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Awesome Suite Upgrade award: Park Hyatt Mallorca

A few weeks ago, I made great use of one of my Hyatt Globalist Tier Suite Upgrade awards, bumping my reservation up to a Park Suite King at the Park Hyatt Mallorca in Spain. This suite was huge and luxurious. We often feel like we wish we had one more day — but leaving this place was tough. I definitely hope to make it back again and would love to be able to score this suite on a return trip.…

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Ultimate Rewards Questions Answered

My post earlier this week about product changing to the Ink Cash card online generated a surprising number of questions via comments and social media.  Clearly, many details about Ultimate Rewards cards are unclear.  So, let me clear it all up with a brief intro to the Chase Ultimate Rewards family tree, and a series of questions and answers… Ultimate Family Tree Chase offers three families of Ultimate Rewards cards: Sapphire, Freedom, and Ink Business,…

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Great Value Transferring Ultimate Rewards

Introducing a new resource page: Chase Transfer Partners. This page lists all of the options for transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airline and hotel loyalty programs. The page is divided into sections: Best Transfer Partners, Other Transfer Partners, and Indirect Transfer Partners. The Best Transfer Partners list includes a brief summary of why I consider each transfer to be worthwhile. The Other Transfer Partners list includes an explanation of why I don’t recommend these…

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Amassing Ultimate Rewards

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  As you can see in the images above, my wife and I have a nice stockpile of Ultimate Rewards points.  We often transfer points to Hyatt for award or points + cash stays, or to various airline programs when booking flights.  We can also move points to my Chase Sapphire Reserve account in order to get 1.5 cents per point value when booking travel.  In this way, points needed to book airfare or hotels…

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[EXPIRED] $10 instant rebate on Mastercard Gift Cards at Office Depot / Office Max

This week, Office Depot/Office Max is offering a $10 instant rebate on the purchase of $50 on select gift cards. Qualifying cards include American Eagle Outfitters, Groupon, Fandango, Catherine’s, or Mastercard. You can mix and match different denominations and types, but most readers will probably be interested in the Mastercard gift cards. The Offer $10 instant rebate on $50 worth of select gift cards Qualifying gift cards include: American Eagle Outfitters, Groupon, Fandango, Catherine’s, or Mastercard Key…

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Super credit card duos. What’s in your wallet?

Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. In the past I’ve analyzed the heck out of cards to come up with the best credit card combinations based on earning rates, annual fees, redemption value, etc.  Today, I’ll take a more casual look at my favorite credit card duos.  I like cards that have great perks and earn great…

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10% back on Hotel or Car Rental Bookings with Chase

Chase is offering Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cardholders 10% cash back on up to $2,500 in hotel and car rental bookings made through the Ultimate Rewards portal.  The terms say that you must pay with your Freedom or Freedom Unlimited card.  The 10% cash back is total and does not stack on top of the typical 1%/1.5% earned on those cards. It’s always nice to save a few bucks, but don’t forget to compare with…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Cracking the Bulk Fare Code! How to Tell When a Flight is a Bulk Fare

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   A few weeks ago I shared how the bank rewards programs, such as Chase’s Ultimate Rewards and Amex’s Membership Rewards, were quietly selling bulk fares via their travel portals. Bulk fares can be problematic, though they’re not always bad news. In fact, they can be extremely useful in certain circumstances. For more info, see my post “Bet You Didn’t Know: Is Chase Using Bulk Fares for Sapphire Reserve Tickets?” The problem…

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