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Transferable Points Programs: Amex vs Chase vs Citi vs Capital One

Amex Transfer Partners

In my opinion, transferable points programs are the most valuable points to accumulate.  These points can often be used at better than 1 cent per point value to book travel.  Even better, points can be strategically transferred to airline and hotel programs when valuable awards are available.  If you’re at all interested in free travel or luxury travel with points & miles, then you need to understand the basics of each of these programs. In this post,…

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Transfer partners: Chase vs. Citi

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Recently, Nick and I have published a number of posts about the Citi Prestige card’s new 5X earning power and our thoughts about whether or not to keep our Sapphire Reserve cards (which earn 3X in similar categories): Prestige rocks my wallet for 2019 On my mind (Goodbye Sapphire Reserve?) Rocking the Prestige more softly than Greg In response, a number of readers asserted that Citi’s transfer partners are awful (shitty, garbage, useless, etc.) compared…

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Barclays Arrival Premier to offer transferable miles! [via unnamed source]

UPDATE: The card described in this article is no longer available.  Original content follows… Doctor of Credit recently broke the news that Barclays appears to be on the verge of releasing a new credit card.  A source has confirmed to me that this is true and has given me a bit more to go on.  First, though, here’s what Doctor of Credit reported: Card Name: Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard Annual Fee: $150 [Update…

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Membership Rewards Transfers: Best, Rest, and Indirect

Amex Transfer Partners

Yesterday I added a new resource page to this site: Amex Transfer Partners.  This new page has several (hopefully) useful sections: Tips This section has suggestions for when to transfer points, who’s accounts you can transfer to, and more. I expect this section will grow over time in response to reader questions and suggestions. Best Amex Transfer Partners This section lists the transfer partners that I think are most worthwhile.  The transfer ratio is listed…

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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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