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These top Amex cash back cards are now offering elevated welcome offer

These top Amex cash back cards are now offering elevated welcome offer

s American Express is known for its fantastic lineup of travel credit cards that earn valuable Membership Rewards points. But Amex also offers a few great cash back options if that’s more your speed. Two of those cards now have elevated welcome bonuses to help you maximize earning on your new card. The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express now earns a $300 statement credit after you spend $3,000 in purchases in the first six months. The Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express now earns a $200 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in the first three months....


The ultimate guide to credit card application restrictions

The ultimate guide to credit card application restrictions

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information If you’re relatively new to the points and miles world, you might be a bit gun-shy when it comes to applying for new credit cards. Most of my friends and family members find it hard to believe that I currently have 17 active travel rewards credit cards in my wallet and pay over $1,000 per year in annual fees. Just about every week I hear something along the lines of, “Aren’t you afraid that you’ll wreck your credit score?” While it’s true that card applications will temporarily lower your...


Do the new coronavirus credit card perks apply to authorized users?

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Do the new coronavirus credit card perks apply to authorized users?

Many credit cards are now offering limited-time perks designed to encourage cardholders to use (and renew) their travel rewards credit cards — even if they’re staying at home due to coronavirus concerns. Issuers have announced the following limited-time perks: Limited-time perks for select Amex Membership Rewards, Delta, Marriott and Hilton cards Up to 5x on groceries for select Chase cardholders Extra time to meet spending requirements and travel credit expansion for select Citi cardholders 6x bonus points on groceries for select Marriott cardholders up to $200 travel credit for select Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders In many cases, these limited-time...


The ultimate guide to Amex Membership Rewards

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The ultimate guide to Amex Membership Rewards

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. This post makes reference to a number of flights that are not currently operating due to the coronavirus. Find ongoing COVID-19 updates on TPG’s coronavirus hub page  American Express issues several dozen different credit cards, including cobranded hotel and airline cards as well as two editions (personal and business) of the invite-only Centurion card. That’s a dizzying array to choose from, but there are only a handful of publicly available Amex cards — including both personal and business cards and credit and charge cards — that grant full access to...


Credit card showdown: Amex Platinum vs

Credit card showdown: Amex Platinum vs

Amex Business Platinum Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information.  Update: If you are a new Amex cardholder, you will get more time to meet required welcome-offer spending because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Premium credit cards continue to evolve to try to attract and retain customers. Two of the top cards for luxury travel benefits are The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express. Over the years, both have revamped benefits and raised annual fees as more perks were added. Related reading: The different flavors of American Express...