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I love how a new month brings new specials and deals to the world of miles and points. I spent a little bit of time on the Ultimate Rewards site this morning and saw some new earning rates that caught my attention. Here are some examples of where you can earn an increased number of Ultimate Rewards points by shopping online through the Ultimate Rewards portal with various retailers. Remember that depending on which Ultimate Rewards earning card you log in with, you will see different earning rates and specials. So, if you have multiple Ultimate Reward cards, make sure to log in to the Ultimate Rewards portal with the card that earns the most for that retailer. Also remember that the New Ink Bold earns 5x at office supply stores, so the 10x that is listed for Office Depot is really 15x if you use that card. That is huge! Staples for a total of 9x is also really huge (and yes, gift cards purchased through the UR portal from Staples have still been earning points for me even after the terms changed)! It is important to note that some of these earnings are only good through July 3rd, so if you have some purchases you are interested in making, then consider making them sooner rather than later.
Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
Chase Freedom Visa
Home Depot 5x
Office Depot 10x
Naturally I just purchased a bunch of lawn equipment from Lowes right before the 10x came out, but I am still excited to see some increased earnings opportunities for everyone. If you don’t yet have an Ultimate Rewards earning card, I strongly recommend adding one to your collection at some point. Being able to earn up to 15x points for every dollar spent when those points can transfer 1:1 to Hyatt, United, and more is pretty fantastic (you do need an Ink Bold or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card to transfer the points to hotel and airline partners). Also, keep an eye out for what new ideas and experiments the Frequent Miler will come up with over the next few days based on these new points earnings. You can also see a very helpful full listing of earnings with the various Ultimate Rewards cards and partners at HikerT’s site.
Any of the new specials interesting for you and your family?
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