Warning: Don’t Use AMEX with PayPal

While I generally used to love American Express, over the past year or so they have become an unreliable bank with mediocre card options and limited transfer partners. A few years ago, I told everyone that AMEX is the best due to the vast transfer partners, amazing signup offers, and generous cards. While some of that still exists today, the customer service American Express is… Read More

American Express’ Customer Service Is Rapidly Declining

Look, I like American Express. One of the first cards I ever applied for when I turned 18 was the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card, and I still hold on to it. AMEX issues some fantastic Travel Rewards Credit Cards, Hotel Rewards Credit Cards, and generally any Point Rewards Credit Cards. However, American Express’ customer service is rapidly declining. Recently I’ve experienced terrible customer service from American Express. I’m… Read More

Here’s My Favourite American Express Card

American Express is my favourite issuer of Travel Rewards Credit Cards, Hotel Rewards Credit Cards, and generally any Point Rewards Credit Cards. They also have some amazing No Annual Fee Credit Cards, that earn real Membership Rewards points that can be transferred to many airlines and hotels at a 1:1 ratio.. that’s incredible for a no annual fee card. One of the first American Express cards I… Read More

American Express: “Wow… You’ve Got Everything”

If there is one bank I love the most, it is American Express. They issue the best Travel Rewards Credit Cards, Point Rewards Credit Cards, and Hotel Rewards Credit Cards. Not only that, their famous Membership Rewards points transfer to dozens of airlines and also to various hotels – so using AMEX points in a good way isn’t hard at all. I’m currently doing an… Read More

My New AMEX Platinum Metal Card is Here!

American Express announced a few weeks ago some major changes to their prestigious Platinum Card, which is the original “premium” travel card. Some changes include a $200 USD Uber credit, 5x points for hotel bookings, and an all-new metal design. I’ve been waiting daily since the announcement for the new changes to take effect, and I’ve already used the Uber credit for a few rides in… Read More

AMEX Platinum Card Changes: Metal Design, 5x Points on Hotels, $200 Uber Credit

American Express has just announced some major changes to one of the best travel cards in the industry, the AMEX Platinum Card. The Platinum Card is widely regarded as one of the best travel cards out there due to the numerous benefits, which include worldwide airport lounge access, a $200 USD airline incidental-fee credit, 5x points-per-dollar spent on airfare, $100 USD fee credit for Global… Read More

Confirmed: AMEX Business Platinum First Year Free + MR Points!

I applied for the AMEX Business Platinum Card just over a month ago and have already met the minimum spend requirement of $5k USD and received the 40k Membership Rewards points in my AMEX account. Just a few days after I applied, changes were made to both the personal AMEX Platinum Card and the AMEX Business Platinum Card, and the sign-up bonus was changed. Thankfully,… Read More

HOW Many AMEX Cards Do I Have?!

American Express is all around my favourite bank: they have a wide variety of different credit and charge cards, the benefits on each card are compelling, sign-up bonuses are generous, and AMEX Membership Rewards points transfer to many airlines. I personally value Membership Rewards points more than Chase Ultimate Rewards points for two simple reasons: 1) AMEX has way more transfer partners and 2) AMEX… Read More

AMEX Platinum Card: earn 5x points on Airfare!

American Express was one of the first banks (if not the first) to introduce a premium travel card years ago with many benefits and a high annual fee. The AMEX Platinum Card has been widely regarded as one of the best travel cards in the past.. however recently, other banks (such as Chase and Citi) have been attracting customers to their new(er) premium travel cards. We… Read More