Free Club Carlson Gold Elite Status from American Express

Amex Club Carlson Gold

American Express has a targeted promotion for its European cardholders that includes free Club Carlson Gold Elite status through February 28, 2015, but it appears that anyone can register as long as they have a European address. Be sure to use your real name. (HT Points, Miles, & … [Read more...]

Update on AmEx Platinum Credit for Losing AA/US Lounges

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On Monday, I reminded people to either (1) use the AmEx Platinum credit they received for losing American Airlines/US Airways lounge access, or (2) to call in to American Express and ask if they could get a credit on their Platinum card(s) if they didn't already have one. Regarding #2, … [Read more...]

Is the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card Worthwhile?

Delta Gold Amex

With all the news about Delta and Alaska Airlines this week, a couple of local readers wanted my opinion when Delta sent out a targeted offer to Seattle residents for the Gold Delta SkyMiles credit card. We're being tempted with 50,000 SkyMiles after spending $1,000 in the first three … [Read more...]

AmEx Platinum Statement Credit for losing AA/US lounges

Did you receive a statement credit offer on your AmEx Platinum?

Over the weekend, American Express Platinum members lost lounge access to American Airlines Admirals Clubs and US Airways Clubs. This policy change was announced in the beginning of December (December 4, 2013, to be exact).  Many of us received e-mails from American Express with the … [Read more...]

New Amex EveryDay Cards Make It Easier to Earn Membership Rewards

Amex EveryDay

American Express is launching two new credit cards on April 2, so you can expect lots of posts when that day arrives. Probably not from me, though, so I’ll just take a moment now to let you know what to expect. These are credit cards, not charge cards, so you’ll be able to pay the … [Read more...]

What Did I Miss?

Sometimes I like to slip away without telling anyone. My dad is on a quest to spend his money before I get my grubby hands on it and treated the family to a trip to the Virgin Islands last week. I scheduled a few posts but had almost no Internet access for the better part of ten days. … [Read more...]