Earn Up to 5,000 Bonus AMEX Membership Rewards Points, No More International United Airlines First Class, and More!

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Earn Up to 5,000 Bonus AMEX Membership Rewards Points, No More International United Airlines First Class, and More!

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Here’s a quick roundup of miles & points news you should know about!

1.   Earn 2X American Express Membership Rewards Points

Through May 17, 2018, you can earn 2X AMEX Membership Rewards points per $1 spent when you use an eligible AMEX card and AMEX Express Checkout at the following merchants:

  • The 1-800-Flowers family of brands
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • B&H
  • Boxed (excluding alcohol)
  • Cole Haan
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Gilt
  • GrubHub/Seamless
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Newegg
  • Staples
  • Ticketmaster
  • Walmart

Eligible cards include those that earn AMEX Membership Rewards points, like the The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPENAmerican Express® Gold Card, and Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card.

Earn Up To 5000 Bonus AMEX Membership Rewards Points No More International United Airlines First Class And More
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2.   The End of American Express’ Plenti Program

I let you know that the AMEX Plenti points program was coming to an end.  And now, via The Points Guy, we know that the program will officially end July 10, 2018.

If you have a stash of Plenti points, you should use them sooner rather than later!

3.   No More International First Class on United Airlines

Via One Mile At a Time, United Airlines will stop selling First Class seats on all international flights as of June 20, 2018.

Instead, they plan to offer their new(ish) Polaris service.  That includes better seats, food, bedding, and amenities.  You can read a review of United Airlines Polaris Business Class here.

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The Business Platinum® Card from American Express

The Business Platinum® Card from American Express

  • Welcome Offer: Earn up to 75,000 Membership Rewards® points.
  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 25,000 points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership.†
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
  • Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That's 1.5 points per dollar, on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
  • 35% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 35% of the points back, up to 500,000 bonus points per calendar year.
  • You can also receive 35% points back on all First and Business class flights, with all airlines available through American Express Travel.
  • You can enjoy access to The American Express Global Lounge Collection℠ offering access to the most lounges across the globe, when compared with other U.S. credit card offerings. As of 11/2017
  • Terms Apply
  • See Rates & Fees

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