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by Hilary Stockton on 6/17/2013
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Posts Tagged ‘Chase Sapphire Preferred’
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6/17/2013
  Some friends and relatives keep asking me about how all three of us flew first class and business class on Cathay to Hong Kong and Bali, when we scarcely fly at all domestically, apart from the occasional trip to...
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10/11/2012
TravelSort reader Graham writes "I bet a significant percentage of your readership are mature travelers, with hard earned miles. Miles we dont want to lose as a result of an unfortunate, family or health problem necessitating cancellation of our award booking. Any...
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9/9/2012
    TravelSort reader Lisa asks: "What are the best ways to earn miles and points for dining? I enjoy dining out, especially when traveling, and am something of a foodie."   Getting extra miles and points for dining and...
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9/5/2012
Uber has announced one free taxi ride up to $25 for the next week, until September 12, for each New Yorker that registers and downloads its app:   The Uber NYC Free Taxi Week is actually a lucky accident for...
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8/17/2012
  Update: The Sapphire Preferred offer has actually improved a bit: the 40,000 bonus is now awarded after $2000 in spend within the first 3 months ($1000 less than the prior $3000 spend requirement). If you recently applied, ask via...
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8/8/2012
I was meeting another entrepreneur at lunch the other day and the conversation turned to credit cards. "What's in your wallet?" she wanted to know. So I started sharing the cards I use and what I use them for. But...
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8/7/2012
Should you ever downgrade your AMEX, Chase or Citi credit card to a card with no annual fee? We've discussed when to cancel or close a credit card and current Citi AAdvantage and AMEX retention bonus offers and tips, but what...
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8/1/2012
The Ultimate Rewards Mall August bonus points offers include 10X for Sears using the Ink Bold or Sapphire Preferred, but you can potentially get another 10X, for a total of 20X if you first buy Sears gift cards, then again go...
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8/5/2013
Update: As I mentioned in an August 5 Tweet, Chase has stopped allowing online purchases of points. This was never a very lucrative option anyway--as I suggested, you're better off simply buying $1000 in gift cards (think Amazon 5X) to...
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2/12/2014
  What are the best no foreign transaction fee travel rewards credit cards? When packing your bags for an international trip, be sure to also pack at least a couple no foreign transaction fee travel credit cards. It can be tricky,...
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7/11/2012
When to cancel or close a credit card is a question several TravelSort readers have asked me, most recently Neil, so I figured it was time to answer this in a post. Before delving in, I think it's helpful to...
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5/26/2012
TravelSort reader Jim writes "Which travel credit card is best if you use only one card? I'm not asking for myself, since I use the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold card for airfare, Sapphire Preferred for travel and dining, Hyatt card...
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5/2/2012
Update: I no longer have a referral for the Sapphire Preferred MasterCard. Best current offer for the Sapphire Preferred is 40,000 points Quick update: The above link to the Sapphire Preferred World MasterCard expires 10am today. Here are a few...
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4/6/2017
The best  travel rewards credit cards of 2017 based on signup bonuses and category spend bonuses are listed here--these are public offers, available to U.S. residents. Credit card offers such as these, category spend bonuses and some modest mile purchases...
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4/16/2012
  Update: Expired. Best current offer is 10,000: Chase Freedom - 10,000 points. See Best Travel Credit Cards. This is still a great card to help you earn Ultimate Rewards on, when combined with the Chase Exclusives bonuses that you receive automatically...
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4/4/2012
[I don't get a referral for either of these links, but they are the best public offers I'm aware of. Please see our updated Best Travel Credit Cards for our prioritization of these offers]     Update: Offers have expired....
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1/11/2013
Some readers have asked if it's possible to churn Chase credit cards, specifically the Chase Sapphire Preferred. For example, if you had the Chase Sapphire Preferred previously, then closed it, can you apply again and again receive the 40,000 bonus...
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3/30/2012
Update: Best current bonus for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa is 40,000 points. Just got alerted that the Chase Sapphire Preferred 50,000 bonus offer ends this Tuesday, April 3 [Update: expired offer: best current bonus is 40,000 points], after which...
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3/28/2012
  I'd heard of Chase Exclusives, but it wasn't until I took a quick look at my Ultimate Rewards points for the Chase Freedom I got earlier this year that I began to realize just how great the bonuses can...
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3/27/2012
  The Wall Street Journal's article a few days ago, Credit-Card Rewards Get Richer, isn't news for most TravelSort readers in terms of its main point, that there are some great credit card bonuses out there, especially targeted offers.  ...
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