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.

The last week was a strange one for PYCR and me personally. It started off surprisingly great as Monday’s post garnered more views than any other post (so far) except one. But I got sick on Wednesday and I could not focus much on writing until yesterday. In fact, Thursday’s post was written very early on Thursday morning because I couldn’t sleep.

I wrote two perspective posts, each one being two sides of an argument. And I wrote a news post about Citibank.


Why You Should Not Collect Amex Membership Rewards Points

Monday’s post was a different one, taking a contrarian perspective about why you should not collect Amex Membership Rewards (MR) Points. MR points are a favorite among travelers, especially those who fly internationally. However, they might not be the right transferrable points for all travelers. This post highlights who should not collect them and why.

Furthermore, I also give several alternative cards that can be better for certain travel needs. Ironically, some of them (such as the Hilton Honors Cards) are from American Express. But they do not earn MR points.

This post was one of PYCR’s most popular to date! So, thank you to everyone who read, shared, and commented!


Why You Should Collect Amex Membership Rewards Points

Tuesday’s post was directly inspired by Monday’s. It also serves as the counterargument and a more popular viewpoint about MR points. This post highlights who should collect Amex MR points and why.

While it was not as popular (in views and comments) as its counterargument, the comments from the previous post helped me create this one.


Citi Double Cash Rewards Now Transferrable to Thank You Points

Thursday’s post was not about American Express, but rather about Citi. Rewards earned with the Citi Double Cash are now transferrable to Thank You (TY) Points. This is great news for Citi cardholders because they will now have another tool they can use to earn and transfer TY points. Furthermore, cash back earned can be transferred at a 1:1 ratio. That means $1 equals one TY point.

The biggest benefit comes for those who plan to keep a premium Citi card (Prestige, Premier, or Chairman). That’s because points earned with the Double Cash cannot be transferred to most transfer partners. Jet Blue is the exception and transfers are valued at a lousy 0.8 cents per points (CPP).


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