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New Welcome Bonus On The American Express SPG Card In Canada

Introduction The merger of Marriott and Starwood is now complete, after months of updates we finally have a new welcome bonus on the American Express SPG Card in Canada. A few months ago Amex changed the welcome bonus from SPG points to a lousy statement credit, and more recently made the card unavailable for new applications. However, they had shared [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:06:47+00:00 August 21st, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|

New Membership Rewards To Marriott Transfer Rate Better Than Expected!

New Membership Rewards To Marriott Transfer Rate After months of speculation we finally know what the new Membership Rewards to Marriott transfer rate will be, and it's slightly better than expected! As of August 4, 2018, Membership Rewards will transfer to the new Marriott program at a rate of 1,000:1,200. This is slightly better than the 1:1 both Kyle and [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:07:12+00:00 July 24th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|

Coming Soon: Canadian SPG Amex Elite Qualifying Nights And New Welcome Bonus

Canadian SPG Amex Elite Qualifying Nights Announced A couple of weeks ago we learned details of changes coming to the American Express Cards in Canada, effective August 4th, 2018, just after the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest is complete. Shortly after that post, I received some mail from Amex going over the changes, which seemed to be [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:07:41+00:00 July 8th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|

New Details About Changes To The American Express SPG Cards In Canada

Changes To The American Express SPG Cards Introduction First, let me say it took Amex long enough to announce the changes to the American Express SPG Cards in Canada. While our American counterparts have known how their cards would change with the merger of Marriott and Starwood, we were left in the dark to speculate. The changes are.... ok, kind [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:08:00+00:00 June 28th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards, Reviews|

Ouch! American Express Business Gold Card Devalued Overnight, With More Changes Coming

American Express Business Gold No Longer Offering First Year Free Well, this kind of sucks. As of this morning, the seemingly never-ending American Express Business Gold first year free promotion was terminated without any advance warning. American Express Business Gold First year Free Cancelled Without Notice Furthermore, American Express has added some of that dreaded language to the [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:08:14+00:00 June 26th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|

New Warning For Churning American Express Cards – What Does It Mean For Canadians?

New Language Offers A Warning For Churning American Express Cards Yesterday we learned of some new language being included in the footnotes of applications for anyone considering churning American Express Cards (in The United States only). One Mile At A Time reported that Amex has introduced a vague new footnote, indicating that American Express may, at their sole discretion, choose [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:23:44+00:00 June 8th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|

Hurry!! Incredible American Express Offer In Vancouver – Dinner And Luxury Hotel Stay

American Express Offer In Vancouver Introduction American Express routinely offers special invites for cardmembers to a variety of events, though I find the lucrative deals are normally targeted for American consumers. When we do see offers in Canada, they're usually underwhelming, and I've actually never taken advantage of one. Today I received an email for an American Express Offer in [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:24:13+00:00 May 15th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|

Not Good – Changes To The SPG Credit Card In Canada

*** UPDATE: American Express has announced details regarding earning rates and new benefits for the Starwood Preferred Guest Cards in Canada. Learn all of the details through my recent post here*** Not Good - Changes To The SPG Credit Card In Canada Yesterday we heard some big news about the changes to the Marriott Rewards program coming in August, 2018, [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:24:34+00:00 April 17th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|

Not Good: Changes To The American Express Business Platinum Card

Changes To The American Express Business Platinum Card Today we saw one of the biggest devaluations to travel hacking in recent memory with changes to the American Express Business Platinum Card. This product has long been one of my favourite cards to recommend for it's amazing welcome bonus and referral program. Today we're seeing multiple changes, and it's all bad [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:25:14+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|

American Express Business Platinum Card Increases Annual Fee

*** Update: As of March 22, 2018 American Express has changed the welcome and referral bonus on this card, and increased the minimum spend requirement. Details can be found here. Increased Fee And Better Lounge Benefits On The American Express Business Platinum Card In Canada As of today, The American Express Business Platinum Card in Canada has a higher annual [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:10:49+00:00 February 16th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|
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