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On my mind (Goodbye Sapphire Reserve?)

I'm struggling with the question of whether or not to say goodbye to my Sapphire Reserve card.  Now that my Citi Prestige card offers 5X for dining, airfare, and travel agencies, the Sapphire Reserve...

Capital One “Miles” Complete Guide

We've previously published complete guides to most transferable points programs, including Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Amex Membership Rewards. Now that Capital One has added transfer partners and initiated the ability to...

The games we play

There's no good name for our miles/points/deals hobby.  People used to refer to the collection of things we do as "travel hacking," but that term has fallen out of favor.  Some call it "the...
Sapphire Reserve vs Preferred

Showdown: Sapphire Reserve vs Preferred First Year Value

At a high level, the Chase Sapphire Preferred appears to offer better first year value that the Sapphire Reserve. After all, the Preferred has a better signup bonus and waives the first year annual fee. But the Reserve offers a number of valuable benefits that can easily outweigh its annual fee. So, let's drill down and see which one really is better for first year value...
Flying under 5/24

Flying under 5/24

In the post, “Breaking 5/24,” I described a number of ways in which it might be possible to get approved for Chase credit cards despite having signed up for 5 or more new cards...

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