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I recently got interviewed by the New York Times and they just put the interview on their In Transit Blog. I also believe it’ll be in the print version of this Sunday’s Travel Section. I’ve been reading the NY Times Travel Section for years, so it’s really humbling to see my advice featured. I hope it encourages people to think differently about points, because it still amazes me how many people I see paying in cash for every day purchases or using non-points earning credit and debit cards.
And to any new readers from the New York Times – welcome! Be sure to check out my Beginner’s Guide, which is a great first step towards putting together a cohesive points strategy. Just be warned: once you start, you won’t be able to stop until you are a full-fledged mileage junkie – enjoy the ride!
With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.
- 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