What Are the Best Flexible Rewards Points for Travel?by Jess Farley
The key to successful rewards travel is flexibility. In today’s post, we break down the benefits of cash back, fixed-value, and transferrable points to help you find the right type of rewards for big travel savings.
Leveraging Hotels.com Rewards Instead of Hotel Loyalty Programs by Jess Farley
Hotel loyalty programs such as Hilton Honors and IHG Rewards Club are a fantastic way of leveraging hotel stays, and everyday spend for free nights, upgrades, free meals, and rockstar treatment. But hotel chains aren’t the only providers to offer bonus nights and elite status. Hotels.com offers a simple, easy reward structure that is especially useful when booking stays with independent and botique properties.
How to Consolidate Transferable Points for an Award Ticket by Jess Farley
Holding points across a range of rewards programs allows you take advantage of award availability as it appears, no matter which program it’s in. It also means you’re not locked into one program that may not have award availability to your destination, or coverage in that location in the case of hotels.
Best Credit Cards for Price Protection by Jess Farley
Ancillary benefits such as price protection don’t sound quite as sexy as free flights or five-star hotels, but there’s every possibility you’ll receive more dollar value from card benefits than credit card rewards over the life of your card. Provided you know what items your card covers and you can navigate the claims process, price protection can potentially save you thousands of dollars per year.
Earn 60,000 Ultimate Rewards with Chase Sapphire Bankingby Sam Helmy
You can now earn 60,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards points for opening or upgrading to a Chase Sapphire Banking account. To earn the bonus, you will need to deposit $75,000 of new money into the Chase Sapphire account and maintain it for at least 90 days.
Updated Terms for Approvals & Signup Bonuses with Sapphire Credit Cardsby Sam Helmy
Chase has updated the offer details and approval requirements for its Sapphire family of cards. In Summary: If you have any card in the Sapphire product family or have received a new cardmember bonus from those cards in the past 48 months you’re not eligible to be approved for another Sapphire family card. If you currently hold a Sapphire credit card you may be eligible to change the Sapphire card you have to a different card, but you will not receive a new cardmember bonus if you change cards.
American Express® Business Gold Cardby Jess Farley
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express offers a fantastic return on business spend and a high-value welcome bonus. The card has relatively few application restrictions, making it an excellent option for folks that don’t qualify for the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card due to 5/24.
Top Credit Cards for Trip Interruption & Trip Cancellation Insurance by Jess Farley
With roughly 15% of US travelers having to cancel or change their travel plans each year, investing in quality travel insurance is a must. But one of the issues with travel insurance is it can be prohibitively expensive, with 3rd party insurance plans increasing the cost of travel by as much as 10%.