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 […]

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 Booking Service Launch | Best Value Analysis

Tweet With the justified popularity of Ultimate Rewards, many of us are earning and collecting hoards of Ultimate Rewards (UR) points. However, we cannot forget the goal is never merely to collect or simply to earn, but to use those points to help us board a plane, get in a hotel, or sit in a […]

Maximize Ultimate Rewards | Discover the Smartest Way to Redeem Ultimate

Tweet My magic 8-ball is telling me that many of you are accumulating Ultimate Rewards points using either the Chase Sapphire Preferred or the Ink Bold Business card. (Either that, or my analytics and stats tell me this.) I also predict that you want to use your Ultimate Rewards points, not just accumulate them. I’ve […]

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 […]

Simple Steps to Maximizing Your Mileage Rewards on Black Friday Purchases

Tweet Once several years ago, I went Black Friday shopping for the first time. That same year I also vowed never to go Black Friday shopping again!  I couldn’t stand the crowds. I didn’t like the fighting for a DVD player just like it was a fight for the liberation of an oppressed nation. A […]