If you or anyone in your household has one of the following cards, you can transfer your points into miles Chase Sapphire Reserve (Earn 50K points for spending $4K in 3 months. $450 annual fee, less $300 annual free travel spend=$150 net annual fee. Allows all points to be used at a value of 1.5 cents each towards travel). Chase Sapphire Preferred (Earn 55K points for spending $4K in 3 months and adding a free additional user card that must also make a purchase within the first 3 months. $95 annual fee waived for first year). Chase Ink Business Preferred (Earn 80K points for spending $5K in 3 months. $95 annual fee). Other no annual fee Chase cards that also earn Ultimate Rewards points include: Chase Freedom Chase Freedom Unlimited The great thing about Chase Ultimate Rewards is how versatile and valuable they are The Ink Preferred or Sapphire Preferred cards allow you and anyone in your household to transfer Chase points into miles. They also allow you to use … [Read more...] about Reader Question: Which Chase Ink Card Should I Apply For?
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Once you have these cards and create your own killer quinfecta, here is the the correct way to spend Airfare: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back) or buy gift cards at office supply stores on Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back) Airbnb: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back) or buy gift cards at office supply stores on Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back) Amazon: Buy gift cards at office supply stores on Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back) Car rentals: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back) Cruises: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back) Everyday spending: Freedom Unlimited or Ink Unlimited 1.5x (2.25%-3% back) Federal taxes (1.87% processing fee applies): Freedom Unlimited or Ink Unlimited 1.5x (2.25%-3% back) Foreign currency transactions: Sapphire Reserve 1x or 3x depending on the spending. Gas: Ink Cash 2x (3%-4% back or 5%-6% back on Chevron, Sheetz, or Texaco with Visa Savings Edge) or buy gift cards at office supply stores on Ink Cash 5x, or buy during … [Read more...] about Ultimate Comparison Chart Of Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards; Supercharge Your Earnings By Creating Your Own Killer Quinfecta!
-We were upgraded on the flight from Newark to Houston. The aircraft was a 777-200, the same airplane that Continental flies on international routes, like from Newark to Tel Aviv. It was my first time being in the BusinessFirst section of that aircraft since Continental switched from their old style BusinessFirst seats to the new lie-flat seats. It was a pleasure to be able to make the seat into a bed with the touch a button. There is even a USB plug to charge an iPod for example and a regular 3-prong style plug as well. I did notice that the cutout where your feet go when the seat is made into a bed varied greatly between seats. While some seats had huge footwell cutouts, others had significantly smaller footwells. Bulkheads seemed to have the biggest footwell cutouts. Each seat has a large LCD with hundreds and hundreds of free movies and TV shows to watch. You can even control your iPod from the screen. All in all it’s a … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Our SoCal Quasi-Mileage Run…
Another benefit of the card not reporting on your personal credit report is that when you spend money on personal cards your credit score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. A whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization. You can pay off your card bill before your statement is generated to avoid that, but that takes effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a couple dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month. On an business cards from banks like AMEX and Chase it’s just not reported, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score. That also means if you close the card, it won’t have an effect on your credit score. … [Read more...] about Limited Time Offer: Earn A Whopping 75,000 Miles On The Awesome United Explorer Business Card!
-The Westin Moana Surfrider is an SPG category 6 property (20-25K Starpoints per night or 16K-20K points per night on a 5 night redemption). Chabad is 1.4 miles away. Beware for shabbos that stairwells here have motion activated lights. There are a few rooms that can be accessed from interior stairwells, so make those arrangements in advance if needed. This hotel did give us an absolutely incredible suite upgrade when we stayed here several years ago. … [Read more...] about DansMeals: Hawaii For The Kosher Traveler. Part 1: General Info And The Island Of Oahu
Don’t miss the 3 bears waterfall (and hike closer!), Wailua Iki waterfall hike, rainbow trees, the Nahiku road turn-off to the ocean, black-sand beach, venus pool, etc. Take a picture of you with the road cutting into the side of the mountain behind you. The Seven sacred pools are part of Haleakala National Park, so save your receipt to go up to the top of Haleakala for free over the following 3 days.Don’t turn around, even a regular car can complete the entire loop and it gives you an entirely different perspective with amazing windswept views instead of seeing the same stuff again. The drive does get a bit more difficult on the loop around, but it’s nothing too bad.Dragon’s Teeth, Nakalele blowhole, and the Olivine Pools. It takes a hike to get to both the blowhole and the olivine pools, but they’re both awesome and you’re sure to get amazing pictures!-Whale watching boatride can be awesome if a whale breaches near your boat.Haleakala: Catch an … [Read more...] about DansMeals: Hawaii For The Kosher Traveler. Part 3: Maui