Category Archives: Chase Sapphire

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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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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Exclusive Insider Events With the Chase Sapphire Cards

Are you a sports fan?  Or do you enjoy fine dining experiences?  With the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, you have access to purchase tickets to VIP events ranging from exclusive dinners with famous chefs to popular professional sporting events.

And these cardholder experiences are available to all cards in the Chase Sapphire lineup, including the Chase Sapphire (no longer available to new applicants), Sapphire Preferred, and Sapphire Reserve.

You can even use Chase Ultimate Rewards points to purchase tickets to some events.  But this is probably not a good deal for most folks!

Chase Sapphire Exclusive Events

Chase Sapphire Cardholders Had Access to Complimentary Food & Beverages at the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club

I’ll explain how you can use your Chase Sapphire card to get to these exclusive events!

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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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Apply Now for 80,000 Points With the Chase Ink Business Preferred!

The new Chase Ink Business Preferred card is now available!

You can earn 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after opening your account.

This is the highest public sign-up bonus I’ve seen for a Chase small business card.  And this card follows the recent launch of the 100,000-point Chase Sapphire Reserve card, which has seen overwhelming demand!

Ink Business Preferred Application

The Ink Business Preferred 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort! Or Transfer Points to Other Fantastic Chase Travel Partners for Big Travel!

I’ll tell you about the perks of the new card.  And explain if you should submit an Ink Business Preferred application.

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Discount: 37,500 Miles Round-Trip to Europe From 7 US Cities

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This month’s Flying Blue Promo Awards include discounted coach award flights to Europe from Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York (JFK), San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

You’ll pay 37,500 Flying Blue miles plus taxes and fees for a coach award seat, which is less miles than you’d pay for similar flights on Delta or United Airlines.

Even if you have never flown on KLM or Air France, you might have points that transfer to the program.  Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate RewardsAMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a 1:1 ratio!

Flying Blue Promo Awards November 2016

Save 25% Off With Discounted Flying Blue Promo Award Flights to Europe on Air France & KLM

I’ll show you which dates you can travel with these discounted tickets.  And share ideas about earning more Flying Blue miles, saving money on flights within Europe, and more!

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Do You Know This Easy Way to Track Your Chase Freedom 5X Spending?

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I love having the Chase Freedom card in my wallet.  And so does Emily

It has no annual fee.  So it’s a fantastic card to keep forever because it’s free to have.

And the card has quarterly rotating bonus categories that earns 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points, or 5% cash back.  For example, the current quarterly bonus categories (ends December 31, 2016) includes department stores, drugstores, and wholesale clubs including Costco.

Tracking your Chase Freedom 5X spend is important!  Because you can monitor how close you are to reaching the $1,500 maximum each quarter.  This way, you’ll be able to get the most rewards!

Track Chase Freedom 5X Spend

Tracking Chase Freedom 5X Bonus Spending Can Help You Earn Points Toward Big Travel Like a Free Night at the Park Hyatt Chicago!

I’ll show you how to track Chase Freedom 5X spend!

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Not All Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Are Equal!

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That’s right!  If you want to redeem Chase points to book travel through Chase, your points are worth different rates depending on which card they’re tied to.

So if you have more than one Chase Ultimate Rewards card, you’ll get the best deal by moving your points to the right card.

Redeem Chase Points

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Are Valuable! But You’ll Get a Different Rate on Travel Depending on Which Card You Have

I’ll show you how much your points are worth.  And how to get the best rate toward your next trip!

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Ink Plus or Ink Cash: Which Is a Better Fit for You?

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Folks looking for a small business credit card might consider the Chase Ink Cash now that the sign-up bonus has increased.

But Chase small business also offers a different card, the Ink Plus, which has a bigger sign-up bonus!

Depending on your spending habits and travel goals, each of the small business cards has its own perks and benefits.  Of course you could get both cards because they’re considered different card products.

Chase Small Business

You Could Get Big Travel to Places Like Sydney With Points Earned From Chase Small Business Cards Like the Ink Cash or Ink Plus

Let’s compare the Ink Plus and Ink Cash small business cards!

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