Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards for Trips to the Caribbean

In August, Chase introduced a fantastic new credit card that quickly became a sensation: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is worth at least $1,500 when…

The Sapphire Reserve Math: When to Book Travel Through Chase and When to Transfer Points?

Traditionally, the most valuable way to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points has been to transfer them to travel partners for expensive premium-cabin flights, last-minute reservations and hotel stays at Hyatt, Marriott and other chains. You can also use your points to book travel directly through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal, but historically points have only…

Chase Website Now Tracks Credit Card Bonus Spend

From the rotating quarterly 5x points/5% cash back categories with the Chase Freedom card to the incredibly lucrative (for small businesses in particular) 3x categories with the Amex Business Gold Rewards card, consumers and business owners alike have some pretty fantastic opportunities to earn tens or even hundreds of thousands of bonus points with their regular spend. But while some…

Why Are Transferable Points Worth More Than Other Rewards?

TPG reader Khant sent me a message on Facebook to ask about point valuations: “I noticed that you value Ultimate Rewards more than points or miles from any of Chase’s transfer partners. Why is that the case, and how do I get the higher value out of Ultimate Rewards points?” I tend to put a premium on programs…

Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Domestic Travel

In August, Chase introduced a fantastic new credit card that caused a stir among points and miles enthusiasts: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is worth…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for November 2016

Every month, I put together this handy list of the top 10 current travel rewards credit card offers. This month’s list is going to look a little different, though. While you’ll still find all the relevant information you need about these cards and why I think they’re the best ones currently available, I’m going to…

5 Reasons to Consider the Chase Sapphire Preferred Over the Sapphire Reserve

Since it launched back in August, the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card has been the hot topic among points and miles enthusiasts. And it’s not hard to see why; this card offers a 100,000-point sign-up bonus (after you spend $4,000 in the first three months), a $300 annual travel credit you can use toward a wide variety…

4 Reasons to Get the Chase Ink Plus Card Now

Last week, Chase introduced the Ink Business Preferred Card, further ratcheting up the intense competition in the travel rewards card space. Like the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, this new card will offer 3x Ultimate Rewards points on travel, plus 3x on business-focused categories including shipping purchases, advertising purchases made with search engines and social media…

Merchants That Qualify for 5x Points With Chase Ink

No matter the size of your business, the Chase Ink Plus or the Chase Ink Cash are great cards for getting value back from your spending. After all, most businesses have office supply and telecom expenses, and these Chase cards offer a return of 5 points per dollar on these purchases. Paired with the Ink Business Preferred card Chase announced just yesterday,…

Chase Introduces the Ink Business Preferred Card

2016 has been a very busy year for Chase — the issuer launched Chase Freedom Unlimited in March, the game-changing Chase Sapphire Reserve Card back in August, and now it’s just unveiled another brand new product, the Ink Business Preferred card. This card will be available later this year and will offer a sign-up bonus of 80,000 Ultimate Rewards…