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Chase Sapphire Preferred 3X Friday is Here!

June 6, 2014

Although it’s not the most earth shattering of deals, today is the monthly Chase Sapphire Preferred 3X First Friday, where you garner 3X points on dining when you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. It’s a great benefit to a great card, and I will actually be using it tonight when I have dinner with […]

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My First Sundance Experience With Chase Sapphire Preferred + Hotel Park City Review

January 22, 2014

One of the more fun benefits of the Chase Sapphire and Chase Sapphire Preferred cards is access to Chase Sapphire Exclusive Experiences just for cardholders, who can either pay cash or redeem points for unique events and packages not available to members of the general public. This year, Chase Sapphire and Chase Sapphire Preferred cardmembers got access to pre-sale […]

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How Do I Get To Hawaii Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points?

November 24, 2013

TPG reader Ruben tweeted me @thepointsguy to ask: “What is the cheapest way to fly First Class from Los Angeles to Hawaii through – or with a transfer from – Chase Ultimate Rewards points?” Ruben tweeted me this week and asked what the best way to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points ,such as those earned […]

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Chase Sapphire Preferred 40,000 Point Sign-up Bonus + 5,000 Points With Authorized User

November 18, 2013

Update:  As of July 20, 2014, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card no longer offers the 7% annual points dividend. View the current sign up offer here. As well as announcing a 10,000 point increase for the Freedom sign up bonus, Chase has also increased the Sapphire Preferred sign up offer to 45,000 bonus points. You […]

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

October 30, 2013

Update:  As of July 20, 2014, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card no longer offers the 7% annual points dividend. View the current sign up offer here. 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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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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Which Credit Reporting Agencies Banks Use To Pull Your Credit Report – And Why It Matters

September 12, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  One of the most important things to know when applying for multiple credit cards at a time is which credit bureau each bank pulls your credit report from. There are three main credit bureaus or credit reporting […]

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Can I Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points to My Southwest Account to Qualify for the Companion Pass?

August 4, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. TPG Twitter follower Holliday is looking to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, but wants to use his Chase Ultimate Rewards points to do so: “@thepointsguy to meet the Companion Pass requirement of 110,000 points, can I transfer […]

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Video SRQ: How to Proactively Earn Points for a Future Trip to Ireland

June 2, 2013

TPG reader RJ wants to start accruing points for a future family trip to Ireland: “My family and I (5 total) want to take an anniversary trip to Ireland in about 3 years. I want to start building up points balances now that we can leverage them (probably for airfare). I have the  Chase Sapphire […]

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My Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card 7% Annual Dividend Posted

February 28, 2013

Update:  As of July 20, 2014, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card no longer offers the 7% annual points dividend. View the current sign up offer here. If you already have the  Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or know about its benefits, you can skip this post. However, if you’re looking to get in on one of the […]

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Sunday Reader Question: Deciding Between Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Starwood American Express

January 27, 2013

TPG reader Mark is in a situation where he needs to decide which card is best for his upcoming increase in travel: “I am trying to decide between getting the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and the Starwood Amex.  I am going to start traveling and entertaining a lot for work so the idea of the 2x […]

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Catch The Points Guy Recap Week 3: Paris

October 12, 2012

After a fun weekend in Madrid, the next stop on my “Catch The Points Guy” itinerary was Paris for some fashion, fine dining and a visit out to Champagne. Additional Avios To get from Madrid to Paris, I decided to transfer Ultimate Rewards points to British Airways Avios again and redeem them for a flight […]

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Redeeming Chase Ultimate Rewards Points For Exclusive Events Like The Sundance Film Festival

October 8, 2012

I love my Chase Ultimate Rewards points and mostly get great value by transferring them to United or Hyatt and using them for awards like a first-class ticket on Lufthansa or a suite at a Park Hyatt or Andaz. However, of the interesting benefits of the Chase Sapphire and Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card cards is access […]

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