Important Credit Card Updates

Another card you just can't go wrong with.

Some important credit card updates this week: Ink Bold/Plus 60K Offer Ending June 1st The increased 60K offer is supposedly ending on 6/1, so if you were planning to get the card, now is the time. … [Read more...]

Get Up To 150K Membership Rewards Points for the Business Amex Platinum Card

Oh how wonderful it is to see this when you return home from a trip!

Devaluations have hit hotel and airline loyalty programs pretty hard the last couple of years. That means redemption levels have increased significantly for some programs, particularly Hilton and … [Read more...]

How to Use Bluebird and Vanilla Reloads


UPDATE: Note that you can no longer purchase Vanilla Reloads from CVS and most other locations using a credit card. Some locations do still allow it, but it's VERY regional and VERY YMMV. You can … [Read more...]

My Amex Credit Cards Strategy

We need another one of these pronto!

We're coming up on the one year anniversary of the 100K Amex Platinum and 50K Amex Premier Rewards Gold offers, which I hope you heard about from this post. That means that your annual fees are about … [Read more...]

Amex Refer-A-Friend Returns

Anyone need a referral?

A while back Amex decided to get rid of their referral program and online shopping portal. Both were decisions that hurt points-hungry people like us, but today they've begun to fix one of those … [Read more...]

Starwood American Express Bonus Now at 30K Points! [Expired]

30K points is as good as it gets with this card.

  The Starwood American Express card is one of my favorite cards. I use it for almost all non-bonus spending since I value an SPG point higher than any other point currency (my value is minimum … [Read more...]

Hong Kong and Macau Part 10: Singapore Airlines First Class HKG-SFO (SQ2)

Business class is a reasonable 63,750 plus taxes.

Introduction Part 1: Star Alliance Lounge at LAX Tom Bradley Terminal Part 2: Asiana Business Class Quadra Smartium LAX-ICN Part 3: Asiana Business Class Lounge at ICN Part 4: Asiana Business … [Read more...]

Points, Miles, and Credit Cards: A Primer for True Beginners


I've been talking to a lot more friends and coworkers lately about my whole points/miles/travel obsession, and it's always a topic that others find fascinating. After all, who doesn't want to get more … [Read more...]

The Bluebird/SPG Reward Night Cost Chart

SPG Reward Chart

I got a lot of positive (and some negative) feedback for my Bluebird/Chase Ink Award Cost Chart post, so I decided to do it again for one of my other favorite cards - the SPG Amex card. The Amex SPG … [Read more...]

How to Stay at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai on Points

Burj Al Arab

Update: You can no longer transfer American Express Points into Jumeirah Sirius Rewards points as of 7/31/13. Pictures from this post were taken from the Jumeirah website, which you can visit … [Read more...]