Category Archives for Chase.

Chase Ink 60,000 Bonus Returns

Chase Ink 60,000 Bonus

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet?   Chase periodically runs an increased sign up bonus of 60,000 points, up from the usual 50,000. The last one was about 10 months ago. These points are the same as the ones you earn from your Chase Sapphire Preferred card and are extremely valuable if you…

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Credit Card Updates, and Where to Find the Best Credit Card Deals

United Card Offer

There are a few increased credit card bonuses that have appeared over the last few weeks, plus a couple of other ways to earn points. And since it’s a topic of discussion recently, no, I won’t make money or benefit from a single link in this post. Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card Get paid to…

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Important Credit Card Updates

SPG Amex

Some important credit card updates this week: Ink Bold/Plus 60K Offer Ending June 1st The increased 60K offer is supposedly ending on 6/1, so if you were planning to get the card, now is the time. The normal offer is 50K, so it’s not the end of the world if you miss it. Still, you…

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After the Devaluations: Choosing Between the Sapphire Preferred and Barclay’s Arrival Cards

Points earned on $15K worth of spend in non-bonus categories.

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet?   There were a lot of angry people after the recent United and Hyatt devaluations since it also decreased the transfer value of Chase Ultimate Rewards points. This prompted many people, including myself temporarily, to shun the use of the Sapphire Preferred card in favor of other…

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Earn Referral Points with Chase Ultimate Rewards

Refer up to 10 people for 50K points!

I’ve written about credit card affiliate links quite a few times, and they’re some of my most popular posts. But now you can sort of be your own affiliate. News came out this week that Chase is now offering a referral bonus of 5,000 Ultimate Rewards points for every person you refer, up to 10…

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Get the Chase Hyatt Credit Card with a $50 Statement Credit

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There have been various offers for the Chase Hyatt credit card over the last year with regards to statement credits and waived annual fees. The normal, public offer, however, has always included the standard $75 annual fee that isn’t waived. I figure it’s worth writing about this for anyone that either never knew about this…

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Is it Getting Harder to Get Approved for a Chase Ink Card?

Ink Plus

The Chase Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards are probably the most powerful credit cards one can own in order to “manufacture” spending. I’ve already written about how ridiculously cheap it can be to travel the world in luxury using the Bluebird/Ink method, but these cards are valuable even without that. They each come with…

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Sometimes it’s Better to NOT Transfer Your Ultimate Rewards Points

Booking Through United

Almost everything you’ve read in blogs and on FlyerTalk has probably pointed you in the direction of transferring your points to a loyalty program instead of redeeming using the Pay with Points feature on Ultimate Rewards. And it’s true that in most cases you’ll get better value from transferring your points than taking cash back…

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Points, Miles, and Credit Cards: A Primer for True Beginners


I’ve been talking to a lot more friends and coworkers lately about my whole points/miles/travel obsession, and it’s always a topic that others find fascinating. After all, who doesn’t want to get more bang for their buck with their travel? As many of my regular readers already know, I like to take an analytic approach…

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