Now that the sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred has increased to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting minimum spending requirements, it’s a good time to look at how this card stacks up against cards with a similar bonus.
The Citi ThankYou Premier also has a 50,000 point sign-up bonus, and both cards have a lot in common.
So which card is better for you? As always, it depends on your travel goals and how you like to use your points!
Apples or…Cupcakes? Deciding Between the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Citi ThankYou Premier Might Not Be Such an Obvious Choice! ;)
Let’s compare the cards and see how both can get you Big Travel with Small Money!
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I wrote that British Airways will be eliminating 1 of their best award deals by increasing the cost of short-haul (under 650 miles) partner flights in North America.
Currently it costs 4,500 British Airways Avios points for a 1-way, short-haul coach award flight on Alaska Airlines and American Airlines in the US.
After February 2, 2016, this will increase to 7,500 British Airways Avios points each way. Many folks are looking for an affordable substitute for award travel on flights under 650 miles.
While British Airways Avios points are still a good deal, there’s an alternative! By transferring British Airways Avios points to their partner, Iberia, you can book short-haul, round-trip coach award flights in the US for fewer points!
Hooray! There’s Still a Way to Get a Cheaper Deal on Short-Haul Award Flights in the US Using British Airways Avios Points!
I’ll show you how to move your British Airways Avios points to Iberia to book cheaper award flights!
Thinking about a winter getaway? If you have plans to fly Alaska Airlines to ski destinations at least twice this season, you could earn a 3rd flight for almost free!
With Alaska Airlines’ “Fly 2 Get 1 for the Tax” promotion, you’ll get a discount code valid for a 3rd round-trip ticket (you’ll only pay the tax) after you complete 2 round-trip flights to certain destinations by February 23, 2016.
Registration is required. If you’re not an Alaska Airlines frequent flyer program member, it’s free to join!
If You’re Planning Winter Travel With Alaska Airlines, You Could Get a Bonus Trip for Almost Free
I’ll explain the terms & conditions. Let’s see where you can go!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Robert, commented:
Hello Daraius! Could you do a post or list here all of the airlines that don’t assess fuel surcharges for award tickets? Thanks for all that you do.
Hi Robert! That sounds like a good idea!
Some airlines add fuel charges to their award tickets. These extra charges can add hundreds of dollars to your “free” award seat!
Fuel Surcharges Are Money Down the Drain! I’ll Tell You Which Airlines Have NO (or Low) Fuel Surcharges!
But some airlines have NO (or low) fuel surcharges. Let’s take a look at the programs that save you money!
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Vancouver is known for its amazing restaurants, gorgeous scenery, and nearby skiing, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities.
Via One Mile at a Time, you can save Big Money at participating Vancouver, Canada, hotels until February 29, 2016 with the newest beVancouver American Express promotion!
This is perfect for a quick winter getaway to a terrific city! (I’ll show you how to fly with miles & points.)
Visit Beautiful Vancouver, Canada, This Winter and Save Big Money on Your Hotel Stay!
I’ll explain how the deal works. And how to get Big Travel whether you want to splurge on luxury, have an amazing view, or travel with your family near shopping and dining.
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