Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express

Tweet  The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express The American Express Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card membership†. Earn points even faster to get more rewards for your business. 3X points on […]

How to Supercharge Your Priority Club Points Balance and Redeem them Like a Bandit

Tweet If you earn Priority Club points wisely and spend them efficiently, the program can be a tremendously valuable. Let’s talk first about the best way to spend Priority Club points. PointBreaks: How to Redeem Points Like a Bandit Every few months, Priority Club updates a list of hotel locations that are called PointBreaks.  The list […]

Why the Chase Sapphire Preferred is the Most Recommended Card

Tweet Over the last few years, I’ve done hundreds of credit card consults.  While I haven’t kept any records, I know for a fact that the card that I’ve recommended most often is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Why? My credit card consults are personalized (in that I read them myself and reply to each request personally […]

How to Save Up To 75% Off Priority Club Hotels

Tweet Right now, Priority Club hotels (includes brands like Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn) are combining two promotions that can lead to huge money saving opportunities. Priority Club PointBreaks Every few months, Priority Club deeply discounts the points required for stays at select hotels. The list is rather limited (about 100 locations in the States). […]

British Airways 50% Transfer Bonus Provides More Reasons to Pull the Trigger on an American Express Card

Tweet Based on speculations, rumors, and dark clouds on the horizon, it’s possible that the Ultimate Rewards program is going to take another huge step ahead of American Express Rewards points. The rumor (that’s all it is) is that Delta is going to be switching to a revenue based award program. That means the amount […]

The Underestimated Value of the Citi Premier ThankYou Reward Points

Tweet Typically, when I’ve evaluated the value of the major travel reward programs (Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, and ThankYou Rewards), I’ve often overlooked the important role of ThankYou Rewards points. The Disadvantages of the ThankYou Rewards Program They do not have any airline or hotel programs that allow point transfers.  This is a […]

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 […]

Ultimate Rewards Alert: Points Soon to Transfer to Southwest Rapid Rewards

Tweet Ultimate Rewards has been positioning itself as a serious competitor to the American Express Membership Rewards program (or is AMEX now the competitor?). I thought this post would be a good follow up to Monday’s post where I introduced the Rapid Rewards Program. When I wrote about how Ultimate Rewards are gaining on Membership […]