My hotel room in Las Vegas
I have been traveling a lot for work this summer and I’ll be traveling even more this fall! I was just in Las Vegas, then was in NYC for a week and soon I’ll be coming back to NYC and then on to LA. It’s a busy season for work, but I’m fitting in a little fun in my travels too ;) I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to travel wisely, especially when it comes to finances. And seriously perfect timing, the amazing team at #Amex invited me become an #AmexAmbassador to share how I use my Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express to bring a little more epic adventure into my life, especially through my travels and fun events around my hometown of Seattle.
Nighttime swims in Las Vegas
Here are a few reasons by I really dig this card – first, you earn $150 back after you spend $500 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Ding! That’s a win. Plus you can earn 5% back on $4,000 in eligible travel purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership, up to $200, which means more cocktails under the moon for me ;) Cash back is given through a statement credit that I use to pay for everything from my flights to hotels, which is super helpful. There are also great benefits for travelers like car rental loss and damage insurance, travel accident insurance, and a global assist hotline. All this on top of the 3% cash back you get grocery shopping, 2% cash back at U.S. department stores and other great daily benefits.
So, what have I been using my Blue Cash Everyday Card for so far in prepping for my travels and during my adventures across the U.S.? A lot of practical things and plenty of fun too! I booked my flights with the card, hotels, and any of the necessities I needed for my trip were purchased with it to get the most out of my rewards. And everything else I used it for was fun fun fun :) While my team and I were in Las Vegas, we ate out at some delicious restaurants. And after really long work days at the Project Trade show where we presented our debut jewelry line and home goods lines, we hung out by the pool and grabbed cocktails under the stars. That was magical.
Setting up our booth at NYNOW!
In New York, we were also showing our lines at NYNOW trade show (which I’ll share more about in another post. We had so much fun!) I used my card to see two Broadway shows which I was super excited about as I have never seen any shows on Broadway before! I got to see Mathilda which was my favorite book and movie growing up. And then I saw Les Miserables on the last night of my trip which was so special to me as I was obsessed with the musical in high school.
Excited to see Mathilda on Broadway!
I also used the card for little things around the city like my subway card which got me over to Brooklyn to see my sweet friend Julie at Etsy headquarters which was SO rad. And I used it to buy my other long time blogging buddy Kara a drink at my hotel. We stayed at the Hudson Hotel and it seriously felt like Harry Potter during the daytime with it’s magical decor. I really got some good use out of my card on the first two trips of my epic Summer/Fall travels and I’m already planning out the best ways to take advantage of the benefits of my Blue Cash Everyday Card in prep for my next big business trips to NYC again in less than a month and trips to LA and Nashville!
I got my first credit card just a year ago at age 29. I really believe in spending money thoughtfully and cautiously which is why I waited until I was almost 30 to get a credit card. I decided to add the Blue Cash Everyday card to my wallet based on my own belief that when you spend your money, you should spend it with intention, and make it work for you. Now that I travel quite a bit for business, I really want to be able to get rewarded whenever I can with use of my credit cards, especially if I can get rewards with purchases I make for travel. Getting cash back on everyday purchases also makes spending money a win and a thoughtful shopping experience for me. My partnership with Amex is sponsored, but all opinions are truthfully my own. I’m excited to share with you more as summer transitions into fall about how I travel thoughtfully and get the most out of my credit card to benefit me in future travels. And I cannot wait to share something truly epic I get to do later this week thanks to Amex! Eek!