November 25th, 2011

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If you look at the top of the screen, you’ll see a new menu item for “Travel Gift Guide.” Right now there are 22 items – ranging from 99 cents to $159,000, and all of them are either items I use, TPG reader recommendations, or ridiculous pipe dream fantasies of mine (Hello, Necker Island!).

I’ll be updating the list throughout the holiday season, so feel free to Tweet or comment on this post if you have anything you’d like to be considered. My hope is to provide a comprehensive list of interesting and practical items for travelers.

Happy Black Friday- I’ll be spending my day in United p.s. Business Class on LAX-JFK – thanks to 25,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points (transferred to Continental) and $2.50! Spending the week with Grandma in Santa Barbara was a blast and probably one of the best mileage redemptions I’ve ever made. More on the trip (and report on the Four Seasons and Hyatt Santa Barbara to come!)

Chase Freedom®

It's a stellar Cash Back card on its own, but when paired with the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Sapphire Preferred, the Freedom's 5x Category Bonuses let you rack up Chase Ultimate Rewards Points, transferrable to partners or redeemable via the portal.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate
  • Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases — it's automatic
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 15.49-24.24%. Balance transfer fee is 5% of the amount transferred, $5 minimum
  • Enjoy new 5% categories every 3 months
  • Cash Back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open
  • No annual fee
Intro APR
0% for 15 months
Regular APR
15.49%-24.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$0
Balance Transfer
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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