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.
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.
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.
A wide variety of cards offer bonuses or cash back for spending on dining, takeouts, and food delivery services, so I've pulled together a selection of five cards that I think offer some of the best returns available on dining expenditure. With no-annual-fee cards sharing this list with ultra-Premium cards, there should be a card that fits most people's wallets in this selection.
After a few weeks of rumors suggesting that Hyatt and Chase may be about to release a premium co-branded consumer card, we now know that those rumors were slightly wide of the mark. While it's true that a new World of Hyatt credit card is being introduced, it's not a premium consumer card. Instead, Hyatt has just announced the launch of the World of Hyatt Business credit card which is a Visa card issued by Chase.
The United Club Infinite Card is issued by Chase and is a card very clearly designed with United Airlines frequent flyers in mind. As the card which earns the most United Miles per dollar spent with United Airlines, and as the card that offers United Club membership as one of its benefits, this is a card that well worth considering if you fly with United Airlines with any great frequency.
The welcome bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card has now been changed from a bonus that offered three free nights to a bonus that offers 125,000 Bonus Points & a free night certificate. On balance, I think the new bonus has more going for it and should be considerably easier to use to maximum effect.
With just over two weeks left in the third quarter of 2021, Chase has revealed the 4Q 2021 category spending bonuses for the Chase Freedom Flex credit card (review) and the legacy Chase Freedom credit card (no longer open to new applicants). Registration for the new bonus categories is now open.