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Awesome credit card perks missing from the Sapphire Reserve

Awesome credit card perks

My pick for the single best all-around travel rewards card is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card.  No other single card offers as good of a combination of rewards (3X travel & dining; 1.5 cents per point travel value) and perks (lounge access, primary car rental coverage, etc.).  Plus, cardholders can add other cards to their wallet to earn more Ultimate Rewards points with no additional annual fees: Chase Freedom Unlimited (1.5X everywhere); Chase Freedom (rotating…

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5 things I hate about World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt No Welcome Gift

Last week Hyatt unveiled their new loyalty program slated to begin March 1 2017: World of Hyatt.  Yesterday, I listed the “5 things I love about the World of Hyatt.”  But, it’s not all sunshine and roses in the World of Hyatt.  Here are the top 5 things I hate about the World of Hyatt… Names of Elite Tiers This one didn’t make my top 5 list,  but it still irks me… I don’t really…

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5 things I love about the World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt Free Parking

Last week Hyatt unveiled their new loyalty program slated to begin March 1 2017: World of Hyatt.  You’ve probably already read posts boohooing the changes, but lost in that noise are some big improvements over Hyatt’s old program: Gold Passport.  Here are my top 5 new features of World of Hyatt… # 5 Somewhat Meaningful Mid-Tier Status (Explorist) The old program, Gold Passport, was all or nothing.  Platinum status was near worthless while the next…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Two Quirks in the Hyatt Changeover That Might Be Mattress Run Worthy

By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Yesterday’s reveal of the new “World of Hyatt” elite status program lit up the points and miles community, with tons of speculation about winners and losers. I’m sure Greg the Frequent Miler will have some thoughts on it going forward, especially about whether it’s worth pursing the new top-tier Hyatt status. As for myself, it’s safe to say most folks have no problem choosing which category to put me in. And it has nothing to do with my…

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New Amex Offers: Hyatt, Staples, more…

There are a number of excellent new Amex Offers available to those lucky enough to be targeted.  Probably the best of the new offers are: Hyatt: Spend $200 or more, get $60 back.  Expires 12/31/16 Staples: Spend $100 or more, get $25 back.  Expires 11/11/16 Most good Amex Offers are equivalent to 20% cash back when you exactly meet the spend requirement, but both of these offers are better than that.  The Hyatt offer amounts…

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