[GUIDE] The American Express Atlas: Maximizing Membership Rewards and Perks
Your guide to everything American Express and my best attempt at helping you maximize your experience owning an AmEx card. Often seen as the “expensive” and “accepted nowhere” of credit cards, I believer they offer some of the most innovative and generous products on the market. However, to maximize what you get from them, you need to know how to identify the best opportunities for everything: accumulation, redemption and portfolio. In this atlas, we will explore and try to explain every aspect of the MR program, and what it means for you. While there is a lot to cover, I will try my best to keep the information up to date and identify new opportunities to maximize your return. To navigate the guide, I invite you to click the following links to jump to the appropriate section.
For now, sit back, make yourself a drink, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.
While the current version of the guide is mostly complete, please note it is still a continuous work in progress and will be updated as required. As such, the information contained is valid, to the best of my knowledge, at the time of writing.
CURRENT REVISION: April 23, 2020 (Added specific information regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the American Express MR system.)
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