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During their latest earnings call, Amex shared some interesting information about their plans for 2021, particularly centering around adding new benefits and bonuses. That and more as we wrap up the stories covered last week.

Why 2021 could be a year of great Amex welcome bonuses & benefits

During their most recent earnings call, Amex’s CEO Steve Squeri seemed to place emphasis on card acquisition and benefits as key components of their strategy for 2021. Will this translate into Amex offering some mouth watering welcome bonuses and new benefits in 2021? Read the post for all the details.

13 card offers of 100,000 points or more

Just a day after I posted this list, Amex introduced even better welcome bonuses on their co-branded Hilton cards. You can find details about those Amex bonuses in this post. However, a total of 13 cards are offering welcome bonuses of 100,000 points or more.

Which 60,000 points bonus should you get?

Two of the most popular travel cards – the Amex Gold Card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred card are offering welcome bonuses of 60,000 points. If you’re eligible, then which offer is better. Read this post to find out some of the key similarities and differences that will help you make that decision.

Buy up to 160,000 Alaska MileagePlan Miles, at 1.85 CPM

Alaska Airlines is currently selling miles with a 60% bonus. If you max out the entire promotion, you’ll buy a total of 160,000 miles at a rate of 1.85 cents per mile. Read this post to find out if this is a good deal for you.

Amex honoring the $0 Annual Fee on the Hilton Aspire Card

If you were one of the lucky few who got this offer, then there’s some good news for you. After Amex sent out letters that they’d be charging an annual fee in 2021, it seems like Amex quietly updated the cardmember agreement. As per the new agreement, Amex wont levy an annual fee in 2021. In this post, I highlight my experience after I upgraded to the Hilton Aspire Card last month and how I accessed my updated cardmember agreement.


The American Express Gold Card is currently offering a welcome bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points. You’ll earn a welcome bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $4,000 in the first 6 months after you’re approved for the card.

Moreover, the card offers lucrative bonus earning categories, benefits and credits.

  • 4x points on dining (including takeout and delivery) and grocery spend
  • 3x points on flights
  • $120 dining credit annually
  • $120 Uber Eats/Uber credit annually
  • $100 airline credit (ends on December 31, 2021)
  • No foreign transaction fees

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Please note that American Express may not approve you for the welcome bonus on this card if you currently have the card or have had the card in the past and received a welcome bonus for the same. This may also include any upgrade or downgrade offers that you may have signed up for.


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