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For a little while now Point.me has been embedded in the Bilt Rewards app ( which is free to anyone, no credit card required ) facilitating free search for Bilt Transfer partners, and that just got a bit better. Effectively immediately, Point.me is now free for US Amex Cardholders. I believe this is only for those with transferrable Amex points ( Membership Rewards ). Pointme is one of several search functions: Roame, PointsYeah, AwardTool are some of the other very good option. The biggest downside of Point.me is it is painfully slow, like a search may take several minutes. The upside is the award space is live and they search the most airlines of any other engine. I’ve found myself using it less and less though because of speed.

Let’s take a look at how the new Amex partnership works:

Go to www.point.me/amex

You’ll be prompted to login to provide your credentials. After hitting Log in, you’ll see your Point.me account change.

a screenshot of a websiteOnce your credentials are verified, the account will change

You’ll see this in the upper left hand corner.

a close up of a logoYou will have a limited search function:

You will only be allowed to search the Amex partners that Point.me has access to…these are them. But, you can also go to the Bilt App and pick up American, United, and Turkish.

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I did a mock Atlanta to London search…it wasn’t quite right

All of the options were what I’ve found when searching manually; however, the fees weren’t right on the BA example.

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Point.me said I should only pay $350 in fees vs $1000 that BA says on their site. Always double check before transferring points.

 

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Overall

I ended up canceling my premium subscription to Point.me because of this… I can now search here via Amex and see most of the options free of charge, and for the options not listed, I can pop over to Bilt and search the rest. Savings of $129 a year. Maybe I will add it back in, but honestly I’ve found PointsYeah and AwardTool to be faster versions albeit they will use some cached award space, but it matches up consistently enough that I end up saving time…I always verify award space anyways.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

*you may find an elevated offer walking into a branch – see below

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
    • Some people have seen Chase branches offering the following:
      • 75k Ultimate Rewards After $4k spend in 3 months + 10k Ultimate Rewards after $6k in 6 months 
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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9 Comments

  • Shai May 18, 2024

    [ENDS in 7 days] Amex Gold Referral Special SUB 90k miles + 50$ with 100% working link!!

    Thank you in advance for helping me with my family trip!

    I know a lot of time the link does not show 90k, but I found a way to 100% get this offer to show up. Please follow the steps here:

    1. Open this referral link to Amex Platinum in INCOGNITO mode https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/platinum-card?ref=SHENGHcPin&XLINK=MYCP
    (The offer on this page does NOT matter)

    2. Keep the Incognito browser open

    3. In the same Incognito browser (same tab or new tab), copy the following link and paste the url into the incognito browser and open it https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/gold-card?ref=TAtEH4Fto&XLINK=MYCP

    4. You should see the 90k + 50$ offer and you can apply now!

  • Mark April 14, 2024

    Apply for an American Express Card with this link. With your new Card, you could earn a welcome bonus and your friend could earn a referral bonus. Terms Apply. https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/gold-card?ref=MARKLnwRu&XLINK=MYCP

    60k+ 20% back

  • A April 14, 2024

    Referral for the Cobalt card:
    https://americanexpress.com/en-ca/referral/cobalt?ref=zHIQIXhE4l&XL=MITNS

    15k points (or 22k points if topped up when you click the link) — 1250 points/month if you spend $750 in purchases on the card in the first year as a new Cobalt cardmember. Terms Apply.

  • Paul April 11, 2024

    I tried the points.me link on three different browsers… after i log in with my AMEX credentials, it just spins and spins… anyone else get it to work?

  • Charlse April 1, 2024

    AwardTool, even Roame is way better than point.me

  • Basit March 31, 2024

    Amex Gold (75K Points | if they apply for this Card by 05/22/24, are approved, and get the Card, they can receive 20% back in statement credits on restaurant purchases worldwide during the first 3 months of Card Membership, up to $50 back.
    https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/BASITStAGq?xl=cp15

  • Maria March 23, 2024

    I’ve got a referral link for the Amex Gold if you’d like to use it!

    The 90k points welcome offer pops up in incognito/private mode for your browser ◡̈ and also 20% back on restaurants for the first 3 months!

    Here’s my referral link! https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/MARIAD2fYF?xl=cpzz5

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

  • AN March 15, 2024

    🚀🚀🚀High Points Offer🚀🚀🚀 Please pay it forward and use my link!

    Saving up points for trips to Europe specifically London. Hope you’ll be my first referral! Help a bro out

    Remember to try links in incognito mode, different browsers, and/or VPN if elevated offers don’t show up the first time (for me higher points tend to show up using Firefox, Chrome or Edge in private or Incognito mode). Also try reloading multiple times if an elevated offer fails to manifest the first time. Also try opening it on safari incognito on your phone.

    Personal Cards:

    Amex Platinum (150K) $8,000 spend in 6 months: https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/AMRONHkS4?XL=MIMNS

  • Chris E March 15, 2024

    Apply for an American Express Card with this link. With your new Card, you could earn a welcome bonus and your friend could earn a referral bonus. Terms Apply.
    https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/CHRISEgAvj?XL=MNANS

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