Bank Feature Summaries

“Selected For You” Probably Can’t Help You Bypass Chase 5/24 Rule Any More

Starting from Sep 2017, Chase introduced a new channel of targeted credit card offers, “Selected For You” on their online account. People found that this “Selected For You” offers can help you bypass the Chase 5/24 Rule when it was first introduced, see this DoC post for more details. However, some recent data points in Mar 2018 (1, 2, 3, 4) show…
Read more

Amex PRG-Platinum Upgrade/Downgrade? Get the Travel Credit Twice!

Introduction I recently received an offer for 60,000 Membership Rewards (MR) points after spending $5,000 by upgrading my Amex Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) to an Amex Platinum. The offer was received via email with the subject line “Congratulations [NAME], Get Exciting Benefits When You Upgrade to the Platinum Card!” Of course I accepted the offer. The best part amount Amex upgrade offers…
Read more

Introduction to Amex Offers (2018.1 Update: No Longer Able To Add Offers via Twitter/Facebook!)

2018.1 Update: Now AmEx stopped the option to add AmEx Offers via Twitter/Facebook, and in the future all AmEx Offers must be added via AmEx website. Then all third party AmEx cards will no longer be able to use AmEx Offers. HT: DoC. Introduction Amex Offers is a very lucrative discount program for Amex cardholders that provides bonus Membership Rewards (MR)…
Read more

If I Obtained an AmEx Card by Product Changing, Am I Still Eligible for the Sign-Up Bonus?

It is well known that, AmEx has a “once per lifetime” policy for its sign-up bonuses. The exact term is: “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.” But if you dig deep in the credit card game, you should know the concept that: the most important thing is now what the term says;…
Read more

New Chase Application Rule: Auto-Decline for Any New Sapphire Product If You Currently Hold One

UPDATE: According to DoC, in addition to the changes posted below, cardholders now also have to wait 24 months from getting the signup bonus on a Sapphire product before getting another signup bonus on an additional Sapphire product. This clock starts once the bonus is issued. Additionally, there will be no changes to current cardholders with multiple Sapphire products. According…
Read more

Don’t Like the New Amex Account Design? Here’s The Link To A (Very) Old Design!

These days, banks are constantly changing their online account design. The intent is good of course: they want users to have better experiences. However, sometimes new designs are worse. Yesterday (2017.06.12), AmEx changed its design again. I feel that the new design is mainly for mobile users. If you visit on your computer/laptop, the information density is very low. Besides, it’s not…
Read more

Churning the 100k Amex Hilton Upgrade Offer! [2017.5 Update: Third Upgrade Success!]

Update 2017.5.30: I just chatted with an Amex rep and my third upgrade round for 100,000 Hilton points is pending! Hopefully the points will post today so I can try to downgrade and upgrade one more time before the offer expires on May 31. If you haven’t upgraded yet and are eligible via the link below, now is the time! Introduction American Express…
Read more

Chase Ink Preferred Referrals Now Available! 20k UR per referral!

The Chase Ink Preferred business card is now available for participation in the Chase Refer-A-Friend program. The referrer will receive 20,000 Ultimate Reward (UR) points per referral up to 100,000 UR per year. The referred will receive the standard public offer of 80,000 UR after spending $5,000 in 90 days. To generate referrals for an eligible Chase account, click here. Once you…
Read more