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Final Reminder: Chase Southwest Visa 50,000 Point Bonus Offers End Today

October 30, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. I know people have been bombarded lately with reminders to apply for the limited-time Southwest Visa 50,000 point offers on all four of Chase’s Southwest cards, but I suspect a few of you are procrastinators like me, […]

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Changes To Chase Ultimate Rewards: Bonus Points Earned Are Now Posted In Account Activity

October 30, 2013

Update: This feature is only available for Sapphire Preferred activity at this points but will hopefully be rolled out to other cards in the near future. As you know, Chase Ultimate Rewards are some of my credit card points and I mostly use them to transfer to United or Hyatt for great values on travel […]

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Reminder: Apply For Southwest Visa 50,000-Point Offer By October 30

October 28, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Last month, Chase relaunched Southwest Visa 50,000 point offers on all four of its Southwest cards now through Wednesday, October 30, so if you haven’t applied yet, now is the time to do so because by maximizing your […]

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What Is The Actual Minimum Spending Requirement Time Frame For A Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus?

October 27, 2013

Our first reader question today comes from Ben, who tweeted me @thepointsguy with a question about minimum spending requirement time frames: “Two customer service representatives told me Chase gives you 103 days to meet a 3 month spend. Any experience with this? 90 days vs. 103 is a big difference.” This is actually true! Chase […]

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Top 10 Cards In My Wallet And What I Use Each For

October 22, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Update: The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. One of the questions people ask me all the time is how many credit cards I have and […]

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My Chicago Seminars Presentation: Advanced: Credit Card Strategies

October 14, 2013

Another year, another great Chicago Seminars! I once again had a fantastic time in Elk Grove, Illinois (about 20 minutes from O’Hare), meeting and greeting tons of other highly engaged (and slightly obsessed) frequent flyer and points hounds including The Frugal Travel Guy, Rick Ingersoll, and about 550 frequent flyer enthusiasts in attendance and several […]

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What’s The 1 Points-Earning Credit Card I Should Start With?

October 13, 2013

TPG reader Jamie tweeted me this week @thepointsguy with a question I get all the time: “We want to start with 1 card to start earning travel points while learning the ins & outs. Which credit card do you recommend?” It really all depends on what you’re looking to get out of your points – […]

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Redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards Points For Exclusive Sundance Film Festival Experiences, Tickets On Sale Today

October 9, 2013

I love my Chase Ultimate Rewards points and I mostly use them to transfer to United or Hyatt for great values on travel redemptions such as my first-class ticket on Lufthansa or a suite at a Park Hyatt or Andaz. However, one of the more fun benefits of the Chase Sapphire and Chase Sapphire Preferred […]

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Will The 5% Cash Back Through Chase Freedom Work on Purchasing Gift Cards at Nordstrom?

October 6, 2013

TPG Twitter follower Alexander is looking to take advantage of Chase Freedom’s 5% cash back bonus at select department stores in Q4: “Will the 5% cash back through Chase Freedom work on purchasing gift cards at Nordstrom?” Greetings from Madrid, everyone! I am currently at the Radisson Blu Hotel Prado, which is one of the […]

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20% Off and 17 Points / Miles Per Dollar At Bloomingdale’s With Chase Freedom And AA Shopping Portal

October 3, 2013

The holidays might still be a ways off, but if you’re looking to get a head start on your gift list – or you just want to update your fall wardrobe – there’s a pretty great promotion going on through American Airlines’ AAdvantage eShopping portal right now at Bloomingdale’s. Now through October 5 (Saturday) instead […]

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Reminder: Chase Sapphire First Friday 3X Points on Dining October 4

October 2, 2013

I can’t believe it’s already October and Halloween is right around the corner! It seems like much of the country is enjoying an Indian summer of gorgeous weather, so hopefully many of you are taking advantage by getting out and about, but don’t forget that wherever you are, Friday, October 4, is the first Friday […]

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VIP NY Jets and Giants Football Experiences With Chase Ultimate Rewards

October 2, 2013

Although I personally prefer to use my points and miles for travel, fall is officially here and so is football season, and Chase Ultimate Rewards is currently offering exclusive experiences for both New York Giants and New York Jets fans to use their points for, or to pay preferential rates thanks to Chase’s sponsorship deals. […]

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Saturday Recap: 50% Bonus On Purchased JetBlue Points, Alaska Airlines Revamps In-Flight Meals, Earn 1,000 Miles/Points With PointsHound

September 28, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Enter To Win This Week’s 25,000 Southwest Points Thursday Giveaway: This week’s Thursday Giveaway is for 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points. I just reached 25,000 Twitter followers – so thank you to all of you who already follow me – and to celebrate, I’m going to […]

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New Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Offer – 40,000 Points and $100 Statement Credit

September 25, 2013

Update: The 40,000 point offer has ended. Several readers have reported that they received email offers for the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa for 60,000 or even 70,000 sign up points.  Be sure to log in to your account to see what offer is available for you. The 50,000 point offer after spending $1,000 in 3 […]

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Maximizing Points For Buying the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

September 20, 2013

The wait is finally over for us Apple fans, and the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c went on sale this morning – to huge lines and excitement at Apple stores all over the world. While I didn’t camp out on the sidewalk overnight to pick mine up, I  know a lot of readers are […]

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Lounge Club Adds New Members – More Places To Use Your Chase Ink Lounge Benefit

September 20, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  The Chase Ink Plus and Ink Bold offer a plethora of valuable benefits including free Lounge Club membership and two annual free lounge passes each card comes with (the Ink Classic offers one year free membership). Lounge […]

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Top Current 50,000+ Point Credit Card Offers

September 19, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. With the reappearance of the 50,000-point sign-up bonus for the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Visa announced yesterday, I know many of you might be thinking about applying for it or some of the other credit cards out there offering […]

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Southwest 50,000 Point Offer Is Back Starting Today

September 18, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here.  Southwest.com is now showing a huge banner for the Chase Southwest Visa 50,000 point offer after $2,000 spent within 3 months, and remember, those points count towards the holy grail of travel rewards – the Southwest Companion […]

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The Winner of the 10,000 Ultimate Rewards Points Giveaway Is…

September 16, 2013

After last week’s announcement from Chase that all its Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Cash and Ink Classic, will now be Visa Signatures, I decided to give away 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points for my Thursday Giveaway. To enter, all you had to do […]

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Saturday Recap: Discount Cathay Pacific Fares, 1,000 Bonus Hilton Points With Mobile App, National’s One Two Free Promotion

September 14, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Chase Ink Cards Switching to Visa Signature Products: Since they launched, the family of Chase Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Cash and Ink Classic, have been World MasterCards, but over […]

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Chase Sapphire Preferred and Freedom 5,000 Point Referral Bonus

September 14, 2013

Now through January 31, 2014, if you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Freedom card and refer a friend for the same card you have, you can earn a 5,000-point bonus. Here is the Sapphire Preferred referral site, and here is the Freedom referral site. You can earn up to a total of 50,000 bonus […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 10,000 Ultimate Rewards Points!

September 12, 2013

The big news today from Chase was that all its Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Cash and Ink Classic, will now be Visa Signatures. While those of us who have had any of these cards for a while now will keep the World […]

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Chase Ink Visa Signature Changeover – What It Means For You

September 12, 2013

Since they launched, the family of Chase Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Cash and Ink Classic, have been World MasterCards, but over the past few days, several readers have written in and commented on posts that when they recently applied for the cards, […]

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Chase Freedom 5x: Reminder to Activate 3rd Quarter and Gear Up For 4th!

September 12, 2013

Just a quick reminder that Saturday, September 14, is the last day to activate your Chase Freedom card category spending bonuses for the third quarter of 2013. The Q3 2013 bonus categories where you can earn 5X Ultimate Rewards points per dollar up to $1,500 are gas stations, theme parks and Kohl’s. The bonus categories […]

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