Travel It’s back: Get $100 in United TravelBank credit when you sign up for Clear, stack with Amex Platinum benefit
The best business-class seats to book using Amex Membership Rewards points
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. It’s fairly easy to rack up American Express Membership Rewards points, between lucrative welcome bonuses and generous earning rates on many American Express cards. However, earning points is one thing — redeeming those points for maximum value (and comfort) is an entirely different …It’s fairly easy to rack up American Express Membership Rewards points, between lucrative welcome bonuses and generous earning rates on many American Express cards. However, earning points is one thing — redeeming those points for maximum value (and comfort) is an entirely different story.
Update: This offer was temporarily unavailable, but is now live again.
and Clear launched a new promotion that gives new Clear members a complimentary two-month membership and $100 in United TravelBank credit. For reference, Clear is an that lets you skip the TSA line and typical ID process at and select stadiums around the U.S. using biometrics. You can use TravelBank
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Your ultimate guide to American Airlines AAdvantage
American Airlines AAdvantage miles have been devalued over the last few years, but you can still get a ton of value out of the program. And now might be the time to do so. American has made several consumer-friendly changes in recent months, including extending elite status for AAdvantage members, eliminating most change fees and …And now might be the time to do so. American has made several consumer-friendly changes in recent months, including extending elite status for AAdvantage members, eliminating most change fees and pausing mileage expiration. That’s on top of major changes like simplifying the AAdvantage elite status program and adding six months to the mileage expiration policy.
United is offering TravelBank credit to the first 50,000 people who enroll in this offer by Feb. 9, 2022. Recipients can use this TravelBank credit to book flights operated by United and United Express directly with United.
You can enroll in this offer through.
You’re charged for membership after your trial ends. According to the Clear website, those with United 1K status are already eligible for complimentary membership while United Platinum, Gold and Silver elites in addition to MileagePlus cardholders renew at $109 per year, and general MileagePlus members renew at $119 per year. This is a hefty discount off the $179 per year Clear typically charges. The renewal at $109 per year for United MileagePlus cardholders is a new benefit.
6 cards that get you more than $1,000 in value every year
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. There are many reasons to open travel rewards credit cards — and to keep them in your wallet. While introductory welcome bonuses can provide tons of value initially, you’ll want to make sure that you can justify paying any applicable annual fees for years to …There are many reasons to open travel rewards credit cards — and to keep them in your wallet. While introductory welcome bonuses can provide tons of value initially, you’ll want to make sure that you can justify paying any applicable annual fees for years to come.
Stack this deal with Amex Clear benefits
The deal could be better than just the compelling offer that United has sent out.
In theory, you can stack this with The Platinum Card® from American Express’ Clear benefit. In July 2021, the cardthat reimburses the cost of Clear memberships, up to $179 per calendar year. You are reimbursed in the form of a statement credit when you put the charge on that card. Enrollment is required.
The American Express® Green Card also offers an up totoward Clear membership charges. Enrollment is required.
The information for the Amex Green Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.
Credit cards that offer elite status for car rentals
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Long lines at the rental car counter can be agonizingly slow, especially at busy tourist destinations or at night when fewer staff is present at the rental counter. New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter and check out our …Long lines at the rental car counter can be agonizingly slow, especially at busy tourist destinations or at night when fewer staff is present at the rental counter.
Three steps are required to maximize this stacking opportunity:
- Notify Amex that you will be enrolling in Clear (this can generally be done on your profile using the Amex app or ).
- Go to the , and select “Get Clear.”
- Complete your Clear enrollment using the Amex card you’ve added the Clear benefit to & MileagePlus number, and enjoy your $100 United TravelBank credit and Clear membership.
Note, you will not receive your Clear rebate on your American Express card until the two-month complimentary trial has elapsed.
Your TravelBank funds will be linked to your MileagePlus account and should be immediately visible after logging in.
If you have United TravelBank credit, it will appear as a payment option on the final checkout page on the “payment method” tab.
United and Clear’s new promotion offers a great way to offset the cost of a Clear membership — and it may be stackable into an ever better deal for those with Clear credits available on Amex cards. Act quickly, though — only the first 50,000 people who sign up for the promotion are eligible for the $100 United TravelBank credit.
Is the Amex Platinum worth it for a points and miles newbie? I booked a trip to find out
Welcome to the first installment of a year-long series where Tarah Chieffi, TPG’s family travel reporter, shares her experience using various points, benefits, credits and access from her first-ever premium rewards credit card, the Platinum Card from American Express. A few years ago, when my husband suggested we sign up for a premium travel rewards …A few years ago, when my husband suggested we sign up for a premium travel rewards credit card like The Platinum Card® from American Express or the Chase Sapphire Reserve, I immediately scoffed at the idea.
Feature photo by Joni Hanebutt / Shutterstock.com
Additional reporting by Kyle Olsen
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And when you do spend on dining, you should use aand potentially even score special discounts. Thanks to temporary card bonuses and changes due to coronavirus, you may even be able to score a meal at your favorite restaurant for free.
for dining out, taking out, and ordering in to maximize every meal purchase.
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The cards TPG staffers are keeping, canceling and downgrading .
As we enter our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, some credit card issuers continue to adapt their products to fit the needs of their customers. But sometimes, it’s not enough. The Points Guy staff is not immune from this. In the new year, we’re all taking a hard look at the cards in our …The Points Guy staff is not immune from this. In the new year, we’re all taking a hard look at the cards in our wallets. We originally did this last spring, but a lot has changed since then, so I polled my colleagues to see what changes they’ve made with their credit card strategies. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.