I frequently say how much I love the Ultimate Rewards points that I earn from my Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Freedom cards so I thought I'd write a quick step-by-step guide showing how easy it is to make a transfer from Ultimate Rewards to an airline loyalty program.
Where Hollywood has its awards season, I have a card applications season and as I mentioned the other day, I'm in the middle of application season right now and I intend to make it a good one. Last year's season was a bit of a flop but a little patience and luck have helped me get this season off to a flying start with a successful application for the one card that I've been after for a very long time.
All three Chase consumer Southwest Rapid Rewards credit cards are now offering new card members the chance to earn up to 100,000 bonus points across the first 12 months of card membership. On top of that, all three cards have had a small refresh which sees all three cards offering bonus earnings in select spending categories and two cards offering more points on spending made with Southwest.
Citi's ThankYou points are one of the four major transferable currencies used in the miles and points world and the ThankYou program just got a little better with Citi adding Choice Privileges as its first hotel transfer partner. Better yet, the ratio for transfers between Citi and Choice can be more favorable than a lot of people may expect.
The Platinum Card® from American Express has seen a few new benefits added this year (in exchange for an increased annual fee) so in this post, I've updated the benefits offered to primary cardholders and I'll show just how many of those benefits (new and old) can be used by any of the authorized users that a cardholder has chosen to add.
The Chase Freedom Unlimited credit card is a no annual fee credit card from Chase that was given a useful makeover in September 2020. The card has been a key component of any Chase Ultimate Rewards strategy since it was introduced, but the latest changes the card has seen have made it more valuable than ever before.
Today has seen the Business Platinum Card® from American Express relaunched with, what Amex says are new benefits in top business spending categories, differentiated services, and travel perks. It has also been relaunched alongside news that the card's annual fee is increasing to $695 next year so anyone who already holds the Business Platinum card should take a close look at these changes to see how they affect the value they get from the card.
American Express issues four very different Delta SkyMiles co-branded cards and if you're not really sure what each cost offers it can be incredibly difficult which of the four cards will work best in your wallet. This post compares what all four Delta Sky Miles American Express cards offer and will hopefully guide you to the right card for you.
For some, high welcome bonus spending targets are not an issue. For most of us, however, the quest to meet a high welcome bonus spending target can be challenging and stressful and can sometimes even lead to fiscally unwise behavior. Success in the miles and points world shouldn't be stressful (this is supposed to be fun) and it certainly shouldn't come at the expense of sensible financial behavior so in this post, I share how I avoid the stress that welcome bonuses can induce and how I make sure not to overspend as I try to rake in the bonuses I'm going for.
In 2020, Chase shook up its credit card portfolio by introducing the new Freedom Flex credit card and by updating the Freedom Unlimited credit card with new bonus categories. Both cards are key players in the Ultimate Rewards universe and have remained extremely popular since their launch/refresh so this post sees me putting the two cards side by side to see how they compare.