How many times have you tried to use your American Express credit card at a retailer only to be told: “Sorry for the inconvenience, but we do not accept American Express?” The reason that many U.S. and European merchants do not accept Amex cards is the higher-than-average interchange fees. In an effort to encourage more businesses to accept its cards, American Express is lowering merchant fees for the first time in 20 years.
Opportunities to earn Avios are multiplying. The announcement came out of the blue, but Chase has begun issuing the Iberia Visa Signature Card with an opportunity to earn up to 75,000 Avios and a $1,000 flight credit. The welcome offer on the Iberia credit card is a tiered one. New card members will earn 50,000 Iberia Plus Avios after spending $3,000 on the card within the first three months of opening an account.
It’s not a secret that Flying Blue, Air France and KLM’s joint frequent-flyer program, is changing later this year. Back in November, it was announced that the program is transforming itself to a revenue-based program, which means that earning elite status and redeemable miles will correlate to the monetary cost of a flight instead of the distance between cities. And recently, the program announced some changes to the redemption side.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".