Via Reddit, the rumor mill is blowing unsourced news that American Express will be scrapping its current policy to disallow you from earning the sign-up bonus on a card if you’ve ever had the card before.
I’m selective about the unsubstantiated buzz I post because it sometimes turns out to be incorrect!
In this case I’m writing about it because it makes sense that AMEX would relax their strict policy based on what else has been happening with them.
If the Rumor Is True, Folks Who Closed Cards Like the Premier Rewards Gold and Starwood AMEX Would Be Eligible to Earn the Sign-Up Bonus Again. That’d Make It Easier to Get Free Stays at Places Like the St. Regis Princeville Resort
Also, I want it to be true so very, very badly!
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Many of our readers commented and tweeted about their favorite IHG hotels in last week’s IHG points giveaway!
The contest is now closed. But y’all had so many terrific ideas on where to use IHG points!
I’ll show you how to use the 70,000 point sign-up bonus from the Chase IHG card to stay at the hotels you’ve recommended!
Which Incredible IHG Hotels Did Readers Recommend? Find Out the Top Picks, Like This Gorgeous InterContinental Resort
We received almost 2,200 giveaway entries. Stay tuned this Saturday, April 30, 2016, for the winner!
Great news! Starting today, you can apply for the new SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express.
Over the past few months some folks have received targeted offers for this card. But it’s now available to anyone with a small business!
Note: It appears the regular AMEX SimplyCash card is currently not available to new applicants.
Having More Cash Back Credit Card Options Is Always a Good Thing!
I’ll explain the details. And recommend who might consider applying for this card.
There’s an increased public sign-up bonus on the Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz! You’ll earn 75,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after meeting the minimum spending, according to folks on Reddit.
The offer expires June 22, 2016.
You can transfer the points to airlines like Air Canada, British Airways, Delta, and Emirates for Big Travel with Small Money!
Emily and I don’t receive a commission for this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!
With 75,000 American Express Membership Rewards Points You Can Fly Round-Trip to Europe
I’ll give you the details!
The Carlson Hotel Group is being sold to HNA Tourism Group according to StarTribune. Carlson has ~1,400 hotels around the world including the well-known Radisson brand.
I’ll let you know what might happen to your Club Carlson points, their loyalty program, and what could be in store for the Club Carlson credit cards.
HNA Tourism Is Buying Carlson Hotels, Which Includes the Radisson Blu Scandinavia in Copenhagen Pictured Here. So What’s the Future of Your Club Carlson Points?
Recently I showed you 5 great hotels for family travel where you can get free award stays in Hilton hotels.
Now let’s look at 5 excellent hotels in the US where you can use your Hilton points!
Enjoy Southern California Sunsets with 2 Nights at The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach With Hilton Points!
With the limited-time highest-ever offers on the American Express Hilton HHonors and American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass cards, you can get free award stays in Hilton hotels at many popular US destinations.
I wrote about rumors that a higher offer was coming soon for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card.
Via Wandering Aramean, the sign-up bonus on the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature will increase to 30,000 miles on June 1, 2016.
Usually, the sign-up bonus is 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles and a $100 statement credit after meeting minimum spending requirements.
The Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card Will Offer a 30,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus and NO Foreign Transaction Fees
Let’s see if it’s worth waiting for this new offer!
Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this offer, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!
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