September 16, 2018

My last post was about how to decide if a co-branded credit card is right for you.  Over at the Monkey Miles blog there was a post that did a great job breaking down getting free nights at one of the largest hotel groups in the world.

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August 24, 2018

If you're not obsessed with "travel hacking," it can be hard to know what credit cards will earn you the most amount of free travel.  Co-branded credit cards are a common thing for people to have due to the hyped up perks marketed by the banks or airlines.

Two parties s...

May 8, 2018

On August 26th, 2018 the following changes will go into effect for the Chase Sapphire Reserve:

  • Transactions that qualify for the $300 annual travel credit will no longer earn points.  Since they currently earn 3 points per dollar, you're looking at 900 less points a...

April 2, 2018

When it comes to miles and points, there is a fine line between diversifying and putting too many eggs in one basket.  One great thing to stock up on is fixed points, which are redeemable for a statement credit at a fixed rate depending on the issuing institution.  Mos...

March 23, 2018

One of the best credit card combinations to have is a Chase Sapphire (Reserve or Preferred) paired with the Freedom, Freedom Unlimited and/or an Ink Business card.  Having multiple cards allows you to maximize your earning in different spend categories and increase you...

March 22, 2018

Rumor on the street is that Chase will soon be increasing its offer on the Ink Business Cash card from 30k to 50k. 

This card has no annual fee and currently offers a $300 cashback or 30,000 point bonus after spending $3,000 in the first three months of opening the card...

March 18, 2018

Update: As of March 27th, 2018 Jet Blue will only offer three points per dollar spent on Amazon for in-flight purchases.

If you don't have one already, you should sign up for a Jet Blue frequent flyer account.  Jet Blue gives you 3 points for every $1 spent on

January 2, 2018

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is a fantastic program to accrue points. Besides having over 1,500 hotels in 100 different countries, you can also transfer your points to Marriott at a 1:3 ratio.  Plus, SPG points are transferable to over 30 airlines, and for every 20,0...

December 22, 2017

Up until now, Hilton Hotels had co-branded credit cards with both Citi Bank and American Express.  As of 1/18/18, Hilton cards will be exclusively issued by Amex; all Hilton Citi cards were phased out over the summer of 2017.  

As part of this re-branding...

November 17, 2017

You can now earn points with IHG Rewards by ordering food on GrubHub and making reservations on OpenTable.  According to their press release, you will be able to access GrubHub and OpenTable through their website and mobile app; doing so will earn IHG Rewards Club...

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