Folks on Reddit say there’s an offer to earn 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points with the Chase Ink Plus card when you complete the minimum spending requirements. That’s worth at least $700 in statement credits. Or $875 when you book a trip through the Chase Travel Portal.
You can also transfer them to airline and hotel partners like United Airlines, Southwest, and Hyatt!
The offer runs through May 15, 2016. But it’s only available in-person at a Chase branch.
Where Would You Go With 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points? Get the Chase Ink Plus Card In-Branch Through May 15, 2016!
You can also apply for Chase Ink Cash and earn 30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points ($300).
I’ll share the details!
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Great news! You’ll now have more options for award seats on new routes with Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Air Canada.
And fly to spots like Cuba, Turks and Caicos, Mexico, Chattanooga, Salt Lake City, and more!
Use Your Miles & Points to Get to Cuba. Emily Loved It!
I’ll give you ideas for how to use miles & points for award seats on these new routes!
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But sometimes there are offers that earn more miles & points than the links that earn us a commission. And we will always tell you about the higher offer.
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Via Miles to Memories, Chase has activated the online application for the Chase Freedom Unlimited ahead of schedule. The card is interesting because it offers 1.5% cash back or 1.5 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 on all purchases.
It does NOT have rotating 5X categories like the regular Freedom card.
But like the Freedom, it has no annual fee and the same sign-up bonus of 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points ($150) after you spend $500 within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.
Earn 1.5X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points on Purchases, Then Move the Points to Your Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, or Ink Bold Card. From There You Can Transfer to Partners Like United Airlines to Fly on Star Alliance Airlines Such as This Lufthansa Business Class Flight Emily Took Home From Paris
Until now, the Freedom Unlimited was only available in Chase branches.
Considering the Freedom Unlimited?
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Emily: I’ve wanted to go to Croatia for the last several years. I heard wonderful things about the country and how beautiful (and relatively affordable) it was compared to the rest of Europe. It’s located in Eastern Europe and is just a few hours from Venice, Italy, making it a great side trip.
Last year, my friends and I organized a group trip to visit Rovinj, a small coastal town on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. It’s a gorgeous town full of romance. Everything is stunning there, from the streets to the houses. The food is also excellent.
We went for a kizomba dance festival. Later in the trip report series, I will introduce you to kizomba and describe what an incredible dance it is! The dance festival was amazing and Croatia is definitely a place I want to return and spend more time exploring! The trip’s retail cost was ~$17,000 but I paid ~$900.
A Little More Space to Stretch Out! I Flew Business Class on the Way Home
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UPDATE: The offer for the British Airways card in this post has expired. But check Hot Deals for the latest offers!
Chase has some of the best points and miles cards available. With them, you can get free nights at fancy hotels, award flights, or lots of flexibility, depending which cards you choose.
But folks are concerned about applying for new Chase cards because of the stricter approval policies Chase will likely start enforcing in April 2016.
Concerned About the Upcoming Changes to Chase Card Approvals? Let’s Take a Closer Look at How They Work
I’ll explain the new rules. And recommend which cards to consider.
We don’t earn a commission on many of the cards in this post but we’re committed to letting you know about the best offers!
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1. Carnival Cruises to Cuba Begin May 2016
Link: Cruise to Cuba With Carnival / Fathom
Visiting Cuba is getting easier! You can soon use miles & points to fly there. And now you can take a cruise!
Carnival Cruise Line’s Fathom brand sets sail to Cuba starting May 1, 2016. This will be the 1st time in over 50 years that a cruise ship has sailed to Cuba. And tickets are still available for the maiden voyage!
Head to Cuba by Air OR Water! Now Cruising to Cuba Is an Option With Carnival Cruise Line Starting May 1, 2016!
Departures will be from Miami every other Sunday, and last 7 days. You can get to Miami from anywhere in the mainland US for 25,000 miles round-trip in coach on:
- American Airlines
- United Airlines
If you’re near Miami, you can:
Southwest also flies to Miami. And you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest to book any available seat. Remember, a friend can fly with you for only the cost of taxes and fees with the Southwest Companion Pass!
2. China Eastern Begins Non-Stop Flights Between Chicago and Shanghai
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