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A Sweet Spot Redemption to Japan: ANA via Virgin Atlantic
If you've ever wanted to travel to Japan, whether or not you actually made those dreams a reality, you know that Japan is EXPENSIVE. It is expensive to fly there and it is expensive once you arrive. Despite the costs, Japan is a very unique destinati
Putting the Pieces Together
Last week we spent even MORE time talking about Chase. In addition to the ever-important 5/24 Rule, there are a few keys to maximizing your Chase Ultimate Rewards: Using the “Chase Trifecta”. By using the right card for each purchase you
Five Traps for Newbies
In yesterday's post, I explored the value of various points and miles. While it is a personal decision and calculation, it takes times of earning and burning to come up with your own valuations. For the beginners, I offered these “minimum”
Help! What are my Points Worth?
In the first week of Travel on Points, Sarah wrote an article outlining the various “values” of points and miles and hinting that we would present our own valuation of points and miles. Without further ado, let's dive in!!! The Big Pictur
The Chase Trifecta (2020)
How do you maximize earning Chase points? That's easy. Obtain the Chase Trifecta. CSP/CSR, the Freedom Flex and the Freedom Unlimited (or Ink Unlimited) make an almost perfect trio of cards for bonus and non-bonus spending!
Getting to Know the World of Hyatt and its Credit Card.
If you aren't familiar with the World of Hyatt, now's the time to right that wrong! Despite its (relatively) small footprint around the world, Hyatt is the favored program of most travel bloggers. Sarah and I feel the same and I hope to convince you,
Can I apply for a business card? If so, what are the best cards?
With absolute certainty, I answer this question “It depends.” Sure, anyone and everyone can fill out a bank application and write down half-truths, broad embellishments or outright lies. For me, none of these are acceptable in day-to-day
After two weeks of blog posts, we thought it might be useful to review where we've been and summarize a few key take-away points from the blog so far. Know what 5/24 is, and where you stand. We really cannot emphasize this enough. Chase's rule that t
The Ins & Outs of Southwest Rapid Rewards
You either Luv or hate Southwest Airlines (IATA: WN). It seems there is no in-between regarding America's favorite low cost carrier. For the luvers (I can do this all day!) of WN, they cite the 2 free checked bags, numerous direct flights, friendly s
Which Chase Sapphire Card is Right for Me?
Now that you know deciding between the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve is your first major travel card decision, how do you know which one is right for you?