Chris Carley


American Express‘ Membership Rewards is a strong loyalty program — especially for travelers. Points convert at a 1:1 ratio to several travel partners, including blog favorite Delta Air Lines’ SkyMiles. Business Platinum Card from American Express members enjoy a 35% rebate when using Membership Rewards points to purchase select airfares.

But an area where Membership Rewards really disappoints is in the statement credit departments.

A solar-powered wireless portable charger for your mobile devices is on sale right now during an Amazon Lightning Deal.

FKANT’s 25000mAh backup battery pack normally sells for $39.99 — but is available now for $33.99 before applicable taxes and shipping. 95% of its Amazon reviews are four or five stars.

The Lightning Deal is effective until about 7:00 PM Eastern / 4:00 PM Pacific today — inventory permitting.

American Express and Delta teamed up for an Amex Offer awarding targeted cardholders 500 bonus MQM and SkyMiles each time a user spends $1,000 in eligible transactions. (The offer is valid through December 31, 2020, and can be used up to 25,000 bonus MQM and 25,000 bonus SkyMiles).

People have asked me when the bonus MQM post to their SkyMiles accounts after accruing $1000 in purchases.

So let’s take a look — and see when you can expect your bonuses to hit!

Well, Chase is certainly having a big week.

First, they launched the impressive, new Chase Freedom Flex. And they added some pretty neat bells and whistles to the Chase Freedom Unlimted.

Then Chase completed a trifecta of fun news and announced a new welcome offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred: 80,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards points for new approvals who spend $4,000 on purchases within three months of being approved. (Up from 60,000 bonus points.)

80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points is worth at least $1,000 on travel when redeemed through the Ultimate Rewards travel site.

Goodness, gracious. I’m curious if they have anything else up their sleeves for this week! 😉