A number of American Express Platinum Cards offer cardholders an airline fee credit as a way of helping them offset part of their card's annual fee (or, as a way of helping them justify their card's annual fee) but at some point in the past few days, this benefit became a little weaker.
American Express has confirmed that it's piloting a new "experience" for consumers, which will allow select applicants to find out if they'll be approved for their preferred Amex card without having their credit score affected (i.e. Without a hard pull on their credit file).
The Blue Business® Plus credit card From American Express is a favorite card of mine (I even included it in my ideal 4-card American Express Membership Rewards team). but historically, this was a card that didn't offer a welcome bonus. For a little over a year now, however, that hasn't been the case but as I have no idea how much longer this bonus offer will be around (possibly another year!), it seems to be worth highlighting.
In this article, I've narrowed down Amex's card portfolio to the 4 cards which I think make up the best "team" for anyone looking to maximize their Membership Rewards points earnings, and while I'm definitely not someone who would suggest that someone choose just one card ecosystem on which to concentrate, if I absolutely had to choose one ecosystem to recommend it would be the one offered by American Express.
On Friday last week, I reported that despite the lack of any obvious public announcement, Amex was going to be improving the CLEAR benefit that the American Express® Green Card offers. Well, as of today that improvement is live.
American Express issues four very different Delta consumer SkyMiles co-branded cards so to make it a little easier to decide which (if any) of these cards would work best in your wallet, this article compares the annual fees, the earning rates, and the key benefits that these cards offer in an easily digestible format.
The Green Card offers cardholders two good earnings rates and a couple of useful credits in exchange for a $150 annual fee and from Tuesday next week (15 November 2022), American Express will be improving one of the credits that its Green card offers.
Quietly and without any fanfare, Amex has made slight improvements to two of the benefits offered by the Platinum Card. Considering how much publicity Amex normally throws behind "improvements" that don't actually improve the card it's surprising that more hasn't been made of these changes but, nevertheless, this is genuinely a little bit of good news.
A wide variety of cards offer bonuses or cash back for spending on dining, takeouts, and food delivery services, so I've pulled together a selection of five cards that I think offer some of the best returns available on dining expenditure. With no-annual-fee cards sharing this list with ultra-Premium cards, there should be a card that fits most people's wallets in this selection.
The entry-level Hilton Honors American Express Card doesn't get a lot of attention because it's a simple card that doesn't offer any amazing or eye-catching benefits. That, however, doesn't mean this is a card you should ignore. With a fantastic welcome offer and no annual fee, this can be a great starter card for anyone new to the miles and points game or a great backup card for infrequent visitors to Hilton properties worldwide.