Tagged: Chase

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Award Booking Assistance using Chase Ultimate Reward Points

A few loyal readers, Claire & Danny, signed up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100K bonus when it was available last year and recently reached out to me to assist with booking an award using their Chase UR points. They were flexible on their dates but their destinations were set in...

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Reviewed!

It’s the hottest new personal credit card on the market as it offers a 100,000 points signup bonus! The Chase Sapphire Reserve card was released last Monday, August 22nd, and is the buzz all around the web. I’ll break it down so it’s easier to make a decision if you should...

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How to Redeem Credit Card Points using Transfer Partners

I often get the question on how to redeem points collected with credit cards and if it’s a good deal. I’ve always stuck with my rationale of making sure you get at least $0.02 per point in value when making an award redemption otherwise you’d be better off with the 2% cash...

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Credit Card Application Batch – May/June 2016

Over the past few months I decided to apply for 3 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: AMEX Platinum Card: -100,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days (this offer is no...

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Credit Card Application Batch – April 2015

Last month I decided to apply for a few more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Citi AA Platinum Select World Mastercard ($95/yr, waived 1st year): -50,000 American Airlines miles after $3,000 spend in 90 days...

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Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred

With the annual fee hitting my Chase Sapphire Preferred card for the 1st time since signing up, I decided to determine if this card is worthy to keep in the arsenal of credit cards I carry. Pros: -No foreign transaction fees (typically ~3% with most cards) -Chip + Signature capabilities for international...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 1

How it Started?: When I was surfing around FlyerTalk one night, I came across a “mistake fare” post. Etihad was offering one-way flights for $995 from CMB (Colombo, Sri Lanka) to DFW (Dallas Fort Worth, TX) flying First Class/Suite Class. I booked the flight not knowing what to do for the...

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Favorite Credit Cards

I’m often asked which credit card is the best to use. Unfortunately, there are so many factors it is hard to give a quick recommendation. During the past couple of months I’ve been recommending my favorite credit cards to friends and family. 2 Best Personal: -Starwood (SPG) American Express -Chase Sapphire Preferred 2...