Huge Offers on Hilton Amex Cards – Up to 100,000 Points!

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American Express currently has two limited-time offers on their co-branded Hilton Cards.  These offers can earn up to 100,000 HHonors Points!  Both offers expire on 5/4/16, so apply ASAP.  See below for details on these offers. Continue reading

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Amex Starwood Credit Card Offering 35,000 SPG Points – All Time High!

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By: Frank –@dugup46 The Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program is often regarded as the best customer-centric hotel loyalty program.  For a limited time (until 3/30/16) American Express has raised the sign up bonus on their SPG credit card to 35,000 Starwood points!  This is the highest offer the card has ever seen.  Whether you’re transferring points to airlines with a 20 percent bonus or booking one of the beautiful Starwood properties around the world, you can utilize the program’s points in many different ways.  In this article, I want to explain not only what makes the SPG program so special, but why you need to jump in now!

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American Express Hilton Surpass Now At 85,000 Points

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By: Frank – @dugup46 –  As of this morning DoctorOfCredit is reporting the American Express Hilton Surpass sign-up bonus has increased to 85,000 points.  This sets a new all time high for the card.  The Surpass typically offers a sign-up bonus of 60,000 points, so the extra 25k is quite high!  Just remember, Amex card bonuses are once a lifetime.  Continue reading below to see why or why not you should investigate this card further.

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Quick Tip for QuikTrip – Amex Offer

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A new Amex offer just popped up for Quiktrip.  The details of the offer allow you to get a $5 statement credit when you spend $5 in store, not at the pump.  You can use the offer TWICE per card for a total savings of $10 per card.  I was able to add this offer on 17 of our Amex cards using the multiple tab technique. Continue reading

How We Made $264.40 at Staples using Amex Offers

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Last night, Brooke and I made a trip to Staples.  We needed some address labels for our Christmas cards, but that was not the main purpose of our visit.  While Brooke looked for the labels, I made a beeline for the gift card rack.  By the time we finished at the checkout counter, we had earned $264.40.  You could do the same (or better) in the future with a bit of preparation. Continue reading

Reflections on One Year in the Points Game – 2.4 MILLION MILES/POINTS

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As I sit here in my seat, 30,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean between Maui and the US mainland, I must pause to reflect on how we ended up here. Two hours ago, we concluded an amazing vacation that started by touring Alcatraz, strolling among redwoods, sipping wine, and visiting friends. Then, we spent the next two weeks on a three-island Hawaiian adventure that, until now, has only existed in our dreams! We both earn a decent wage, but we are by-no-means “wealthy.” All of this, and much more, has been made possible during our first year utilizing travel loopholes. Follow along for a recap of what is possible if you dive into the points game for just one year. Continue reading

Secret American Express Bonus Offers

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American Express generally has good bonuses for their credit cards.  However, with this simple trick, you can find some AMAZING, hidden bonuses for those same credit cards.  I wrote about how to use this method to find the very rare American Express Platinum 100,000 offer, but it can be used for many other cards as well.  Follow along to find out how. Continue reading