Improved Offer for the American Express Platinum Card!

About a month ago, I told you about upcoming changes to The Platinum Card from American Express.

Some changes were good (like $200 in Uber credits per year), and some were definitely bad (like an increased annual fee). These changes are now live!

And the card now comes with a new 60,000 AMEX Membership Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending. That’s more than enough for 2 round-trip flights to anywhere in the mainland US!


Deal Alert: New York to Cancun From $278 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.LEARN MORE!


US Bank’s Sapphire Reserve Killer

US Bank will apparently launch a legitimate Sapphire Reserve competitor May 1st. We expected this from Amex or maybe Citibank, but US Bank? Really? Rumors of US Bank’s new card, the US Bank Altitude Reserve, began last week on Flyertalk. And now says that a “source close to the matter has reached out to us to confirm details and timelines.” even posted this grainy card image: LEARN MORE!


Jet Blue Is Giving Away Free Flights to Folks Who Owe Money on Their Taxes

Tax season can be tough. To make paying up sting a little less, JetBlue is giving away 1,000 free flights to tax payers who owe money on their returns this year. Enter the Tax Return Return Flight giveaway and you can win a free one-way flight. To register, simply visit the site, enter your information. You can enter once a day from now until April 25th at midnight eastern time.

Read more at: Jet Blue Is Giving Away Free Flights to Folks Who Owe Money on Their Taxes | Frugal Travel Guy! LEARN MORE!


Airfare Steal: Widespread Availability from U.S. to Europe from $380 Roundtrip! (25K UR, 23.75K TYP)

Airfare to Europe Under $400 Roundtrip!

American Airlines and its oneworld partners are offering some fantastic roundtrip fares between various U.S. cities and Europe. Unlike most sales where the departure cities are fairly limited, this sale its fairly widespread. LEARN MORE!