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Southwest Airlines Premier Card or Chase Sapphire Preferred?

June 1, 2014

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. This past week, TPG Reader James tweeted me with the following question: “@thepointsguy Can you help me decide between the Southwest Airlines Premier card and Chase Sapphire Preferred? I usually fly domestic on Southwest, […]

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2 for 1 Avianca LifeMiles, Flying Club Bonus & More

May 24, 2014

Here’s a recap of the top points and miles news from this week: Reminder - this weekend is your last opportunity to buy US Airways miles with a 100% bonus, as the promotion ends on Sunday May 25, 2014. The bonus amounts are as follows: Purchase 10,000-19,000 miles, get a 50% bonus Purchase 20,000-29,000 miles, get a 75% bonus Purchase 30,000-50,000 […]

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Sapphire Preferred vs. Arrival Plus: Which Is Best Abroad?

May 18, 2014

TPG reader Tammy recently asked on Facebook: “I’m traveling overseas and looking for the best credit card with no foreign exchange fees. I’ve read about Barclaycard Arrival Plus and Chase Sapphire Preferred on your FB page. Both have no annual fees, so which one do you recommend, or is there another, better option?” When traveling […]

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How Chase is Helping Me Be The Best Uncle in the World With Their American Girl Package

May 29, 2013

I’ve written in the past about using credit cards and points  special experiences and just this week I snagged one that is going to make my 5 year old niece/goddaughter a very happy girl. The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Ultimate Rewards.com page is offering “A Day at American Girl Place” for $255 or 25,500 Ultimate Rewards […]

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Video Sunday Reader Question: Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Ink Bold

August 26, 2012

Today we have a question from TPG reader Rhoda who is debating whether to keep her  Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Ink Bold card open. “I have both the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Ink Bold cards.  After the annual fee-free year is up, would it make more sense for me to keep only the Ink Bold and […]

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New Lower Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Spending Requirement – Now $2,000 in 3 Months

August 20, 2012

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 I wrote on Friday, Chase has made a change to its Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card offer, and as I predicted, it’s for the better. The spending requirement in order […]

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Using Chase Ultimate Rewards To Book Southwest Tickets at up to 1.8 Cents Per Point

June 18, 2012

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. I used to fly Southwest frequently during my college days, because they always ran super-cheap fares between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and I’d get a free roundtrip award to anywhere in the US after 8 of my short, […]

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The Top Credit Cards Without Foreign Transaction Fees

June 4, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. View the current offer for the British Airways Visa. The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Rewards Card […]

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Chase Sapphire and Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Comparison – Which One is Right For You?

May 31, 2012

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. One of the best things about Chase Ultimate Rewards is the variety of cards through which you can earn points, and what you can use those points for. However, […]

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Video Sunday Reader Question: What is the Minimum Credit Score Needed To Get Approved for the Best Credit Cards?

April 22, 2012

TPG reader Ben asks: “What is the minimum credit score needed to get approved for all these reward cards? What is the lowest credit score you have heard of getting approval for a premium product like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card?” There is no one magic score that will automatically get you approved for any […]

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My Experience Debunking Chase Application Myths

April 16, 2012

Update: The Chase Freedom card no longer offers a bonus of 10% on all purchases plus a 10 point per transaction bonus. Instead, both of those benefits have been replaced with a 10% annual bonus at the end of the year on all purchases. The sign-up bonus is currently 10,000 points with $500 spend within the first 3 months. There’s no beating around […]

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card 50,000 Bonus Ends on Tuesday

March 30, 2012

Update: The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card sign-up bonus offer is now 40,000 points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. I just got notice from Chase that the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card 50,000 point sign-up bonus will be changing on Tuesday April 3, 2012, so if you were waiting to get this card, you should […]

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(Video) Sunday Reader Question: Which Program is Better: Amex or Chase?

March 11, 2012

The following Sunday reader question comes from TPG reader Jason: I’m fairly new to *serious* point collecting and just finished my first app-o-rama.  I got lots of great cards from Amex, Chase, & a few other banks.  From what I’ve read on your site, it seems Chase is really giving Amex a run for their […]

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card 7% Yearly Dividend Notification

February 3, 2012

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. Back in September I blogged that Chase had confirmed to me that the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card sign-up bonus of 50,000 points would indeed count towards the yearly 7% dividend, […]

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card: Details on 2x Points Per Dollar on Travel

October 27, 2011

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. I’ve had the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card for several months now and the portion of my total spend on the card keeps increasing. I’ve extolled the benefits of this card many […]

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Chase Update on Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Bonus and United’s Entry into Ultimate Rewards

September 30, 2011

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. Recently I’ve received a lot of interest and feedback about the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Ink Bold credit card (specifically whether the 50,000 point Ultimate Rewards sign-up bonus is included in […]

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Top Credit Cards That Don’t Have Foreign Transaction Fees

September 28, 2011

Via travelcreditcards.com, here is a list of the top cards that don’t have foreign transaction fees (the newest addition is the Marriott Premier Visa): 40,000 points for Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. $95 annual fee, waived for the first year. 2x points on travel and dining. 50,000 points for the Amex Mercedes-Benz Platinum. $475 annual fee. 50,000 miles for Chase British […]

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Why I Love Chase Ultimate Rewards

September 23, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Update: The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card sign-up bonus offer is now reduced to 40,000 points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Update: As of April 2013, Chase Ultimate Rewards has added Virgin Atlantic as a new airline transfer […]

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My Experience Getting the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

September 15, 2011

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 check out my Top Deals page, you will notice I have the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card as my #1 deal. All around, I think this is a phenomenal card for […]

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Huge Earning Potential With Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Checking Combination

July 26, 2011

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. I generally don’t pay much attention to cash-back cards, because I find more value in earning points and miles that can be used for travel. With travel cards I […]

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