Personal Proof: Get Two Chase Sapphire Preferred Sign up Bonuses

Tweet There’s no better way to introduce this post than to say that your results may vary. A few weeks ago, I wrote about a plan to get 180,000 Ultimate Rewards points in sign up bonuses.  Basically, the plan involved getting the Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa and then later the Chase Sapphire Preferred MasterCard.  At the same […]

How to Maximize Chase Freedom 2013 5x Categories

Tweet The Chase Freedom card doesn’t get a lot of press time here at Help Me Travel Cheap. The reason is simple: its sign up bonus is a lot less than most travel related credit cards.  Currently, the sign up bonus for the Chase Freedom MasterCard and Visa are both 10,000 points, which is equivalent to $100 cash […]

Transfer Ultimate Rewards When Canceling a Linked Credit Card

Tweet If you are going to cancel an Ultimate Rewards credit card account, it is essential that you transfer your Ultimate Rewards before canceling.  In the last month, I’ve cancelled two Chase Sapphire Preferred cards.  The first was my wife’s card.  The second was my own.  I actually cancelled my Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa in order to open up […]

Chase Ink Products Lower Minimum Spend & Get Help Navigating All the Ink Products

Tweet Let’s start off with the good news first. Chase has lowered the minimum spend on the following Chase Ink products: Ink Bold – 50,000 point bonus after spending $5,000 in the first three months Ink Plus – 50,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first three months Ink Classic – 20,000 after spending $3,000 […]

The 3 Most Valuable Airline, Hotel, and Points Programs for the Average Joe

Tweet When it comes to collecting and redeeming points and mileage, we all fall somewhere along the line of newbie to fanatic.  Depending on your personal classification, that will impact which program you think is the best. However, for today I’m going to have a conversation with the average Joe. I think most of my […]

The Ultimate Newbie Guide to Redeeming Ultimate Rewards for Travel

Tweet In the world of free travel hacking, there are two elements each of us must learn to improve – earning and redeeming.  Most of the material on this blog is about earning, but today I want to help you easily and effectively learn how to redeem your Ultimate Rewards (UR) points for travel. To […]