Turn 83k Marriott Points Into 25k+ Of Almost Any Mile

When you're shut out from the majority of Chase cards, you loose access to tons of rewards and reward earning opportunities due to what everyone calls the Chase 5/24 rule. If you've opened more than five credit cards from any bank (with the exception of most business cards) in the last 24 months, then Chase will deny you for almost all of their cards (with the exception of these).

10% Points Rebate on Hyatt Stays This Summer

Those with a Hyatt Credit Card can get a 10% rebate of Hyatt points redeemed on stays between June 1 and September 5, 2017, as long as they register by June 30th. Those dates don't apply to when you book, but when you actually stay at a Hyatt.

Travel Protection Benefits of Chase Cards

Accidents happen. Delays occur. Baggage gets lost. The more you travel, the more you're exposed to these kinds of risks. Conveniently, many of the travel credit cards you guys already carry offer protection against these kinds of risks.

If you're looking to open a new travel credit card, chances are travel protection benefits won't be your number one criteria on which you'll call judgement. But if you travel often and on expensive trips, then it should at least be a consideration.

Last Day to Retroactively Earn 5 Airline Miles Per Dollar on Gas & Uber

Tomorrow, March 14, 2017, is the last day to register your Chase Freedom to earn 5x Ultimate Rewards at gas stations, on Uber, and other local commuter transportation costs that you can transfer (circuitously) to United, Korean, British Airways, Southwest, Virgin Atlantic, Flying Blue, and Singapore miles.

This is different than the new Chase Freedom Unlimited card, which Scott reviewed here.

If you register by tomorrow, your Freedom purchases will earn 5x on those categories retroactively to January 1, 2017 (up the standard limit of $1,500 spent in the bonus category per quarter).

On March 15, you will

Sapphire Reserve’s 100k In-Branch Bonus Ending SOON

The current sign up bonus that comes with the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card when you apply online is 50,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 on the card within three months of opening it.

If you apply in a Chase branch, you can still get the previous 100,000 Ultimate Rewards bonus for meeting the same minimum spending requirement of $4k in three months that was yanked from the online application in January. This in-branch offer will only last through March 11, 2017.

10x For Hotels/Cars on Freedom & Freedom Unlimited in March

During the month of March, charging a hotel or car rental reservation to your Chase Freedom or Freedom Unlimited Card will earn you 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. The cap on the promotion is $2,500, so the maximum Ultimate Rewards you can earn is 25,000 per card.

Reader Inquiry: At 4/24, Which Chase Card To Get Next?

I recently received the following email from a reader:
Hi Sarah,
 
My husband is currently at 4/24 (as long as the Chase Ink Business doesn't count) so I would love for him to get another Chase card. Which Chase card would be best? 

Chase Freedom
Chase Hyatt
Chase IHG
Chase United
Chase ? (Is there a better Chase card to apply for?) 

Thanks for your help!
 

The reader's husband opened all of the following Chase cards in the last 24 months:

Sapphire Reserve
Sapphire Preferred
Southwest Plus
Southwest Premier 
Ink Plus Business

Yes--that is five cards listed.

Trying to Stay Under 5/24? 4 Business Cards With Valuable Sign Up Offers

If you have opened five credit cards from any issuing bank in the last 24 months, Chase usually will not approve you for their credit cards.

DON’T FORGET to Use 2016’s $300 Travel Credit for Sapphire Reserve!

If you signed up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve recently, read this post. This is an important reminder so you don't forget to maximize the benefits of the card.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve comes with $300 of travel statement credits per calendar year to offset your first $300 in “travel” purchases.

Apply In Branch for Ink Preferred if Over 5/24 & to Waive Annual Fee

The miles and points community, for valid reason, freaked out over the release of the Sapphire Reserve and it's 100k Ultimate Rewards sign up bonus back in August.