December 27th, 2012
-Don’t forget to register your Platinum Card® from American Express using this link for $200 in airline fee credits. You can use those fee credits in 2012 and 2013, so if you haven’t used them in 2012 then you can buy 2 $100 airline gift cards in 2 separate transactions and they will be refunded. See this DDF thread for more info and discussion and register or login to read the valuable Wiki info in that same thread. If you don’t have the card yet you can still apply now (call reconsideration right away at 866-314-0237 if you are not approved) and you should be able to receive your card by Monday, though no guarantees there. Be sure to ask for it to be overnighted, though with the Platinum card that’s typically the default shipping method. Besides for the $400 of airline fee credits you’ll get in the next 2 weeks you’ll also get the $100 global entry expedited customs (5 year membership) refunded, platinum card airline club access (American, Delta, and USAirways) for you and your entire family for 4 years, priority pass worldwide unlimited lounge membership, Starwood gold elite status, car rental perks at Avis, Hertz, and National, lost item (up to $10,000/item) refund protection, checked baggage protection, 3 additional Platinum users (with 4 years of free platinum card lounge access, priority pass membership, and global entry refund) for just $58 each, no foreign exchange fees, and many more free benefits.
-The rumor mill has it that the spending requirements for the Ink Bold, Ink Plus, Ink Cash, and Ink Classic cards that were just reduced last month will be heading up once again. You can read more about these awesome credit cards in this post on Chase offers ending soon, in this post that explains why spending on a business card is better than spending on a consumer card, in this post that explains the awesome rewards program, in this post about a couple new ways of easily meeting the spending threshold besides for Amazon Payments, and in this post that complies a list of every gift card you can purchase at Office Depot, Office Max, and Staples that will earn you quintuple points!
-If you are going for a Southwest companion pass for 2012 don’t forget to finish that spending. Or if you have been holding off on using your new credit card in 2013 you can get cracking on Tuesday.
What else am I missing that’s ending in 2012?