Just like many things year, Thanksgiving has also been very different. Be that as it may, we’re all getting attuned to the new reality. Hopefully, the new year ushers in hope and most importantly, a vaccine. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers who have supported the blog over the years. A big thank you to all of you who posted comments, provided advice, pointed out errors and also used my links to support the blog. As 2021 rolls in, The Points Pundit will continue to remain independent and as usual, won’t partner with any credit card affiliates. Having said that, let’s have a quick recap of the stories covered this week, starting with the post about avoiding what many fear the most – getting shut down by Amex

How to prevent getting shut down by Amex

Over the years, we’ve seen many data points about people getting shut down by Amex. However, many of us are simply looking to maximize the best bonus offers while still playing by the rules. How do you ensure that you stay in Amex’s ‘nice’ list? This post highlights the different ways in which you can prevent any sort of adverse action or manual reviews of your account.

How to track Covid-19 travel restrictions before your next trip

On one hand, we’re seeing a second wave of cases. On the other hand, a few countries are slowly easing restrictions and putting testing procedures in place. If you do intend to travel, then review this post to track some of the most recent global travel restrictions.

Buy up to 320,000 Hilton points, at 0.5 cpp

Hilton is currently running some really lucrative promotions. You can leverage these if you plan to stay at a Hilton hotel during your next stay. Firstly, you can buy up to 320,000 Hilton Honors points before the end of the year. Secondly, Amex’s co-branded credit cards are offering limited time welcome bonuses, up to 150,000 Hilton Honors points.

How to earn a ton of miles & points on your holiday shopping

As most of us shop online during the holiday season, there are tons of miles and points up for grabs. In addition to discounts for holiday shopping, you can earn a lot of miles and points by simply using shopping portals and maximizing your returns. This posts highlights all the different ways in which you can earn thousands of miles and points on your shopping spree over the holidays.


The Points Pundit loves these newly relaunched Chase credit cards!

Firstly, they offer you a 0% APR for the first 15 months.

Secondly, they have no annual fee and have a lucrative welcome bonus of $200 or 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $500 in the first 3 months.

Moreover, you can earn up to 60,000 Ultimate Rewards bonus points in the first year if you maximize the bonus points categories.

They’re packed with brand new benefits and bonus points categories.

Overall, a great option to carry in your wallet for everyday spend!

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(Chase’s 5/24 rule may apply to these cards)


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