I Got It! It’s Chase Ultimate Rewards Points That Are Awful!


From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... This week we finish up our three-part series on the downsides of the major flexible miles currencies -- Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Starpoints. The wonderful features of these … [Read more...]

Why You Should Use a Hyatt Credit Card

Hyatt Credit Card Benefits

I enjoy writing blog posts that argue against stuff. There are so many stories telling you to do this or do that, often because it leads to a sale. When you tell someone NOT to do something, it’s a little harder to work a pitch in. (And it’s not just blogging. In politics, smearing your … [Read more...]

Two United Airlines Cards You Might Want to Keep

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I wrote a post yesterday describing several reasons NOT to get a United Airlines credit card -- although there may still be reasons for some people to get one based on their individual travel situations and predilection for manufactured spend. (If you’re going through $20,000 a week, then … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying for Chase Ink Business Cards

Ink Plus 60K offer

This weekend is your last opportunity for the foreseeable future to apply for the Chase Ink Bold and Ink Plus business cards while the sign-up bonus has been temporarily increased to 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points. You'll need to spend $5,000 in the first three months to earn the bonus … [Read more...]

You Can Now Get 10X at Staples

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Per Chasing the Points and Travel Summary, $200 Visa gift cards are now available for purchase online. Possibility of 10x There is a possibility to get 10X at Staples now if you have a Chase Ink Card. I was able to use the Discover Cash Back portal to get 5% and also pay with my Chase … [Read more...]

Chase Might Drop 5X Rewards from Ink Business Cards

Chase focus group

A reader who shall remain nameless shared some surprising information from a recent focus group: Chase is considering eliminating the current ability to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent at office supply stores with its popular Ink Bold and Ink Plus business cards. This … [Read more...]