There’s a new way to use your American Express Membership Rewards points. But it’s NOT a good deal.
Starting today, July 30, 2015, folks can use their AMEX Membership Rewards points to pay for purchases at Bestbuy.com.
You can use points to pay for all or part of your purchase by entering your American Express card number at checkout.
Starting Today, You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points at Bestbuy.com to Pay for All or Part of Your Purchase – but It’s NOT a Good Idea!
While this is a convenient way to use American Express Membership Rewards points, it’s a very poor value. I’ll explain!
1. Earn 1,500 Bonus Delta Miles When You Shop Online
Link: Delta Shopping Portal Promotion
Through August 16, 2015, earn bonus Delta miles when you shop online through the Delta shopping portal.
Earn up to 1,500 Delta Miles When You Shop Online Through August 16, 2015
- 300 bonus Delta miles when you spend $100
- 700 bonus Delta miles when you spend $300
- 1,500 bonus Delta miles when you spend $700
You can use ANY credit card to pay for your purchases.
Shopping portals are an easy way to earn bonus miles and points.
Remember, there are similar shopping bonuses for American Airlines miles and Southwest points through August 16, 2015. And United Airlines has a promotion for bonus miles through August 12, 2015.
For folks who would rather earn cash back, you can still get up to 30% back when you shop at JCPenney, Macy’s, and Nordstrom through Discover Deals with your Discover card!
2. Save Money at Staples In-Store and Online!
Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
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How and when did you start collecting miles and points?
Looking for a getaway to Mexico?
The Flight Deal reports you can fly from Baltimore to Cabo San Lucas for ~$246 round-trip in coach or from Chicago to Cancun for ~$228 round-trip in coach.
And via Airfare Watchdog, Southwest is offering a fare from Atlanta to Cancun for only ~$213!
Visit Cancun for ~$213 Round-Trip in Coach From Atlanta This Fall!
You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the airline websites.
This deal will NOT last!
When you book a paid flight it’s best to use a card that earns extra points for airfare purchases, like the American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Citi Prestige, or Citi ThankYou Premier.
But what if you have more than 1 of these cards? How do you pick which to use?
Which Card Is Best for Purchasing Paid Airfare?
The answer depends on your travel plans. And if you want to use points toward award flights or paid airfare!