“Why do you have a Gold credit card if you’re a Delta Diamond or whatever? Why are you using a Gold card if you’re not Gold anymore? And why don’t you have a Diamond credit card this year?”
This was part of a conversation I had last year with a friend interested in points and miles while I took out my American Express Gold Card (learn more) to pay for lunch. Things only got more confusing when he saw the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express (learn how to apply) in my wallet. (“Shouldn’t you use your Reserve card if you’re Reserve level? I thought you’re Diamond!”)
Many of us involved with the miles and points hobby are pretty clear about differents levels of loyalty program status and credit card brands. But people not as familiar get understandably confused — especially when it comes to Delta SkyMiles, American Express, and their co-branded credit card products.
It’s very easy for people to get Delta SkyMiles Platinum Medallion status mixed up with Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express cards, or the non-Delta American Express Platinum personal and business cards. Same goes with the gold flavors of status, SkyMiles credit cards, and Amex branded charge cards.
What do you think? Should Delta and American Express come up with different names for the Gold and Platinum SkyMiles credit cards? Continue reading
Airport lounges are great places to relax, get work done, charge your electronic devices, grab a bite, and enjoy a beverage. And they’re even sweeter when you can access them for free as a credit card perk!
The American Express Business Green Card just launched a limited time offer for new applicants. But is it worth signing up? Or are there better offers available?
For better or worse, I’m a loyal Delta flyer. Delta’s co-branded American Express cards sort of come with that territory. But Chase’s credit cards, however, are starting to pique my interest (especially now that I’m finally dipping under 5/24!) when it comes to actual point accrual and redemption. And their low to no annual fees sure are interesting, too.
Rookie Wednesday: A (partial) workaround for multiple “Amex Offers” via No Fee Amex partner cards! Are you missing out on “low hanging fruit”? Continue reading
Delta American Express cards offer cardholders decent-ish benefits. But points earnings and other areas leave something to be desired. Where are some areas Delta and American Express can improve its premium Reserve cards?
If you’re thinking of applying for the increased welcome bonuses on two Hilton Honors American Express cards, remember there’s only a week left to apply before the August 28 deadline.
Several readers privately approached me about this topic, which leads me to assume more people have the same concern. Let’s address it here so everyone’s on the same page and receives what they expect from their Delta Amex cards.
Travelers not wanting to shell out big bucks for premium travel cards have options when it comes to receiving free Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credits.
Chase has announced a great, limited-time welcome bonus for its IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card!
I still remember the February 2017 phone call with René during which he gave me some of the best points advice I’ve ever received. (I was reminded of this Friday while booking my flights for this year’s Chicago Seminars.)
Just a quick, friendly reminder to Amex Platinum and Amex Gold cardholders that their monthly credits are now available!
Delta and American Express just released a great limited-time offer: 50% cash back on Delta purchases for four Delta Amex cards! OFFERS EXPIRED — PLEASE SEE CURRENT OFFERS The deal is valid for new cardholders only who apply for a card before August 15. Existing cardholders aren’t eligible (sorry). OFFERS EXPIRED — PLEASE SEE CURRENT OFFERS Qualifying cards include: Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express (learn more) Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card … Continue reading
One month remains to take advantage of two increased welcome bonuses on a pair of Hilton Honors American Express cards — including one with no annual fee.
I wrote yesterday about the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express‘ referral-triggered welcome bonus. The Delta Platinum Card has a very similar offer — for less than half the annual fee. But which is the better deal? The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express’ Increased Welcome Bonus Through Wednesday, July 31, the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express offers the following to new cardmembers referred by a current member. 10,000 MQM … Continue reading