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The Points You Don’t Want to Use for Disney Stays

A little while back we won some nights at a fully staffed over-the-top villa in Jamaica via an online travel auction site. Then a month or so ago it all fell through, and with it so did our mid-summer family travel plans. We had won the villa at a real steal of a deal via a legit site and had gotten some friends pretty excited to travel with us. It was a true bummer when the folks who run the villa…

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How to Use Your 100,000 Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus Points

Today is the last full day you can apply online for the big 100,000 point sign-up bonus from the Chase Sapphire Reserve. This bonus is set to drop from the 100,000 points to 50,000 points at some point tomorrow, January 12, 2017, though it should last until March in Chase branches. I just got the Chase Sapphire Reserve last week, and I know many of you are in the process of doing the same before the sign-up bonus drops by half.…

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Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Bonus Ends Soon!

The biggest rewards credit card news of 2016 was probably the launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve and its 100,000 sign-up bonus points worth $1,500 (or even more) towards travel. We all knew the 100,000 sign-up bonus points were too good to last forever, but they did last for a number of months. Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Bonus Ending Well, that jig is up and according to The Points Guy, the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 point bonus is set…

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New: Book Awards to Hawaii Online for Just 25,000 Miles RT!

Grand Hyatt Kauai or St. Regis Princeville

Hawaii is a very popular award travel destination, and of course families are always looking for the best way to stretch their airline miles to get everyone there in as economical a way as possible. For a few years now one of the cheapest airline awards to Hawaii from the rest of the United States has been available via Korean Air. As is often the case with theses sort of things, you don’t actually fly on Korean Air to Hawaii…

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7 Ways to Travel on One Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus!

As you may have noticed, right now there the largest Ultimate Rewards credit sign-up bonuses we have ever seen via not one but two different cards. These big sign-up bonuses open a whole world of travel opportunities on points even if you are starting from scratch right now. The new-ish Chase Sapphire Reserve awards 100,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months, and the brand new Ink Business Preferred Card awards 80,000 points after you spend $5,000 in the…

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Moving Points From the Sapphire Preferred to the Sapphire Reserve

My husband recently pulled the trigger on the new Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, and thankfully was approved and will be the very happy recipient of 100,000 Ultimate Reward points as soon as he hits the $4,000 minimum spending requirement in the first three months. Probably like many of you, he has had the Chase Sapphire Preferred for several years and had been racking up points on it at a rate of 2x points on travel and dining, 1x elsewhere. Now that he…

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Very Often Best Card for Travel Purchases

My husband and his shiny new Chase Sapphire Reserve Card are now fast friends, and needless to say the card is in very frequent wallet rotation. Because he is working towards hitting the $4,000 minimum spending requirement to trigger the massive 100,000 Ultimate Reward point sign-up bonus, he is using it for almost everything right now, but many of his regular expenses end up being meals out and in travel categories anyway. Both of these expense categories ring in at 3x…

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Getting Approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card and 100,000 Points

What a week it has been in the miles and points world with the new Chase Sapphire Reserve card and its 100,000 sign-up bonus points officially launching both online and in Chase branches. Thanks to the generous sharing of info and data points that has happened online since the card was launched, we now have a pretty good idea of who is and isn’t likely to get approved…though of course nothing is set in stone. If you have been following…

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Now Live: Chase Sapphire Reserve and 100,000 Bonus Points!

Today is the day, the new Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card has officially arrived online, and it is every bit as amazing as we knew it would be! I’ve been doing this rewards credit card thing for many years now and this is the best publicly available offer and credit card that I can remember seeing. It’s that good. I want it for all the reasons that I’ll get to in a minute, but for more reasons I’ll also discuss,…

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Save $10 on Amazon Orders by Using One Point

Because of the relative difficulty of shopping in brick and mortar stores with Baby S, I have done even more online shopping this holiday season than normal. Much of that shopping has been from Amazon.com both because it is so easy, shipping is usually fast and free thanks to my Prime membership, and there have simply been so many promos that knock the price I am paying down ridiculously low levels. I’ve gotten 10% rewards from the Chase Freedom®, $15…

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