How to Earn Delta Diamond Medallion Without Spending $15,000 on Deltaby Jess Farley
Achieving top-tier elite status with Delta requires a lot of butt-in-seat miles, creative use of partner airlines, or a significant amount of credit card spend. Unfortunately, Delta doesn’t allow you to make use of the status challenge path to reach Diamond Medallion, only Silver, Gold, and Platinum. We’ve outlined a few ways to get to Diamond without spending $15,000 on Delta, however.
Guide to Companion Fares & Companion Passes by Jess Farley
Companion pass, companion certificate, companion fare, or companion ticket. While the terms are much alike, they all carry different definitions as to what constitutes a companion pass or ticket. Some airlines have designed their companion pass as a well thought out feature of their rewards program, worthy of attention and pursuit, while others have turned it into a lazy half-benefit, slipped into the backend of a credit card’s benefits as an afterthought, and offering only marginal value.
Signup Bonus and Earning Potential – Sapphire Reserve vs. Sapphire Preferredby Jess Farley
The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card initially launched with a massive 100,000-point signup bonus. An ultra-premium Ultimate Rewards-earning travel rewards card that shook the points and miles world. Competing with the likes of the Amex Platinum and Citi Prestige card, you’ll pay a hefty annual fee to keep this card, but the benefits truly are second to none. Here are the numbers even with a 50,000-point current bonus that is available.
How to use the Amex Gold & Platinum Airline Travel Creditby Jess Farley
Back in 2010, American Express launched an innovative first for premium credit cards, introducing a $200 airline fee credit to to cover the costs of checked bags, in-flight food, airfare change fees, lounge passes, and more. While groundbreaking at the…
Understanding Rewards Credit Card Application Rules and Restrictions by Jess Farley
Along with keeping track of rewards card applications and managing your credit score, it’s essential to understand the credit card application rules for each credit provider. There is a lot of incomplete and misinformation about what you can and cannot do, we wanted to provide a resource that shares information available from both financial institutions and those that share their personal experiences in one place.
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 Coverage (Updated December 2018)by 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.
How to Receive Elite Hotel Benefits Without Elite Statusby Jess Farley
If you want the benefits of elite status within a hotel program but don’t happen to have that status, leveraging luxury hotel programs could deliver just what you’re looking for. Upgrades, complimentary breakfast, and late check-out are just a few of the perks you’ll be eligible for with the right program.
How to Credit Airline Miles to Partner Frequent Flyer Programsby Jess Farley
The ultimate goal of award travel is redeeming points and miles to pay for flights, saving the cash outlay required to purchase revenue fares. But if you travel regularly, for business or pleasure, a significant portion of the flights will…
Singapore Devalues Star Alliance Award Chart And Introduces Online Bookingsby Sam Helmy
Singapore has announced a devaluation to its Star Alliance partner award chart. The change will come into effect starting December 7, 2017.