Category Archives: Chase

How Long Is a Year When It Comes to Credit Card Benefits?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Adam, commented:

When does the year reset for the $25,000 cap on the AMEX SimplyCash bonus categories?

With the AMEX SimplyCash card, you’ll earn 5% and 3% cash back in select categories.  But this is limited to a maximum of $25,000 in spending in each 5% and 3% category every rebate year.

How Long Is A Year When It Comes To Credit Card Benefits

If You’ve Already Spent $25,000 in Each of the 5% or 3% Cash Back Categories With the AMEX SimplyCash Card, When Can You Start Earning Bonus Cash Back Again?

The spending limit will reset after 12 billing cycles starting with your bill that includes February 1.

I’ll explain the meaning of a “rebate year.”  And I’ve created an organized list to help you track the spending limits on popular credit cards!

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Will You Get Better Purchase & Travel Insurance With the Chase Sapphire Preferred or AMEX?

Million Mile Secrets reader, John, commented:

Do you have a view on whether purchase protection (and other similar benefits such as car rental insurance, warranty extension, etc.) is significantly different on American Express cards versus the Chase Sapphire Preferred?  I have an easier time using Chase Ultimate Rewards points than AMEX Membership Rewards points.

Great question, John!

We talk a lot about how you can earn Big Travel with American Express cards and the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.  But they also come with insurance that can cover your purchases, belongings, and travel plans when things go wrong.

Will You Get Better Purchase Travel Insurance With The Chase Sapphire Preferred Or AMEX

Will You Get Better Purchase & Travel Protection With the Chase Sapphire Preferred or AMEX Membership Rewards Cards?

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“As Is the Case With Many Stories, It All Started With a Girl”

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Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Hungry for Points

Terence writes Hungry for Points to share tips, tricks, and news related to his 2 favorite hobbies, points and food.

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Hungry For Points - Interview With Terence

Terence and His Wife, Cuddling with Koalas in Brisbane, Australia, During Their Honeymoon

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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These Airline & Hotel Cards May Soon Be Harder to Get!

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Chase has been tightening their credit card application policies.  And now there are rumors they’ll apply the stricter rules to co-branded airline and hotel cards, like the Chase Hyatt, Chase IHG Rewards, or Chase United Explorer.

According to Doctor of Credit, Chase may soon stop approving folks for co-branded cards if they’ve opened ~5 or more credit cards (from any bank) in the past 24 months.

These Airline Hotel Cards May Soon Be Harder To Get

Considering Chase Airline or Hotel Cards? You Might Want to Apply Soon Because the Rules May Soon Change!

I do NOT have confirmation of these changes.  But I’ll share what I know and what you should do if you’ve been considering these cards!

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80,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus for Marriott Rewards Premier Card!

Update:   Thanks to reader Tom for pointing out the 2nd offer for the Chase Marriott card is no longer available.  I’ve removed it from the post.

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You can earn 80,000 Marriott points with the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card when you complete the minimum spending.

And another 7,500 bonus Marriott points when you add an authorized user who makes a purchase within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

That’s more than enough Marriott points for 2 nights at Marriott Category 8 hotels like Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and the Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection.

80,000 Point Sign Up Bonus For Marriott Rewards Premier Card

With 80,000 Marriott Points You Could Be Breathing in the Dry Mountain Air and Soaking Up the Sunshine at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Let’s see where you can go with this card!

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We’ll Always Tell You About the Best Offers — Top 10 Cards With No Commission!

Update:   The 50,000 point Citi ThankYou Premier sign-up bonus is no longer available.  Thanks to reader Ryan for letting us know!

Several years ago, we made a promise to always tell our readers about the best credit card deals, even if it means we don’t earn a commission.

It’s common for there to be many different sign-up bonuses for the same card.  So if I find an offer that’s better than my affiliate link, I’ll tell you about it instead!

And I’m always grateful when readers bring better offers to our attention!

We'll Always Tell You About The Best Offers Top 10 Cards With No Commission

We Want You to Know About the Best Deals That Will Get You on Your Way to Your Next Adventure – Even If We Don’t Earn a Commission

Find out about the top 10 offers that don’t give us a commission, but still earn you Big Travel!

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Best Credit Cards to Build Your Credit History and Score

Miles and points can open a world of travel for folks who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it!  But you’ll need good credit to get into this hobby.  Because the fastest way to miles and points is by earning credit card sign-up bonuses.

If you’re new to this country, are a recent graduate, or have never signed-up for a credit card in your name, the lack of payment history can bring down your credit score.  But there are ways you can start showing the banks you know how to handle credit responsibly.

Best Credit Cards To Build Your Credit History And Score

Whether You’re a New Immigrant, Young Adult, or Just Never Had a Credit Card in Your Name, Don’t Let Your Lack of Credit History Lock You Out of Earning Big Tavel With Small Money!

I have tips to help you build your credit history and boost your credit score so you can start traveling!

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