Maximizing Holiday Purchases With Airline Shopping Portals

There are a variety of ways to boost your loyalty account balances with the major airlines and hotel chains. The most obvious is by actually traveling, but you can also earn large sign-up bonuses on various travel rewards credit cards. Additionally, there are a number of ways to earn points and miles through your everyday…

5 Key Tips for Using Shopping Portals This Holiday Season

Airline shopping portals are one of the premier ways to earn bonus points and miles for your purchases. And with the holiday gift-buying season well under way and with plenty of special deals to take advantage of, don’t forget that you can put yourself on track for your next redemption just by working through your shopping…

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…

5 Credit Card Perks You Might Not Know About

You’ve studied credit cards to recognize which sign-up bonus offers are best. You’ve taken extra care to understand which time of year will deliver additional points in certain spending categories. You’ve researched hotels and airlines to know where you can make the most of the stockpile of points in your account. But have you spent time comparing the small details of…

5 Things to Look for in a Credit Card for Holiday Purchases

It seems hard to believe, but the holiday season is nearly upon us (though if you’ve visited a retailer like Target or Home Depot recently, you could be fooled into thinking it started in October). This typically means increased spending on gifts for family members and loved ones, and for many readers, that includes swiping…

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…

Get 10% Back on Amazon with the Blue Cash Everyday & Blue Cash Preferred

If you’re in the market for a solid cash-back card and frequently shop at Amazon, it could be worth taking a look at these two options. Currently, if you sign up for the Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express or the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express, you’ll receive 10% back on up to…

5 Ways to Save Points on Travel With the Chase Sapphire Reserve

When the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card was announced in August, everyone noticed its standout features, such as the $300 annual travel credit, Priority Pass Lounge access and of course the 100,000-point sign-up bonus. But one valuable perk has flown relatively under the radar: You can redeem points from the Reserve card for 1.5 cents apiece toward reservations made through the…

Sign Up for the Sam’s Club MasterCard & Get Double Cash Back for 90 Days

If you’ve been considering applying for the no-fee Sam’s Club MasterCard, now could be a great time to do so. When you sign up between now and November 12, 2016, you’ll earn double cash back for the first 90 days of cardmembership. This card typically earns 5% cash back on gas (on the first $6,000…