“I’m About to Get 2X Points on Happy Hour Drinks & You Can Too”

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“I’m About to Get 2X Points on Happy Hour Drinks & You Can Too”

Scott Lieberman“I’m About to Get 2X Points on Happy Hour Drinks & You Can Too”Million Mile Secrets Team

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Scott is a Million Mile Secrets team member.

Scott:   One of my happiest discoveries as a Million Mile Secret Agent was that adult beverages I bought at bars and nightclubs very often counted as “restaurant” purchases.  Why does that matter?  Because certain credit cards offer 2X or 3X points at restaurants.  And that gives you a nice boost toward your next travel adventure!

Im About To Get 2X Points On Happy Hour Drinks You Can Too
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So when you go out this weekend, remember to use a card that earns bonus points! 

I’ll be using my Chase Sapphire Preferred Card because it earns 2X points on dining.  (It’s our favorite card for newbies).  Team member Keith would choose his Chase Sapphire Reserve because it earns 3X points on restaurant purchases.

What Will I Do With All My Hard-Earned Points From Hard Liquor?

I haven’t yet picked my next trip, but I’ll likely be headed back to Europe.  I love transferring my Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines and then flying on their partners like LOT Polish and TAP Portugal.  Chase Ultimate Rewards points (whether I use them for award flights or for flights with no blackout dates in the Chase portal) were a big factor in how I was able to make 4 trips to Europe in 2017.

Yes, It Works for Overseas Alcohol Too!

When I’m out of the country, I also use my Chase Sapphire Preferred during a night out because there are no foreign transaction fees and you still get your 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points at restaurants.

It’s a Visa so it’s accepted nearly everywhere.  One other thing I’ve found (that I wouldn’t have thought of) is that a fancy looking, somewhat-weighty metal card impresses some people.  So just something to consider while taking out your card to buy drinks for people who are drawn to shiny metal objects.

Have a great weekend!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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