Full United Club membership: This membership normally costs $550 per year plus a $50 initiation fee for non-elites. A full United Club membership allows your entire family, or you and 2 guests, to enter hundreds of United and partner lounges worldwide, regardless of which airline you are flying. Here is a dreadfully incomplete list of lounges. For example I’ve used my United membership card in Tel Aviv but they’re not listed as accepting a United Club membership. 2 Free Checked Bags: You and one companion automatically get 2 free checked bags on United worldwide. If you bring 2 bags each that’s a savings of $240 domestically or a savings of $400 to most international destinations (China, Europe, Israel, etc) on a round-trip. Additional cards are free, and although they don’t automatically get 2 free bags like the primary cardholder, they may be able to at the checkin counter by showing the agent their United Club card if you purchase their ticket using … [Read more...] about Richest Signup Bonus Ever For The Chase United Club Card With Club Membership, 2 Free Checked Bags, And Waived Close-In Fees!
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It offered 1.5 miles per dollar everywhere, which was very innovative at the time. However, in April 2016 Chase launched the no annual fee Freedom Unlimited Card, which also earns 1.5 points per dollar and those points are Hybrid Chase points which can be used for paid travel, cashback, or mileage transfers. In May 2017 AMEX struck back with The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express that earns 2 points per dollar everywhere, has no annual fee, and can transfer points into miles. Chase responded in May 2018 with a business version of their 1.5 points per dollar no annual fee card, the Chase Ink Unlimited. Chase is currently offering 3 points per dollar on a new Freedom Unlimited card signup. Earning “hybrid” bank points is far superior to earning miles locked into one carrier that are subject to painful devaluations. You can transfer them on demand when you need them without leaving yourself exposed to devaluations. Or you can redeem them for a myriad … [Read more...] about Here’s How United Transformed Their Premium Club Card From Hero To Zero; The Worst Credit Card Devaluation Of All Time?
You can have the card even if you already have an Explorer card. While the Explorer card offers 30K miles for signing up and spending $1,000 (and you can SM to be matched to 55K miles+$50 cash back) on the Club card there’s no mileage bonus for signing up. … [Read more...] about Should You Get A United Club Card?
The Sapphire Reserve is a consumer card with a $450 annual fee, but it’s actually only going to cost you $150 out of pocket. The signup bonus on this card is 50,000 points, worth $750-$1,000. The card offers $300 in annual refunds that post automatically whenever you charge something that is categorized as travel, which includes airfare, Airbnb, car rentals, cruises, hotels, Lyft, subways, taxis, tolls, trains, Uber, UberEats, etc. It’s pretty easy to spend $300 over the course of a year given the wide range of eligible categories. You’ll earn 3 points per dollar on all travel or dining spend. You’ll get a Priority Pass lounge membership that allows you to bring 2 guests with you into over 1,000 airport lounges, including lounges with kosher food and wine in Newark and Tel Aviv. There are now many airports with restaurants that have $28 credit per person with Priority Pass membership. I’ve used that to get free granola bars, potato … [Read more...] about Ultimate Comparison Chart Of Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards; Supercharge Your Earnings By Creating Your Own Killer Quinfecta!
I stayed in the Hyatt Regency downtown for $130, though I paid with Hyatt certificates that I bought at Costco back when they still carried them at a 22% discount. I could have also used my Hyatt card’s annual anniversary free night as it’s only a category 4 property, but hopefully I’ll get a chance to use that at other category 4 bargains like the Hyatt 48LEX in Manhattan, the Andaz West Hollywood in Los Angeles, or maybe even the Park Hyatt Melbourne. … [Read more...] about Trip Report: United DO 2012 In Chicago
Here is the Hyatt award chart and how many free nights you can earn with the card Hotel (Click on category for list of hotels)Standard Room AwardPoints+Cash Standard RoomSuite Night AwardPoints+Cash SuitesPremium Suite Night AwardPoints+Cash Premium Suites Category 1 5K2.5K+50% of standard room price8K4K+50% of suite price10K5K+50% of premium suite price Category 2 8K4K+50% of standard room price13K6.5K+50% of suite price16K8K+50% of premium suite price Category 3 12K6K+50% of standard room price20K10K+50% of suite price24K12K+50% of premium suite price Category 4 15K7.5K+50% of standard room price24K12K+50% of suite price30K15K+50% of premium suite price Category 5 20K10K+50% of standard room price32K16K+50% of suite price40K20K+50% of premium suite price Category 6 25K12.5K+50% of standard room price40K20K+50% of suite price50K25K+50% of premium suite price Category 7 30K15K+50% of standard room price48K24K+50% of suite price60K30K+50% of premium suite price … [Read more...] about Last Chance To Earn 60,000 Points With The Chase World Of Hyatt Card; Roundup Of Hyatt’s New Milestone Earning Thresholds