Good afternoon everyone, I have a short post about a targeted offer I received from Barclays regarding my Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card. Back in December, I received the following email where if I added an authorized user to my Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card between December 1-15, I would receive a $10 statement credit. That was easy money, so I added an authorized user to my account and made a small purchase on the authorized user credit card on December 9.
I thought it would be fun to kick off the new year by interviewing Grant about his past year of travel, miles, and points. Read along as Grant answers the questions I put to him and see how you’d answer these questions about your own year.
1. What was the deal or miles/points opportunity that you wish you had gotten in on (if there was one)?
I was really excited about the British Airways promotion to earn 82,286 British Airways Avios for signing up for Match.com and spending $548.57 (0.67 CPM). I signed up just for the miles and thought since I’m paying for the service, I would try it out and see if I met anyone. Long story short, British Airways never gave me the Avios and Match.com refunded my whole payment, but it was totally worth it because I met my girlfriend on Match.com and we’ve been together for the last 9 months. If you want to read more about the details, check out this post.
Shelli: Did anyone get in on this?
Grant: I don’t think any bloggers or readers got their British Airways Avios ☹
One of the best benefits of the American Express Gold and Platinum Card is being able to select an airline of your choice. For the American Express Gold Card, you can earn up to $100 in airline reimbursements and for the American Express Platinum Card, you can earn up to $200 in airline reimbursements. You can change your airline of choice from year to year, but there’s a catch. You only have from the start of each year until January 31 to change your selection. Time is running out!
Good morning everyone, greetings from Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA). As I was reviewing my American Express credit and charge cards, I thought of 2 ways to make AMEX Offers better and more useful to cardholders like us. My purpose for this post is to get a few good ideas and share them with American Express in the hope that they read the suggestions from this post and incorporate some of the suggestions into their website and mobile app. I’ll start first and if you think of any other suggestions, please leave a comment below. Thank you.
Right now, AMEX Offers can only be filter by specific categories. To me, this feature is useless because there could be good deals in every category, so I don’t want to exclude any AMEX Offer just because it is in a category that I do not shop at frequently. I would love to see AMEX Offers sortable by expiration date, date added, merchant name, and by discount (dollar or percentage). Then I could quickly see which AMEX Offers are ending soon, which AMEX Offers were added recently, and which AMEX Offers have the biggest discount.
Good afternoon, happy Friday! While I am enjoying my Central / South America trip, I wanted to see what you guys are up to this MLK Jr. Weekend. Since Monday is MLK Jr. holiday, I have the day off at work. Since my work is paying me not to work, I love to travel on my paid holidays!
Whether you are going on an epic trip like myself, hanging out at home with your kids, or enjoying the weather, I want to know! I will pick 3 winners and send them a $10 Amazon eGift Card. To be eligible for the giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me about your MLK Jr. Weekend plans. You must leave a comment before 11:59pm PT on Monday, January 15. Winners will be selected sometime on Tuesday, January 16 and I will email them a $10 Amazon eGift Card. Thank you to everyone who participates in the giveaway and save travels!