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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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Blog Giveaway: 6,000 Flying Blue Miles!

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You folks are the best readers around!  To show our thanks for your support, Emily and I are giving away 6,000 Flying Blue Miles!

Blog Giveaway 6000 Flying Blue Miles

Fly From Chicago to Marrakesh, Morocco, for 18,750 Miles One-Way in Coach

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Book Summer Travel: Southwest Schedule Open Through August 14, 2017

Planning a vacation this summer?  Good news!  You can now book paid and award flights on Southwest through August 14, 2017.

Southwest flies to a number of great destinations in the US and internationally that would be perfect spots for a summer getaway.

Plus, I love Southwest because everyone gets 2 free checked bags, there aren’t any change or cancellation fees, and a companion can travel with you for almost free if you have the Southwest Companion Pass.

Book Summer Travel Southwest Schedule Open Through August 14 2017

Southwest Has Extended Their Schedule, So You Can Enjoy the Beautiful Cuban Culture Like Emily Did Last Summer!

Here are the details about Southwest’s schedule update and more information about their generous refund policy!

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5 Ways to Earn 7,500 Chase Points With Freedom This Quarter

If you make the most of the Chase Freedom 5X bonus categories this quarter, you’ll earn 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points!  That’s enough for a free night at Category 1 Hyatt hotels.  Or for certain flights on Southwest or United Airlines.

Through March 31, 2017, you can earn up to 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points with your Chase Freedom at gas stations and commuter transportation when you activate the bonus by March 14, 2017.

So I put together a list of ways to help you earn the most points!

5 Ways To Earn 7500 Chase Points With Freedom This Quarter

Earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Uber, Lyft, and Taxis This Quarter!

Here are 5 ideas for earning 7,500 bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points this quarter.

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Increases Value of Your Ultimate Rewards Points

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

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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Starts Today: Earn 5X in New Bonus Categories With These Cards

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.

New year, new 5% cash back bonus categories!

If you have a Chase Freedom, Discover it, Citi Dividend, or US Bank Cash+ card, don’t forget to activate these bonuses to earn more points and cash back on your everyday spending!

Starts Today Earn 5X In New Bonus Categories With These Cards

You Can Earn 5% Back in Many Bonus Categories Through March 31, 2017!

Here are this quarter’s categories.  And how to register!

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Why This Obscure 30% Transfer Bonus = Big Travel

Update:   Cathay Pacific has extended the transfer bonus until February 28, 2017!

In this post, Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy digs into the limited-time 30% transfer bonus from hotel points to Cathay Pacific!

Andy:  Through December 31, 2016, Cathay Pacific is offering a 30% bonus for converting your hotel points to Asia Miles, their frequent flyer program.

Asia Miles is a unique and almost too-good-to-be-true program.  If you have only used US frequent flyer programs until now, you’ll be pleased to learn about its relaxed routing rules that allow backtracking and up to 5 free stopovers on one award ticket.

This 30% hotel transfer bonus is a great chance to stock up on Asia Miles.

Here are 2 examples of Big Travel:

  • 72,000 Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific miles) round-trip in Premium Economy from the West Coast to Hong Kong
  • 80,000 Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific miles) round-trip in Business Class from the East Coast to Europe

See my other posts about stretching your Cathay Pacific miles with 5 free stopovers & 2 open jaws on Cathay Pacific award flights.  And secret ways to book Cathay Pacific award flights.

Why This Obscure 30 Transfer Bonus Big Travel

Visit Vibrant and Dynamic Hong Kong From the West Coast for Only 72,000 Cathay Pacific Miles in Premium Economy Round-Trip

I’ll show you when transferring points is a good idea and help you decide if Asia Miles is a good program for you.
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Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Paris, France

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Emily:   Hi everyone!  You know how much I like traveling.  Another passion of mine is shopping for locally handmade art and treasures in the places I visit.

To me, art is the absolute best thing to bring back home.  It’s so unique, and there’s soul behind it.  Of course, I also love bringing back small random gifts for family and friends.

Emilys Top International Shopping Destinations Paris France

A View of Galeries Lafayette, One of the Most Famous Shopping Malls in Paris

Because the holidays are coming up, I’ve created a few posts on some of my favorite shopping destinations and how to get there on miles & points!  And for those who don’t like shopping as much, I’ve also included my other favorite experiences in these cities!

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Last Chance! Activate 5X Bonus at Department Stores, Wholesale Clubs, and Drug Stores

Don’t forget!  If you haven’t activated your Chase Freedom 4th quarter 5X points (5% cash back) category bonus already, today, December 14, 2016, is your last chance!

Last Chance Activate 5X Bonus At Department Stores Wholesale Clubs And Drug Stores

Earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points at Major Department Stores

Here’s how to make the most of this quarter’s bonus.  And how to get Big Travel from the Chase Freedom!

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Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Tokyo, Japan

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Emily:   Hi everyone!  You know how much I like traveling.  Another passion of mine is shopping for locally handmade art and treasures in the places I visit.

To me, art is the absolute best thing to bring back home.  It’s so unique, and there’s soul behind it.  Of course, I also love bringing back small random gifts for family and friends.

Emilys Top International Shopping Destinations Tokyo Japan

On the Hunt for Treasures in Tokyo, Japan

Because the holidays are coming up, I’ve created a few posts on some of my favorite shopping destinations.  And how to get there on miles & points!  And for those who don’t like shopping as much, I’ve also included my other favorite experiences in these cities!

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