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Free American Express Card Benefit: Free 2-Day Shipping with ShopRunner

Did you realized that at the end of 2016, American Express started offering a free ShopRunner membership to all their cardholders? This offer doesn’t expire, as long as you have an active American Express account. So it’s basically a lifetime ShopRunner account. Did you sign up? I realized today I had forgotten to sign up for this benefit!

ShopRunner provides the following benefits:

  • Complimentary 2-Day Shipping
  • No Minimum Order Size
  • Free Shipping on Returns
  • ShopRunner Member Deals
  • Shop Thousands of Brands

So if you never signed up, do that now. I’m now a ShopRunner member and it’ll be great for ordering items online and having them delivered fast.

View Card Bonus Detail Popup for American Express Blue Business Plus Credit Card in Membership Reward Account

Good afternoon everyone.  I have a short post to share about a new feature I discovered this afternoon when I was browsing the Activity Detail tab of my American Express Membership Reward Points account.  When you look at the Activity Detail tab, you see a few ‘+’ icons next to your Membership Reward Point earning credit cards.  That part isn’t new, but when you click the ‘+’ icon next to the American Express Blue Business Plus Credit Card, you can see all your point earning transaction.

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Why Do I Keep the American Express SPG Business Credit Card?

There are a few credit cards I always carry just for the benefits. Because I have a business, I put plenty of spend on my American Express SPG Business Credit Card. I like earning those SPG points! But when I travel, I take it with me for a different reason. I’ve had my American Express SPG Business Credit Card for many years, and it was always a keeper for me. Back in 2015 when American Express added new benefits to their personal and business SPG credit cards, I was glad to see complimentary Sheraton Club access added as one of those benefits.

I’ve always been an SPG Gold elite member, but I’ve never had SPG Platinum elite status. Sometimes as an SPG Gold elite member, I’d be given a complimentary upgraded room and Sheraton Club access, but it certainly wasn’t guaranteed. This did, however, give me an introduction to Sheraton Clubs, and since I knew I’d always keep the American Express SPG Business Credit Card, I looked forward to experiencing the Sheraton Clubs whenever I stayed at a Sheraton. I also liked that Sheraton Club access was available no matter how I paid for my stays, regardless if my stay was paid for with points, cash and points, or all cash.

Sheraton Club sign at Sheraton Chicago O’Hare. Image source: http://www.sheratonchicagoohare.com/club

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PSA: Transferred Hilton Points Post Instantly, But Cannot Be Redeemed Immediately

Good morning everyone, happy Friday.  A few days ago, I wanted to use my Hilton Honors Points to book a 2 night stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego Downtown.  The price was 39,000 Hilton Honors Points per night, for a total of 78,000 Hilton Honors Points needed.  The only problem was that I was a little short on Hilton Honors Points… I only had 73,000 Hilton Honors Points and needed 5,000 more Hilton Honors Points to book the entire award without paying the cash co-pay.

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3,000 Membership Reward Points Post Quickly for Cable / Satellite TV Bill AMEX Offer

Good afternoon everyone, I wanted to give a quick shout out to those of you who attended the San Francisco travel meetup last night with Tonei and myself – it was great talking to you all and I hope you all had a great time.  Anyway, a few days ago, a new AMEX Offer came out where you could earn 1,000 American Express Membership Reward Points for making a $100 payment toward your cable or satellite TV bill.  To make it even better, American Express let you do that up to 3 times.  If you made 3 payments of $100 or more, you would receive 3,000 American Express Membership Reward Points.  That seemed easy enough, so I eagerly added the offer to my American Express Everyday Credit Card.  Sadly, this was my only credit card that was eligible for this AMEX Offer, otherwise, I would have added the offer to all my American Express credit cards and prepaid for cable for the next few years :)

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