What to Do Now to Fly Flat Bed to Europe Next Summer

Get two cards now and meet their minimum spending requirements. Then in a few months when the points post, book your Business Class award to Europe for Summer 2017.

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.

These Are the Two Cards to Get If Just Starting with Miles

If you’re just getting started you need to get the most powerful combo of credit cards to earn miles. I’ve discussed the general strategy to maximize miles from credit cards over your lifetime recently, but let me be very specific for beginners.

Start with the Freedom Unlimited and Sapphire Reserve. While you’re at it, get the Ink Business Preferred if you have more spending capacity and a business. I recommend these 2-3 cards because:

They earn Ultimate Rewards, which transfer to seven types of airline miles, which can book over 60 airlines’ award space.
They complement each other.

Chase Sapphire Reserve®: 50k Ultimate Rewards + Tons of Benefits

The Chase Sapphire Reserve® offers 50,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 on the card in the first three months.
Plus it offers up to $700 in statement credits in the first year of cardmembership.
There's a $300 per calendar year to offset your first $300 in "travel" purchases.