What Level Is Your Petty? – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 10

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On What Level Is Your Petty Season 2 Episode 10 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Marriott’s New Credit Cards and Existing Credit Card Changes during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Madrid, Spain and discuss our thoughts on experiencing any Drake-level pettiness while traveling.

 

 

On What Level Is Your Petty Season 2 Episode 10 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Marriott’s New Credit Cards and Existing Credit Card Changes during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Madrid, Spain and discuss our thoughts on experiencing any Drake-level pettiness while traveling.

Cards & Points

Marriott’s new Marriott Credit Card

 

The New Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Credit Card

  • $95 annual fee
  • Annual free night award (up to 35,000 points) after card renewal
  • Automatic Silver elite status
  • Earn Gold status after spending $35,000 (beginning in 2019)
  • 15 elite night credits beginning in 2019 (limited to once per member, not once per card)
  • Free in-room premium Wi-Fi (beginning in August)
  • 2X Points on Everyday Purchases
  • 6X Points on Marriott, SPG, and Ritz Carlton purchases

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Madrid, Spain

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Have you experienced any Drake pettiness while traveling?

  • Yes
  • Be care where you travel
  • Don’t trust people that you don’t know if you have a gut feeling that says otherwise

New Flight, New Life – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 9

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On New Flight, New Life Season 2 Episode 9 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of SPG’s New Credit Cards and Existing Credit Card Changes during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Maui, Hawaii and discuss our thoughts on How travel has changed our lives for the better.

 

 

On New Flight, New Life Season 2 Episode 9 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of SPG’s New Credit Cards and Existing Credit Card Changes during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Maui, Hawaii and discuss our thoughts on How travel has changed our lives for the better.

Cards & Points

Starwood’s new SPG Credit Cards

 

The New Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Credit Card

  • $300 in statement credits for purchases at participating Marriott hotels each cardmember year
  • $100 Global Entry or $85 TSA PreCheck fee credit
  • Priority Pass Select membership (including two guests)
  • Annual free night award (up to 50,000 points) after card renewal
  • Automatic Gold status and the ability to earn Platinum after spending $75k in a calendar year
  • Boingo Wi-Fi access
  • 15 elite night credits beginning in 2019 (limited to once per member per year, not once per card)
  • 6x points at participating Marriott hotels, 3x points at US restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines, and 2x points on all other purchases

 

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

  • Annual free night award (up to 35,000 points) after card renewal
  • Automatic Silver elite status
  • Earn Gold status after spending $30,000 on the card in 2018; $35,000 beginning in 2019
  • 15 elite night credits beginning in 2019 (limited to once per member, not once per card)

 

Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express

  • This card offers the same benefits as the consumer card
  • In addition, 4x points on purchases at US restaurants, US gas stations, on wireless phone services from US providers and US shipping purchases.
  • Amex is eliminating the Sheraton Club access previously offered with this card — cardmembers will only have access until August 2018.

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Maui, Hawaii

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Where to look for Health Concerns when traveling to another country

Don’t Get Me Sick! – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 8

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On Don’t Get Me Sick! Season 2 Episode 8 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Citi Thank You Premier during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Lima, Peru and discuss our thoughts on Health Concerns when traveling to another country.

 

 

On Don’t Get Me Sick! Season 2 Episode 8 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Citi Thank You Premier during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Lima, Peru and discuss our thoughts on Health Concerns when traveling to another country.

Cards & Points

Citi Thank You Premier

  • $0 Annual Fee first year, then $95 after that
  • 3X points on travel including gas stations
  • 2X points on dining out and entertainment
  • 1X points on everything else
  • And more! Learn here.

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Lima, Peru

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Where to look for Health Concerns when traveling to another country

Who Needs Hobbies Anyways? – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 7

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On Who Needs Hobbies Anyways? Season 2 Episode 7 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Citi Prestige during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Venice, Italy and discuss our thoughts on Hobbies picked up through Travel.

 

 

On Who Needs Hobbies Anyways? Season 2 Episode 7 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Citi Prestige during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Venice, Italy and discuss our thoughts on Hobbies picked up through Travel.

Cards & Points

Citi Prestige

  • $450 Annual Fee
  • $250 Air Travel Credit
  • $100 Global Entry application fee credit
  • 3X points on travel
  • 2X points on dining
  • 1X points on everything else
  • Complimentary 4th night stay at any hotel of your choice after a minimum 4-consecutive night booking through ThankYou.com
  • And more! Learn here.

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Venice, Italy

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What kinds of hobbies do you pick up from your travels?

  • Photography
  • Collecting Currency
  • Trying Different Foods
  • Etc

Get Travel Vouchers or Fly Trying – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 6

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On Accepting Travel Vouchers for Flights? When to Do it or Not Do it, Season 2 Episode 6 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Foundational Cards: Chase Sapphire Preferred vs American Express Premier Rewards Gold vs CapitalOne Venture Rewards during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Vancover, Canada and discuss our thoughts on when to accept or decline travel vouchers

 

 

On Accepting Travel Vouchers for Flights? When to Do it or Not Do it, Season 2 Episode 6 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Foundational Cards: Chase Sapphire Preferred vs American Express Premier Rewards Gold vs CapitalOne Venture Rewards during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Vancover, Canada and discuss our thoughts on when to accept or decline travel vouchers

Cards & Points

Foundational Credit Cards: Chase Sapphire Preferred vs American Express Premier Rewards Gold vs CapitalOne Venture

  • $0 introductory fee for the first year, after that $95
  • 2X points on travel and dining
  • Primary Rental Car Insurance
  • 25% more in travel redemption
  • Great Revolving Credit Card
  • And more! Learn here.

 

  • $0 introductory fee for the first year, after that $195
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines.
  • 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations and at US supermarkets
  • 1X points on other purchases
  • Secondary Rental Car Insurance
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit
  • Great Charge Card
    • No interest on purchases because you pay at the end of the month
  • And more! Learn here.

 

  • $0 introductory fee for the first year, after that $95
  • Unlimited 2X miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Once you make a travel purchase with Venture, redeem your miles as a statement credit toward the cost
    • Rewards don’t expire for the life of the account
  • Great Revolving Card without Transferrable Points
  • And more! Learn here.

 

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Vancouver, Canada

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When do you take or decline a travel voucher?

  • If you do not have any travel plans that are affected take it
  • If you can afford additional PTO days if it would affect work, you should consider it
  • Definitely don’t be the first person to take the offer, as it won’t be the highest offer
  • Definitely take it if its only a few hours away

BAE Don’t Fly??? – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 4

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On BAE Don’t Fly???, Season 2 Episode 4 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of American Express Business Gold Credit Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Melbourne, Australia and discuss our thoughts on how do you handle when BAE doesn’t travel.

 

 

On BAE Don’t Fly???, Season 2 Episode 4 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of American Express Business Gold Credit Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Melbourne, Australia and discuss our thoughts on how do you handle when BAE doesn’t travel.

Tune In Live for a Special Episode

Live Podcast Show!

 

Catch us live during the SXSW 2018 Madness in Austin, Texas!!

Live show during the AAFJ Live weekend! Join us on March 10, 2018 at The Rosewood Park in Austin, Texas at 6:00 pm for our live podcast recording! If you can’t make it, no worries. Check out our Facebook Page to tune in live!

Cards & Points

American Express Business Platinum

  • $0 introductory fee, $175 fee following years
  • 3X Points on one select categories
    • Airfare purchased directly from airlines
    • U.S. purchases for advertising in select media
    • U.S. purchases for shipping
    • U.S. purchases at gas stations
    • U.S. computer hardware, software, and cloud computing purchases made directly from select providers
  • 2x Points on other four categories
  • 1X Points on all other purchases
  • No pre-set spending limit
  • Earn statement credits for 3 months of G Suite by Google Cloud, up to $1,500
  • Fine Hotels Collection
  • And more! Learn here.

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Melbourne, Australia 

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What do you do when BAE don’t travel??

  • Is that truly BAE?
  • Is there something tragic that caused that viewpoint?
  • Can you come to some kind of compromise?
  • Maybe BAE wasn’t introduce to travel?
  • If all else fails, THAT AINT BAE

Text Me 10,000 miles away – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 3

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On Text Me 1,000 miles away, Season 2 Episode 3 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of American Express Platinum Business Credit Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) and discuss our thoughts on how do you communicate while traveling? Sim cards or International Plans.

 

 

On Text Me 1,000 miles away, Season 2 Episode 3 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of American Express Platinum Business Credit Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) and discuss our thoughts on how do you communicate while traveling? Sim cards or International Plans.

Tune In Live for a Special Episode

Live Podcast Show!

 

Catch us live during the SXSW 2018 Madness in Austin, Texas!!

Live show during the AAFJ Live weekend! Join us on March 10, 2018 at The Rosewood Park in Austin, Texas at 6:00 pm for our live podcast recording! If you can’t make it, no worries. Check out our Facebook Page to tune in live!

Cards & Points

American Express Business Platinum

  • $450 Annual Fee
  • 5X Points on flights and prepaid hotels at amextravel.com
  • 50% more points on purchases of $5,000 or more
  • 35% Airline Bonus Rebate on Purchases
  • 10 Free Gogo Wifi Internet Passes
  • Fine Hotels Collection
  • Buy one ticket, get the second one taxes only for Premium Economy, First Class, and Business Class International Fares on select airlines (Buddy Pass Essentially)
  • 1X Points afterwards on all purchases
  • And more! Learn here.

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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

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How do you communicate while traveling? Sim Cards vs International Plans

  • International Plans can be like $10 a day
  • Sim cards can give you like 1GB to 5Gb and minutes and cost like $15-$26
  • More cost effective to go with Sim Cards
  • Make sure to have an unlocked phone
  • No charges to your home carrier.

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