Is the Sapphire reserve king for life, or is it on its last term? This week at Frequent Miler

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If you’re reading this version of the week in review post, it means that my paternity leave started too late to let Greg know to fill in but earlier than I expected, so my apologies for the short format. Enjoy the podcast!

Update from Greg: As I write this, Nick and his wife are at the hospital with their second son on his way!

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This week at Frequent Miler:

COVID Credit Card Enhancements Ultimate Guide (updated)

Our guide to all of the major short-term enhancements updated with the latest.

Should you get the Chase Freedom Visa before its too late?

The Freedom will no longer accept new applications beginning on September 14th. There are several reasons why you may want to make a move now – whether applying new or product changing.

Airlines eliminate change fees: Quick reference chart [Added Hawaiian Airlines]

A handy chart helps you compare the major changes that debuted this week regarding airline change fees. United was first out of the gate, but Alaska has what may be the best policy changes.

Trying to crack the Turkish code and falling down a rabbit hole

There has to be a reason why most Turkish Airlines agents and the website don’t see the same available award space that ticket offices can see — this theory just isn’t it.

Sapphire Reserve remains king of the Ultimate Rewards wallet

Greg says the Sapphire Reserve is still top dog, but I think it’s worth considering your other options. Sure, the Reserve might be worth keeping this year, but long term it’s worth questioning.

What should you do about your Freedom card collection? Is there a new ultimate…

To the last point above, in this post I make the case for replacing the CSR with the Ink Business Preferred. While I’m talking the talk, I won’t walk the walk on this just yet though.

My experience traveling during COVID-19 (Delta, SkyClub, rental car, hotels)

Greg reports on his first trip by air since the pandemic began. If you’re curious about the current state of travel, check out Greg’s experience.

Amex Transfer Partners: Which are Best?

The Deal of the Week

HSBC: $600 bank account bonus available with easier requirements

Without a doubt, the deal of the week is this HSBC checking account that looks like it could easily yield $1300 for a couple playing in two-player mode. Set a reminder on your phone because the office you need to contact to open this won’t be in again until Tuesday morning, not this seems like a call worth making.

That’s it for this week at Frequent Miler. Be sure to check out this weeks last chance deals on Sunday.

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