Chase Southwest Visa Plus Card Review and Introduction

Tweet Early in 2011 Chase made some dramatic changes to the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card.  This, of course, was in response to some dramatic changes with the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Program. Southwest Airline Rapid Rewards Quick Intro Southwest now uses a points based award system.  The number of points you earn […]

How to Make Your Own Lowest Rate Guarantee with Southwest | I Saved $500+

Tweet Typically, when you buy plane tickets it’s like timing the stock market. With stocks, you pick the best day to make your investment and hope that prices go up, not down afterward.  Usually, when you buy plane tickets you buy the ticket and hope prices go up, not down.  This method of buying plane […]

What Can You Do With Ultimate Rewards Points?

Tweet There is currently several credit card options for earning Ultimate Rewards Points. Chase Sapphire Preferred 40,000 point sign up bonus after spending $3,000 in the first three months. Chase Ink Bold (business card) 50,000 point sign up bonus after spending $5,000 in the first three months. Chase Plus (business card) 50,000 point sign up bonus after […]

How Many Chase Credit Card Applications are Permitted? Will I be Approved?

Tweet Since Chase is putting two outstanding offers back to back, people are obviously wondering if they’ll be able to get approved for the Chase Sapphire Preferred 50,000 bonus sign up promotion. While there is no definitive way I can answer that question, I hope to clear up a few myths and share some facts […]

Get 20-25% More Value Out of 50,000 Chase Sapphire Preferred Points

Tweet The thing to love about the 40,000 Ultimate Rewards offer is the flexibility of the points.  This is especially true if you already have a stash of air miles.  The Ultimate Rewards program will help you to get closer to the ever illusive free vacation. In this post, you’ll learn how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your […]

Money Saving Travel Articles Roundup

Tweet Our family is packing! We leave Papua New Guinea next week and we’ll be on the road for three and a half months.  We’ll be traveling to or through Australia, New Zealand, the States, and Canada.  I guess by the end of everything, I’ll know a few more travel related hacks to share with […]

5 Steps to Getting Approval for a Chase Credit Card [Even if You Were Denied]

Tweet The big promotion is finally over. I’ve had had a few follow up emails with people worried that they didn’t or won’t get approved.  In this post, I’ll give you a few tips to help give you the best possible chance of approval in case you didn’t get approved. 5 Steps for Getting a […]

$7,200 Worth of Free Travel in 12 months

Tweet Over at my personal finance blog I mentioned that this is the time to become an airline miles points junkie. However, newbies often wonder: is it really worth all the effort? I’ll answer that question in two ways. First, my recently launched Travel Free Coaching consultations help make the process so much easier.  I’ll […]