Category Archives: Chase Freedom Unlimited

When Can You Transfer the Freedom Unlimited Sign-Up Bonus to Chase Travel Partners?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Prabha, sent an question via email:

With the Chase Freedom Unlimited card, when can I transfer the sign-up bonus of 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airline partners like United Airlines instead of redeeming for $150 cash back?

Great question, Prabha!

Earning transferable points like Chase Ultimate Rewards points is the trick to travel flexibility!  And often times, you can get more value for your points by transferring to airline and hotel partners instead of redeeming for cash back.

But to transfer Chase points to travel partners from no annual fee cards like the Freedom or Freedom Unlimited, you’ll need to have another eligible Chase card, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Otherwise, the points you earn with the Freedom Unlimited can only be redeemed for 1 cent each for cash back or towards travel.

Transferable Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

The Sign-Up Bonus With the Freedom Unlimited Can Be Worth More When You Have a 2nd Chase Ultimate Rewards Card! For Example, You Can Get a Free Night at the Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Hotel, Which Can Cost $200+!

I’ll explain when Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to airline and hotels partners for Big Travel!

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5 Excellent No Annual Fee Cash Back Cards

Million Mile Secrets reader, Lindsay, tweeted:

I have a Chase Sapphire Preferred card, but would like to get a new card to earn cash back.  Do you have any recommendations?

Many folks like to pair their miles and points rewards cards with a cash back alternative.  Because it’s easy to redeem cash back rewards.  And it’s always nice to have a little extra cash in hand.

Although miles and points can be worth more depending on the award, the benefit of cash back rewards is they won’t fluctuate in value.  So you’ll always know what you’re earning!

5 Excellent No Annual Fee Cash Back Cards

Miles & Points Credit Cards Are the Best Option for Folks Who Want Big Travel With Small Money. But There’s Room in Your Wallet for Cash Back Cards Too!

I’ll share 5 picks for folks looking to get a cash back card.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for any of these cards, but we’re committed to always sharing the best deals with you!

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Increases Value of Your Ultimate Rewards Points

I love transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to travel partners, like Flying Blue, Hyatt, and United Airlines.  Because you’ll often get the most value for your points.  But there are times when using the Chase portal is a better deal when you want a specific flight or hotel because your travel dates aren’t as flexible.

With the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, you’ll get a 50% bonus, or 1.5 cents per point, when you redeem points for travel through the Chase portal.  For example, this makes 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points worth $750 in travel instead of the $500 you’d get for redeeming points for cash back.

The best part is you can transfer points to your Sapphire Reserve card from other Chase Ultimate Rewards points cards like the Chase Freedom or Chase Ink Cash.  This means your existing points will increase in value!

Chase Sapphire Reserve Increases Value Of Your Ultimate Rewards Points

Book an Air Berlin Flight Through the Chase Travel Portal. Because You Can’t Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Directly to Air Berlin.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission from the Chase Sapphire Reserve.  But I want y’all to know how to get more for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points with this card!

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How Does a Chase Product Change Impact Earning Future Sign-Up Bonuses?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Mike, commented:

I recently got the Chase Sapphire Reserve and will product change my existing Chase Sapphire Preferred card to the Chase Freedom or Freedom Unlimited.  Will I be eligible to open a new Sapphire Preferred card in 24 months and earn a sign-up bonus at that time?

Excellent question!

I understand why Mike wants to product change his Sapphire Preferred to a no annual fee Chase card after getting the Sapphire Reserve.  He’ll save money on the Sapphire Preferred’s $95 annual fee while getting better perks with the Sapphire Reserve!

The good news is after you convert the Sapphire Preferred, Chase no longer considers you a cardholder.

This means Mike WILL be eligible to earn a sign-up bonus on Sapphire Preferred card in the future.  But there are certain rules to know.

Chase Product Change Future Sign Up Bonuses

Earning Future Chase Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonuses Is Important, So You Can Get Big Travel With Chase Travel Partners Like Hyatt!

I’ll explains Chase product changes to help folks earn the most sign-up bonuses in the future!

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Planning a Caribbean Vacation With the Ink Business Preferred 80,000-Point Bonus

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are terrific for award flights to the Caribbean.  So the amazing Ink Business Preferred sign-up bonus of 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points can go a long way towards award flights AND free hotel nights.

You can transfer points to 4 airline partners to get to the Caribbean:  British Airways, Flying Blue, Southwest, and United Airlines.

With remaining points, you can book free hotel stays at chains like Hyatt or IHG.  And if you need more Chase Ultimate Rewards points, you can transfer points from other cards like the Chase Freedom or Chase Sapphire Reserve.

Caribbean Vacation Ink Business Preferred Bonus

Book a Caribbean Getaway to Aruba & Many Other Destinations Using the 80,000 Point Ink Business Preferred Sign-Up Bonus for Award Flights and Free Hotel Nights

I’ll explain how to use your points to get Big Travel to the Caribbean!

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2 Flights & Luxurious Hotel From 1 Card Bonus

Need a weekend getaway?  You can use 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Ink Business Preferred sign-up bonus for simple, fun, and easy-to-redeem trips within the mainland US!

For example, you can transfer 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines for 2 round-trip coach tickets to New York City.  Then use the remaining 30,000 points from the sign-up bonus for a night at a luxurious Hyatt hotel.

I’ll also show you how to get fun trips to Key West and Las Vegas!

Chase Ink Business Preferred Sign Up Bonus

Use 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for 2 Round-Trip Tickets and a Free Night in the Big Apple!

Here’s how to use the sign-up bonus from the Chase Ink Business Preferred card for a vacation!

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Marriott Merger Loopholes: Penguins, Safaris, & More in South Africa!

Two years ago, Marriott acquired an African chain, Protea Hotels.  I reported about great redemption bargains in Africa using Marriott and Starwood points.

Protea South Africa Hotels

Stay in Cape Town for Free Using Marriott or Starwood Points, and Make New Feathered Friends at Boulders Beach

Today, I’ll show you in detail how to use Marriott points to get great bargains in South Africa.

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Chase Reveals More About the New Chase Ink Business Preferred Card!

Lots of folks have been asking questions about the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card, which comes with an 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.

For example, can you get multiple Ink Business Preferred cards if you have more than one business?  And does this card fall under Chase’s 5/24 rule?

Chase shared the answers to these questions (and more!) on a conference call with us today.

Chase Ink Business Preferred

Questions About the New Chase Ink Business Preferred Card? We’ve Got Answers!

Here’s what we learned!

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Targeted Offer: 30,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus With Chase Freedom Unlimited

Looking for a great no-annual-fee card with a substantial sign-up bonus?

Via Reddit, there’s a targeted offer for an increased sign-up bonus with the Chase Freedom Unlimited.  You’ll receive 30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points (worth at least $300) after you spend $500 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.

But the targeted offer appears to only be available in-branch.

Targeted Offer 30000 Point Sign Up Bonus With Chase Freedom Unlimited

If You Have Certain Cards, You Could Get 2 Free Nights at the Fabulous Grand Hyatt Beijing With the Increased Chase Freedom Unlimited Sign-Up Bonus

I’ll show you what to expect with the Chase Freedom Unlimited card, so you can decide if it’s the right fit for you!

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5 “Secret” Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners for Big Travel!

Officially, Chase Ultimate Rewards has 7 airline and 4 hotel transfer partners.  But did you know you can access dozens of other airline and hotel options indirectly with Chase Ultimate Rewards points?  

5 Secret Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners For Big Travel

Emily Flew on Air Berlin to Croatia. And You Can Too, With Chase Ultimate Rewards Points – Even Though Air Berlin Isn’t an “Official” Transfer Partner!

I’ll give you ideas on how you can use your points with partners for more Big Travel!

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