Great American Express My Offers for January

Earning miles and points for shopping online with a credit card

American Express My Offers is a great program that offers lots of savings on everyday spending. I personally get enough value out of these targeted statement credits to off-set the annual fee on my SPG Amex card every year. This… Continue Reading


Amex is Shutting Down Bluebird and Serve Accounts: What’s Next?

I woke up today, well past noon, from a Nyquil induced sleep to some terrible news: Both the American Express Bluebird and Serve prepaid cards are dead as far as manufactured spending goes. Several readers got email notices that their… Continue Reading


Bluebird vs. Serve: Which Prepaid Card Should You Switch To?

It’s been three weeks since the demise of Redbird and already some people are switching back to the American Express Bluebird or Serve card. Up until recently, I had decided not to bother switching to either card, since I was… Continue Reading


$0 Fees on Amex Gift Cards: Why Buying Them Might Make Sense

I just got an email from American Express that reminded me of the good old days: When American Express would offer 100% off Amex gift card fees and shopping portals would have the codes listed right under a large text highlighting… Continue Reading


Starwood Preferred Guest Personal vs. Business Credit Card: Amex Makes it Easy For Me

Last year I put my Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card on the chopping block, after determining the business version was a better fit thanks to the 5% rebate at Hyatt offered through the American Express OPEN Savings program.… Continue Reading


Issues Getting Cash Back on American Express Gift Cards Through Extrabux

Last week I wrote about how you can still earn cash back on $2,000 American Express gift cards, primarily through the Extrabux cash back portal. In the post, I recommended taking screenshots of the entire transaction in case it wasn’t… Continue Reading


You CAN Still Earn Cash Back on $2,000 American Express Gift Cards

Cash back on American Express Gift Card

Update: It seems Extrabux hasn’t been paying out on Amex gift card purchases, despite what their terms state.  I’ve been getting a lot of comments about my American Express gift card buying habit from readers, who are under the impression… Continue Reading