Existing Chase Ink Plus cardmembers had reason to be concerned when Chase announced a new card with lower earnings. We now have confirmation on what they’ll do with existing Ink Plus cardmembers.
I carry 3 Chase cards in my wallet at all times for a reason. Ultimate Rewards is one of the best currencies out there for earning and redeeming points for award travel. Chase just quietly made Ultimate Rewards better.
The Chase Ultimate Rewards cards have been among my favorites for a few years now. The flexibility of how you can spend those points is a big part of the equation. I recommend these cards frequently to friends and family because of the ability to transfer points in small or large quantities to many airlines and hotel companies, like United Airlines, British Airways and Hyatt Gold Passport. The cards have also been historically flexible in allowing transfers of points to other people. I’ve helped out close friends in the past […]
A couple of quick updates on my post about the possible restriction of Visa and MasterCard branded gift card sales at Staples: Some Different Math on Gift Cards: I’m not a fan of buying Visa and MasterCard gift cards from office supply stores. I used to be before the fees went up. But, Shawn from Miles to Memories decided to lay out the math for a way to buy gift cards “for free”. How does he do it? This only works with a card that earns flexible currency like Chase […]
The banks are eager to attract customers right now. The best banks with the most rewarding cards are aggressively courting new customers. And yet, lots of the folks I talk to don’t have these credit cards. They have other cards, cards that just don’t earn the sort of day-to-day value the best cards do. What makes that even more painful is that the sign-up bonuses are pretty much at all-time highs.
Chase Ink cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points are my favorite cards. View From the Wing is reporting that sign-up bonuses have increased to 60,000 points from the normal 50,000. The last time Chase did this it only lasted about a week, so you should consider this sooner than later. How about a $5 trip to Chicago? Points and Pixie Dust did just that with a little bit of planning. United is sending up smoke signals about converting to a more revenue-based frequent flyer program. HT: chitownflyer on Milepoint Is […]
You know the saying. If at first you don’t succeed….. That truly is the motto for approvals with Chase for credit cards. A few months ago Chase rolled out increased sign-up bonuses for the Chase Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards. I decided at that point I should take my own advice and apply for one of the cards that I didn’t have because the sign-up bonuses are so good. I applied online for an Ink Plus card and got the message that my application was under consideration. No biggie. […]