Category Archives: Chase Ink Cash

This Couple Lived in Europe for 5 Months and Visited 16 Countries!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Rob is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

This Couple Lived In Europe For 5 Months And Visited 16 Countries

Pure Bliss at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands

A big thank you to Rob for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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How to Add a Companion to Southwest Flights Booked Through a Travel Portal

Million Mile Secrets reader, Camilla, commented:

Can you book a Southwest flight through the Chase travel portal using Chase Ultimate Rewards points, and then add a companion if you have the Companion Pass?

Folks with the Companion Pass can add a companion to any Southwest flight.  It doesn’t matter if it’s booked directly through the airline or a travel portal!

This is good news for folks with the Companion Pass looking to get Big Travel on Southwest with the Chase Sapphire Reserve.  Because points linked to your Sapphire Reserve account are worth 1.5 cents each when you book travel through Chase.

Or those using the Pay With Points perk with the The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.

Add Companion To Southwest Flight

You Can Add Your Companion to Any Southwest Flight!

I’ll show you how to add your companion to a Southwest flight when you book through a travel portal.

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Chase Ink Business Preferred Versus Ink Cash

Both the Chase Ink Business Preferred and Ink Cash cards offer great perks and earn Chase Ultimate Rewards, my favorite kind of points.

But if you’re trying to decide which card is right for you, it isn’t as simple as comparing sign-up bonuses and annual fees!

Chase Ink Business Preferred Versus Ink Cash

Comparing Credit Cards Can Be Like Comparing Apples to Oranges. But Your Decision Shouldn’t Be Based on Sign-Up Bonuses and Annual Fees Alone

I’ll explain the differences (and similarities!) between these cards.  And help you decide which card makes sense for you!

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Trick to Earn Miles Using “Pick Up in Store”

Y’all know I don’t like in-store shopping!

It’s a lot of hassle, and I’ll do just about anything to avoid it.  I’d rather shop online, where I can get bonus rewards from airline and hotel portals!

But for those of y’all that enjoy shopping in person, did you know you can also earn bonus rewards through online shopping portals?

Online Shopping Tricks

Before You Swipe Your Card at the Register, Check an Online Rewards Portal for Even More Savings

I’ll show you how to earn portal rewards while you’re inside brick-and-mortar stores!

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Earn Big Miles & Points With These 7 Quick Small Business Ideas

Folks with small business credit cards have lots of ways to earn miles & points thanks to many terrific bonus spending categories.

This is especially helpful for folks who are impacted by tougher credit card application rules, which limits the opportunity to earn new card sign-up bonuses.

So spending a lot in bonus categories is the next best way to increase your points balances!  And many bonus categories are common for small business owners, like advertising, office supplies, and shipping.

Earn Miles And Points With A Small Business

Spending for Your Small Business on Certain Credit Cards Is a Great Way to Earn Miles & Points, Especially in Bonus Categories!

Keep in mind, earning points with a small business takes time!

I’ll share a few quick small business ideas which can earn bonus miles & points!

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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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Chase Sapphire Reserve Increases Value of Your Ultimate Rewards Points

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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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Earn Bonus Points With IHG’s New 2017 Accelerate Promotion

Looking for ways to earn more IHG points?  Via One Mile at a Time, you can now register for IHG’s Winter 2017 Accelerate promotion, and earn bonus IHG points for completing certain tasks and stays between January 1, 2017, and April 15, 2017.

Some folks have been targeted to earn 60,000+ IHG points with this deal!  That’s more enough points for a night at a luxury IHG hotel, like the InterContinental San Juan, which costs 50,000 IHG points per night.

IHG Accelerate Promotion

With IHG’s New Accelerate Promotion, Some Folks Could Earn Enough Bonus IHG Points for a Free Night at the Beautiful InterContinental San Juan

Here’s how to register for this deal.

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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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Rumor: Chase Freedom Bonus Categories – January to June 2017

We MAY know the upcoming Chase Freedom bonus categories for the first half of 2017!

Via Reddit, you can expect to earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) with your Chase Freedom when you spend on gas stations and commuter passes from January to March 2017.  And grocery stores and drug stores from April to June 2017.

This is NOT confirmed.  But a Reddit user says that’s what they were told by a Chase representative.

Rumor Chase Freedom Bonus Categories January To June 2017

Your Chase Freedom MAY Earn 5X Points on Commuter Passes, Like Subways and Buses

I’ll tell you what we know!

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