Category Archives: AMEX Starwood (SPG)

Use This Free New Tool to Help Monitor Your Credit

I recently wrote about how everyone can get their Experian FICO score for free with Discover’s Credit Scorecard.

And now, via FrequentMiler, Experian released a credit monitoring app for iPhone and Android that gives you your Experian credit report for free!

The app is convenient and easy to use, because it will notify you if there’s activity on your report.  And it’s the only service that offers you unlimited, free access to your Experian credit report.

But don’t pay for in-app purchases, like FICO scores and reports from the other credit bureaus.  Because there are ways to get those for free, too!

Use This New Tool To Help Monitor Your Credit

Get Your Experian Credit Report (but NOT Your Score) for Free With Experian’s New App

I’ll explain more about why the app might be a useful tool.  And the other ways to get your credit reports and FICO scores for free.

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How to Check If You Can Spend Above Your Credit Limit With Your AMEX Cards

Did you know you may be able to spend above your credit limit on your American Express card?

Click “Check Spending Power” in your AMEX account to see how much you’re allowed!

It’s useful for folks who want to make a large purchase that exceeds their credit limit.

Also, if you’re using a card that earns rewards (like cash back, miles, or points), you’ll earn rewards on the entire purchase amount too.  And you will NOT be charged any fees for exceeding your credit limit.

How To Check If You Can Spend Above Your Credit Limit With Your AMEX Cards

Thinking About Making a Big Purchase? You Can Check Your Spending Power on Your AMEX Card to See If You’re Able to Spend Above Your Credit Limit!

I’ll show you how to use the “Check Spending Power” tool to earn points when a purchase would otherwise be beyond your credit limit.  And I’ll explain who should NOT use this tool!

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Starwood Points Are 30% Off, Good Deal for Award Flights & Hotel Stays

Good news!  Via One Mile at a Time, through July 1, 2016, you can buy Starwood points for 30% off when you purchase 5,000 Starwood points or more!

This is a good deal for folks who need more Starwood points for a specific stay.  Or if you need to top-off your account to transfer points to a Starwood airline transfer partners, like Delta, British Airways, or American Airlines!

Remember, you’ll get a 5,000 mile bonus when you move 20,000 Starwood points to airline transfer partners with a 1:1 ratio.

Starwood Points Are 30 Off Good Deal For Award Flights Hotel Stays

You Can Use Starwood Points for Stays at Luxurious Hotels Around the World, Like the St. Regis Bali! Or Get a 5,000 Mile Bonus When You Transfer 20,000 Points to Many Airlines!

Here’s how to decide if you’d like to part in this deal.

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Sweet Spot: Flying Blue Miles to Hawaii Using Chase, Citi, AMEX, or Starwood Points!

Exciting news!  This is our first installment of a new “Sweet Spot” series where we highlight the best aspects of different award charts.

I’ll discuss using Flying Blue miles for award tickets on Delta to Hawaii!  And why it’s an especially good deal for folks who collect Chase, Citi, AMEX, or Starwood points.

Sweet Spot Flying Blue Miles To Hawaii Using Chase Citi AMEX Or Starwood Points

If You’re Not on the West Coast, You Can Get to Hawaii for Fewer Miles With Flying Blue

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How to Use AMEX, Citi, & Starwood Points for Cheap Award Flights to Europe

Using Etihad miles, you can book award flights to Europe at a big discount!

You can transfer your American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, or Starwood points to Etihad.

How To Use AMEX Citi Starwood Points For Cheap Award Flights To Europe

You May Be Closer Than You Think to an Award Flight to Europe!

Via View From The Wing, folks can book a round-trip award flight between New York (JFK) and Brussels for less than half of what other airlines charge!  I’ll show you how! Continue reading