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Why Amex Temporary Cards May Be Bad, Amsterdam Banning Cannabis In Some Areas & Chrome’s Virtual Cards Adds Amex

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Why Amex Temporary Cards May Be Bad, Amsterdam Banning Cannabis In Some Areas & Chrome’s Virtual Cards Adds Amex

Travel on Point(s) has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Travel on Point(s) and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

ToP Roundup

In this series I will share articles I found interesting from all over the web. These will be articles about miles, points, travel, finance and everything in-between. Hopefully this ToP Roundup series will give you some interesting tidbits and new information you may have missed during the week. If you see anything out there that you think others may find of interest please feel free to share it with me at Mark@travel-on-points.com.

Amsterdam bans cannabis in its red light district – BBC

Amsterdam has been trying to combat tourism, especially in the red light district, for years. They get complaints non stop from locals it appears about over-tourism. Similar to what Venice has been trying to do the last few years for the same reasons. Fun fact, selling cannabis, or shrooms, is not really legal in Amsterdam. They just kind of have a look the other way clause set in place. The history of Amsterdam is pretty interesting if you ever have the time to read up on it. 

(Reports; YMMV) American Express Instant Card Number Purchases Won’t Count Toward Minimum Spend Requirement – Doctor of Credit

Reports seem to be a little all over the place on this. With how quickly Amex ships cards it may be best to avoid the temporary cards if at all possible. Remember that these temporary cards do come with limitations too

American Express Cardholders Can Now Use Chrome’s Virtual Cards – DDG

A nice feature if you are worried about fraud when using your card online.

ToP Roundup Final Thoughts

I hope you found these articles interesting and remember to send me anything you find interesting throughout the week.

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