Nov192009

American Express Miles and Points Reinstatement Fee for Late Payment

Hey Dude, Where are my credit card Miles and Points?

Beginning in January 2010 American Express will not transfer points to your hotel loyalty program account with Hilton or Starwood if you are late with your monthly payment. The change will affect co-branded American Express credit cards with Hilton, Starwood, Delta Airlines, and JetBlue.

Getting your points or miles for the statement period of late payment will cost $29 for a reinstatement fee. The miles and points reinstatement fee is on top of the late payment fee and the possible higher interest rate triggered from a late payment.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20091118/ap_tr_ge/us_travel_flight_plan_credit_card_fees

 

Starwood Preferred Guest

New Members Offer for Instant SPG Gold Elite through February 2011 (normally requires 10 hotel stays or 25 nights in a calendar year), plus 1,000 bonus points per night through March 31, 2010.

Details:  http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2009/11/20/my-midas-touch-gives-new-spg-members-starwood-preferred-guest-gold-elite/

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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