American Express Opportunities

I mentioned applying for the Premier Rewards Gold back in January. The offer is back today, as The Points Guy explains here.

This is the same offer I jumped on for 50,000 Membership Rewards points after $1000 spent in 3 months and first year $175 annual fee waived. If you apply, take a screenshot as I was actually charged the annual fee and had to call and complain.

The points have been pending in my account since the last statement, but I learned today that by calling Amex Membership Rewards at 1-800-297-3276 they can post pending points to your account earlier.

I’ve decided to convert my points to Virgin Atlantic (1:1) and then to Hilton HHonors (1:2) in order to ensure I have enough HHonors points to book AXON by March 28th. This could take right up until the deadline as Virgin Atlantic claims their transfer to Hilton could take 30 days. Reports on FlyerTalk seem closer to two weeks though. But I wanted to convert my points right away so I was glad to learn Amex will post pending points if you call.

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About Rebecca

I'm an engineer who is new to the points game. Hoping to share my discoveries as I collect points to travel the world.

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