[I do NOT get a referral for any of the credit cards below. #1 & #2 below are better offers than my current referral links.]
1. Chase Freedom $200. The best current offer for the Chase Freedom is for $100 or 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points which is the same offer available through my referral links.
But Online Travel Review found two links to the Chase Freedom for $200 or 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points which still work. As always, I updated the Bank Points Travel Credit Card tab as soon as I found out about the better links.
Update: Online Travel Review writes that you can a $300 Chase Freedom by calling Chase.
I like the Chase Freedom because their rotating 5% categories are a great way for most folks to earn extra Ultimate Rewards points.
2. American Express Delta – 30,000 Points & $50 Statement Credit. Million Mile Secrets readers Steve (thanks!) commented with a link to a better Delta American Express offer. The regular Delta American Express Gold card offers 30,000 miles after spending $500 within 3 months.
But Steve found a link which also offers 30,000 miles as well as a $50 statement credit after a purchase from Delta (and which appears as originating from Delta). I’ve updated the Airline Travel Credit Cards tab with a link to this offer.
Personally, I don’t think much of 30,000 Delta miles and haven’t applied for this card. Perhaps I’ll have to recalibrate my expectations soon, but for now, a $50 statement doesn’t do it for me.
But if you were going to apply for a Delta card, this offer could get you an extra $50. Don’t forget to check your personalized targeted Delta offer for a potentially better offer as well.
Fairmont owns luxury hotels mainly in the US and Canada, but also has hotels around the world. Here’s a link to their different hotels around the world.
The new Chase Fairmont credit card offers 2 free nights, including breakfast, at any Fairmont hotel worldwide after spending $1,000 within 3 months for a $95 annual fee which is waived for the 1st year.
Fairmont has some very nice & expensive hotels (some are castles), so you can get some Big Travel with Small Money with the 2 free nights. For example, the Fairmont, Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland sells for ~$540 a night.
You also get a free night every year after spending $12,000 in the year. I don’t see this as a great benefit, because you get a free night, with NO spending, with the Chase Priority Club card, a free night at a category 1 to 4 Hyatt with the Chase Hyatt card, and a free night at a category 1 to 5 Marriott with the Chase Marriott card.
Like the other Chase hotel credit cards, there are no foreign transaction fees. You also get 2 free airport lounge passes worth $27 each and membership.
You also get Fairmont Premier status (1 free room and suite upgrade on paid stays) by having the card, and Fairmont elites get dining certificates.
Big Spenders can buy 2 Fairmont stay credits for $7,500 each in spending on the card. You earn 5 points per $1 spent at Fairmont, 2 points per $1 on air, car rental, and transit and commuting, and 1 point per $1 spent elsewhere.
Too bad this card is from Chase, which seems to have all the best offers! I wonder how soon it will be before Fairmont is added as an Ultimate Rewards partner.
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