Review: American Express Blue Business Plus

Yeah, it’s been another long while since I posted. But this card’s initial bonus is expiring soon and it’s too good a card not to make people aware. First thing to point out: this is a business card. I haven’t addressed business cards before because they’re a little tricky and you must have a registered business (including a sole proprietorship) to qualify for the card. If I keep posting, I’ll explain a little more about the idiosyncrasies of business cards. But, let’s start at the top, shall we?

American Express Blue Business Plus (20,000 points bonus link)

American Express Blue Business Plus. Image Credit: courtesy of American Express.

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I took a good long break. There’s a lot going on what with two small kids, a new job, and life in general. But there’s probably a bit more I can say here. So I’m going to finish up describing the “free” trips we took (and how to take similar advantage), and leave you with a few other tips and tricks. The ads are definitely coming down. And I’m leaving this site up for random google searches to find for at least a year to come.

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Trip Report: Japan 2012 – Days 12-13 – Akihabara Craft Beer Festival and Our Goodbyes to Japan

Late night and we needed to be in Akihabara, Electric Town. So we caught a quick brunch at Tokyo Curry-ya Meitenkai. First a cup of miso soup.

Cup of Miso Soup, Akihabara. Image Credit: Ryan.
And then 5 types of Indian curry.

5 Curry Brunch. Image Credit: Ryan.
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Tips, Tricks & Tactics: Why I Product Changed to a Discontinued Credit Card with No Initial Bonus

I just executed what is known as a product change, where you exchange one credit card for another from the same issuer. Specifically, I product changed from a Citi Double Cash Card to a Citi AT&T Access More Card, a discontinued card that I cannot receive an initial bonus from (which PREVIOUSLY was a $650 credit towards a new AT&T cell phone). Why? Well, I’m glad you asked.

Citi AT&T Access More (Master)Card. Image Credit: courtesy of Citi, mastercard and AT&T.

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