With the current temporarily increased sign-up bonuses on the Ink Bold and Ink Plus from 50,000 Ultimate Reward points to 60,000 Ultimate Reward points, I wanted to dedicate a post to covering a few ways you would use those points for some awesome travel experiences for yourself or your family. By the time you meet the $5,000 spending requirement on those two cards, you will have at least 65,000 Ultimate… Read the Rest.
As was hinted at on Friday, the awesome “surprise” from Chase is here! To celebrate Small Business Week, Chase has upped the sign-up bonus on all four of the Chase Ink cards for six days only from June 16 – June 22. These bonuses were already among the very best out there on some of my very favorite cards, but for a limited time they are even better. Those collecting… Read the Rest.
I’m in Mexico for a wedding with very, very limited internet (strange blessing and curse!), but there are some very brief updates I want to share before totally logging off. Mostly, I would not personally apply for the Ink cards today or tomorrow. I know that is strange to say, but I would hold off as it seems Chase may have something up their sleeve to celebrate Small Business Week… Read the Rest.
One of my fellow miles and points bloggers (and fellow Texan!), Geoff from Noobtraveler reached out to me about his new product, Card Watchdog. Card Watchdog is designed for those who have multiple credit cards to track (sound familiar?). I frequently get emails and question from fellow rewards cards junkies who want a good system to track their credit cards, minimum spending requirements, application dates, annual fees, etc. You can track… Read the Rest.
For the last several months I have read some reports about changes to the benefits associated with having a Chase Freedom and a Chase checking account. I have probably even written some about the changes before. However, this week I finally got official notification from Chase about the changes to my account, so I will share the exact details of how the changes work. It seems they are very slowly… Read the Rest.
The “dirty little secret” of our family’s miles and points earning is that I am the only one who has really applied for rewards credit cards. My husband does did not. In fairness he does have the Kansas City Chief’s card issued by Barclays which he got when it was 40,000 points (worth $400) for signing up, but that is the only one he has in his name. Why in… Read the Rest.
For years now, the best Citi AAdvantage credit card offers have been available unofficially without landing pages, and found primarily through this Flyertalk thread that has almost 7,000 posts in it. It is a massive thread, but filed with very useful information regarding these offers. However, in the last few months Citibank has been changing the standard operating procedure on how folks were getting those best offers. In other words,… Read the Rest.
This blog started, and continues, as a way for us to share how we use miles, points, and deals to stretch our dollars and take trips we otherwise couldn’t. Sadly miles and points don’t grow on their own outside in my garden, so I like to share glimpses of how it all actually happens. Here is a snapshot from our real life today, and how we strategically used our rewards… Read the Rest.
I posted a few weeks ago that I was going to be in a travel situation where the US Airways MasterCard $99 companion certificates would likely be helpful, but I couldn’t find them. I blame the dog, or the kid, or a gust of wind, or the monster in the house that eats every other sock and helmets off of all the Star Wars toys. Thankfully, it seems that it… Read the Rest.
Recently I have received several emails and comments with the same common theme. The theme is a parent who provides full-time at home care to their children, and wants to get rewards credit cards in their name. However, they are having significant difficulty because they don’t have sufficient income of their own due to staying home to take care of the kiddos. If this applies to you or someone you… Read the Rest.