Weekly Review: February 6, 2021

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I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

On the points & travel front, this week we saw a refresh to the Amex Gold, Amex added dining and wireless credits to several cards, Marriott Bonvoy announced 2021 hotel category changes, Norwegian paused its rewards program, Delta devalued its SkyMiles program, JetBlue revealed the new Mint Suite and Mint Studio, and much more.

With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog:

Featured Stories

Exciting Updates To Most-Overlooked Travel Card!

Rewards cards have been put to the test during the pandemic, given how much consumer behavior has changed. In this post I wanted to focus on a card that has not only maintained its value, but that I’d argue has actually become even more lucrative.

Temporary American Express Card Perks For 2021

It can be hard to keep track of all of the limited time perks being offered by Amex cards, given that they come in different forms — some don’t require registration, some are available through Amex Offers, and some are targeted.

Here’s a rundown of what’s currently being offered, broken down by type of card:

Brex Cash Frequently Asked Questions

The single best, new opportunity to earn points right now is with a no-fee Brex Cash account. Not only can you earn 110,000 bonus points (redeemable for 110,000 airline miles or $1,100), but you can get an account that will prove incredibly valuable for your business.

In this post I wanted to provide a consolidated list of Brex Cash FAQs, given all the questions we’ve received.

One Week at a Time

TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Brex Cash Frequently Asked Questions
Buy Air France-KLM Flying Blue Miles With 100% Bonus
American Selling AAdvantage Miles With 75% Bonus
Wow: Amex Adds Dining & Wireless Credits To Select Cards For 2021
Today Only: Earn 4x Airline Miles On Apple Purchases
Save On Delta Flights With Amex Offers (Targeted)
Awesome: Amex Platinum $30 Monthly PayPal Credit
New Spending Bonuses On Amex Hilton & Marriott Cards
Great New Amex Offer For Marriott Stays
Register Now: Marriott Bonvoy Double Points & Double Elite Nights Promo
Temporary American Express Card Perks For 2021
Hilton Honors New Member Bonus: Up To 5K Points
Aeroplan Selling Miles With Up To 80% Bonus
11 Best Credit Card Offers February 2021
Why You Should Apply For The Amex Gold Today
Save Money With Brex Perks & Partner Offers
Exciting Updates To Most-Overlooked Travel Card!
Why You (Probably) Shouldn’t Buy JetBlue Points
Last Call: Southwest Credit Card 80K Bonus Offers

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Wow: Positive 2021 Marriott Bonvoy Changes (Update)
Norwegian “Pauses” Rewards Program
Revealed: Marriott Bonvoy 2021 Hotel Category Changes
Delta SkyMiles Devalues Partner Awards AGAIN

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

The 7 Amex Platinum Card Perks I Value Most
Why Are Airplane Seats Called Suites?

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Chase Sapphire Preferred Review: 60K Points + $50 Grocery Credit
Hilton Honors Card From American Express Review (2021)
Amex Hilton Honors Surpass Card Review (2021)
Citi Prestige Card Review (2021)
Hilton Honors Amex Business Card Review (2021)
American Express Gold Card Review (2021)

NEWS & Updates

How Chase Ink Business Preferred Cell Phone Protection Works
Revealed: New JetBlue Mint Suite & Mint Studio!
PIA Will Confiscate Crew Passports On Layovers After Flight Attendants Repeatedly Go “Missing”
Uh Oh: Has Boeing Lost Over One-Third Of 777X Orders?
Marriott Bonvoy Member Resort Fee Wi-Fi Replacement Benefit
Jetstar Forces OnlyFans Model To Cover Up
Four Travelers In China Eat 66 Pounds Of Oranges To Avoid Bag Fees
IHG Has A New Logo & Branding, And I Like It!
Lufthansa Cuts First Class On All US Routes Until May 2021
RwandAir Plans To Launch New York Flights In 2021
Awesome: Waldorf Astoria Platte Island Seychelles Opens 2023
Coming May 2021: Andaz Maui Ilikai Villas
Chase Sapphire Reserve Renewing At $450 Annual Fee

I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

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  1. Hope you are well and I enjoy following your blog; reading through your previous travel reviews etc. About a year ago the pandemic began to spread so, hopefully by Feburary 2022 the pandemic will have faded away (like how the Spanish Flu eventually faded away a century ago); like most of us frequent flyers, over the years you must also have more memorable flights and more favourite airports; wishing you a pleasant week ahead: take care

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