Quick Take: American Express Gets it Right!

During the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, travel has all but come to a standstill. Many of us have luxury or premium travel cards with most of their benefits rendered all but worthless at this time. While most card issuers have issued bonus points on dining and grocery, American Express has gone above and beyond. … Continue reading Quick Take: American Express Gets it Right!

[Update]Rakuten: Now Offering 15% Cashback Promo

5/3/2020 Rakuten is now offering 15% cashback on plenty of stores. As always make sure to read their exclusions list for each store and to check if you are able to stack up savings by purchasing discounted gift cards. Some of the stores include Coach, Finishline, and Adidas. Get the list here. 4/23/2020 Rakuten is … Continue reading [Update]Rakuten: Now Offering 15% Cashback Promo

Beginner’s Guide: American Express Reward Points

Amex points for short, American Express has a pretty sweet transferable currency and some of the best customer service among credit card companies. American Express Reward Points are both easy to earn and easy to use. Along with Chase Ultimate Reward Points, Amex Points are one of the most valuable currencies in the points and … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide: American Express Reward Points

Earning Points and Miles: My 2020 Goals

2019 was a wonderful year for earning points and miles. With the majority of my earnings coming from retail arbitrage and new credit card signups, I ended the year having earning over 500K American Express Platinum points, about 400k United Miles, 200k Hilton points, and about 60k Chase Ultimate reward points. This was a very … Continue reading Earning Points and Miles: My 2020 Goals

Trip Insurance: When Does it Matter?

Over the weekend, my younger brother was returning to college located in Milwaukee. Flying out of SFO, we seldom experience weather delays, and weather related cancellations are a rarity. Well, last weekend, freezing temperatures and an ice storm led to Southwest cancelling my brother's flight. As a result, my family and I scrambled to re-book … Continue reading Trip Insurance: When Does it Matter?