Amex Small Business Saturday Returns for 2015

Amex Small Business Saturday 2015

American express runs an annual promotion called Small Business Saturday during which customers can earn a rebate for purchases made at small businesses using their registered Amex card. The purpose is to draw attention to small businesses in your area and for Amex to help out these businesses since they essentially pay a portion of a customers' purchase. This year's Small Business Saturday will … [Read more...]

Do I Even Have To Ask Whether 5,000 Extra SPG Starpoints Are Worth All This Fuss?

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From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… I don't know if you've heard yet, but Amex has the Deal Of The Millennium(™) going on right now! The Amex Starwood Preferred Guest card usually offers only 25,000 bonus points for signing up, which is functionally equivalent to being punched in the face. But right now, for a limited time and on an annual schedule that's completely predictable, they've … [Read more...]

Review: American Express Centurion Lounge Miami (and the Hidden Seating Area)

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The secret is out about the American Express Centurion Lounges, as I discovered during my recent visit to the new Miami Centurion (which opened at the beginning of June 2015). While it's an excellent lounge with décor, food, and drinks fashioned in a style similar to the rest of the Centurions, I also found it to be somewhat on the smallish side and, as a result, rather crowded. Fortunately, … [Read more...]

Another Amex Centurion Lounge? Ehhh…

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From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... Let me start today by saying I greatly appreciate Amex's effort to create their own chain of airport lounges. They've sincerely tried to improve on the current dismal state of domestic airport lounges, which are generally only marginally better than sitting in the waiting room of a doctor's office if the doctor offered free house wine and 3-day old … [Read more...]

Amex Points Transfers to Avios Will Be 25% More Expensive 10/1/15

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Travel with Grant reports that Amex is sneaking a change to their transfer rates with regards to British Airways Avios, one of the more useful transfer partners in the Membership Rewards program. According to Grant's credit card statement, which for the life of me I can't figure out why he was even reading, Membership Rewards will transfer at a 250:200 rate as of October 1, 2015. While this … [Read more...]

Can We Find Anything Redeeming About Plenti?


From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… Sometimes it's easy to argue against Conventional Wisdom. For instance, I honestly do believe app-o-ramas have limited value. I think it sometimes does make sense to Pay With Points, and I'm almost certain Wyndham is just frothing at the mouth to screw us all over again a few short months from now. Then there are other times that arguing against the … [Read more...]

Amex Platinum 150K Bonus Point Offer Expires Tomorrow


This is a deal that's been floating around for a while, but kept mostly underground for fear that it would disappear if it became too public. Others have now written about it and given that there's only one day left to get the offer, I figured it was worth letting everyone know and have a chance at it. The American Express Business Platinum card with a 150K point bonus can be had if you're … [Read more...]