Chase has released a few new cards in the past several months. And they don’t seem to be slowing down!
Via Reddit, Chase has released a new credit card, the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa. This card will give you 5% back for Amazon purchases, 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% back on everything else.
But you MUST have an Amazon Prime account to earn 5% back at Amazon!
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Amazon Prime Members Can Earn 5% Back on Amazon Purchases With This New Card
I’ll give you the details of this new card!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Lindsay, tweeted:
I have a Chase Sapphire Preferred card, but would like to get a new card to earn cash back. Do you have any recommendations?
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When you travel overseas, you’ll want to use a credit card that doesn’t have pesky foreign transaction fees. Some credit cards charge up to 3%!
The Chase Ink Business Preferred is one card that does NOT charge foreign transaction fees! So it’s a good card to keep in your wallet while traveling internationally.
Plus, the Ink Preferred has a broad 3X bonus category, which includes purchases for travel! So you can earn extra bonus points overseas without worrying about fees!
Use the Chase Ink Preferred to Save Money on Foreign Transaction Fees & Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points on Overseas Purchases Like Ferry Rides!
I’ll explain why the Ink Preferred card is a great choice to use while traveling abroad!
The new Chase Ink Business Preferred card has a terrific 3X bonus category for travel purchases.
This is an excellent perk for folks who spend lots of money on airfare or hotels. Because you’ll earn bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which are my favorite type of points!
But travel purchases are not limited to airfare and hotels. The Chase travel category is broad and includes things like admission to a National Park and parking or metro passes.
With the Ink Business Preferred, You’ll Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points on a Range of Travel Purchases, Including National Park Entrance Fees
I’ll share some expenses you might not realize earn you 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points with the Ink Business Preferred!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Mark, commented:
Does the Pay With Points 50% rebate work with the The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN and The Platinum Card® from American Express?
Great question, Mark!
You’re only eligible to get 50% of your points back with the AMEX Business Platinum card.
But the personal version of the AMEX Platinum card has its own perk. You can earn 5X AMEX Membership Rewards points on airfare purchased directly from airlines or from American Express Travel.
So, which card is better? It depends!
The AMEX Business Platinum Card Is a Good Choice for Folks Looking to Book Flights With Points, Like JetBlue Mint Business Class. But the Personal AMEX Platinum Earns You More Points on Airfare Purchases!
I’ll explain the pros and cons of the AMEX Platinum (personal vs. small business).
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Glen, commented:
Which card and sign-up bonus is better, 25,000 Starwood points with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or 80,000 Marriott points with the Chase Marriott card?
The points you earn with the AMEX Starwood and Marriott Rewards cards can be used interchangeably between both hotel chains. Because Starwood points transfer to Marriott at a 1:3 ratio, and vice versa.
If you have to pick one, I think the AMEX Starwood card is best for everyday spending. And it’s easier to get approved for it.
Although, the Chase Marriott card comes with a slightly higher sign-up bonus. And the card has additional perks, like a free anniversary night. But you might face tougher application rules with Chase.
The Sign-Up Bonus on the AMEX Starwood or Chase Marriott Card Gets You Enough Points for a Free Night at The Westin Verasa Napa in California
I’ll explain 5 things to consider when deciding between the AMEX Starwood and Marriott Rewards cards.
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There’s a no-annual-fee credit card with a generous sign-up bonus. And it’s not getting much attention!
Via Doctor of Credit, the Merrill Lynch Merrill+ Visa is offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 Merrill points. That’s worth between $500 and $1,000, depending on how you use them!
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Your Merrill Lynch Points Can Be Worth 2 Cents per Point Towards Airfare, Domestic or International
I’ll tell you about this card, and show you how to maximize its rewards!
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The new Chase Ink Business Preferred card has fantastic perks like 3X points for travel purchases and up to $600 of cell phone protection insurance.
Because of Chase’s tougher application rules, most folks who have opened more than 5 cards in the past 24 months will likely not be approved for the Ink Business Preferred.
Instead, you can consider a product change. This way, you’ll get the ongoing perks of the card. But you will NOT earn 80,000 point sign-up bonus.
Depending on your spending habits, it might make sense to change to Chase Ink Business Preferred. I’ll explain!
Folks Who Spend a Lot on Travel Purchases Can Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points by Upgrading an Eligible Card to the Ink Business Preferred
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Did you miss out on the highest-ever offers from the American Express Hilton cards earlier this year? Here’s another chance to get in on the deal!
Via Doctor of Credit, after meeting minimum spending requirements, you’ll earn 100,000 Hilton points with the Hilton HHonors™ Surpass® Card from American Express or 75,000 Hilton points with the Hilton HHonors™ Card from American Express.
To earn the higher sign-up bonus, you must apply by November 30, 2016.
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Use Your Hilton Points to Stay at the Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice
I’ll remind you of the offers and how you can use the points for stays at terrific Hilton hotels!
Million Mile Secrets Reader, Mike, commented:
Am I missing something, or is the no-fee Chase Freedom Unlimited far superior to the Barclaycard Arrival Plus? You can get more value with 1.5 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 when you transfer them. Even the Citi Double Cash looks superior, earning effectively 2% cash back vs. 2.1%. And you can use it for anything and there is no annual fee. Are there any benefits other than the sign-up bonus of the Barclaycard Arrival Plus that would justify the $89 annual fee?
Mike makes some great points! There are good no annual fee credit card options that earn valuable rewards instead of the $89 annual fee Barclaycard Arrival Plus.
But the Barclaycard Arrival Plus has perks that make the card worth signing-up for, and depending on your situation, even keeping!
My Barclaycard Arrival Plus Came in Handy During My Trip to Iceland!
I’ll show you where this card outshines most no annual fee cards. And help you decide if it’s right for you!
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