American Express is offering 5000 Membership Rewards points for signing up for their pay over time option. You don’t actually have to use it, I still think you shouldn’t, continue to treat your Amex as a charge card and not as a credit card. But opting in gives you bonus points, which sounds good to me. Only problem is that the website seems not to be working right. Online Travel Review says you can call 800-528-4800 “and ask them to apply Bonus ID: 5670, 5671, or 5688” — me I would just log into my account and request this via secure message.
Meanwhile, deltaGOLDflyer emails to remind me of an offer I think I’ve seen several times before but never taken advantage of or written about, 15,000 Membership Rewards points for activating an FX International Payments account and 15,000 more when you make 3 FX transactions within 90 days of account opening. OPEN small business cardmembers get no fees for the first 6 months, then $10 thereafter. Regular pricing is $15 per transaction. $45 for the second 15,000 points is a pretty good deal.
As I mentioned over the weekend, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card plays a key role in my wallet (airfare, gas, groceries for triple, double, and double membership rewards points) and is the card I’ll be using to try out these offers.