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 huge week in the points and miles world because of the American Express Green Card’s re-release. Two posts from this week covered Amex’s signature verdant card. Meanwhile, the other two covered cards from Amex’s main competitor, Chase. In total, I wrote two Card Review posts and two news posts this week.
Without further ado, here’s the weekly review:
The Chase Trifecta
Monday’s first post discussed the Chase Trifecta and how you can mix and match Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) point-earning cards to maximize rewards. I first quickly discussed the seven Chase UR point-earning cards. And thereafter, I presented some possible versions of the Chase Trifecta.
I also discussed the four Chase cards that I use for most of my spending. These four cards are what I call my Chase Quartet. Some people like to call such a four-card combination a “quadfecta”. But that sounds like a disease if you ask me.
More American Express Green Card Details Leaked
Monday’s second post discussed details about the American Express Green Card that were leaked on Reddit from someone who worked at Amex. Most of the Green Card’s vital information (sign-up bonus, earning structure, etc.) was leaked on Reddit and later reported by Doctor of Credit. And many of those details ended up being on the final product when it came out.
This post also served as my initial analysis and impressions of the Green Card assuming the leaked details were true. I had a few questions about the card, such as what the minimum spend might be.
Thank you to everyone who read and shared this post. This was my second-most read post to date!
The Chase Ink Business Preferred Has a 160,000-Point Targeted Offer
Chase started giving out a highly targeted offer on Wednesday for the Ink Business Preferred. This bonus, which is worth 160,000 UR points, is the biggest I have ever seen on a Chase card. It’s 60% bigger than the original bonus from the Chase Sapphire Reserve three years ago.
The catch is that the bonus comes in two parts. Part One is the card’s normal bonus, which is 80,000 UR points for $5,000 within the first three months. But Part Two involves spending $45,000 for another 80,000 points within the first six months. That’s a total of 160,000 points for $50,000 within six months.
Another major caveat is that this bonus is only available via “snail mail”. There are no online links.
Review: American Express Green Card
Thursday, October 24 was a huge day in the points and miles world. The American Express Green Card was finally revamped for the first time since 1992! Most of the leaked details from Monday’s second post were true as shown by this review.
I hope that everyone has a great Sunday! Stay posted for more content next week!