Category Archives: Chase Sapphire Preferred

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

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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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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.

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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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Fare Sales! $20 One-Way With Frontier, $34 JetBlue, $39 Southwest

Fare deal alert!  Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest have limited-time fare sales with flights starting at $20 one-way.

These sales include flights to warm destinations like Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.  Perfect for a quick winter getaway!

I found flights from Atlanta to Orlando departing January 10, 2017, and returning January 14, 2017, for ~$47 round-trip on Frontier Airlines.

And flights from Newark to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, leaving January 25, 2017, and returning January 31, 2017, for ~$361 round-trip.

You must book the Frontier Airlines sale fares by TODAY, January 4, 2017, the JetBlue sale fares by January 5, 2017, and the Southwest sale fares by January 26, 2017.  Plus, blackout dates apply to certain routes.

Fare Sales 20 One Way With Frontier 34 JetBlue 39 Southwest

Escape Winter With Cheap Flights to Tropical Destinations, Like the Dominican Republic!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Increases Value of Your Ultimate Rewards Points

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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You Can Now Book Korean Air SkyTeam Partners Online!

Good news for folks who use Korean Air miles!

Via View From the Wing, you can now book Korean Air SkyTeam partner award flights online, without having to call their customer service agents.  This is a more efficient process, which will be a big time-saver!

You Can Now Book Korean Air SkyTeam Partners Online

Book an Award Seat to Hawaii Online for Just 25,000 Korean Air Miles!

I’ll show you how to book Korean Air SkyTeam partner awards online!

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Flying Blue Discounted Awards Released Early! 9 Cities to Europe for 25% Off

The January 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!  But they aren’t bookable for a few more days.

Via View From the Wing, Flying Blue has revealed their new Promo Awards early.  And lots more cities are participating than last month!

Starting January 1, 2017, you can book Promo Awards for travel this winter and early spring (depending on the destination).  You will get discounts on award flights between Europe and cities like Houston, Washington, DC, and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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 Discounted Awards Released Early 9 Cities To Europe For 25 Off

Experience Paris in the Spring at a Discount With Flying Blue!

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

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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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