Good afternoon everyone. A few years ago, the USPS introduced Informed Delivery, a service that will scan the outside of your envelopes and send you an email every day with a preview of what mail will get delivered that day. If you are not familiar with the service, please read USPS Informed Delivery – A Step By Step Guide. In yesterday’s Informed Delivery email, I saw a new service called USPS Electronic Signature Online (eSOL). With eSOL, you can provide a digital signature that will be used to virtually sign for all packages that normally require a signature (Priority Mail Express packages, packages that require a Signature Confirmation, and packages insured for $500 or more). Once your digital signature is provided, it will be used to virtually sign for packages, and those packages will be left at your mailbox. To learn more about the service and set up your eSOL, click here.
Good afternoon everyone. 2 weeks ago, American Express rolled out a bunch of new AMEX Offers on their American Express Business Platinum Card. Those AMEX Offers included earning 5x Membership Rewards Points on Wireless, Shipping, Advertising, Gas and Office Supply purchases. I added / activated those AMEX Offers and was especially excited about the 5x shipping AMEX Offer since I sell stuff on eBay and ship a few packages every month (mainly USPS and UPS). When my Chase Ink Plus Business Credit Card was offering 5x on shipping last year, I racked up a ton of Chase Ultimate Rewards Points. Since that deal ended a few months ago, I was excited to start using my AMEX Business Platinum to earn 5x Membership Rewards Points on shipping purchases.
AMEX handles these AMEX Business Platinum AMEX Offers slightly differently where you earn the base rate (1x on shipping) and then earn the 4x bonus points later. According to the 5x shipping AMEX Offer terms, eligible purchases are “made in the U.S. for courier, postal, and freight shipping services” and the additional bonus points “will be credited to your Membership Rewards program account within 90 days after 6/30/2021.” With that info in mind, I wanted to share the turnaround time for the 5x shipping AMEX Offer.
Good evening everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a great time on Saturday morning attending the first FTU Virtual Seminar and look forward to the next FTU Virtual Seminar in February 2021. A few weeks ago, Nick at Frequent Miler wrote Stop Sleeping on the Cash App. I have had a Cash App account for several years (opened when Cash was only a money sending and receiving app similar to Venmo), but I was sleeping on the Cash App debit card and the boosted deals where you can get up to 20% off select stores (and sometimes even higher than that).
In today’s post, I will show you how the Cash App works and go through some of my recent “small wins” with a few different boosted deals. If you are not a Cash App member, please use my referral link to sign up for a free account and get a $10 bonus (I will also get a $10 bonus when you join). One of the cool features of the Cash App debit card is that you can design the debit card with various colors, various emoji’s (I selected the Money Eyes emoji with the tongue being the chip) and you can scribble a design or signature on the front. Here is the front and back of my Cash App debit card:
Good morning everyone. On May 1, American Express introduced many new (temporary) benefits to the American Express Business Platinum Card, including a $20 monthly credit for shipping (which includes USPS, UPS & FedEx) that is valid from May 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. A few days ago, I wrote How to Purchase & Print USPS Shipping Labels Online (AMEX Business Platinum Card $20 Monthly Benefit). I’ve also read a few other blog posts where travel bloggers said that they will buy $20 of stamps every month, even though they have no need for stamps. I thought it would be a good idea to share 2 strategies for buying stamps online. Just a heads up, the USPS charges a small $1.30 shipping charge for buying stamps online, but if you would rather avoid the $1.30 fee, you can visit your local post office.
Strategy 1: Buy Stamps Throughout the Year for the Holidays
You might be surprised to know that there are 40 different versions of Forever Stamps currently available for sale on the USPS website, with new stamp designs added throughout the year. If you are someone who sends Christmas / Hanukkah / holiday greeting cards, there are several options available and you can purchase the necessary stamps monthly throughout the year. If you live in Alabama or Maine, there are also specific stamps featuring your state.
Good morning everyone. A few days ago, American Express unveiled several new benefits for several of their personal and business cards. Doctor of Credit has all the details regarding the card benefits, but for today’s post, I am going to talk about the monthly $20 Shipping and $20 Wireless Phone Service credits for the American Express Business Platinum Card.
These benefits were announced and went live on May 1, so I waited no time testing out the credits. On May 1, I wrote How to Purchase & Print USPS Shipping Labels Online (AMEX Business Platinum Card $20 Monthly Benefit). I purchased a $10.90 shipping label through the USPS website to ship an item I sold on Amazon. Later that day, I made a one time $20 payment to my AT&T wireless phone bill. Both purchases posted on May 1 and the subsequent statement credits posted on May 4. That is a really fast turnaround time for the statement credits to post.