Surprise! American Express Sends 1099s Referral Bonuses

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Surprise! American Express is sending 1099’s for referral bonuses! If you referred friends and earned bonus points from your American Express cards, get ready to pay taxes on your referral points. Many other reports are out already: Doc, OMAAT, MilesTalk, ViewFromTheWing, TravelCodex, and flyertalk. According to the Doc, Chase did something similar in the past then…

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When is the Latest I Can Use the Amex Airline Credits (Plat, Gold, Hilton Aspire)?

American Express $200 / $100 Airline Fee Credit

Overview – Amex Airline Credits Amex has several cards that come with annual airline fee credits that work off of calendar year instead of card-member year.  As I have previously pointed out, the Amex Hilton Aspire card is hands down, the most valuable premium credit card in the American Express portfolio, which comes with $250…

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Back! Free $20 Via Ride Credit (Instead of $10) Promo Code – New Users Only

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Updated on February 23, 2019Via, has brought back their $20 bonus promo code when you sign up by 1/27/19! Via is regional ride-sharing company similar to Lyft/Uber based in New York City, Washington DC, and Chicago. For a limited time, certain users are targeted with a $20 referral code – see screen shot below. If you didn’t receive this…

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How To Transfer Marriott SPG Points, New Rules 100k/500k limits

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Want to transfer Marriott / SPG points to another person? Now is the time to do it! Not long ago, Marriott made point transfers much much easier and now allows up to 100,000 points per calendar year between any two accounts. For example, this means you could have several people transfer you 100,000 points this year,…

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World of Hyatt May Owe You Unclaimed Hyatt Points (YMMV)

Overview I called Hyatt today to make a guest of honor reservation for a friend and was fortunate enough to be connected with a tenured World of Hyatt (WOH) rep.  After making the award booking, she offered to review my account for unclaimed Hyatt points, which I didn’t know existed, and I gladly accepted.  30…

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