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by Hilary Stockton on 3/24/2017
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Posts Tagged ‘Ultimate Rewards’
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3/24/2017
  Which Chase credit cards should you downgrade to with no annual fees? TravelSort reader Eri writes: "Your recent post with regards to rethinking keeping the AMEX Business Platinum made me wonder what would be better options for Chase Ultimate Rewards...
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3/15/2017
  Activate Chase Freedom 5X for Grocery Stores and Drugstores, for April to June 2017 spend. Grocery stores are my favorite category, since even as a family of 3, we probably spend ~$150 per week on groceries, given that we...
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3/11/2017
  How is your 2017 miles and points progress? For my family, frequent flyer miles and points are the means to an end--they're what enable us to fly internationally and for me, be productive for work and for my family,...
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2/12/2017
  Can you earn Ultimate Rewards points at Shop Through Chase with an AMEX or another credit card? TravelSort reader Jeff writes "I plan to buy a new iPhone and would prefer to put it on my AMEX, since I've...
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2/10/2017
  Which credit cards should you use for which spend? TravelSort reader Ann writes "I've read many of your previous travel credit card posts, but I'm curious about which credit cards you're using most now, and why. My husband and...
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2/5/2017
  Earn 3X JetBlue TrueBlue Points at Amazon with your unique JetBlue link. While this offer has been around since last year, I missed posting about it, so better late than never. The great thing is that you can stack...
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1/21/2017
  Korean Air SkyPass Miles Can Book Partner Awards Online; prior to late December 2016 only Korean Air flight awards could be booked online. While SkyTeam is my least favorite alliance, and I personally would rather redeem Korean Air SkyPass...
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1/5/2017
  The 60K Ink Plus Business Card is still available via referral links, enabling you to earn 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points as a signup bonus and 5X on cell phone, cable and internet spend, as well as office supply store...
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1/3/2017
  The 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve bonus offer will end January 11, so just 1 week more to apply if you've been on the fence about the card. I'm assuming that the new offer, for applications on January 12 and...
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12/31/2016
How was your 2016 in travel, including frequent flyer miles and points? For us, miles and points are very much a means to an end: flying international first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels and resorts...
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12/16/2016
  The Chase Freedom 2017 5X Categories are now available for Q1 and Q2, and you can activate your Q1 2017 5X categories now. Here's the Chase Freedom 2017 5X Calendar so far, also pictured above: Q1 2017 Gas Stations...
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12/2/2016
  Earn 5X almost everywhere, via no fee AMEX Gift Cards from Walgreens and CVS purchased with your Chase Freedom, which earns 5X on drugstore purchases in Q4 2016. The CVS offer I mentioned before Thanksgiving (see 5X on No...
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11/21/2016
  Earn 5X Points on No Fee AMEX Gift Cards at CVS with the Chase Freedom, with thanks to TravelSort reader Jim, who alerted me to this offer. The Chase Freedom earns 5X on Drug Stores this quarter, Q4 2016,...
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11/19/2016
The 80K Ink Business Preferred has launched--is it worth getting? The card replaces the Ink Plus, which is no longer available for new applications. First, here's a summary of the card benefits: Earn 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5000 on the card within...
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11/12/2016
It's the last chance to apply for the Ink Plus, since the new Ink Business Preferred is set to launch November 14, and will replace the Ink Plus in terms of new applications (existing Ink Plus card members can continue...
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11/10/2016
  A 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card bonus offer (see Best Travel Credit Cards) is available, better than the usual 30K bonus for this card and for the personal United MileagePlus Explorer card. But note that this card *is* subject...
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10/30/2016
  My 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve bonus has posted, helping replenish our Ultimate Rewards points balance after transferring some points earlier this year to Singapore KrisFlyer for 2017 travel.  One of the things I like about Chase Ultimate Rewards is...
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10/19/2016
  An 80K Chase Ink Business Preferred Card will launch later this year, and since it's already late October, that means relatively soon. This is on the heels of rumors that the Ink Plus would soon be getting rid of...
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10/14/2016
  You may want to get the Ink Plus now if you've been eying the 5X category bonuses. The Ink Plus 5X categories are so valuable to me that it's the card I've used for more spend than any other,...
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10/12/2016
  If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, should you keep or cancel the AMEX Platinum? TravelSort reader Jeff writes "I recently got the 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve, and am trying to decide whether to keep or cancel my AMEX...
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How was your 2016 in travel, including frequent flyer miles and points? For us, miles and points are very much a means to an end: flying international first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels and resorts...
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  The top travel credit cards can come with high annual fees, which is why it's a good idea to have an exit strategy for cards that don't justify their benefits after you've earned the signup bonus. Here are three...
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