Which is Better: Chase Sapphire Reserve or The Platinum Card from American Express?by Jess Farley
The Platinum Card® from American Express and the Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ are two of the most sought-after premium travel rewards cards, both offering a full suite of travel perks and benefits, and commanding high annual fees – $450 for the Sapphire Reserve and $550 for the Amex Platinum. While both cards offer top-tier perks and benefits, some fundamental differences set them apart that could play a significant role in helping you decide which card is best for you.
Best Credit Cards for Extended Warranty Coverageby Jess Farley
The majority of rewards cards provide a host of ancillary benefits, outside of points and miles, that can have a significant impact on which card you use for each purchase. Here, we’re shining a light on extended warranty policies offered by major credit providers and highlighting the best rewards cards to use when making a purchase.
Best $0 Annual Fee Credit Cards with 0% Intro APR (Updated February 2018)by Jess Farley
Credit cards with 0% intro APR’s on purchases or balance transfers are a low-cost option for financing major purchases and offer an alternative to personal loans. But it’s essential to repay the balance on the card before the promotional interest rate expires, or you may wipe out any gains you’ve made.
How to use the Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Travel Creditby Jess Farley
The Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ has been a runaway success since its release in August 2016. It has been so successful that JPMorgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, noted during an investor conference that the rapid take-up of the card would put…
10 Marriott & SPG Properties to Book Before Award Prices Rise in March 2018by Jess Farley
As we covered earlier in the week, Marriott and SPG have announced significant changes to award chart categories for 2018 with a mammoth 1,576 hotels set to change award category on March 6, 2018. If you have any SPG or Marriott award bookings on the horizon, you’ll want to review these changes to ensure you’re getting the best deal. If the hotel you intend to book is moving up a category, you need to book before March 6. If the property is going down, hold off booking until after March 6, and you could save yourself a pile of points.
Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Worth the $450 Annual Fee?by Jess Farley
A common question we field here on the blog, and in our Facebook community Award Travel 101, is whether the Sapphire Reserve is worth the $450 annual fee. With the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card available for a $95 annual fee (waived for the first year), at what point does it make sense to pay $450 a year for the Sapphire Reserve?
Best Credit Cards for Everyday Purchases in 2018by Jess Farley
With so many rewards-earning credit cards on the market, each offering their unique selling point, it can be hard to know which card to swipe for each purchase. Determining which card to use for everyday purchases that don’t fall under a bonus category is key.
Best Credit Cards for Supermarkets & Groceries in 2018by Jess Farley
Whether you’re shopping for one or feeding the whole family, most of us head to the shops every week to purchase groceries, and points and miles fans can earn a ton of extra rewards by swiping the right card at the checkout. Groceries are one of life’s essential expenses and provide an excellent opportunity to bag additional points or cash back.
Best Credit Cards for Office Supplies & Mobile Phone Services in 2018by Jess Farley
Whether you’re a one-man-band, bootstrapped out of your parent’s garage, or department head at a multi-national corporation, office supplies and cellular services can make up a significant portion of your business spend each month.