Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Category: Chase

Apr 15

Changes coming to Priority Club (Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, etc)

Priority Club, the loyalty program for hotel chains Intercontinental, Holiday Inn brands and others, has always been a bit of an enigma.  In terms of earning points, it is one of the best. They are generous with base and bonus earnings and the credit card is now the best in the business after the fall of Club …

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Jan 23

Intercontinental ups card bonus to 70,000 points

(Note: I do not receive any compensation for this card.  Just part of the service ’round these here parts.) Intercontinental’s Priority Club is not my favorite program.  The owner of the ICH brand, as well as Holiday Inn and a few others, is not known for generous perks, although they do run a ton of …

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Dec 29

When not to get a reward credit card…

I was just reading an article that described travel bloggers as credit card salespeople with a website. Yup, there are days… Having said that, there are definitely times when you should be passing on the credit card offer. Here’s a couple: If you carry a balance: Banks buy the rewards points from their airline/hotel/etc. affinity …

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Nov 12

Why an airline credit card may not be your best bet (even for that airline!)

(Please note: many of the cards that I will discuss are available through the travel rewards banner found toward the bottom of the page here.  You don’t have to use these links, of course, but if you do, I really appreciate the support!) Over the weekend, we went out for dinner with some friends.  As …

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Nov 06

Marriott Rewards Deep Dive: Part 1 of 3

Given the increased interest in hotel programs and their complementary nature with hotel programs, I decided to do a deep-dive on Marriott, similar to the one I did on Delta starting here.  I will use the same structure, with Part I about earning points, Part II focusing on redeeming points and Part III discussing elite …

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Oct 23

Foreign transaction fees and how to avoid them

Good news!  I was reunited with my trusty laptop today.  Bad news: They ended up charging me shipping fees, even though they said they wouldn’t.  Another reason to keep an eye on your computer. I was asked the other day about foreign transaction fees on credit cards.  Personally, I consider them one of the most …

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Oct 11

Southwest brings back the key to the best frequent flyer perk

As I’ve discussed in the past, the single best frequent flyer perk in existence is the Southwest Airlines companion pass (CP).  The pass allows you to bring a companion with you for free (ex-taxes) on all your Southwest flights.  It is good until December 31 of the year after you earn it.  You must earn …

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Oct 07

Chase Ink Plus: 70,000 points sign-up bonus ($700-875 or 70,000 miles)

The single best reason to get any rewards credit card is for the sign-up bonus.  And Chase just put out a whopper in its Ink Plus Business card, offering 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points for spending $5,000 in the first three months.  These points can be exchanged for a $700 statement credit or for …

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