March 26th, 2011

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I’m a big fan of online discounter Ruelala.com. They often heavily discount top brands as well as travel packages, including their current “Trips of a Lifetime” offering, which seems like a good deal for anyone who wants to buy a vacation package. These packages include pretty much everything but flights, so if you redeem some miles you could have a pretty incredible vacation on the cheap.

The site is invite only, but you can sign up for free using my invitation link. Even if you don’t want to buy this trip now, I recommend signing up – I’ve gotten tons of discounts on apparel and luggage.

Trips of a Lifetime possibilities:

Ten-Day Tribal Thailand Tour for One

Discover Northern Thailand’s distinctive culture and rich history, and enjoy freedom and flexibility along the way.

$549.00

Fifteen-Day Berlin to Venice Tour for One

Take the long road through Bohemia on a journey from Germany to Italy, and enjoy freedom and flexibility along the way.

$1,525.00

Nine-Day New Zealand South Island Adventure Tour for One

Explore New Zealand’s South Island, the adventure capital of the world, and enjoy freedom and flexibility along the way.

$789.00

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • 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, 50,000 points are worth $625 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
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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