Marriott and Chase announced two limited-time offers today for their co-branded Bonvoy credit cards — including one that can score you 100,000 bonus points.
I was excited to see Chase announced today an increased welcome bonus for their Ink Business Preferred card — a product we praise for its earning structure and relatively low annual fee.
But the new offer packs a bit of a gut punch for many people, especially during such an economically tumultuous time.
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].”
The annual fee is due for my Delta Reserve American Express card. But I truly couldn’t definitely decide whether or not to keep or cancel it. With upcoming, sweeping changes across the Delta American Express spectrum, I called Amex to see if they had any good retention offers.
Here’s what happened.
Yes, You Can Earn Miles When Paying with Points! A Rookie Wednesday Post
We’ve certainly seen a marked increase not only in travel and transit categories but some boosts to general cashback cards, as well.
The busy holiday season means airport rides and holiday celebrations — a perfect time to use rideshare! So with that, here are our picks for the best credit cards to use on your rideshare purchases!
Imagine waking up in your hotel room, opening the curtains, and seeing…Earth. From above it.
If all goes as planned, you may live this scenario in just six years — while enjoying a stay at the Von Braun Rotating Space Station, part of “mankinds [sic] first space station with artificial gravity.”
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.
Discovering a great mileage run deal from your home airport or city is always fantastic.
But what if you live somewhere like Omaha, Bismarck, or Casper — and most of the good runs begin in Chicago, New York, Vegas, or somewhere in California?
Take a positioning trip to wherever your mileage run starts!
While not ideal, it may be your only choice. (Don’t forget Adam at Juicy Miles can personalize an MQM or MQD run for you!)
“But that’s more time and money!” you may fear.
Money? Maybe not. Or at least, not as much as you think. Using some points and credit card benefits, it can be done.
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.
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.