An Indispensable Guide to Understanding How Airline Miles and Reward Points Work

Tweet If you’re going to invest any amount of time into earning award points or miles, you must know how to use those points. I always feel really bad when I get emails from folks who have spent a year (or more) collecting a certain type of miles or points only to learn that those points […]

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 […]

Ultimate Rewards Alert: Points Soon to Transfer to Southwest Rapid Rewards

Tweet Ultimate Rewards has been positioning itself as a serious competitor to the American Express Membership Rewards program (or is AMEX now the competitor?). I thought this post would be a good follow up to Monday’s post where I introduced the Rapid Rewards Program. When I wrote about how Ultimate Rewards are gaining on Membership […]

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. […]

American Express Rewards Continental Transfer Deadline is September 30th, 2011

Tweet Just a quick reminder to let you know that if you have American Express Rewards points that you’d like to transfer to Continental you must complete that transaction by September 30th, 2011. After that date you will no longer be able to transfer from American Express Rewards to Continental as AMEX and Continental are […]

Best Cash Back Credit Cards with Mileage Transfer Options

Tweet Last week I introduced 7 situations where cash back credit cards beat miles credit cards.  At the end of the article, I alluded to the fact that your best option is to find a card that allows you to do both – earn cash back or earn miles.  A card that allows that will […]