Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature

UPDATE: The blog sphere is talking abut a change in the bonus for this card Monday morning. I don`t know what the change is, but if you are thinking of signing up, jump on the bandwagon now. If the offer is more that what it is now, Chase is very good about honoring the current offer, as long as you go tin the past 90 days.

Continuing with the credit card series. Another great credit card that I have is the Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature. For starters the card just looks really cool and impressive. It`s a metal card, your name and card number is printed on the back, right underneath the magnetic strip(see the picture above of the front, no card number). This card will earn you Chase`s famous "Ultimate Reward Points", which also have a very decent amount of transfer options. With this card after spending $3,000 in 3 months you will get a 40,000 point bonus. This card also gives a 7% bonus on all points at the end of the year. So if you spent on this card just the $3,000 you would get a total of 46,010 points(40k bonus + 3k spend + 7% bonus).

 With this card you get the following:

  • 2 points for every dollar you spend on travel or dining.
  • No cap to how many points you can earn, and they don`t expire.
  • No foreign transaction fees(great card to have especially outside the US)
  • Many participating airline and hotel transfer partners, you even have the option of getting cash back, or          buying products from their mall with the points.
  • $95 Annual fee waived for the first year.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    American Express SPG

    I started a new hobby a while ago Collecting hundreds of thousands of miles and points for various airlines hotels etc. I am always being asked what cards to sign up for, how to meet spend requirements etc. I am starting a new series on the different credit cards that are out there what their advantages are. As far as redemption goes I am still learning so hopefully we can do this together. The first card I will talk about is the American Express SPG(Starwood Preferred Guest) credit card, below is the current offer for the card which expires 9/4/12.

  • You get 30,000 SPG points after your first purchase.
  • Additional 20,000 after spending $5,000 in 6 months for a total of 30,000.
  • First year the annual $65 fee is waived.
  • You earn 5 points for every dollar you spend(with the card obviously)at any SPG property, 1 point anywhere else.

  • Keep in mind the rules state that this bonus offer will not apply to anyone who had this card in the last 12 months.
    The following is a list of some of the hotel brands that participate in the SPG program:

  • St. Regis
  • The Luxury Collection
  • W Hotels
  • Le Méridien
  • Westin
  • Sheraton
  • Aloft
  • Element
  • Four Points by Sheraton

  • I just want to add one note for those of you that are scared of the annual fee kicking in next year. First of all you can cancel before then. Second for the past two years Amex has been running so many promos that if you use the card you will get credited it more than paid. The most famous one of course is the "Small Business Saturday" where you spend $25 at any small business you get the $25 back, so having 3 authorized users on the account gave me a free $100 which was worth the $65 fee.
    This card also comes with some of the standerd Amex card benifts like: 
    Return Protection
    Return Protection can reimburse you for eligible purchase(s) charged entirely on an eligible American Express (R) Card. Coverage is limited to 90 days from purchase, up to $300 per item and up to a maximum of $1,000 per Cardmember account per calendar year. Shipping and handling charges will not be reimbursed. Subject to additional terms, conditions and exclusions.
    Roadside Assistance
    Through Roadside Assistance, American Express may arrange for five (5) basic emergency roadside services to be provided to Cardmembers: (i) towing to nearest available repair shop or preferred destination depending on provider availability; (ii) jumpstarts when a battery is dead; (iii) delivery of up to two (2) gallons of gas; (iv) locksmith service if keys are locked in the car; and, (v) changing of a flat tire if the car has a workable spare. All costs associated with these emergency roadside services are the responsibility of the Cardmember. These services are available when a Cardmember is present with the vehicle. Services are available regardless of mileage from primary residence when traveling within the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. If you need further information, please call the number on the back of your Card.

    To see the full list of the transfer partners just click here.
     Starwood American Express 30,000 application link.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    $25 Complimentary Gift Card from Amex

    Order an American Express Prepaid Card, load $200 or more at the time of order, and receive a complimentary $25 Gift Card. Offer ends August 31, 2012

    Spends like cash wherever American Express Cards are accepted:

    You also get the following like a regular Amex Credit Card:

    T&C state:For new card members only, and allow 6 weeks for gift card to come in the mail.
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Mocha Bleu - $35 for Bistro Dinner with Appetizer and Entrees for Two

    Mocha Bleu - $35 for Bistro Dinner with Appetizer and Entrees for Two

    You can order the following for a $73 value
  • One appetizer (up to a $15 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $29 value each)

    -There is a limit of one per person, and one per table.
    -Under the RCBC Supervision and is Cholov Yisroel
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