The entry-level Hilton Honors Credit Card from American Express 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 great welcome offer and no annual fee, this can be a fantastic starter card for anyone new to the miles and points game or a great backup card for infrequent visitors to Hilton properties worldwide.
The Platinum Card® from American Express got refreshed today and although it's a refresh that has been rumored for some time, the changes that have been made are significant and not entirely what a lot of us have been expecting. Opinions on how good or bad these changes are almost certainly going to vary quite a bit, so rather than try to predict how the wider world will view what Amex has announced today (a futile task), I'm just going to focus on how I view the changes to the Platinum Card.
Yesterday morning, a PR agency that works for Amex told me that we would be seeing increased welcome bonuses on three of Amex's four consumer SkyMiles cards and that the welcome bonuses on the business cards would be increasing as well. Well, the consumer cards have all now had their bonuses boosted but there's no sign of the increased offers on the business cards...yet.
For most of this year, American Express has been offering select holders of its consumer Platinum Card up to 20,000 points when they sign up for its 'Pay Over Time' option. Now, with that option still open, Amex is back with another 20,000 point offer for any Platinum cardholders that are fortunate enough to be targeted.
With no annual fee, good cash back on key spending categories, and a nice welcome offer which should be easy for most to max-out, the Blue Cash Everyday Card is a card that looks tempting right now. Cash back may not be the coolest of rewards that you can get from a credit card but it's as reliable a reward as you'll find, and when the world is as it is, reliable is often preferable to cool.
There's aren't many credit cards that I consider to be "must-have" cards for any serious miles and points fan but the Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express is definitely one of them. This card comes with no annual fee and is one of the more rewarding cards you'll find for spending in non-bonused categories.
The Platinum Card® from American Express (review) comes with a not-insignificant $550 annual fee - now increased to $695 from 1 July 2021 - (rates & fees) but for the first six months of 2021, American Express is offering cardholders an easy-to-use PayPal credit to help them recoup some of that annual fee. This is your monthly reminder to make sure you use up that monthly credit before it's too late.
I'm a huge fan of flexible points currencies and while Chase Ultimate Rewards was my favorite currency to collect for a number of years, I've recently found myself favoring Amex's Membership rewards more and more. In this post, I outline the 4 cards which I think make up the best "team" for anyone looking to maximize their Membership Rewards points earnings.
In February, American Express decided that it needed to do something to keep some of its co-branded cards front and center in people's wallets while travel remained far from most people's minds. Its solution was to introduce monthly dining and wireless credits for a number of its co-branded cards and today is the last chance you have to use up March's credits if you haven't already done so.
f you run a small business and you travel with any kind of frequency (outside of pandemics!), the Business Platinum Card from American Express is probably a card that you've heard about and considered so, as I haven't really discussed this card in any detail before, I thought I'd take a look at what it has to offer.