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...]

One United Mile Equals 0.87 Ultimate Rewards Points

UA Miles for UR Points

UPDATE: Since there appears to be some confusion about my intentions with this post, allow me to clarify that it is not meant primarily as a criticism of Chase or Ultimate Rewards. I find their advertising language amusing, but I find lots of things amusing and it's only meant as a … [Read more...]

Would You Give Up UA Miles for Ultimate Rewards Points?

I seem to be one of the only people who believes that Ultimate Rewards points don't deserve a premium value for their flexibility. Don't get me wrong, I think they are worth at least as much as United's miles, which is usually the most valuable transfer option. But I'm not willing to say … [Read more...]

Is Chase Ultimate Rewards Still the Best Rewards Currency?

I'm certainly not the first person to re-evaluate Ultimate Rewards in light of recent devaluations by several of its transfer partners, but I will try to put my own spin on the topic as always. By far one of the best uses of Ultimate Rewards points is to transfer them to other loyalty … [Read more...]

10,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Giveaway!

This week is important for me because it's when I started blogging for the first time about everything travel. Eventually, I honed in on award travel and made some great friends along the way. It's really been a great year and I hope to be able to blog more for my readers! To … [Read more...]

50K Bonuses for Delta, Southwest and Other Offers

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I will be making more of an effort going forward to share updates as credit card offers go up or down. Normally I don't bother. I'm not an affiliate for most cards, and it's annoying to see the same offer repeated ad nauseum. But it's become clear that not all blogs have the same audience. … [Read more...]