After the Devaluations: Choosing Between the Sapphire Preferred and Barclay’s Arrival Cards

Points earned on $15K worth of spend in non-bonus categories.

There were a lot of angry people after the recent United and Hyatt devaluations since it also decreased the transfer value of Chase Ultimate Rewards points. This prompted many people, including myself … [Read more...]

Earn Referral Points with Chase Ultimate Rewards

Refer up to 10 people for 50K points!

I've written about credit card affiliate links quite a few times, and they're some of my most popular posts. But now you can sort of be your own affiliate. News came out this week that Chase is now … [Read more...]

Get the Chase Hyatt Credit Card with a $50 Statement Credit

Full Ad

There have been various offers for the Chase Hyatt credit card over the last year with regards to statement credits and waived annual fees. The normal, public offer, however, has always included the … [Read more...]

Is it Getting Harder to Get Approved for a Chase Ink Card?

Ink Plus

The Chase Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards are probably the most powerful credit cards one can own in order to "manufacture" spending. I've already written about how ridiculously cheap it can be to travel … [Read more...]

Sometimes it’s Better to NOT Transfer Your Ultimate Rewards Points

Booking Through United

Almost everything you've read in blogs and on FlyerTalk has probably pointed you in the direction of transferring your points to a loyalty program instead of redeeming using the Pay with Points … [Read more...]

Points, Miles, and Credit Cards: A Primer for True Beginners


I've been talking to a lot more friends and coworkers lately about my whole points/miles/travel obsession, and it's always a topic that others find fascinating. After all, who doesn't want to get more … [Read more...]

Ink Bold Bonus Now at 60K – But Only for One Week! [Expired]

Ink Cards

Affiliate Link via Credit Karma (They're on the second page of the Business Credit Cards section)   The Ink Bold and Plus cards are by far the most valuable cards for manufactured spend … [Read more...]

Introducing the Bluebird/Chase Ink Award Cost Charts

The standard United Award Chart for one-way and round trip redemptions.

Manufactured spend is essentially when one purchases items using a rewards credit card and then liquidates those items (turning them into cash) in order to pay off the credit card bill for the card … [Read more...]

Is the New Chase Exclusives Program Worth it?

The Chase Exclusives page is up, but most of the links don't work anymore!

After weeks and months of rumors, The Points Guy finally confirmed that Chase was changing their Exclusives program in a negative way. I personally have not received any notification of a change in … [Read more...]

I Cancelled My Chase Southwest Card, and Chase Couldn’t Care Less

No, I'm not Gary Kelly. I don't know who that is.

A few weeks ago I decided to cancel my Chase Southwest credit card. I got it almost a year ago because it had a 50K points bonus that was granted on the first purchase, which is almost unheard of … [Read more...]