Month : April 2016

The Dog Ate My Timberlands

I have been a "proud member of American Express" for close to 30 years, since 1988. I started with a Green card in college, worked my way up to Gold, and ultimately, became a Platinum card holder. Nowadays, despite my longstanding relationship with my Platinum card, it is seldom pulled from my wallet. The reason being, I only earn one American Express Membership Rewards point per $1 when I use it for purchases. Instead, I tend to favor cards that earn bonus points on everyday purchases, such as... more

Earn 90,000 Marriott Rewards Bonus Points-Enough For A Free Stay!

Apply for the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card Here This is a great time to apply for the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier credit card.  Currently the card has a bonus offer in which you can earn 80,000 MARRIOTT REWARDS BONUS POINTS if you spend $3,000 in the first three months of having your account.  Keep in mind, the bonus alone is enough points for a free Marriott stay and worth the $85 fee that you will need to pay upon receiving the card. This 80,000 bonus point offer... more

How To Use Those Amex Points Sitting Idle In Your Account

Learn About and Apply For American Express Cards That Earn Membership Rewards Here I wish that this, my second newsletter, had a racier subject like my first, which was about "porn". Luckily, if you missed it, you can access it here. The topic of this newsletter is much drier with lists and even worse, involves some math. Nevertheless, it was inspired by a lot of you who seem to have a common question... Since I have debuted my site, The Points Mom, a mere 2 weeks ago, I have been... more

Travel is my porn

A friend of mine recently said to me that travel is her porn. I have been thinking about that statement ever since. Because, for me too, TRAVEL IS MY PORN. When I was younger, my fantasies were much different than they are now (wink wink). But, as a mother of 3 middle schoolers in my mid (ok late) 40s who is constantly doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, helping with homework and DRIVING and DRIVING and DRIVING, my fantasies now consist of quite different content. I now fantasize about... more