Maximize American Express Rewards With Transfer Bonuses [Current 35% BA Transfer]

Tweet Expired! One of the things that I like best about Membership Rewards is the ability to maximize your earnings with transfer bonuses. Over the last few months, my wife and I have been racking up Membership Rewards because there have been some good sign up bonuses.  I hope you have been too since I’ve […]

Two American Express Membership Rewards Limited Time Transfer Bonuses

Tweet There is only one thing that keeps the American Express Membership Rewards program in the travel mileage game - transfer bonuses.   For US residents who don’t travel all that often, partner options are not nearly as good as the Ultimate Rewards program.  Also, the Ultimate Rewards credit card sign up bonuses are usually better. But there is one way that […]

Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN

Tweet Update:  The 75,000 Business Gold Business Card® from American Express OPEN card offer has expired.  The current best offer is here. A 75,000 Business Gold Business Card® from American Express OPEN offer was available yesterday and today (August 8th and 9th, 2012).  However, the best current offer is 50,000 Membership Rewards bonus for the The Business […]

Hot Promotions Expiring – Deals You’d Be Crazy to Ignore

Tweet All good things must come to an end. You, however, don’t want to be the person who misses out on these lucrative promotions. American Express Rewards Transfer to British Airways With a 50% Bonus Expires: May 31st, 2012 Last week I converted over 100,000 American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avois (BA).  […]

British Airways 50% Transfer Bonus Provides More Reasons to Pull the Trigger on an American Express Card

Tweet Based on speculations, rumors, and dark clouds on the horizon, it’s possible that the Ultimate Rewards program is going to take another huge step ahead of American Express Rewards points. The rumor (that’s all it is) is that Delta is going to be switching to a revenue based award program. That means the amount […]

The Underestimated Value of the Citi Premier ThankYou Reward Points

Tweet Typically, when I’ve evaluated the value of the major travel reward programs (Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, and ThankYou Rewards), I’ve often overlooked the important role of ThankYou Rewards points. The Disadvantages of the ThankYou Rewards Program They do not have any airline or hotel programs that allow point transfers.  This is a […]

7 Convincing Reasons Why the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express Should Have a Home in Your Wallet

Tweet The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card® from American Express hasn’t got a lot of press time on this site. Certainly, it’s had less than it deserves. The reason? I’ve been focusing so much on cards with the best sign up bonuses that I haven’t given enough attention to cards that really shine when it comes to […]

Justifying a $450 Annual Fee: Why I Signed Up for an The Platinum Card® from American Express

Tweet Three or four years ago I first learned about The Platinum Card ® from American Express. I almost chocked on my sandwich when I noticed that some fools were paying $450 per year for the card. I thought those were the type of people who need to visit Help Me Travel Cheap and learn how to […]

Best Current American Express Membership Rewards Transfer Bonuses

Tweet Between my wife and I, we have 122,485 Membership Rewards points. Because of the high fees associated with our cards ($175 for Premier Gold and $175 for the Business Gold), we don’t plan to keep those accounts open. That means that by the Spring we’ll need to transfer those points out. Here’s the dilemma. […]