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 […]

Confessions of a Hypocritical Travel Blogger | I Don’t Do App-O-Ramas

Tweet One of the goals of Help Me Travel Cheap is to share my travel knowledge and insight so you can benefit from what I’m learning about nearly free travel. But the other day I realized that there is one piece of advice I’ve shared on this blog that I don’t actually follow. So, you […]

Travel Credit Card Reward Spending Guide By Bonus Categories

Tweet By owning Help Me Travel Cheap, I sometimes get to cheat.  I get to do things that I’d like to do anyways and turn it into a blog post. If you’re going to turn credit card rewards into nearly free travel, you’ll need to know which is the best card to use for different […]

The Ultimate Guide to Free(ish) 2012 Summer Travel

Tweet This week I had a post appear at Get Rich Slowly. That’s probably not new news to half of you since many of you just discovered this blog as the result of that post. In addition to receiving an influx of new subscribers, I also had a whole battalion of credit card consult requests. […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred 100,000 Bonus Point Offer (Targeted)

Tweet Update 6/25/11 – Flyer Talk makes it clear that the ability to bump the bonus is officially dead.  The only way to get the total K100 is to be targeted.  But, don’t cry – 50,000 is still an amazing offer! I was quite happy to see the Chase Sapphire Preferred 50,000 bonus offer.  Unfortunately, […]

Best Credit Cards for Getting Free Hotel Stays

Tweet I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog helping you get in the air for free with the best airline credit cards.  Today I’ll share some tips on getting free hotels with hotel credit cards. For the sake of this post, I’ll focus on hotel earning opportunities in Honolulu.  Why?  Because I’ve been […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred Vs. Citi ThankYou Premier Card

Tweet Not much has changed on the best credit card landscape for June 2011. So instead of writing a new best credit card roundup post for June, I decided to put the two best current (and similar) offers head to head to see which is the better offer if you can only sign up for […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Preferred Ultimate Rewards Value Analysis

Tweet Today we’ll be looking at the the points system associated with Chase Sapphire and Chase Sapphire Preferred.  Here at Help Me Travel Cheap I’m in the process of comparing the travel value of different credit card rewards programs. **Update: As of May 16th, 2011 Chase is offering a 40,000 sign up bonus for the […]