I wrote an article on “30 Awesome Things You Can You Do With 75K-95K Ultimate Rewards Points“ that you can get from opening a single credit card right now. That gives you an idea of how you can be using those points. In the future I’ll make an article like that for other point currencies. … [Read more...] about Building Credit And Credit Card FAQs: Your Questions Answered
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But often times overlooked is that cardholders can use all of their Chase points at a value of 1.5 cents each towards airfare, hotels, car rentals, and vacation activities.That means you can use 44K points today for a round-trip to Israel that would cost 80-170K miles from the airlines. Plus when you use the credit card points it covers the tax and you earn miles for the flight as if you had paid for it. … [Read more...] about Are Bank Points Overtaking The Value Of Airline Miles? 2 Hybrid Cards Allow You To Lock In The Best Of Both Worlds
With this promotion, you can go back to earning 1.25 airline miles per dollar spent (or 1.375 United miles per dollar spent), with the caveat that you’ll only be at that level if you spend exactly $25K, $50K, or $75K, or $100K from the time you register for the promo starting on 2/24 and 12/31/19 when the promo ends. … [Read more...] about The Starwood AMEX Will Give One More Year (With Some Caveats) Of 3 Points Per Dollar Earnings!
I’ll make another post on all of the updates with the Marriott cards, but one very exciting development is that if you have an existing Starwood Consumer AMEX card, you can earn a 25K point bonus for spending $25K in 2019 after registering for the bonus that will start on 2/24. You can also get another 25K point bonus for spending$50K, another 25K point bonus for spending $75K, and another 25K point bonus for spending $100K in 2019. … [Read more...] about The Starwood Consumer AMEX Will Give One More Year (With Some Caveats) Of 3 Points Per Dollar Earnings!
Marriott said they made up for that by providing a free annual 35K night, but that ignores the fact that the beauty of Starpoints was in their versatility of being used for hotels or airlines, it ignores the fact that you don’t need to spend to earn that, it ignores the fact that the annual free night has an expiration date, and it ignores the fact that the annual free night is limited to hotels costing 35K points or less and you can’t upgrade it to a higher category hotel. Effectively my card was downgraded from the front of my wallet to the back of my sock drawer. … [Read more...] about Here Is The Registration Link For Your Former Starwood Consumer AMEX To Earn Up To 3 Points Per Dollar Once Again, But Should You?
Points earned from an airline or hotel credit card, where the points are deposited monthly into your airline/hotel account like Marriott, are not forfeited by closing the card. The points are subject to the normal expiration dates listed in the chart below. Some representatives use scare tactics and say that all of your points or tickets will be lost if you cancel the card, but it’s just misinformation. Credit card point programs (American Express Membership Rewards, Barclays Arrival Premier, Capital One Venture, Citi ThankYou Points, Chase Ultimate Rewards, etc.) do not expire as long as you keep a card open that is enrolled in their respective program. Some programs store points individually under each card account, so be sure to transfer points from that card account to another account before cancelling that card. If you do accidentally close a card before moving the points to another card you can try reactivating the card, moving the points … [Read more...] about All About Mileage Expiration And Transfer Options For 57 Loyalty Programs: Keep Points From Expiring And Bring Them Back To Life!