Top 7 Heaviest Credit Cards #LuxuryCards #Sapphire #Travel

Top 7 Heaviest Credit Cards #LuxuryCards #Sapphire #Travel

Sometimes nothing really makes sense. We have have our entire lives tried to throw out heavy change when we have it in our pockets being one of the main reasons we have switched to credit cards. Now there is a battle brewing over who has the heaviest credit card. Pretty soon if they get any heavier you will need a trainer to carry around the weights. These cards are definitely cool to look at but I am not so sure I want to carry too many of these around in my wallet just to show off. I would much rather use Apple Pay and get the transaction over with. Heavy seems to be the new Black with some card owners who love to show off their credit card fashion before it all goes digital.

Plastic credit cards normally weigh around 5g while the heaviest of luxury cards starts out at 28g. Some of these are made with plastic and some of metal.

#1: Chase Ritz Carlton weighs 28g with a heavy annual fee of $450. You at least get some elite benefits and possible free hotel nights to keep your heavy card inside. (more…)

Save $45 at Embassy Suites,Homewood Suites; $35 Hampton Inn; $60 Hilton Hotels; $60 Off MGM Vegas

AmextwitterIt’s already been an amazing year for savings via American Express offers especially with the Hilton branded hotel chain where we have already saved big money on stays. AMEX Offers has had amazing offers with Hilton’s Embassy Suites, Marriott’s Renaissance, and another travel favorites such as Air France and Virgin Atlantic. You can book your travel for the Spring and Summer Travel season and not have to worry about blackout dates using these offers.

40,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points after you spend $750 in the first 3 months.

80,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points.

Save $60 at Hilton Hotels with this New Amex Offer!

A new Amex Offers promotion just came out where you can get a $60 statement credit with a $300+ purchase at a Hilton Hotel and Resort or Curio Collection hotel. This is a great promotion where you can essentially get up to 20% off your hotel stay! There are also a ton of other Hilton Amex promotions that I wrote about below.

The one caveat to this promotion is that it is only for stays at Hilton Hotel and Resort or Curio Collection hotels. All other hotel brands under the Hilton umbrella are excluded (i.e., Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Conrad, Waldorf, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, Hilton Grand Vacations). Not to worry because Embassy Suites and Hampton Inn have their own promos below.

Here’s How to Enroll in the $60 Off Hilton Offer!
Click Here to Tweet #AmexHltnCurio to get $60 back when you Spend $300+ at a US or US Territory only Hilton Hotel & Resort or Curio Collection hotel with your registered Amex card. your total bill must be at least $300 which can include all room charges, incidentals, tax, etc. The transaction must hit your credit card by July 30, 2017!

You can always go the old school way and sign-in to your AMEX account online but the tweeting method is best. Sign into your AmericanExpress.com account and go to the “Amex Offers For You” tab. Find the Hilton Hotels & Resorts + Curio offer and make sure to select the “Save Offer” button. Once you do this for one card the option will disappear on other cards so make sure to do the multi-browser trick to learn how to register multiple Amex cards with your AmericanExpress.com account. We prefer just setting up various twitter accounts and applying the promotion to each card!

Save $45 at Embassy Suites and Homewood Suites
Click Here to Tweet #AmexESHW to get $45 back when you spend $225 or more at Embassy Suites and Homewood Suites with Amex Offers. Expires 6/30/2017.

Tweet #AmexESHW for $45 back on a $225 Homewood or Embassy Suites Stay via @RewardsCards

$35 Off at Hampton Inn
Click Here to Tweet #AmexHamptonHGI
to get $35 Credit from a $175+ Spend at a Hampton Inn with your synced Amex card which includes all room charges, incidentals, tax, etc.

$60 Off MGM Resorts Stays in Las Vegas
Click Here to Tweet #AmexMGM to get $60 statement credit by using your connected Card to spend $300+ on room rate and room charges, when you pay for your stay with select MGM Resorts International properties from 3/1/2017 – 6/30/2017. Read here about the MGM Resorts rewards program. This is valid at these Las Vegas MGM Resorts including ARIA, Vdara, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano, and Mirage.

$30 Off Disney or Sea World Tickets or Stays
Click Here to Tweet #AmexUCT to get $30 back when you spend $150+. Expires 5/31/2017.
Tip: Get discounted tickets at Disney and many other attractions.

Save $15 on Suitcases, Gear, or Bags
Click Here to Tweet #AmexeBagsa $15 statement credit when you spend $75 or more on things such as suitcases, school or travel bags. Expires 4/30/2017.

Expired Offers from AMEX:
$35 Statement Credit at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels
Click Here to Tweet #AmexDoubleTree to get $35 back when you spend $175 or more at DoubleTree by Hilton. You can basically get around 20% off your hotel stay and anyone can get it if you tweet to them now to sign up.  Keep in mind this is only for stays at DoubleTree Hotels not Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Conrad, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, or Hilton Garden Inn.

$40 Statement Credit at Marriott Renaissance Hotels!
Click Here to Tweet #AmexRenaissance to get a $40 statement credit with a $200+ purchase at a Renaissance hotel. Another easy 20% off your hotel stay where anyone can sign up via Twitter since it is not targeted like some promotions. The offer expires November 30, 2015. Note that this is also only available for Renaissance hotels and not Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, Springhill Suites, or Ritz Carlton and only in the US and US territories. Also, make sure that you book on the hotels website or directly and not with a third party such as Jetsetter, TravelPony, Expedia, or such.

Save $200 off a Virgin Atlantic Flight with Amex Offers
Click Here to Tweet #Amexviratl to get a $200 statement credit on a $1,000+ purchase on Virgin America Airways. Anyone is eligible who signs up via Twitter and is only for airfare purchases at VirginAtlantic.com or via the Virgin Atlantic mobile app for reservations made by December 31, 2015. As long as you book your flight by the end of the year and have the charge hit your credit card that same date you could use this for a flight next year.

$35 Statement Credit at Hampton Inn + $10 Off Wine

AmextwitterAmerican Express is has released new Twitter sync promotions to save money at participating merchants. If you haven’t already, make sure that you sync these offers with your American Express Card, as the number of available uses is limited. Links below allow you to Tweet directly from this post to sync these offers with your American Express card.

The first step is to have an American Express card to get these AMEX Offers such as $35 off a Hilton stay. You can use this bonus link to get 75,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points after you spend $1000 in purchases on the Card. This card has no annual fee so you have nothing to lose.

$35 Off at Hampton Inn
Click Here to Tweet #AmexHamptonHGI
to get $35 Credit from a $175+ Spend at a Hampton Inn with your synced Amex card which includes all room charges, incidentals, tax, etc. The transaction must hit your credit card by 3/17/17.

$5 Back on Hilton Gift Card
Click Here to Tweet #AmexHiltonGC
to get $5 back 1x on purchs totaling $75+ on Hilton Gift Cards with a connected AmexCard. Exp 4/30/2017.

$10 Back on Wine!Click Here to Tweet #AmexWine $10 back 1X on purchs totaling $50+ at Wine.com with an Amex Card! Exp 3/31/17.

Here’s an example of PAST offers below you may have missed out on. Look for these to come back as this Hilton offer did!

My favorite’s of the past include the Hilton Hotels $50 back from AMEX offers but it was only for use at “Hilton” hotels not Embassy Suites and not Hilton Garden Inn even though they are owned by the hotel chain.

Hilton HotelsClick Here to Tweet #AmexHilton where you can get a $50 statement credit with a $250+ purchase at a Hilton Hotel & Resort with your registered Amex card. If your total bill is at least $250 which can include all room charges, incidentals, tax, etc. you get the $50 credit. This offer is valid only in the US and excludes Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and US territories. This offer expires April 11, 2016, but may be limited so send out the tweet now to make sure it’s added to your card!

Hilton ran this promotion earlier this year and it was $60 credit for a $300 purchase so we like this one better as it’s easier to meet the minimum requirement. This charge must be on your AMEX card by December 31, 2016. You must 1) complete your stay by the end of the year, or, 2) pay for a pre-paid room where the charge hits your AMEX card immediately after booking. If you have multiple Amex cards synched with multiple twitter accounts and a $500+ bill you can split the bill upon checkout.

Raymour & FlaniganClick Here to Tweet #AmexRF for $50 back on $250 in total purchases at Raymour & Flanigan through April 15, 2015.

City SportsClick Here to Tweet #AmexCitySports for $20 back on $100 in total purchases at City Sports through March 16, 2015.

DrybarClick Here to Tweet #AmexDrybar for $10 back on a single $50 in-store purchase at Drybar through March 31, 2015.

Henri BendelClick Here to Tweet #AmexHenriBendel for $50 back on $200 in total purchases at Henri Bendel through February 15, 2015.

Life ExtensionClick Here to Tweet #AmexLifeExt for $20 back on $100 in total purchases at Life Extension through February 6, 2015.

NeweggClick Here to Tweet #AmexNewegg for $25 back on $200 in total purchases online at Newegg through February 28, 2015.

Orchard Supply HardwareClick Here to Tweet #AmexOSH for $10 back on $40 in total purchases at Orchard Supply Hardware through February 5, 2015.

TelefloraClick Here to Tweet #AmexTeleflora for $15 back on $50 in total purchases online at Teleflora through February 14, 2015.

Mervis DiamondsClick Here to Tweet #AmexMDiamonds for $100 back on $500 in total purchases in-store or online at Mervis Diamonds through February 14, 2015.

SonyClick Here to Tweet #AmexSony for $25 back on $100 in total purchases online or in-store at Sony through February 3, 2015.

$20 off Best Western, 10% off Cable & Satellite TV, and more AMEX Offers!

New AMEX Offers for the Fall include a hotel, newspaper, and luggage and handbag retailer. If you do not have an American Express card you can sign up here for one of our favorites.

Best Western
Click Here to Tweet #AmexBW to get $20 back on $100 purchase after registering your qualified AMEX card. Expires November 30, 2016.

10% off Cable & Satellite TV
10% off your cable or satellite TV bill after registering your qualified AMEX card online
Maximum $30 in statement credits. Valid for bill payments made directly to your cable or satellite TV provider (like Charter, Comcast, Cox, or DirecTV)
Expires January 31, 2017

The Washington Post
$50 back on a $50+ purchase
Check your AMEX account to register
Must be a single purchase
Valid for online yearly subscriptions, reprints and permissions and gift subscriptions only
NOT valid on print subscriptions
Expires December 28, 2016

Kipling USA
$25 back on a $125+ purchase
Check your AMEX account to register
Valid in-store or online so you can get that perfect suitcase or handbag for your next trip.
Expires November 15, 2016

See MORE AMEX offers here that expire before December 31, 2016.

$200 Off Virgin Atlantic, $75 Off HotelStorm, 40% Off Red Lion Hotels with New AMEX Offers

American Express or AMEX Offers give us some of the best credit card deals to work with and this week they have released a few to keep in mind when booking travel this fall and winter. Check out more AMEX offers here.

1.   Virgin Atlantic Discount

  • $200 off $1,000+ in airfare only after registering an AMEX card
  • Must book online at virginatlantic.com or through Virgin Atlantic’s mobile app
  • Tickets must be purchased by November 11, 2016
  • Flights must originate in the US

2.   HotelStorm

  • $75 back on $300+ purchase at Hotelstorm.com/amex (or by phone)
  • Check your AMEX account to see if you qualify
  • Expires March 12, 2017

3.   Red Lion Hotels

  • 40% off your stay when you use promotional code “AMEXPROMO”
  • Only available for stays booked through redlion.com or by phone
  • Must book by December 1, 2016, for stays through December 30, 2016
  • Can NOT be combined with any other offer or special rate
  • Excludes GuestHouse and Settle Inn Extended Stay hotels

$50 Back at Sheraton and $100 at Ritz-Carlton #AMEXOffers

There are six New AMEX Offers where you can save at Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Gap Brands, & More! AMEX Offers are an easy way to save and earn a statement credit when you make a qualifying purchase.

American Express is has released new Twitter sync promotions to save money at participating merchants. If you haven’t already, make sure that you sync these offers with your American Express Card, as the number of available uses is limited. Links below allow you to Tweet directly from this post to sync these offers with your American Express card.

Hilton Garden Inn
Click Here to Tweet #AmexHGI for a one-time $35 statement credit by using your connected Card to spend $175+ on room rate and room charges, when you pay for your stay with Hilton Garden Inn until 10/31/16.

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Click Here to Tweet #AmexSheraton for $50 back after spending $250+ on room rate & room charges with your registered AMEX card.  Valid for bookings made directly through Sheraton or one of the Starwood mobile apps.  Only stays at Sheraton Hotels & Resorts in the US & US Territories qualify. Offer Expires October 31, 2016.

Ritz-Carlton
$100 back on a $500+ purchase when you register your qualified AMEX card online
Valid only for room rate and room charges booked directly with Ritz-Carlton
Excludes Ritz-Carlton Luxury Vacation Packages, Ritz-Carlton Residences, Ritz-Carlton Destination Club properties, timeshare purchases, and gift card purchases
Expires November 30, 2016

Gap Brands
$10 back on a $50+ purchase after registering your qualified AMEX card online
Available in-store at Gap, GapBody, GapKids, GapBaby, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Athleta Girl
Expires September 5, 2016
Not valid on gift card purchases or at outlet, factory, or clearance stores

Morgans Hotel Group
25% off a 2+ consecutive night stay when you book through morganshotelgroup.com/amex, use code “DSAXPR”, and pay with your AMEX card
Must book by August 31, 2016, for stays through September 7, 2016

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
$25 back on a $100+ purchase in-restaurant after registering your qualified AMEX card online
Valid through August 31, 2016.

Dollar Tree (Online Only)
Get 4,500 AMEX Membership Rewards points after spending $225+ online at dollartree.com with your registered AMEX card
Expires August 31, 2016