Accor Hotels took over full ownership of the sbe hotel brands in late 2020 (brands which, among others, include the Delano, Mondrian, SLS, and Redbury brands) so I thought I'd write a quick post to remind holders of the Chase Sapphire cards that their cards give them valuable additional benefits when they stay at select hotels in the sbe portfolio.
It has been a while coming but it now looks as if all Chase business cards can finally be used in Apple, Google, and Samsung Pay digital wallets following an announcement by Chase in the past hour.
In this post, I'm going to set out a simple step-by-step guide that will show you how to combine the points earned by either the Chase Freedom Flex Card (review), the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card (review), or the legacy Chase Freedom Card (which is no longer open to new applicants) with points earned by one of Chase's Ultimate Rewards credit cards.
The Ink Business Unlimited Card is a no annual fee card aimed at small businesses looking to maximize their earnings every time they make a purchase. While a number of other business cards offer great earning rates in very specific shopping categories, the Ink Business Unlimited Card's party trick is that it offers a good earning rate regardless of which category a user is shopping in.
Chase issues two Marriott Bonvoy credit cards and the Marriott Bonvoy Bold credit card is the cheaper of the two. In fact, it's so cheap that it's free. As a credit card for the most ardent of Marriott fans this probably isn't the best choice, but for anyone looking to get a free boost to Marriott Bonvoy status and who stays with Marriott infrequently, this may be a great fit.
In the past 24 hours, Chase has refreshed the welcome offers on all three of the Avios-earning credit cards that it issues (British Airways Visa, Iberia Visa & Aer Lingus Visa) and the changes make interesting reading. Two of the cards still offer the big Avios bonus that has been around for some time and all three cards now, temporarily, offer considerably better earning rates.
The World of Hyatt credit card is now the only co-branded Hyatt credit card in existence and is without question a card that should have a place in every Hyatt fan's wallet. Between the earning rates and the great benefits that the card offers the modest annual fee is easily covered, and with Hyatt increasingly giving cardholders extra bonuses in its global promotions, this card keeps getting more valuable.
Hyatt has just announced a new promotion for holders of the World of Hyatt Credit Card in which it's offering up to 5,000 bonus points for spending made through 28 February. All World of Hyatt credit card holders are eligible for this promotion even if they're currently in the process of being transitioned from the legacy Hyatt credit card.
Chase has had an 80,000 bonus point welcome offer on all three of its consumer Southwest co-branded credit cards since late last year but we now know that this offer isn't going to be around for much longer.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is one of the cards that gets a lot of people started in the miles and points world, and when you consider the card's relatively low annual fee together with the benefits that it offers and the power that the card has to make other cards even better, that isn't particularly surprising. This is a card to be reckoned with.