Ridesharing’s popularity continues to grow — and banks know travel-savvy cardholders want to be well rewarded for Uber and Lyft purchases.
We’ve certainly seen a marked increase not only in travel and transit categories but some boosts to general cashback cards, as well.
The busy holiday season means airport rides and holiday celebrations — a perfect time to use rideshare! So with that, here are our picks for the best credit cards to use on your rideshare purchases!
Here’s a mileage run tailored to the ultimate procrastinator!
Delta Air Lines flyers in New York needing some MQM may want to check out this coast-to-coast mileage run from JFK to Sacramento, California.
Travel with lots of digital data you need readily available? Can’t risk spotty internet keeping you from accessing a cloud service? Then jump on this fantastic sale for a 2TB Samsung external SSD.
Holiday music is playing, mileage runs are happening, people are scrambling to use Amex airline incidental credit and much more. That means less than two months left in the year!
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s check out this past week’s happenings!
If you hold a Business Platinum Card from American Express, check your email for a survey request.
A recent mileage run to London gave me the opportunity to visit my favorite airport lounge: the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow Airport. The food is great, cocktails delicious, and service fantastic inside a fun atmosphere with plenty of seating.
Certain Delta flyers receive complimentary access and can take advantage of this amazing club.
Amazon is offering 40% off a 16750mAh RAVPower portable charger with two USB ports!
The unit is available in two colors: black and white. It sells for $30.50 BUT is knocked down to just $17.99 when you apply promo code ENJM83H9.
Delta 360 is the “unpublished” (but published…) special tier of status the airline reserves for its most valued, prized passengers. (Sorry, Diamonds. It ain’t you.) The status is invitation-only; Delta doesn’t publish its requirements for this special, uber-elite status.
But Delta has an important relation$hip with American Express. The airline stands to rake in about seven billion dollars from Amex between now and 2023, thanks in no small part to their co-branded credit cards.
So should Delta Amex heavy spenders receive a special, elevated status above Diamond?
New Yorkers wanting to escape winter for a couple of hours (and not purchase MQM from Delta at insane prices) will definitely be interested in this JFK to San Diego elite mileage run.
Bay Area travelers (or those who can position there) looking to pick up some MQM relatively quickly may want to look into this Delta mileage run to New York’s JFK.
Small business owners looking to rack up points — while not breaking the bank with annual fees — have a great option:
The Chase Ink Business Preferred credit card, which earns 3X across a number of business categories (including travel: same as the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, which costs almost five times as much in annual fees).
The Chase Ink Business Preferred is a fantastic option for new entrepreneurs looking to save money while spending on such common business expenses as transportation, cell phone & internet, and advertising.
Even with the low annual fee, points earnings can easily offset the annual fee (and much more) each year. The current welcome bonus alone basically covers at least eight years of the annual fee.
(Remember you don’t need a separate EIN to apply for a small business credit card.)
Here’s why small business owners of all kinds — but especially new ones — should consider the Chase Ink Business Preferred credit card.
Want to enjoy some MQM and BBQ during a Saturday? This run could be for you.
If you didn’t get a chance to snag a discounted travel adapter during yesterday’s Amazon Lightning Deal, you have a golden opportunity here.
SAUNORCH’s Universal International Travel Power Adapter with 4 USB ports normally MSRPs for $38 — but is discounted to just $14.40 during this Lighting Deal live until about 8:00 PM EST or when sold out (whichever comes first). UPDATE: Amazon is selling the travel adapter for $19.99, still well below the $38 MSRP.
I wrote yesterday about my first time encountering Delta Air Lines’ new Main Cabin international experience (which is the same in Comfort+, too). For the most part, I was quite impressed with the food and wine during my SLC to CDG flight last week.
But my trip back to the States — a London Heathrow to Atlanta hop — wasn’t very impressive.
Based on reader reaction to yesterday’s post as well as Twitter comments, it seems many people are underwhelmed by the new product — and displeased with the slow service times.
Here’s what my experience was like during the ride home.