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The Ultimate Guide to JetBlue’s points match deal

JetBlue’s points match deal

Intro: JetBlue’s points match deal is arguably one of the best non-credit-card related deals we’ve seen in years.  While the deal itself is simple, figuring out the best way to “play the deal” is not.  Due to the very short amount of time available, I decided to publish this guide immediately despite it being a work-in-progress.  My plan is to follow up with additional strategy posts, and to update this guide as we go along……

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Promiscuous transfer partners

Promiscuous transfer partners

My favorite points programs, by far, are transferable points programs. These are programs where points can be transferred 1 to 1 (or better) to airline and hotel programs. This makes it possible to cherry-pick the best opportunities. If you earn points in only one loyalty program then you may find that flight awards or hotel awards are not available when and where you need them. With transferable points programs, though, your opportunities are far greater.…

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How to share Chase Ultimate Rewards with friends

share Chase Ultimate Rewards with friends

Chase Ultimate Rewards is currently my favorite transferable points program.  You can read my comparison of transferable points programs here.  Unfortunately, Chase will soon lose Amtrak as a transfer partner, but hopefully they’ll add a valuable new partner to make up for it. One great feature of the Ultimate Rewards program is that you can freely share your points with specific people: your spouse, domestic partner, or joint business owner(s).  This is especially helpful when…

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The earn and burn fallacy. Shall we give hoarding and cherry picking a try instead?

earn and burn

“Don’t save your money. Spend it as fast as you can.”  Can you imagine anyone giving that advice?  And, if they did, would you listen to them?  No way. What if the types of things you would blow your money on were likely to become more expensive next year?  Doesn’t it make sense to spend all of your money now on concerts, restaurants, clothes, whatever, since it will all likely become more expensive next year? …

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