My favorite use of Chase Ultimate Rewards points is transferring them to airline and hotel partners for Big Travel with Small Money.
But sometimes you’re better off using points to book airfare through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.
Right now, there are great sign-up bonuses on the Chase Ink Plus and Chase Ink Cash cards. And you can use Chase Ultimate Rewards points earned with these cards to book discounted travel through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.
Save Money (and Points!) When You Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Book Airfare and More Through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal
Let’s see when it’s a better deal to use points to pay for airfare instead of transferring them to airlines!
Via PhysixFan, you can now earn 50,000 United Airlines miles and a $50 statement credit when you sign-up for the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card and spend $3,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.
That’s 20,000 more miles than the previous sign-up bonus!
According to Chase, this offer ends June 2, 2015.
To get the offer, search for a flight on united.com and you’ll see the promotion.
I’ll Show You How to Get the Offer That Includes a $50 Statement Credit and How Much Travel You’ll Get With 50,000 United Airlines Miles!
Emily and I don’t earn a commission on this card, but we always tell you about the best deals!
The ancient ruins of Rome (and the amazing food!), the romance of Paris (dinner inside the Eiffel Tower!), the theater in London (I won’t mention the food)…
It’s the time of year when folks are planning their summer trips to Europe. Sometimes low-level award seats can be hard to find because it’s such a popular place to go!
So it’s good to have options for the cheapest ways to get there using miles and points!
Here are my favorite cheap award tickets to Europe. If you don’t mind flying coach class, you could get there for as few as 25,000 miles round-trip!
Planning a Summer Getaway to Europe? I’ll Show You the Cheapest Ways to Get There!
And remember, you don’t have to fly there and back on the same airline.
Sometimes you’ll get a better deal (and more available award seats) by booking 1-way flights on different airlines. Or you might mix-and-match because you don’t have enough points in 1 program for a round-trip ticket.
Million Mile Secrets reader Hemang commented:
I recall a couple of your past posts where you had used airline miles to book First Class/Business Class tickets for travel to India.
Can you please remind me, which airline miles should one accumulate for such a redemption? I am collecting miles on American Airlines.
If I recall correctly, you had mentioned collecting Alaska Airlines and American Airlines miles and using them on other international airlines.
Hemang Can Use American Airlines Miles to Fly to Delhi, India
1. Discounted Coach Awards to Hong Kong
Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you can get a 20% discount on coach award tickets from the US and Canada to Hong Kong booked by February 1, 2015.
But you can only fly Mondays through Fridays from March 2, 2015, to April 20, 2015.
Save 20% on Coach Awards to Hong Kong
2. Save 25% on Club Carlson Stays