Deciding on my next points and miles credit card

Recently, I signed up for the American Express Starwood Business Card and am close to earning the full signup bonus. So I am in search of my next points and miles card. At the moment, there are some attractive offers from American Express and Citibank.

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Unboxing the American Express OPEN Enhanced Business Platinum Card

Through January 25, 2017, American Express OPEN is offering up to 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points on the Enhanced Business Platinum Card. Combined with the excellent perks the card offers, I decided to apply two weeks ago and was instantly approved. My card was delivered within a week and I wanted to document the unboxing of my latest points-and-miles credit card.

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Shopping portals vs. triple HHonors points when booking via app

Hilton recently enhanced its fall double points promotion by offering an additional bonus point when booking via the Hilton mobile app. However, you can get more value by going through a shopping portal and booking on the Hilton website. I will show you how.

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Barclay AAdvantage Aviator vs. Citi/AAdvantage Platinum: Which to keep?

With the annual fee due on both my Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard and Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select Card later this month, I need to evaluate which of the two cards - if either - I will keep.

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Hilton and IHG unveil first quarter promotions

Hilton and IHG unveiled their first quarter promotions for 2016. "Double Your HHonors" offers double points on stays at worldwide Hilton properties. IHG's "Accelerate" presents a list of offers that allows you to earn bonus points as you complete individual offers. 

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Hyatt reported to be close to acquiring Starwood

Hyatt may be close to an acquisition of Starwood CNBC reported last week, saying a deal could occur as early as this week. A merger would greatly expand the Hyatt portfolio of properties, but travelers would be wise to wonder what could happen to the chains' loyalty programs.

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Just signed up for the 60,000 point Citi ThankYou Premier card

Citibank is offering 60,000 bonus Thank You points on the Citi Thank You Premier card if you spend $3,500 in the first three months of holding the card. This is higher than their normal 50,000 bonus point offer so take advantage while you can!

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