The last quarter of this year saw Chase offering a variety of targeted spending bonuses across its co-branded card portfolio, and now the bank appears set to introduce a new wave of targeted spending bonuses for the first quarter of 2021.
Since the beginning of May, the Platinum Card from American Express has been making up for the fact that most of its benefits have been sidelined by the pandemic by offering cardholders two additional statement credits every month. Sadly, December is the last month in which to make the most of these credits.
Delta and American Express have announced that holders of Platinum and Reserve Delta SkyMiles American Express Cards (personal and business varieties) will receive a 25% increase in the number of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM) they can earn through the cards' "Status Boost" milestones.
The Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express is, without doubt, one of the best cash back cards available for spending at US supermarkets and it's the very best card for cash back on spending with US streaming services. The card's current excellent welcome offer has been available for the past few months but, as with all good things, the offer now coming to an end and you have less than 4 days left to lock it in.
If you're planning of flying with Southwest once this crisis is over and you have your eye on the reduced status and Companion Pass targets that were announced earlier this year, the fact that Chase is offering 65,000 points as a welcome offer on all three of its personal credit card may be of interest.
Since the beginning of May, the Platinum Card from American Express has been offering cardholders statement credits of up to $20/month for spending on select U.S. streaming services and for spending made directly with U.S. wireless telephone service providers. I have been diligently using up my statement credits every month, but Amex now appears to have shut down a path I was using to trigger one of the credits.
The original Chase Hyatt Credit Card has not been open to new applicants for a number of years (the World of Hyatt Credit Card took its place) and although existing cardholders have been able to use their card as normal since the card was withdrawn from circulation, Chase and Hyatt have now decided to retire the card for good.
If you hold a Citi Credit card and are planning on doing any spending in the week that covers Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Citi wants to give you 5% back on up to $500 of online purchases that you make in that period.
Citi is in the process of sending out emails to select credit card holders offering them bonus points for spending in select categories. This is far from the first time Citi has done this in the past 8 months although the credit cards that have been targeted have varied.
A lot of the talk in recent days has been surrounding the new welcome offer that American Express has launched on the Platinum Card but, while I'll probably get around to giving my thoughts about that in more detail next week, the thing that's interesting me most about the Platinum Card right now is that may be about to be improved. Amex may be about to replace one of the more annoying benefits that the card offers.