I’m Going to Europe!

Thanks to Membership Reward (MR) transfer partners, I will be flying business class on Brussels Airlines (SN). The original plan was to transfer my MR points to Etihad and book 2 round-trip tickets for ~73,000 points, but that didn’t work out. So I transferred my points to Aeroplan and booked the same tickets, just for […]

The Platinum card from American Express

Update: American Express has changed the points earning for the Platinum Charge Card for booking flights. According to this press release: Beginning October 6, consumers with a Platinum Card from American Express will receive 5X Membership Rewards points on airfare booked directly with airlines or through American Express Travel. The Platinum Charge card from American Express is a […]

The Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

Welcome to my analysis of the Premier Rewards Gold charge card from American Express. First and foremost, this card is one of the four charge cards offered by Amex which I introduced in the American Express (Amex) charge cards post from Monday. This is also mainly a travel card. With travel perks in mind, the […]

What Are Membership Rewards Points and How Do I Earn Them?

American Express offers a rewards program called Membership Rewards. Most purchases with cards earning Membership Rewards (MR) points will earn 1 point for each $1 spent. A few of the cards offer bonus categories for either everyday spending or specifically for someone traveling, like on airfare. MR points can be redeemed for gift cards, like 7,000 […]