Another week has gone by and it is time for me to summarize this week’s posts for those who have missed out. Links are provided to each one for curiosity.

This was a slow week for PYCR because I was anticipating the American Express Green Card’s re-release. I wanted to write a press release and card review about the Green Card. But no news came from American Express. Nonetheless, I wrote a perspectives post (about the Green Card) and two news posts.

Without further ado, here’s the weekly review:


American Express Green Card Predictions

Tuesday’s post presented my predictions for the American Express Green Card, which is currently being revamped. Like many in the points and miles world, I have been waiting for this card to be re-released. Multiple sources online predicted that one day last week was going to be the day. But American Express fooled everyone by not re-releasing the card.

Furthermore, Amex shut down their personal cards page on their website between Wednesday night and Friday night. But they put it back up on Saturday morning without the Green Card open for new applications.

Nonetheless, I am excited to see what Amex is going to do with their Green Card. I hope that it’s a great option for those who want to earn MR points and a great competitor in the mid-tier card market.


Chase IHG Premier Card Now Has Cell Phone Protection

Wednesday’s post discussed the Chase IHG Premier Card and its new cell phone protection benefit. The IHG Premier Card’s is the only Chase-issued MasterCard. That means it has special perks from the MasterCard network including the cell phone protection. The only other Chase card that has cell phone protection is the Ink Business Preferred, which is a business card and a Visa.


Southwest Makes the Companion Pass Harder to Get

Friday’s post discussed the Southwest Companion Pass and some new requirements that Southwest is implementing in January 2020. The Companion Pass currently requires Southwest members to earn 110,000 Rapid Rewards Points. But that number increases to 125,000 in January 2020.

Furthermore, Southwest announced that Rapid Rewards Points will no longer expire starting in January. They currently expire 24 months after earning them. This is great for Southwest loyalists and those with Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) point-earning cards. The former group can never lose their points after earning them. And the latter group can transfer points to Southwest without having to worry about using their points for two years.


I hope that everyone has a great Sunday! Stay posted for more content next week!