a time, at which point you just have to choose which top current offers you want to go […]

July 9, 2019
Starwood Preferred Guest American Express 30,000 Point Offer is Back! [Expired]

The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express bonus offer has increased back to the highest offer at 30,000 points (OFFER EXPIRED). Usually this offer appears for one month during the summer every year for both the personal Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and the business version. This is another one of the great […]

November 11, 2013
Club Carlson Points for Sale This Week -- Up To 50% off

There are a lot of ways to get heavily discounted Club Carlson points this week. The first was mentioned in this post about American Express’s Daily Getaways and the second is through Club Carlson’s flash sale this week. Both are great opportunities to get some Club Carlson points at a steep discount if you are […]

August 8, 2013
How to Maximize the American Express Daily Getaways Deal of 50,000 Club Carlson Points

American Express and the U.S. Travel Association sponsors a travel promotion called Daily Getaways in efforts to get people out traveling in the US. All the deals are discounted stay packages or miles and points, and sometimes you can get them for a huge discount. The promotion runs from June 10 – July 12, 2013 […]

March 17, 2014
Why to Call the Reconsideration Line & Phone Numbers

Anytime you are not instantly approved for a credit card, rather than waiting for the bank’s decision, you should always call the reconsideration line. By talking to a representative, you can speed up the process for approval of the credit card, and could tie up loose ends that have the potential to determine whether you […]

July 8, 2019
American Express Business Gold Card Offering 75,000 Points as Welcome Bonus [Expired]

[Update: The 75,000 point welcome bonus is expired.] For the next six days, American Express Business Gold card is offering a 75,000 point welcome bonus to anyone who qualifies and spends $10,000 in the first four months. If it’s feasible to spend $10,000 in the next four months, then the card could be of value […]

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