How Big Companies Buy Your Credit Card Data, Increased Amex Referrer Offers & Hyatt Adding 50 SLH Hotels

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Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at


Increased Referral Offers For Referrer On American Express Cards – Doctor of Credit

It looks like Amex is offering increased offers on some of the cards for the referrer.  Always nice for getting some extra points for helping out a family member or friend.

Hyatt Announces 50 More Participating SLH Hotels and 4 Destination Hotels – Will Run for Miles

The biggest (only?) knock on World of Hyatt is there smaller footprint.  The SLH partnership has helped with that issue quite a bit. They continue to add hotels to the program in nice 50 hotel chunks which opens up new areas for us to earn and redeem points.  That is a big win in my book.

Leaked Document Shows How Big Companies Buy Credit Card Data on Millions of Americans – Vice

Well this is disturbing.


Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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