1. Do this now: Add your American Express Personal Gold cards to your Uber wallet. You’ve probably heard elsewhere that American Express is getting rid of the Personal Gold card’s $100 airline fee credit in 2022, and to make up for it they’re adding a monthly $10 Uber/UberEats credit in 2021 and beyond; its arrival is imminent and it’ll show up automatically as long as those cards are in your Uber wallet.
Don’t forget that if you have Uber Cash from a gift card or from simply loading it on your own in your wallet, you should probably spin up a burner account for holding your AmEx Uber credits. See AmEx Uber Credit Woes for more info.
2. It’s time to check for any credit cards that have had annual fees post and call them for a retention offer. I suggest saying something like: “I’m thinking of closing this card given its high annual fee, but before I decide what to do I was wondering if there are any retention offers or spend bonuses.”
3. If you’re a Delta Platinum or Diamond Medallion, make sure you’ve chosen your Choice Benefits for the 2020 Medallion year by January 31, otherwise you lose them. To be as clear as mud: You earn your 2020 Medallion status in 2019, and it expires at the end of February 2021, but you choose the benefits by the end of January 2021. Easy, right?
4. Expedia is devaluing its VIP rewards at the end of the week (points will no longer be worth double on VIP hotels starting 02/01/2021). If you have any points, see if you can sneak a booking in before they’re worth a lot less.