If You Have The American Express Gold Card, Be Mindful Of Your Annual Grocery Spend

Recall that with the American Express Gold Card you earn 4X Membership Rewards points per $1 spent at supermarkets on up to $25,000 per year in purchases.  After you spend $25,000 in a given year, you only earn 1X Membership per $1 spent at supermarkets. Although I find it hard to fathom anyone spending more than $25,000 on grocery purchases […]

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I Am Not Throwing Away My Shot…

  …to earn a lot of rewards the next time I purchase Hamilton tickets. I was one of the lucky ones that saw Hamilton last summer (at regular ticket prices!) before all of the hype.  I knew little about it, but I purchased the tickets because it was highly recommended by a friend whose opinion […]

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Organize The Group Gift

  A friend of mine recently had a surprise 45th birthday party. I stepped up to organize the group gift. I ended up collection $100 per couple from 31 couples and used that money to purchase gift cards, most with no fees.  For the first time, I held the checks till my actual credit card […]

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Follow The Rewards

Sometimes there will be offers to use certain cards at certain vendors to receive extra bonus points. For example, I just received an offer through my American Express Everyday Preferred card to earn 2x American Express Membership Rewards points if I use the card to shop at Amazon. It is annoying, but I will certainly […]

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