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Turquoise water and white sand

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Do you have a favorite point and miles currency? I do. It wasn’t always my favorite but, as I have continued in my points and miles journey, I have found that I am always wanting more Ultimate Rewards. Let’s look at some ways we can accumulate more Ultimate Rewards.   How to Accumulate Ultimate Rewards […]

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My favorite way to redeem my Chase Ultimate Rewards is to transfer them to Hyatt. You might be wondering why, and this post is your answer. Hyatt award stays offer oversized value. Of all the possible chains you can book with points, you’ll get the most value from Hyatt. I will be showing you multiple […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred

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I keep my Chase Sapphire Preferred card year after year. Why?, is a question you might ask. It has a $95 annual fee and I’ve already used the signup bonus so why keep it? Here are 5 reasons it will remain in my pocket.       Ability to Use Transfer Partners and Travel Portal […]

Beach pic with palm trees

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Recently, I’ve had discussions with a couple of people and realized after talking to them that they are totally NOT taking advantage of their credit card benefits. One friend lives in Salt Lake City and flies Delta a lot. Delta has an amazing Delta SkyClub Lounge. She has the AMEX Platinum Card and has not […]

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card  is our favorite card for beginners. It also comes with a $95 annual fee, which isn’t bad. One of the benefits of this card is an annual $50 hotel credit, which brings the annual fee down to $45. But how do you use the Chase Sapphire Hotel Credit? First, you […]

Capital One Lounge Lobby DFW

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Have you ever considered flying to a destination but not leaving the airport? Neither had I until the Capital One Lounge opened at DFW. I’d seen the photos and videos online–food, cocktails, showers, Peloton bikes. I needed to go! And I’d have free access with my Capital One Venture X card. I decided to try a […]

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Maybe you’ve had a card for a while and you don’t ever use it, or you used to use this credit card but now you don’t feel the annual fee is worth it. Maybe you signed up for a credit card just for the signup bonus and never had the intention of keeping it beyond […]

Turquoise water white sand and palm trees

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I’ve had the American Express Bonvoy Brilliant Card for a few years now. I also don’t plan to get rid of it because, despite the hefty $450 annual fee, the benefits work for me. You can read more about why I keep it here. Well, starting 9/22/22, there is a change to the American Express […]

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Recently I realized that there are some credit card myths that people hang on to.  I was talking to a friend about travel. He was looking for a plane ticket for an upcoming vacation and I asked him if he used credit card points and miles? His reply was that he didn’t want his credit […]

Narrow sandy beach with water on both sides

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What’s in your wallet? If it’s the Capital One Venture X Card, you just got more airport lounge access. You all know that I am the queen of hitting up a nice lounge to elevate my flying experiences, so the fact that Capital One adds more airport lounge access is welcome news. However, I have […]

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There are many great personal credit cards out there to help you travel on points and miles, but if you add business cards to your stash, you open up even more possibilities! I love business cards because the majority don’t count towards your Chase 5/24 count. Only Capital One (some), Discover, and TD Bank business […]

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One of our favorite ways to get more credit card points and miles is through the use of business credit cards. You may think that this doesn’t apply to you, but you would be surprised at how many people (including us before we started teaching points and miles) have received business credit cards with just […]

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For years, United Airlines was the only airline I flew consistently. We lived in Northern California and our tiny airport was only serviced by UA. Every time I flew it was United to San Francisco to get a connecting flight. My first experience with using credit card points and miles were getting an old United […]

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Here is our review of the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, the card we recommend over and over to beginners just starting out with credit card points and miles. It is also a card that we’ll always have in our wallets. We recommend that this be one of the first cards people apply for because of […]

Kimpton Hotel Room

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It’s no secret that I am a fan of IHG credit cards. They have given me great value internationally in Dubai and Vietnam. In both of those places, I got suite upgrades! I have also used IHG points to stay at beautiful Kimpton hotels in the USA. Redeeming IHG points at hotels like Holiday Inn […]

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Can you believe the costs of gas? If we have to pay a lot to use our cars, let’s at least get rewarded for it! Here are the best credit cards to use when paying for gas! Citi Premier Card The Citi Premier Credit Card is a transferable points card that earns ThankYou points. We […]

Island set in middle of turquoise water

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After watching Alex’s incredible trip to the Maldives, the number one question we keep getting asked is, “Which are the best cards for flights to the Maldives?” Let’s go over them!   American Airlines Credit Cards   The credit cards that give American Airlines miles have long been a favorite for booking on Qatar Airways […]

Overwater bungalow near white sand and turquoise water

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We get a lot of comments from our readers that they don’t want to pay a high annual fee for their credit cards. It’s important to understand that it is ALWAYS worth paying an annual fee the first year when you are getting the high welcome offer. It’s kind of like paying a discount for […]

brown sand and blue water

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We love the bonus offers we get with all credit cards. There are so many different types of points though – airline, hotel, and, my personal favorite, transferable points. The most flexible credit card points are transferable points. There are several types of transferable points including: Chase Ultimate Rewards American Express Membership Rewards Citi ThankYou Points […]

Delta Airplane

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Let’s talk about Delta Airlines and its credit cards. Personally, I really like Delta. Their seats are super comfortable, and I like to use them so I can use the Delta SkyClub Lounges! I get to visit Delta Sky Clubs almost anytime I fly Delta, thanks to my American Express Platinum card. Delta Airlines’ frequent […]

Blue water and lush green vegetation

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We love our main four transferable points types of credit cards. Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Capital One Venture Miles are all great ways to get free vacations. Can each of these transferable point credit cards get us to Hawaii?  Let’s check it out! Let’s see how many different […]

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