Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well. I just noticed that the American Express Business Gold Card made some changes to their 4x AMEX Membership Rewards Points earning categories, added a $240 Flexible Business Credit ($20 / month at either FedEx, Grubhub, or at office supply stores), and is offering a $12.95 / month credit to offset the $12.95 / month Walmart+ Subscription. Let’s go through these changes so you can see if these new benefits are useful. You can see these benefits on the Benefits tab in your AMEX online account. Let’s look at the 4x categories first.
Good afternoon, from rainy Northern California. Every year, I like to check out my stats from Google Analytics to see which blog posts were the most popular. I created 2 lists by looking at all blog posts written in 2022 and then I looked at which posts were read the most in 2022, but written in previous years (#stayingpower). I will list the blog posts from top to bottom based on pageviews, share the original published date, and provide my thoughts or a short summary of each blog post. If you are curious, here were the most popular posts from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
2022’s Most Read Posts (Written in 2022)
- Choose a New Design for your Discover It Credit Card – 159 Colorful Options Available (2/2/2022) – If you are tired of the standard Discover It Credit Card design, pick a new card design from 150+ options. This also helps if you have multiple Discover It cards so you can easily tell them apart.
- The Era of Visa-Free Living in Mexico is Over (1/28/2022) – Tonei wrote this post and they covered the Visa changes that came to Mexico early last year.
Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is going well. A few days ago, I got an email reminder from Sam’s Club that my membership was auto renewing on March 5, 2022. I signed up for Sam’s Club last year since there was a targeted offer on my Discover It Credit Card where you would get a $45 Sam’s Club gift card when you signed up for a Sam’s Club membership, which costs $45 (see Doctor of Credit’s post). I went once to Sam’s Club to activate my membership, get my membership card, and pick up my $45 Sam’s Club gift card (which I used the same day shopping). I haven’t been back to Sam’s Club since because the closest location is 50+ miles away and I prefer the Costco location 2 miles away.
Long story short, I needed to cancel (or disable the auto renew feature on) my membership so I would not be charged again. I called Sam’s Club, explained the situation, and the rep sent me a $25 Sam’s Club / Walmart eGC that could be used to offset the membership cost, if I decided to stay with Sam’s Club. I will document the process below.
Good morning everyone, happy New Year’s Eve! Every year, I like to check out my stats from Google Analytics to see which blog posts were the most popular. I created 2 lists by looking at all blog posts written in 2021 and then I looked at which posts were read the most in 2021, but written in previous years (#stayingpower). I will list the blog posts from top to bottom based on pageviews, share the original published date, and provide a short summary of each blog post. If you are curious, here were the most popular posts from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
2021’s Most Read Posts (Written in 2021)
- Wells Fargo Discontinues Temporary Debit Cards & ATM Access Code Feature (Effective April 1) (2/12/2021) – This post has received over 300K pageviews since going live in February and makes up 25% of my total pageviews for the year. I had no idea that this post would be so popular, but it shows how many Wells Fargo customers were effected by the loss of temporary debit cards and ATM access codes.
Good morning everyone, happy Father’s Day! Over the last few weeks, I spent time with my family in Lake Tahoe staying at the Marriott Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe (located in South Lake Tahoe right next to the Nevada state line) and at my parent’s new home in Idaho, just outside Boise. On both trips, we spent time on the water rafting / floating down the rivers and I wanted to share some details of this fun family activity.
In Lake Tahoe, there are 2 rafting companies that operate on the Truckee River (which is connected to Lake Tahoe). We used Truckee River Rafting (yellow paddles), but if that is full, you can also use the Truckee River Raft Company (orange paddles). Prices are $55-$60 per person, depending on which company you use. For Truckee River Rafting, you park at the top, raft / float down the river, and then you take their bus back to the top to get your car. The whole operation is very smooth. The river is a bit cold, but relaxing. There are barely any rapids, so the majority of the trip is just a relaxing float down the river and you can use the paddles to stay away from the edge of the river.