How American AAdvantage Turned Its Back On Lifetime Elite Customers in 2017

May 17 2017

American awards lifetime (lowest-tier) Gold status at 1 million miles and lifetime Platinum status at 2 million miles. There is no option to earn higher lifetime elite status the way that there is on Delta and on United.

Two changes in 2017 combined to significantly devalue lifetime Platinum 2 million miler status (and those with millions beyond that).

Continue Reading »

The 5 Best Small Business Cards

May 16 2017

Small business credit cards often have bigger and better offers than personal cards. That’s because small businesses spend more than individual people do on average. Acquiring a business as a customer means more spend, which means a card company can invest more marketing to obtain the customer.

Right now there are some fantastic offers worth looking at.

Continue Reading »

6 Hotel Promotions You Can Register for Now

May 16 2017

Ritz-Carlton and Hilton promotions are most generous, and Hyatt promotion least generous (how IHG shakes out depends on what you’re targeted for). All require registration.

It’s always worth registering — goodness knows I find that my hotel plans aren’t perfectly predictable, I wind up staying places I wouldn’t have expected, and I don’t remember to go back and register later for bonuses I might earn. It’s best to take the time all at once to do it.

Continue Reading »