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Reader Question: Chase Travel Portal or Transfer to Airline Miles?

Last week I wrote about how and why you'd to want transfer Ultimate Rewards between accounts. If you haven't read it yet, stop and read before continuing with this post.

How & Why to Combine Points Between Ultimate Reward Accounts

Chase issues seven credit cards that earn a travel reward currency called Ultimate Rewards. Not all Ultimate Rewards, however, are created equal. This post will teach you: the logistics behind…

Walking Across America with Points: Week 1

Give a warm welcome to Mike Hammari, who is writing a series of guest posts about a trip across the US on foot that he is currently in the middle of...very much in the middle of. He just wrote me…

A Cost/Benefit Analysis for the Marriott Bonvoy Amex

In the spring of 2017 I opened a Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. At the beginning of this year, that card was product changed to the Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card. The Mariott…

Southwest Companion Pass Master Thread

The bonuses on all of the personal Southwest cards are tiered and the same: 40,000 Rapid Rewards for spending $1,000 within three months of opening the account An additional 20,000 Rapid Rewards…

Book BA Avios Awards Before Devaluation Tomorrow

May 30 (tomorrow), the price of British Airways Avios awards flying all of the following partner airlines will increase in price: Alaska AirlinesAir ItalyAmerican AirlinesCathay PacificFinnairJapan…

Buy Hilton Points Half Off: Last Chance

Through Tuesday, May 28, 2019 (tomorrow), you can buy Hilton Honors points and get a 100% bonus on the points purchased. You will need to log in to your Hilton account on that page before the sale…

The Two Ways to Value Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses

A note from Sarah Page: Scott originally wrote this post years ago, but it is still very much valid and important today.  Once a month we update a list of what, are in our opinion, the best travel…

Atlanta Delta SkyClub, Concourse F

A couple weeks ago, I booked a one-way Delta One flight between Atlanta and Buenos Aires for 45,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles (and just $5.60 in taxes). I was pretty dang excited about the…

Buy Hilton Points Half Off

Through May 28, 2019, you can buy Hilton Honors points and get a 100% bonus on the points purchased. You will need to log in to your Hilton account on that page before the sale details are……

First Ever Ultimate Rewards Transfer Bonus on Cusp of Avios Devaluation

For the first time ever, Ultimate Rewards is offering a transfer bonus to one of their loyalty program partners: British Airways Avios. Through June 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET, you will earn 30% more…

Last Day for United 60k & Marriott 100k Offers

Right now, the Chase United Explorer Card comes with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in three months, and an additional 20,000 United miles after spending an additional $6,000 total in the…

How I Pay Zero ATM Fees Worldwide

A note from Sarah Page: Scott originally wrote this post about the Schwab Bank High Yield Investor Checking Account debit card in March of 2014. I am re-posting it now as a reminder to all of you who…

Free Giveaway: $100 Southwest Gift Card

  This giveway is over. Congratulations to the lucky winner, Lanita J. Williams! I have two exciting bits of news: #1: Today is my 30th birthday :) 29 years ago #2: We are running a $100…

Get the Most Out of Your American Express Platinum Card

Note from Sarah Page: I am updating this post in light of the fact that the CardMatch tool is offering 100,000 Membership Reward bonus points for the Amex Platinum Card. Missed that news? Check here…

Walking Across America with Points: An Introduction

We've got a special treat for you today, MileValue readers! Meet Mike Hammari, who will be writing a series of guest posts about a cross-country trip he is currently in the middle of. Who needs miles…

Walking Across America with Points

We've got a special treat for you today, MileValue readers! Meet Mike Hammari, who will be writing a series of guest posts about a cross-country trip he is currently in the middle of. Who needs miles…

Fare War: $29 Inter-Island Hawaii Flights

I'll keep this brief as to be timely, as these fares won't last. Southwest just dropped their price on some of their brand new inter-island flight, between Honolulu and Maui, to $29, and Hawaii…

100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer!

Update 4/30: The CardMatch tool is back with the 100,000 Membership Reward bonus offer for the Amex Platinum card. This 100k offer resurfaces pretty regularly, so while not uncommon, it is worth…

Redeem AA Miles by Tomorrow for 10% Rebate

Attention AAdvantage cardholders!

Singapore Star Alliance Award Devaluation

Singapore Krisflyer, loyalty program of Singapore Airlines, increased the price of various partner award prices on April 16, 2019. These changes weren't without notice, as they announced in March the…

How to Check Your Chase 5/24 Count

A couple days ago I wrote a post clarifying the Chase 5/24 rule and it's relationship to small business credit cards. A reader asked the following question in the comments: "How do I figure out if I…

Clarifying Chase 5/24 in Relation to Business Cards

Opening five credit cards within 24 months will render you ineligible for any further Chase credit cards, until that five number has dropped to, at the most, four credit cards within the last 24…

Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: April 2019

Applying for business credit cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people don’t apply for business cards because they incorrectly believe they don’t…

United Drops Award Chart November 15

United published some heavy-hitting changes to their loyalty program over the weekend. In a nutshell, United is following Delta down the path towards a totally revenue-based loyalty program. United…