The Driftr Podcast – Episode 16

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On Episode 16 we discuss the Question of the Day: Where can you go on vacation/baecation outside of the Caribbean, an in-depth review of AMEX Centurion (Black) Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Addis, Ababa and discuss our thoughts on evacuation protocol for a hurricane.

 

On Episode 16 we discuss the Question of the Day: Where can you go on vacation/baecation outside of the Caribbean, an in-depth review of AMEX Centurion (Black) Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Addis, Ababa and discuss our thoughts on evacuation protocol for a hurricane.

Question of The Day

Where can you go on vacation/baecation outside of the Caribbean?

  • San Diego, CA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Paris, France
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • The Maldives
  • Fiji Islands
  • Hawaii

Cards & Points

Amex Centurion (Black) Card

  • $2,500 Annual Fee, $5,000 Initiation Fee
  • Starwood Preferred Guest Gold
  • Hilton Honors Diamond
  • IHG Priority Club Rewards Platinum Elite
  • Centurion Hotel Program
  • AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts
  • Delta SkyMiles Platinum Medallion
  • Centurion International Arrival Services
  • Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi
  • Boingo
  • 35% Airline Bonus on All Ticket Types
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit
  • Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Application
  • Priority Pass Select
  • And more! Learn here.

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Addis, Ababa

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Evacuation protocol for a Hurricane

  • Pay attention to weather maps
  • Be mindful of what airports you are traveling through
  • Check for Hurricane Season
  • Make sure to evacuate if you can
  • Consider all options when evaluating evacuation

American Express Targets Millennials With No-Fee Delta Credit Card

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AmEx has been tinkering with co-brand offers since Costco loss. JPMorgan, United Airlines also rolling out a no-fee card

The Driftr Podcast – Episode 12

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On Episode 12, we hosted a special episode, having a live studio audience asking questions during our the Question of the Day, an in-depth review of American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card during our Cards and Points segment, and took a trip to the beautiful location of Berlin, Germany.

 

On Episode 12, we hosted a special episode, having a live studio audience asking questions during our the Question of the Day, an in-depth review of American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card during our Cards and Points segment, and took a trip to the beautiful location of Berlin, Germany.

Question of The Day

Live Studio Audience with many questions!

Cards & Points

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card

  • $100 Airline Fee Credit (Have to choose airlines)
  • Earn 3X points for airfare purchased directly from airlines.
  • Earn 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and at US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases.
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases*
  • The Hotel Collection, You can get 2x Membership Rewards® points per eligible dollar spent, in addition to a $75 hotel credit to spend on qualifying dining, spa, and resort activities when you book a prepaid stay of at least two consecutive nights at participating properties, at americanexpress.com/hc.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • And more! Learn here.

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Berlin, Germany

The Driftr Podcast – Episode 10

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On Episode 10 we discuss the Question of the Day: What do you when your flight is cancelled and you don’t find out until you get to the airport, an in-depth review ofAmerican Express Platinum Card (Personal) during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and discuss our thoughts on using ride shares abroad.

 

On Episode 10 we discuss the Question of the Day: What do you when your flight is cancelled and you don’t find out until you get to the airport, an in-depth review ofAmerican Express Platinum Card (Personal) during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and discuss our thoughts on using ride shares abroad.

Question of The Day

What do you do when your flight is cancelled and you find out at the airport?

  • Pray to the travel gods!!
  • Contact the airlines to see about vouchers and new flight plans
  • Contact your credit card company to see about travel insurance
  • Book a new flight
  • Be mad! Lol

Cards & Points

American Express Platinum Card (Personal)

  • $200 Uber Platinum Rides
  • 5X Membership Points for Flights booked through airlines or American Express Travel, and for Hotels through American Express Travel
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit (Pick your airline)
  • $550 in Fine Hotels & Resorts Saving
  • 1000+ Global Lounge Collection
  • Delta Sky Club Membership
  • American Express Centurion Lounge Network
  • $85 TSA Pre-Check or $100 Global Entry Credit
  • American Express Platinum Concierge
  • Second Car Rental Insurance
  • American Express By Invitation Only
  • Return Protection
  • And more! Learn here.

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Open Discussion

Ride Sharing While Abroad

  • Yes! Please do it
  • In most countries it is safe
  • You can learn much from the locals
  • Definitely enjoy having a guided map
  • Taxis can be cool
  • Using ride shares allows you to get the points!

The Driftr Podcast – Episode 7

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On Episode 7 we discuss the Question of the Day: When is the best day to book flights, an in-depth review of American Express Membership Rewards earning credit cards during our Cards and Points segment, take a trip to the beautiful location of Bali, Indonesia, and discuss our thoughts on travel packages: the good, the bad, the expensive.

 

On Episode 7 we discuss the Question of the Day: When is the best day to book flights, an in-depth review of American Express Membership Rewards earning credit cards during our Cards and Points segment, take a trip to the beautiful location of Bali, Indonesia, and discuss our thoughts on travel packages: the good, the bad, the expensive.

Question of The Day

When is the best day to book flights?

  • Anywhere between Tuesday to Thursday
  • Sometimes weekends
  • Most times inner week

Cards & Points

American Express Membership Rewards Earning Credit Cards

 

Personal

  • Platinum Charge Card
    • $550 Annual Fee
    • 5X Flight Purchases on AMEX Travel and Airline Websites
    • 5X Hotel Purchases at AMEX Travel
    • 1X Everything Else
    • $200 Airline Credit
    • $200 Uber Credit
    • TSA Pre Check/Global Entry $100 Fee Credit
    • Global Lounge: Centurion, Delta, and Priority Pass
    • More information here
  • Premier Rewards Gold Charge Card
    • $195 Annual Fee
    • $100 Airline Credit
    • 3X Flights Purchasing, 2X Gas and Restaurants
    • 1X Everything Else
    • More information here
  • Everyday Revolving Credit Card
    • No Annual Fee
    • 20% More Points after 20 monthly transactions
    • 2X Points at Supermarkets with a $6,000 annual limit
    • 1X Everything Else
    • More information here
  • EveryDay Preferred Revolving Credit Card
    • $95 Annual Fee
    • 3X Points at Supermarkets with a $6,000 annual limit
    • 2X Points at Gas Stations
    • 1X Everything Else
    • 50% More Points after 30 monthly transactions
    • More information here
  • Green Charge Card

Business

  • Platinum Charge Card
    • $450 Annual Fee
    • 5X Flight & Hotel Purchases on AMEX Travel
    • 1.5X Points on single $5,000 or more transactions
    • 1X Everything Else
    • $200 Airline Credit
    • 10 Annual Gogo Wifi Passes
    • TSA Pre Check/Global Entry $100 Fee Credit
    • Global Lounge: Centurion, Delta, and Priority Pass
    • More information here
  • Gold Rewards Charge Card
    • $175 Annual Fee
    • 3X on one category, 2X on others
      • Airfare purchased directly from airlines
      • U.S. purchases for advertising in select media
      • U.S. purchases at gas stations
      • U.S. purchases for shipping
      • U.S. computer hardware, software, and cloud computing purchases made directly from select providers
    • 1X Everything Else
    • More information here
  • Green Rewards Card

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Bali, Indonesia

Open Discussion

Travel Packages: The Good, The Bad, The Expensive

  • Overwhelming no on travel packages
  • Prices may be better individually purchasing components
  • Not too sure some times what airlines you may be on
  • Want to have flexibility
  • Purchasing at your own discretion