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 […]

9 Amazing Benefits of Ultimate Rewards (Above American Express Rewards)

Tweet The tides in the ocean of frequent flyer miles is always shifting. One definitive parting is the emergence of two very valuable credit card rewards programs – Ultimate Rewards (Chase) and American Express Rewards (American Express). In my book, How to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles from the Comfort of Your Living Room, I wrote, […]

How to Find the Best Credit Card Reward Program for Free Car Rentals

Tweet This week I had a question from a new Help Me Travel Cheap reader.  It was a question I hadn’t seriously researched, so it was time to fire up my slick Mac and get to work. Wait!  Before I get too far, I guess I should let you know what the question was. Craig, […]

American Express Rewards Continental Transfer Deadline is September 30th, 2011

Tweet Just a quick reminder to let you know that if you have American Express Rewards points that you’d like to transfer to Continental you must complete that transaction by September 30th, 2011. After that date you will no longer be able to transfer from American Express Rewards to Continental as AMEX and Continental are […]