Category Archives: AMEX Platinum

AMEX Platinum Cardholders Can Give Starwood Gold Status to Someone Else

I’ve mentioned to y’all how The Platinum Card from American Express can get you Starwood Gold elite status.

This is a terrific perk for your Starwood hotel stays.  Because you earn extra bonus points and get late check-outs and room upgrades when available.

But I recently discovered you can gift this perk to someone else.  It’s free to do and takes less than a minute!   This is useful if you already have Starwood elite status.

Starwood Gold Status With American Express Platinum Card

Giving Starwood Gold Status to Someone Else Means They’re Eligible for a Late Check-Out! So They Can Spend More Time on the Beach at Hotels Like the W Bali – Seminyak!

I’ll explain how you can gift Starwood Gold status with the AMEX Platinum card!

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Improved Offer for the American Express Platinum Card!

About a month ago, I told you about upcoming changes to The Platinum Card from American Express.

Some changes were good (like $200 in Uber credits per year), and some were definitely bad (like an increased annual fee).  These changes are now live!

And the card now comes with a new 60,000 AMEX Membership Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending.  That’s more than enough for 2 round-trip flights to anywhere in the mainland US!

The new bonus is 20,000 more AMEX Membership Rewards points than the most recent offer.  But the minimum spending is higher.

Limited Time Top 5 Card Bonuses Which Are Now Easier To Unlock

Use the Sign-Up Bonus From the AMEX Platinum for a Free Flight to Paris!

I’ll help you decide if this new offer is worth it for you.

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How to Use Official TSA PreCheck Schedule

Did you know there’s a web page dedicated to helping you make the most of your TSA PreCheck membership?

TSA PreCheck can save folks lots of time and inconvenience at airport security checkpoints.  That’s because you won’t have to take off your jacket or remove your toiletries and computer from your bag.  And TSA PreCheck lines are (usually) much shorter than the regular security lines.

TSA PreCheck Hours

Search for Your Airport’s TSA PreCheck Security Checkpoint Schedule

I’ll show you how this simple web page works!

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“If It Seems Like a Good Deal, Jump On It. If You Wait to See If It Worked for Others, It Will Expire”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Discounts & Deals 4 Military

Bobby started Discounts & Deals 4 Military to highlight discounts and easy ways to save money that is unique to military members.  You can also find him on Facebook!

Discounts Deals 4 Military

Trip Back Home to Oregon

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Fare Sale: 5 US Cities to Iceland Starting at $200 Round-Trip!

Via The Points Guyyou can fly from several US cities to Iceland in coach starting at just $200 round-trip!

I found flights from San Francisco to Reykjavik for $260 departing April 16, 2017, and returning April 27, 2017.  These fares are valid for travel from April to June, and from September to November 2017 on certain routes.

Wow Air Sale March 2017

Don’t Let the Name Fool You – Iceland Is a Beautiful Destination With Green Hills, Waterfalls, and Volcanoes!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Targeted: Earn 10,000 Easy AMEX Membership Rewards Points

Are you one of the lucky folks who got an email offer to earn 10,000 easy AMEX Membership Rewards points?

Via Reddit, AMEX is offering 10,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points to certain cardholders who enroll their charge cards in “Pay Over Time” by May 13, 2017!

It’s a no-brainer to sign-up if you’re eligible.  Plus, you’ll get extra flexibility in how you use your AMEX charge card!

AMEX Pay Over Time Bonus

Transfer 10,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Delta for a Free Coach Award Flight From Toronto to Miami!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal!

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Cheap Flights! US and International Routes Starting at Just $39

JetBlue and Southwest are offering very good sales right now!

You can fly to lots of destinations in the US, Caribbean, and Mexico starting at just $39 one-way in coach.  I found flights from New York to Washington, DC, for $52 one-way in coach on April 11, 2017.

Southwest JetBlue Fare Sale

It’s Officially Spring! So You’ll Need to Find Another Excuse to Get Away Besides the Frigid Winter Conditions 😉

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Won’t Last! Deep Discount Tickets to Europe

Via Miles to Memories, you can get up to 20% off tickets to Europe with Norwegian Air’s St. Patrick’s Day fare sale!

I found a flight from Newburg, New York to Bergen, Norway departing September 21, 2017, and returning September 25, 2017, for ~$273.

The valid travel dates for these sale fares vary, depending on which European city you’re flying to.  For example, for tickets to Ireland and Scotland, you can get up to 20% off flights between April 18, 2017, and October 28, 2017. 

Norwegian Air Sale

Save Big on Your Trip Across the Pond With Norwegian’s St. Patrick’s Day Sale

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Everything to Know About TSA PreCheck

If you enjoy standing in long lines, removing items from your carry-on, or pulling off your coat in record speeds, this post is not for you!

For the rest of us, TSA PreCheck can be a huge time (and stress!) saver during our visit to the airport.  A membership to TSA PreCheck means you won’t have to remove your toiletries or computer from your bag.  Or take off your jacket at security checkpoints.

And TSA PreCheck lines are often (but not always!) much shorter than the regular security lines.

TSA PreCheck Application

TSA PreCheck Can Save LOTS of Time at Airport Security Checkpoints

I’ll tell you everything you need to know about TSA PreCheck!

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Limited Time: Delta Award Sale to Europe

Have you been searching for a great use of your Delta miles?  Good news!

Via Rene’s Points, Delta is having a sale on both coach and Business Class seats from the US to Europe through March 15, 2017.  You can get a discount of 30,000 Delta miles on round-trip Business Class tickets or 10,000 Delta miles on round-trip coach tickets to spots like London, Dublin, Amsterdam, and more!

Delta Award Sale Europe

Fly to Lots of Cities in Europe (Like Amsterdam!) for Less With Delta’s Flash Sale on Award Tickets!

Here are the details of this flash sale!

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