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American Express OPEN business credit cards now help scan and track expense receipts

American Express business credit card holders can now shrink the amount of time they spend on expense reports, thanks to the company's new ReceiptMatch service. This online tool from American Express OPEN helps small business owners and their employees manage expenses from the road or from the office by matching receipts to credit card statements. The [...]

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Bluebird prepaid debit card angles for free checking dominance with FDIC insurance and check writing features

American Express' foray into the prepaid debit card market looks more like a traditional checking account than ever, thanks to a new round of product enhancements announced this month. Bluebird, the debit card AmEx launched in partnership with big box retailer Walmart last fall, now offers FDIC insurance for deposits of up to $100,000. According [...]

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Giant, Martin's food stores now take American Express

American Express has announced that its charge cards and credit cards will now be accepted when consumers make purchases at Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets, the credit card company said in a press release. The new payment method went into effect on April 22. Giant and Martin's grocery stores are located in the Mid-Atlantic [...]

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Social apps from CardSpring and American Express link credit cards to coupons

Attendees at this year's SXSW tested CardSpring, a new service that links credit cards to discount deals without requiring coupons. To participate, users register their account details online or through a smartphone application. When shopping at participating merchants, point-of-sale systems connected to CardSpring's database recognize a user's registered credit card number. The POS device deducts [...]

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American Express edges out MasterCard for 2nd place in credit card volume

For the first time in five decades, American Express surpassed MasterCard in annual transaction volume. According to financial trade publication The Nilson Report, American Express processed $540 billion in purchases during 2011, a 13.4 percent increase from the previous year. MasterCard's own 6.1 percent increase couldn't keep pace, resulting in just $508 billion in transactions. In [...]

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Delta SkyMiles credit card adds early boarding perk

The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express adds a highly requested perk this month: priority boarding on all Delta flights. Delta and American Express officials announced the addition along with other updated benefits for their Platinum and Gold airline credit card beginning September 1, 2011. Once the new benefit rolls out to Delta's [...]

Categories: Credit Card Miles, American Express, Rewards / Travel Cards
American Express opens exclusive Universal Studios lounge in Orlando

American Express continues to expand its exclusive member entertainment program with a new lounge opening in Orlando's Universal Studios Florida on May 10. In a statement to reporters, AmEx spokesperson Shane Berry expressed hope that the new benefit would let traveling Cardmembers "relax, refresh, and recharge." Cardmembers will enjoy access to complimentary chilled beverages in [...]

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Citi, American Express announce exclusive cardholder experiences for April

Plenty of credit cards offer cash back rewards and frequent flyer bonuses. That's one reason why some credit card issuers try to lure new cardholders with once-in-a-lifetime arts and entertainment events. The spring season already has its first set of exclusive credit card experiences, thanks to American Express and Citi. Citi treats L.A. fans to prime [...]

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American Express Platinum drops foreign transaction fees, adds 600 airport lounges

Editor's Note: This offer expired and is no longer available. American Express this month announced plans to "transform travel" with a trio of extra perks for the company's Platinum Card holders. In a statement to reporters, officials from the credit card issuer explained how three new benefits would help frequent travelers save money while enjoying extra [...]

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