Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Air Canada’s Aeroplan as a Transfer Partner

Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of our favorite flexible rewards currencies, and today’s news adds a much needed boost for Ultimate Rewards.

New $200 American Express Travel Hotel Credit – Don’t Sleep on It

If you’ve been following the news in our hobby, you’ve probably already heard of the “enhancements” recently added to The Platinum Card® from American Express: 

Annual fee is now $695 (Rates & Fees) for new accounts opened on or after July 1, 2021 For existing cardmembers, the new annual fee will take effect on the annual renewal date on or after Jan.

American Express Adds Welcome Offer on One of Its Best No-Annual-Fee Business Cards.

I’ll never get tired of saying that The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express is one of our favorite cards. This $0 annual fee card (Rates & Fees) that earns 2X on all purchases up to $50,000 a year (1x thereafter) should be in each business owner’s wallet. 

Quite a few people who are eligible for small-business cards don’t realize that they have a legitimate business and can, in fact, quality for one.

Citi ThankYou Adds AA AAdvantage as a Limited Time Transfer Partner

In a little bit of a shocking move, Citi has announced a new limited time ThankYou Points transfer partner - American AAdvantage.

Starting July 18, 2021 and running through November 13, 2021, if you have either the Citi Premier Card or the Citi Prestige Card, you can transfer ThankYou Points 1:1 to American AAdvantage miles. If you have the Citi Preferred or the Citi Rewards+ cards, you can transfer the points 2:1.

Greece 2021 Trip Report – Part 1

A trip to Greece has been on my to do list for a long time, but, I must admit, I was a bit put off by pictures of crowded beaches and tourist overrun islands. But when I learned that Greece is one of the first European countries to open to U.S.

Best-Ever 80k Point Bonus on The Citi Premier Card

It seems like every few days now we're writing about updated product offers. What an exciting time in the world of points and miles.

Citi has updated the Citi Premier Card with a new welcome offer of 80,000 ThankYou Points after spending $4,000 in purchases within the first three months. This is the best ever welcome bonus on this product that we’ve seen and a significant bump from the standard 60,000 ThankYou Points offer. 

Citi ThankYou Points are often overlooked in favor of Membership Rewards or Ultimate Rewards, but they shouldn’t be ignored.

LifeMiles Sweetspot: One-way to Europe in Business Class for 35,000 Miles

Avianca’s frequent flyer program, LifeMiles, is a program many people love to hate. Yes, there is a somewhat quirky web interface, hard to reach customer service and often the program doesn’t show the same award space as other Star Alliance partners.

A Roundup of All of the Chase Offer Updates

Oh, what a time to be alive and to be in this hobby!

It seems like every week we hear about another mega offer from one of the major credit card issuers. Just recently, Chase came out with a huge 100,000 welcome bonus on one of its most popular cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.

And yesterday, most people likely were focused on the relaunch of the The Platinum Card® from American Express. But Chase also came out with a few new and improved offers on a number of their products.

United Polaris Review Covid Edition: Newark to Tel Aviv Polaris

Anna’s note: Israel is still closed to tourists and only Israeli citizens are allowed to enter. Please check updated travel restrictions before making any plans.

Know the Entry Requirements for Each Country

As travel resumes, it’s paramount to know each country’s requirements, even if you are just transiting through and are there for a short layover. I like IATA’s Travel Regulations Map and Kayak also maintains a comprehensive list of travel restrictions by country. 

United has its own resource where you can check international travel requirements.

Chase Freedom Q3 2021 Bonus Categories: Register Now

Two of Chase’s best earning cards have no annual fees. The old Chase Freedom (no longer available to new applicants) and the new Chase Freedom Flex offer 5% on rotating bonus quarterly categories. Cardmembers need to first activate the cash back each quarter to receive 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories. 

Registration has just opened up for the Chase Freedom Flex and the Chase Freedom 5X bonus categories for Q3 of 2021.