The American Express Platinum, Charles Schwab edition.
I’ll admit, this one was a bit of an impulse. I’ve been shifting my focus from credit cards to bank bonuses, giving my credit report a bit of time to recover from the inquiries in the last year. I’ve opened up more than 10 cards since I started travel hacking about 9 months ago.
So I know I’m a week late on this one, but I wanted to post a great deal for Mother’s Day. It’s not around any longer, but I know from experience that this kind of deal comes around every year, coinciding with this little holiday.
Every year in May, tons of companies run Mother’s Day specials. From your local diner’s brunch menu to the credit cards in your wallet, you’ll find a way to save on something for mom, trust me.
At any rate, I’ve very much enjoyed the opportunity to get started on some business credit history, and have access to some of the benefits of a business card. I do plenty of little “side-gigs,” and with a dedicated business card, I’ll actually be able to keep them on the side. When mixing business and personal expenses, things can get a bit tricky, so this is a great addition to my wallet. Not only for the valuable SPG points, but to help differentiate between business and personal expenses.
This one is overdue: I was approved for the Premier Rewards Gold card from American Express in December 2015. Oops.
As I said in my last post, I thought these First Impressions posts were getting a little dry. So I’m going to switch up the format a bit. You’ll still get all the pictures of the card and even the packaging if you want to check that out, but we’ll focus a bit more on how to actually use the card.
If you want to truly travel hack your way across the globe, you have to maximize your earning. You have to have a few different cards in your wallet. You have to know which ones to use, where and when to use them.