From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… Recently I've been criticizing Chase Ultimate Rewards, writing about how they're falling behind many of the other major bank programs such as Citi ThankYou and Amex Membership Rewards. I won't relitigate those arguments here -- if … [Read more...]
Posts about "Ultimate Rewards"
These are the posts I've written about Ultimate Rewards, a program used by several Chase credit cards. Points can be transferred to a variety of other loyalty programs.
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… I have to admit I write a lot of nonsense. It comes with the territory of arguing against normally well-reasoned Conventional Wisdom. But occasionally I hit the mark. And in looking back at the year that was 2015, I think there … [Read more...]
Although I wrote earlier about the great new offer for 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points when you get the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, holiday shoppers should also consider the Chase Freedom. It's another card that earns Ultimate Rewards points and has no annual fee. … [Read more...]
Chase announced new rules last week that affect the ability to transfer your Ultimate Rewards points to an outside loyalty program such as United MileagePlus or Hyatt Gold Passport. It's important to note that these rules DO NOT affect your ability to transfer Ultimate … [Read more...]
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… There's been an upheaval in the miles and points community over the last few months because Chase has drastically tightened up on the endless churning of their Ultimate Rewards credit cards. The new rules, according to multiple … [Read more...]
For the infrequent traveler -- and even some of the most frequent travelers -- it makes sense to accumulate points with a generic bank rewards program rather than a specific loyalty program affiliated with an airline or hotel. What I'm referring to are programs like … [Read more...]
Diversification is an important tool when making any kind of investment. Frequent flyer miles are a horrible investment because they are almost universally devalued with time, but the description remains accurate. Miles and points and acquired today with the hope that … [Read more...]
This is a basic question, but one asked often enough that it deserves a public answer. Hopefully some of you beginners will find it helpful. If you’re interested, you can also learn my by coming to hear others and me speak at Frequent Traveler University this December, … [Read more...]
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... This week we finish up our three-part series on the downsides of the major flexible miles currencies -- Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Starpoints. The … [Read more...]
There's currently an opportunity to earn Ultimate Rewards points for free and make money, or alternatively just make a good amount of money and not earn points if that's what you're interested in. This is brought to you by our good friends at Staples. … [Read more...]