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(EXPIRED) Get $15-25 (1.5K-2.5K Ultimate Rewards points) by trying Google Pay [Targeted?]

Update: Some readers have reported receiving the same offer but for only $15. See screen shot below (H/T: Reader Christian). Chase is offering $25 cash back or $15 cash back (2,500 / 1,500 Ultimate Rewards points) when you add your Chase Freedom card to Google Pay and use it to make 3 transactions during April 2019. This offer may be targeted (and in fact it likely is targeted at leas tot hose who have not yet used their card with Google…

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Are points worth what they buy or what they save?

If your employer offered to pay the next $1,100 you earn in pizza, what would you say? Unless you work at a pizzeria and they’re offering to let you sell your pizza share or something, you’d probably be skeptical at best about choosing pizza over cold hard cash. Why? That’s a silly question, but the obvious answer is that you can’t pay the mortgage with pizza, you can’t buy clothes with pizza, etc. The pizza…

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What Chase Ultimate Rewards has over Membership Rewards

I recently wrote a post about some of the Strengths Membership Rewards has over Ultimate Rewards. Of course, Ultimate Rewards is also a terrific currency to collect and one that has many strengths of its own. Whereas some of Amex’s greatest strengths lie in partner sweet spots, Chase’s strengths over Membership Rewards mostly lie within the card portfolio itself. That’s not to say that Chase doesn’t have transfer partners with award chart sweet spots — just…

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Chase Ultimate Rewards: JetBlue Added As Transfer Partner

Chase JetBlue Transfer Partner

Chase recently lost Korean Air as a transfer partner but has today added a brand new partner: JetBlue TrueBlue. On the one hand, this isn’t particularly exciting news given that JetBlue is already a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou and Marriott Rewards. On the other hand, additional partner airlines are always welcome. It also looks like Chase is now offering the best day-to-day transfer rate. That’s because Ultimate Rewards can be…

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Hunting for the best redemption: Hyatt, UR, or Citi Prestige?

Some people get into miles & points to travel more, others to travel more cheaply, and still others to travel more luxuriously. Some are drawn into this obsession hobby for the thrill of the hunt — whether a way to stack as many points as possible on the earning side or redeeming for maximum value. Of course, it gets tricky in determining which option returns maximum value, and I’ve run into a bit of a…

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Manufacturing free nights (Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott)

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Last week, Nick and I presented our different takes on which hotel chain (Hyatt, Hilton, or Marriott) was most rewarding (here and here).  We looked at how much you’d have to stay at those hotels in order to earn free nights. That was all fine and good, but not exactly what readers wanted to know.  Many readers asked a different question: Which credit cards are best for earning free nights? To keep things simple, I…

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Chase’s new 50K offer and their evolving Ultimate Rewards lineup

Chase released a new business credit card in May 2018: Ink Business Unlimited.  Like the Chase Freedom card, the Ink Business Unlimited is advertised as a cash back card, but it really earns Ultimate Rewards points: 1.5 points per dollar for all spend. This is especially exciting for thos under 5/24.  Just like the Ink Business Cash card, the Ink Business Unlimited offers a welcome bonus of $500 (50,000 Ultimate Rewards points) after $3K spend…

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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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