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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.

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

You Can Fly With Us

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

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