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Chase Freedom 2018 5x Bonus Categories Announced

There are two big events today for those with a Chase Freedom Card, as it is both the deadline to activate the Chase Freedom 4th quarter 5x bonus categories, and we also learn what the 1st quarter 2018 5x Chase Freedom bonuses will be! First, if you haven’t already activated the 2017 4th Quarter 5x bonuses of department stores and Walmart, you can do that now. The 5x bonus points will be retroactive to October 1st as long as you activate…

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Rundown of Marriott and Starwood Credit Card Bonuses

Earlier this week we got the official word that beginning in 2018, there will be some new Marriott credit card products and that both Chase and American Express will be issuers of cards in the Starwood/Marriott/Ritz Carlton portfolio. Not all of the details were announced, but we learned enough to know that there will be some shake-ups in the current credit card line-up come 2018. It is likely, though not 100% confirmed, that at least some of the current card…

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Earn 2,000 Bonus Chase Points With $20 eBags Purchase

We are starting to see more and more fun bonus offers from Chase Pay, and now there is a new one will award 2,000 bonus Chase Ultimate Reward points with a $20+ purchase at eBags.com made using Chase Pay and your eligible Chase Sapphire or Freedom card from December 1 – December 31, 2017. I personally value Ultimate Rewards points north of 1.5 cents each, so getting at least $30 worth of bonus points for a $20 purchase isn’t too shabby…

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Marriott Credit Cards to Be Issued By Chase and American Express

Many of us have been waiting anxiously to learn what will happen on the co-branded credit card front for Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest as they move forward in their merger. We recently got confirmation that the programs will remain separate in 2018, but beyond that, it is quite possible that a combined program is on the horizon, potentially as early as 2019. We don’t know those details yet, but we now have learned a lot more about what will…

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Double Check Your Sapphire Reserve’s $300 Travel Credit Now

If you applied for your Chase Sapphire Reserve before May 21, 2017, then you will want to make sure that you have used up your annual travel credit for 2017 ASAP. That annual $300 credit towards travel charged to the card gets used automatically as you use your Sapphire Reserve to pay for everything from airline tickets, to hotels, to cab rides, to train tickets, and so much more. You can check the status of your 2017 travel credit by logging…

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Earn 10x Chase Points at Walmart.com and Best Buy!

We have been traveling the last five days, so now that we are home, I am playing catch-up on the Black Friday deals as they relate to miles, points, and travel. I think a good place to start is on the new big bonuses you can get shopping at Walmart or Best Buy with a few different Chase credit cards via Chase Pay.   Earn 10x Points at Walmart.com Via Chase Freedom Offers The Chase Freedom already awarded 5x points…

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Chase Offering Some Sapphire Reserve Customers Bonus Points to Open More Accounts

It was not cheap for Chase to acquire all of their shiny new (often Millennial) Sapphire Reserve cardmembers, especially back when they were handing out 100,000 points worth $1,500 in travel booked through Chase to everyone who was approved and hit the spending requirement. I’ve numbers like 5 – 7 years, on average, for the bank to make that acquisition cost back, assuming that folks even keep the card for that long. However, an interesting trend I have seen with this card is…

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5x Points at Walmart and Department Stores Through the End of the Year

It is October so we are now in the 4th and final quarter of 2017, so the Chase Freedom gets a new round of 5x bonus categories! The 4th quarter Chase Freedom 5x bonus categories are Walmart and Department Stores, which should align well with the holiday season. As long as you activate the 5x bonus in time (you have until December 14th), you will earn 5x points on all eligible Walmart and department store purchases on your Chase Freedom, up to a…

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Hyatt Credit Card Awards $50 Statement Credit With Eligible Paid Stays

The Hyatt co-branded credit card just wrapped up a statement credit promotion to Whole Foods, and prior to that it ran a promotion that awarded 10% of your redeemed Hyatt points back this summer. On the heels of those promotions, it is now kicking off a new promotion that awards a $50 statement credit with $300+ in eligible charges at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties in the United States! From October 2, 2017, to January 1, 2018, if a Hyatt…

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Earn Points Referring Friends to the Chase Sapphire Reserve

One way that spouses, partners, and families can earn extra miles and points is by referring each other to rewards-earning credit cards. If Person A has a particular card, it is common that they can then earn a few thousand bonus points when they successfully refer Person B to the card, assuming Person B applies and gets approved. There is typically a cap to how many miles and points you can earn this way per year, but it can be…

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