Many our blog posts focus on credit card sign-up bonuses as a way to earn lots of points redeemable for trips. To an extent, that’s intentional – there’s nothing else that can provide quite the same ‘ROI’ on spending as those bonuses. That said, they do require that you spend thousands of dollars to earn […]
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Not so long ago, my very first post on this blog was one of comparing Amex’s two Platinum cards against each other. The Personal Platinum had just gotten a makeover, while the Business Platinum enjoyed a few new earnings benefits and (importantly) retained a $450 annual fee. My finding at the time was that the Business […]
In the world of points, programs like Chase’s Ultimate Rewards and Amex’s Membership Rewards are widely regarded as some of the most valuable. This is mostly to do with the fact that the points in these programs are flexible. They can be redeemed for airline miles, hotel loyalty points across different brands, or even, in […]
Chase’s Freedom and Sapphire families of cards are regarded by many to be some of the most rewarding to hold. Beyond the ongoing benefits they provide, they give you great earnings on your spending in the form of UR (or ‘Ultimate Reward’) points. These are some of the most valuable points out there, since they […]
For those that haven’t taken advantage of credit card signups, the complexity of earning points and miles can be daunting at first. And you can’t blame folks for feeling this way – just take a look at my Monday post and you can see how complicated the math behind loyalty programs can get! So, for […]
With the recent unveiling of new benefits for both the personal and business variants of the iconic Platinum card, it’s been interesting to witness the community’s reaction to the changes. Ever since the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR), both Platinum cards have been perceived as several notches below J.P. Morgan’s offering. This is in […]
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