Tag: COVID-19

[Dead] 5x restaurants with Chase Sapphire Reserve?

Update 7/7/20: Doctor of Credit reports that this died sometime in the past couple of days, so it was apparently not intended. It's anybody's guess as to whether or not Chase will therefore claw...

My ever changing pandemic wallet

Early this year I opened the kimono to show off the cards I keep in my wallet.  I was proud that I had a solid performing mix of cards in my wallet for every...

COVID Credit Card Enhancements Ultimate Guide [Updated w/ Marriott 10X bonuses]

Many travel rewards cards offer perks that only make sense when traveling.  And, of course, thanks to COVID-19, most of us aren't traveling.  Major credit card issuers have started to adjust by offering temporary...

How Frequent Miler (the business) is surviving COVID-19

Early in the COVID lockdown in the United States, it was obvious that the points & miles blog business was going to take a big hit.  Ad and affiliate revenues were plummeting.  Would the...

Yes, the Ritz card *is* earning the grocery bonus, but it’s confusing.

A reader reached out on Twitter this morning reporting that his Chase Ritz grocery store bonus points were not posting to his Marriott account. As many readers will remember, all of the various Marriott...

Pandemic vacation. Is it safe?

Last week my wife I drove to northern Michigan for our first pandemic vacation.  Michigan, overall, has had very few COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, and even fewer in northern Michigan.  Further, hospitalizations are...

COVID-19 Hotel flexibility policies compared for future trip planning

As travel restrictions ease domestically, many readers are likely planning future trips. I know I've been thinking about where I want to go and itching to make reservations; I haven't gone this long without...

The face mask you already own

A recent study published by the Royal Society concludes that widespread use of home-made face masks, combined with physical distancing, may be an effective way to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  That's good news. ...

US Bank Altitude Reserve Allowing Dining Purchases Towards $325 Travel Credit (Temporarily) + 3x...

US Bank has announced a couple of enhancements to its Altitude Reserve card, both of which relate to dining purchases. First up, the card's $325 travel credit can be used towards dining purchases through December...

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