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 […]

United Airlines MileagePlus Program Overview

Tweet Today we’re continuing a series where I’ll be featuring some of the basic, introductory material about different award programs.  That way if you’re new to the ‘game’, you can just read this cheat sheet rather than trying to compile all the information by yourself. Previously reviewed: American Airlines Advantage Program United Airlines MileagePlus Program […]

Ultimate Rewards for Flights Vs. American Express Rewards

Tweet Due to the popularity of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, it seems as though we need to put it against a long time non-mileage card to see how the Ultimate Rewards compare to American Express Rewards cards. For a basic introduction, I’ve done a review of American Express Rewards. Annual Fee Comparison We all […]

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 […]