One reason I increasingly value credit card rewards points is the "transferable" nature of these currencies. Unlike frequent flyer miles, card points (such as Citi Thank You) allow transfers to a … [Read more...] about Misadventures Transferring Credit Card Points to Air France Flying Blue
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.
By now, almost everyone knows about the spreading scourge of "Basic Economy" airfares on the US3 legacy carriers. They claim the fares are a competitive response to ultra-low cost carriers like … [Read more...] about Credit Card Portals Still Selling Tickets in Basic Economy, Causing Trouble
When it comes to booking domestic travel, I can rarely get myself to use points. There's just too much value in booking international premium cabin tickets with points.However, with the advent of … [Read more...] about The Case for Booking Flights with Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
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 … [Read more...] about Are Ultimate Rewards Best Used for Buying Airfare Now?
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 … [Read more...] about Targeting Conventional Wisdom in 2015 (and 3 Predictions for 2016)
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 … [Read more...] about Minor But Important Changes to Ultimate Rewards Transfer Rules
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 … [Read more...] about While Chase Is Tightening Approvals, Ultimate Rewards Is Slowly Dying
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 … [Read more...] about Find the Best Airline or Hotel Transfer Partner
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 … [Read more...] about How to Transfer and Consolidate Ultimate Rewards Points
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 … [Read more...] about What Are Miles and Points?
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 … [Read more...] about I Got It! It’s Chase Ultimate Rewards Points That Are Awful!
I'm certainly not the first person to re-evaluate Ultimate Rewards in light of recent devaluations by several of its transfer partners, but I will try to put my own spin on the topic as always.By … [Read more...] about Is Chase Ultimate Rewards Still the Best Rewards Currency?