Category Archives: Chase Freedom

Confused by Cards With Similar Names? Here’s a Chart to Explain!

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There are LOTS of credit cards out there, all with different benefits and bonuses.

Banks seem to enjoy giving their credit cards similar names.  You might apply for the wrong one if you aren’t careful!

I’ve put a lot of credit cards with similar sounding names side-by-side, so you can compare the perks and decide which card is best for you, and find the application link, all in one place!

Confused By Cards With Similar Names Heres A Chart To Explain

Take the Time to Differentiate These Credit Cards So You’ll Know Which Card Will Give You the Biggest Travel!

Let’s look at the most common credit cards with similar sounding names!

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New, Easy Way to Earn Delta Miles!

Do you use Lyft to get around?  You can now link your Delta and Lyft accounts and earn Delta miles when you ride!

Via Rapid Travel Chai, you’ll earn 1 Delta mile per $1 you spend on Lyft rides.  And for a limited time, you’ll earn 3 Delta miles per $1 when your ride begins or ends at an airport!

You’ll receive these miles on top of what you’ll earn by using a credit card that earns miles, points, or cash back.  It’s a great way to double-dip!

Earn Delta Miles With Lyft

You Can Now Link Your Delta and Lyft Accounts to Earn Delta Miles on Every Ride

I’ll share the details and show you how to get set up!

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Reader Tip to Help Folks Use the Fewest Points for Airfare

Million Mile Secrets reader, NB, commented:

A word of caution for other readers.  Always check an airline site to see how many frequent flyer miles they are charging for a flight.  Because even with travel portal bonuses, you might still use fewer miles by transferring points directly to an airline and booking an award flight.

For example, I found Southwest airfare for $211, which would require ~16,880 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from my Sapphire Preferred ($211 cost of airfare / 1.25 cents per point) if booked through the Chase travel portal.

But Southwest was charging 12,601 Southwest points for the same flight.  So I instantly transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio and booked the award flight.

This is terrific advice, NB!

Some folks can develop certain habits when booking award travel and miss opportunities to save miles and points!

For example, I recently shared 3 examples of booking Southwest flights, which result in different values for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

And you’ll likely come across similar scenarios when comparing award flight prices on with other airline transfer partners vs. flight prices through a travel portal.

Book Airfare With Points

A Quick Comparison of Flight Prices Might Save You Thousands of Miles or Points!

I’ll explain why you’ll want to run the numbers when redeeming points for a flight!

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“I’ve Taken Trips That a College Student Wouldn’t Be Able to Afford Otherwise”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Millennial Side Hustle

Adrian writes Millennial Side Hustle to share to readers his experience in traveling and making money.  You can also follow him on Instagram.

Millennial Side Hustle

As a College Student, I Did Not Think It Was Possible to Stay at One of New York City’s Most Expensive Hotels at Over $900 a Night for Free!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Sneak Peek: Discover It Rotating Bonus Categories Through December 2017

Discover released a sneak peek at the 5% cash back bonus categories for July through December 2017.  You’ll earn the bonus on everyday purchases at restaurants, Amazon, and more!

It’s still too soon to activate the bonus for Amazon.  But you can activate your bonus for restaurants, and earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in spending from July 1 to September 30, 2017!

Sneak Peek Discover It Rotating Bonus Categories Through December 2017

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Discover It Cardmembers Can Activate the 5% Restaurant Category Today for Restaurant Purchases From July 1 to September 30, 2017

I’ll let you know about Discover’s upcoming bonuses.

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Limited Time: Buy Hyatt Points With a 30% Bonus

Via One Mile at a Time, you’ll get a 30% bonus when you buy 5,000+ Hyatt points through May 23, 2017.

I love Hyatt, so I put a lot of value on Hyatt points.  But there have been better Hyatt sales than this in the past!

Limited Time Buy Hyatt Points With A 30 Bonus

Use Your Points to Stay at the All-Inclusive Hyatt Zilara in Cancun

I’ll help you decide if this deal is worth it.

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Spring and Summer Travel: Earn Bonus Points With New IHG Accelerate Promotion

Good news for folks who like earning IHG points!  Via View From the Wing, you can now register for IHG’s latest Accelerate promotion, and earn bonus IHG points for completing stays and certain tasks between May 15, 2017, and August 31, 2017.

Some folks have been targeted to earn 60,000+ IHG points with this offer!  That’s enough points for a night at a luxury IHG hotel, like the InterContinental London Park Lane, which costs 60,000 IHG points per night.

IHG Accelerate Promotion Spring 2017

You Might Be Able to Earn Enough Bonus IHG Points for a Free Night at the Beautiful InterContinental London Park Lane!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this offer.

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10 Best Cards to Earn Cash Back at Restaurants

Looking to earn the most cash back when you dine out?

There are lots of cards that include restaurants as a bonus spending category.

Keep in mind, some of the best cash back cards aren’t advertised as such.  Instead, you might earn points, which you can then redeem for cash back or a statement credit.

Best Cash Back Cards To Use At Restaurants 2017

Earning Bonus Cash Back at Restaurants With Certain Cards Means You Might Get Up to 5% of the Cost of the Meal Back!

I’ll share my picks for the best cash back cards to use at restaurants!

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Keep Points Flexibility After Downgrading This Chase Travel Card

Million Mile Secrets reader, Harold, commented:

If I downgrade my Chase Sapphire Preferred to the Chase Freedom Unlimited, can I still transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points from the Freedom Unlimited to the Chase Sapphire Reserve?

Absolutely!

On its own, the points you earn from the Freedom Unlimited can only be redeemed for 1 cent each toward travel or for cash back.

But when you pair it with another eligible Chase Ultimate Rewards card like the Sapphire Reserve, you’ll have the flexibility to combine points and transfer them to terrific airline and hotel partners.

With a downgrade, you’ll also avoid duplicate benefits and save on annual fees.  That’s why after getting the Sapphire Reserve, I downgraded the Sapphire Preferred to the no annual fee Freedom Unlimited.

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Does the Chase Freedom Earn Cash Back or Points?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Gina, commented:

Is the Chase Freedom a cash back card or a points card?

With the Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimited cards, you earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which can later be redeemed for cash back, gift cards, or travel.

On their own, the points you earn from the Freedom or Freedom Unlimited can only be redeemed for 1 cent each for cash back or towards travel.

But your points are worth much more and give you flexibility when you also have certain Chase Ultimate Rewards cards, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve.

Chase Freedom Rewards

Combine Points From the Chase Freedom With Another Eligible Chase Ultimate Rewards Card to Book Free Nights at Fantastic Hotels Like the Andaz Maui

I’ll explain how rewards work with the Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cards.

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