It was in March last year that we first started receiving information that Chase and IHG were planning some changes to their IGR Rewards credit card and it was less than a week later that we finally got confirmation that one of the best benefits in the miles & points world was being significantly devalued.
The second quarter of 2019 is now over which means that we have a new set of Chase Freedom bonus categories live as of today. These new bonus categories offer Chase Freedom credit card holders the chance to earn 5% cash back through 30 September 2019.
Hyatt has just launched a very nice promotion in which it's offering a 10% rebate on all World of Hyatt award bookings for stays this summer. Unfortunately, the promotion is limited to holders of Hyatt's Chase co-branded credit cards so if you don't have one of those your luck is out.
Chase surprised the miles and points world in the last week of April when it launched its first ever Ultimate Rewards transfer bonus. Now, almost 8 weeks later, the 30% bonus on transfers to the British Airways Executive Club is about to end.
Up until yesterday, Chase had just two Marriott Bonvoy credit cards in its portfolio and only the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless credit card was still open to new applicants. Now a new card has been introduced to the market - the Marriott Bonvoy Bold credit card - and it comes free of charge.
In a move that we haven't seen before, Chase has just introduced a 30% bonus for Ultimate Rewards Point transfers across to the British Airways Executive Club.Historically Chase hasn't offered transfer bonuses to any of its Ultimate Rewards partners so this is a significant moment in the history of transferable points and, with a bit of luck, it may signal the start of Chase offering transfer bonuses to other partners too.
The first quarter of 2019 is slowly drawing to an end and, as another quarter starts up in a couple of weeks, Chase has released details of the new bonus categories which will offer Chase Freedom credit card holders the chance to earn 5% cash back in the second quarter of 2019.
In this post I'm going to set out a quick step-by-step guide which will show you how you can combine your earnings from one of the Freedom Cards with the Chase Ultimate Rewards balance associated with whichever Sapphire Card you hold.
Accor Hotels part-owns a hospitality group called 'sbe' which it bought for ~$319m last year and it's this hospitality group which has just announced a new partnership with Chase which will see Sapphire Reserve card holders offered a set of new benefits when they stay at select sbe properties.
Right now, and for the rest of March, Chase is offering holders of the Chase Freedom Card and the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card 10% cash back on hotel bookings (up to a maximum spend of $2,500).