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One of the best cards out there is not available to apply to anymore. The Ritz-Carlton card is one of my favorite cards that I keep and have no plans to get rid of. You may not be able to apply for it anymore but you can get it through a product change. These are […]

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Let’s check out the best limited-time credit card bonuses that are available now. We will look at each of these offers and see why they are valuable. It’s always good to evaluate and compare before you decide which to apply for. Some of these offers, like the Citi Premier Card, have been around for a […]

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It is no surprise that we love Chase Ultimate Rewards! We are always trying to get more of them so we can book a great Hyatt stay like our recent Hyatt Ziva Cancun stay. A great credit card that gives us Ultimate Rewards is the Chase Freedom Flex Credit Card. We love the Freedom Flex because […]

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  How often do you hear us recommend someone get the Chase Sapphire Preferred card? I’m sure most of our readers know what card we always recommend to every beginner travel hacker by now. It is our very favorite beginner card. This Chase Sapphire Preferred review will let you know why we love it so much!   […]

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We love our credit cards for the points/miles we earn for free to nearly free travel. We also enjoy all the benefits each card offers us that make the annual fee worth paying year after year. Did you know that some credit cards come with cell phone protection? Let’s go over these as the cost […]

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Do you have a favorite point and miles currency? I do. It wasn’t always my favorite but, as I have continued in my points and miles journey, I have found that I am always wanting more Ultimate Rewards. Let’s look at some ways we can accumulate more Ultimate Rewards.   How to Accumulate Ultimate Rewards […]

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My favorite way to use my Chase Ultimate Rewards is to transfer them to Hyatt. You might be wondering why and this post is your answer. Hyatt award stays offer oversized value. Of all the possible chains you can book with points, you get the most value from Hyatt. I will be showing you multiple […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred

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I keep my Chase Sapphire Preferred card year after year. Why?, is a question you might ask. It has a $95 annual fee and I’ve already used the signup bonus so why keep it? Here are 5 reasons it will remain in my pocket.   Ability to Use Transfer Partners and Travel Portal In order […]

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Using Citi ThankYou Points to stay at Choice Hotels used to be a very underrated option in my opinion. In fact, before writing this post, I hadn’t even considered it. Firstly, Choice Hotels are not my favorite brand as they are more economy type and I like to use my points on luxury stays. (A […]

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Recently, I’ve had discussions with a couple of people and realized after talking to them that they are totally NOT taking advantage of their credit card benefits. One friend lives in Salt Lake City and flies Delta a lot. Delta has an amazing Delta SkyClub Lounge. She has the AMEX Platinum Card and has not […]

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card is our favorite card for beginners. It also comes with a $95 annual fee which isn’t bad. One of the benefits you get with this card is an annual $50 hotel credit which brings the annual fee down to $45. But how do you use the Chase Sapphire Hotel […]

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Have you ever considered flying to a destination but not leaving the airport? Neither had I until the Capital One Lounge opened at DFW. I’d seen the photos and videos online–food, cocktails, showers, Peloton bikes. I needed to go! And I’d have free access with my Capital One Venture X card. I decided to try a […]

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The IHG Reward Club Premier Credit Card has an offer that makes it more compelling. It has had a signup bonus of 140K points for a while but an annual free night certificate has now been added to the bonus. This can be used at a stay that would cost 40K or less to book. […]

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Maybe you’ve had a card for a while and you don’t ever use it, or you used to use this credit card but now you don’t feel the annual fee is worth it. Maybe you signed up for a credit card just for the signup bonus and never had the intention of keeping it beyond […]

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One of the things we hear a lot is people’s reluctance to pay an annual fee on a credit card. Obviously, we’d love there to be no annual fees or at least to have them all waived the first year. Sadly, that is not usually the case. The key to this post is a reminder […]

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One type of credit card that we never cancel is most of our hotel-branded hotel cards. This is because we get more value from them than the annual fee we pay. With the exception of the Hilton credit cards (other than the Aspire), they each give us a free night certificate every year after we […]

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We have good news for you! The Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card has a new high signup bonus of 5 Free Nights (each night valued at up to 50,000 points)!  These do need to be used within the first year that you get them. To book with them, you. book one night at a […]

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I’ve had the American Express Bonvoy Brilliant Card for a few years now. I also don’t plan to get rid of it because, despite the hefty $450 annual fee, the benefits work for me. You can read more about why I keep it here. Well, starting 9/22/22, there is a change to the American Express […]

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Recently I realized that there are some credit card myths that people hang on to.  I was talking to a friend about travel. He was looking for a plane ticket for an upcoming vacation and I asked him if he used credit card points and miles? His reply was that he didn’t want his credit […]

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What’s in your wallet? If it’s the Capital One Venture X Card, you just got more airport lounge access. You all know that I am the queen of hitting up a nice lounge to elevate my flying experiences, so the fact that Capital One adds more airport lounge access is welcome news. However, I have […]

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The Citi Premier card has a new, limited-time bonus of 80,000 ThankYou points! This is up from the usual 60,000 points offered. ThankYou points are one of our favorite points because they are transferable points. This means they can be transferred directly to one of Citi Bank’s many travel partners which leads to more flexibility […]

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