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From free-checked bags to expedited boarding, earning elite status can be worth its weight in gold (or platinum!) on different airlines. With the announcement earlier this week that American Airlines has partnered with Cadillac to offer their Concierge Key members free plane-side tarmac transfers, elite status has just been taken up a notch.

A $500 American Airlines gift card can be yours, enter to win today!
A $500 American Airlines gift card can be yours, enter to win today!

Although earning this ultra-elite status is difficult, we wanted to give someone the chance to get just that much closer. This week, we are giving one lucky reader a $500 American Airlines gift certificate to use on the flight of their choice! To enter to win, visit our Facebook Page, Remember, when you share it on your wall, tweet it out or send an invite, every time one of your friends enters, you get an extra entry!

Last Week’s Winner

Last week we announced that the Chase Ink Plus card featuring a limited time only sign-up bonus where you’ll earn 70,000 points when you spend $5,000 in 3 months. Of the several transfer partners through Chase Ultimate Rewards is Southwest Airlines and in honor of the LTO, we gave one lucky reader a $500 Southwest gift card. Congrats to TPG reader John N. on winning!

Congrats to TPG Reader John N. on winning a $500 gift card to fly the new Southwest livery!
Congrats to TPG Reader John N. on winning a $500 gift card to fly the new Southwest livery!

Congrats to our winner, and stay tuned for more great giveaways here on the blog and on TPG TwitterFacebook and Instagram. Safe travels!

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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.

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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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