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Starts Today: Register for New 5X Categories Next Quarter

It’s time to get ready for next quarter’s rotating category bonuses with the Chase Freedom.

From April 1, 2017, to June 30, 2017, you can earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) when you use your Chase Freedom card at grocery and drug stores on up to $1,500 in combined spending.

If you spend the $1,500 maximum in bonus categories, you’ll earn 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points ($75)

But you don’t get this bonus automatically!  Today is the first day you can register for next quarter’s bonus.  So remember to activate your card by June 14, 2017.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for the Chase Freedom, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!

Chase Freedom Bonus Categories

You Can Register for This Quarter’s Bonus Categories Starting Today!

I’ll show you how to get the most out of this bonus!

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How to Earn 4 Free Starwood Nights per Year With Chase Freedom

Did you know you can use bonus points you earn with the Chase Freedom card for up to 5 free Starwood nights per year, if you have another Chase card like the Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, or Ink Business Preferred?

This could be a strategy some of y’all haven’t considered!

How To Earn Free Starwood Stays

Dream of Visiting the Pyramids of Giza? I’ll Show You How to Use the Chase Freedom Card for 5 Free Nights at the Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa in Cairo!

I’ll show you how to earn free Starwood stays with the Chase Freedom card!  And remind you of other ways to earn and use Starwood points.

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March 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards: 3 Cities to Europe for 25% Off

The March 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!  But you can’t book them until tomorrow.  And this month, they’re very limited (only 1 US city!).

Starting March 1, 2017, you can book Promo Awards for travel this upcoming May and June 2017.  You will get discounts on award flights between Europe and cities including Chicago, Cancun, and Mexico City.

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

Flying Blue Promo Awards March 2017

Experience the Alps This Summer at a Discount With Flying Blue!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these discounted award tickets.

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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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I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 2 – Flights to London

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened up a whole new world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 2 Flights To London

Flying to England Like Royalty

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Top 10 No-Annual-Fee Credit Cards for 2017

Lots of travel rewards cards can be worth paying the annual fee.  Because they come with great travel perks like big sign-up bonuses, free hotel nights, trip insurance, and other benefits.

But there are plenty of personal no-annual-fee cards that can get you Big Travel with Small Money too!

These cards are good to keep forever.  Because keeping your cards open for a long time can increase the average age of your accounts and potentially improve your credit score.

Almost all of the cards in this post do NOT earn us a commission.  But we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

Best No Annual Fee Credit Cards 2017

You Can Earn Points & Miles With These Great No-Annual-Fee Cards. And Start Planning Your Next Adventure Sooner Rather Than Later!

Here are my top 10 picks of personal (not business!) credit cards with no annual fee.

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How to Get $1,500 in Free Flights With No Blackout Dates With Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus

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

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is one of the best new cards we’ve had in the miles & points community in a while!

With perks like $300 annual travel credit, a $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, and complimentary airport lounge access, the Chase Sapphire Reserve competes with cards like the AMEX Platinum and Citi Prestige Card.

And you can get at LEAST $1,500 in free airfare with the sign-up bonus from the Chase Sapphire Reserve when you apply online through January 11, 2017.

How To Get 1,500 In Free Flights With No Blackout Dates With Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus

It’s Tricky to Find Award Flights for Some Destinations, Like Fiji.  Buying Your Ticket With Points Through the Chase Travel Portal Can Be MUCH Easier!

I’ll show you how easy it can be to use the sign-up bonus of the Chase Sapphire Reserve for Big Travel.  

We don’t earn a commission for this card, but we always want you to get the best deals!

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Planning a Europe Trip? Lots of Available Award Seats With United Airlines Miles!

Good news if you’re considering a trip to Europe this year!

Via The Points Guy, there are lots of available coach and Business Class award seats from the US to Vienna on United Airlines’ Star Alliance partners Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa.

United Airlines Award Ticket

There Are Currently LOTS of United Airlines Award Seats Available for Flights From the US to Vienna!

I’ll share with you what I found.  And remind you how to earn and use United Airlines miles!

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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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