I recently activated and used my Chase Sapphire Reserve DoorDash benefits. (Our stove was broken and we needed some pasta for our Italian night. DoorDash to the rescue!)
In case you forgot about this perk — or need some handholding and explaining — here’s how it works!
Today’s the first day Chase Freedom cardholders can take advantage of this quarter’s 5%/5X categories: Amazon and Whole Foods purchases!
Please note the Chase Freedom links now direct you to the new and improved card, the Chase Freedom Flex.
A friend shared a rather disturbing story yesterday.
“Someone tried to steal all of my Chase points last weekend,” he said, his eyes wide. “I have over a million [points].”
If you dumped your Chase Sapphire Reserve (or plan to) consider this: the rebooted American Express Green Card‘s (which matches the CSR’s bonus categories) limited time offer ends tomorrow night, January 15.
I received an email this morning announcing a new Uber Eats promo code — and of course want to share with you! 🙂
Please note: this post has been edited to reflect changes to certain credit card names, images, and earning structures.
For better or worse, I’m a loyal Delta flyer. Delta’s co-branded American Express cards sort of come with that territory. But Chase’s credit cards, however, are starting to pique my interest (especially now that I’m finally dipping under 5/24!) when it comes to actual point accrual and redemption. And their low to no annual fees sure are interesting, too.
Monday’s post about airline gift cards no longer (reliably) crediting back as part of Amex Platinum and Amex Gold airline incidentals wasn’t happy news for most people.
Heads up, Southwest travelers. Hopefully it’s a glitch (or payback for my teasing them) but the airline of LUV quoted me two wildly different prices to change an award flight. Quick Backstory My family and I have an upcoming trip to Las Vegas for a friend’s birthday party. We opted to fly Southwest from Burbank instead of Delta out of LAX for a few reasons: LAX is a disaster right now (more than usual). Flying to Vegas from LAX would take longer than driving. BUR is closer to our house. And much simpler. I had Rapid Rewards points to burn, thanks to one of my clients who nearly always books us contractors on Southwest I had enough Rapid Rewards points for one round trip, so I used them for my reservation. My wife and daughter booked using a separate Rapid Rewards account topped off with enough points thanks to a…
American Express appears to have eliminated a key perk of Fine Hotels & Resorts in Las Vegas: no more $100 resort credit for food and beverage. But a much cheaper credit card is here to save us!
The topics of “independence” and “travel,” got my mind going a bit. I thought about “free agents”: people who shop around for the best deal and don’t stick to just one airline or hotel loyalty program.
Many Rene’s Points readers are very loyal — or at least rather partial — to Delta Air Lines. Because I’m a Delta Medallion and fly the mothership during 90% of my travels, really I’m not an airline free agent per se.
At least not yet, though the mothership sometimes does cute things to test us (like upgrade people in Basic Economy, sell first class seats for $2, devalue SkyMiles…)
Hotel-wise, that’s a different story. That’s where I am a free agent and I must say — I kind of like it.
Like most things in life, it has its pros and cons.