Earn Elite-Qualifying Miles When Redeeming Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Ink Plus You won’t earn any miles when you redeem frequent flyer miles for a flight, but Chase’s Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal provides an opportunity to use your miles and earn credit. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr reviews this option to see when it might make…

One Week Left for the 60,000-Point Chase Ink Plus Bonus

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Ink Plus, Ink Cash.   Earlier this month, Chase launched a limited-time 60,000-point sign-up bonus offer on the Chase Ink Plus. That’s 10,000 points more than the normal sign-up bonus, and you are only required to hit the same minimum spending of $5,000…

Flying First Class with Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at ways to fly first class by taking advantage of flexible points and airline transfer opportunities. One of the thrills of award travel is being able to book flights in first class, a luxury that’s often unaffordable when paying with cash. To book a first-class…

Which Chase Ink Card Is Right for You?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Ink Plus, Ink Cash.   Today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at two popular Ultimate Rewards business cards to see which one offers a better return. Chase’s line of Ink Business Cards has been very popular over the years. The…

Fantastic First-Class Availability to Asia with Ultimate Rewards and Korean Air

The final leg of my whirlwind trip to Brazil, South Korea and China was flying Korean Air first class from Hong Kong to New York via Seoul. To get the 80,000 miles I needed for this redemption, I transferred some of my Chase Ultimate Rewards points into my Korean Air SkyPass account, then booked my award by…

A Year of Earning and Burning with Chase Ink Plus

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Ink Plus  I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses and spending can be for earning award travel, but some readers are intimidated by the idea of opening too many new accounts. So today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen demonstrates how…

Flight Review: Korean Air A330 and A380 First Class HKG-ICN-JFK

I spent my final legs of my whirlwind trip to Brazil, South Korea and China in Korean Air first class, thanks to my Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which are a 1:1 transfer partner. “It never ceases to amaze me that I can cross the Pacific Ocean in a gigantic first class seat for less than $100 cash outlay.”—I…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2015

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – United MileagePlus Explorer, Ink Plus The travel credit card marketplace is fickle. Bonuses go up and down, benefits evolve and annual fees change. Airline and hotel programs change all the time too, as you might have noticed last month with the…

Why Chase Freedom Isn’t Just Another Cash Back Card

Chase Ultimate Rewards are among the most valuable loyalty points out there; today, TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains how you can maximize your earnings with one of the program’s less heralded credit cards. Chase is one of the largest credit card issuers in the United States, and its Chase Freedom Card is clearly one of its…

How to Book Award Travel to Buenos Aires

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen has put together guides for using miles to get to Tokyo, Sydney and Istanbul. This week, he shares insights on how to get to one of South America’s most popular destinations, Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is one of my favorite cities in the world. It combines the Old World grandeur…