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    The only hotel worth your Chase Ultimate Rewards

    My absolute favorite thing about Chase Ultimate Rewards is the ability to transfer points to one of their airline or hotel partners. There are 13 partners in total, with 9 airlines and 4 hotel groups offering their services — all transferring at a rate of 1:1 (pretty incredible!). In other words, if you wanted to make an award redemption at Hyatt for say 10,000 points, it would cost you 10,000 Ultimate Rewards just the same. While I am building it up to sound like a deal that can’t be beat, there are going to be certain transfers that may not be worth it. Last week I wrote an article about…

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    What airlines should you transfer your Ultimate Rewards to?

    I’ve written pretty extensively about Chase Ultimate Rewards, and more recently I’ve written about some of the options in transferring your Ultimate Rewards. Specifically, the ability to transfer points directly to one of the 13 Chase travel partners. The reason I put such a high value on Ultimate Rewards is mostly because of the ability to do just that. While there is still a ton of value in redeeming through the Ultimate Rewards portal itself, I am of the stern belief that the most bang for your buck comes in transferring to one of these partners. Of course, there are some travel partners that just aren’t worth your Ultimate Rewards.…

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    Chase Ultimate Rewards: Transferring from a business account to a personal account

    I started this series a bit ago and then got caught up in other things. So I want to go ahead and continue on with the series as I know everyone has been anxiously waiting for the next installment — I assume no one has been able transfer their Ultimate Rewards from a business account. Whatever will you do! Transferring between personal accounts (combining points) Transferring from a business account to a personal account Transferring Ultimate Rewards to a travel partner Transferring your points to someone else Tips & Tricks to managing your Chase points

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    Max out the Q2 2018 Chase Freedom bonus!

    One of the best credit cards on the market right now for bonus spend is the Chase Freedom card. Specifically, the Chase Freedom offers 5x the points per dollar spent in rotating quarterly categories — up to $1,500. Depending on how much you value Chase Freedom points, and where you decide to use them, these 6,000 (!!) extra points can be worth some serious cash — granted you are able to hit the max. With either the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Preferred, these points can be transferred to the Ultimate Rewards portal and transferred to one of the Chase travel partners or redeemed directly for 1.5x the value. No matter…

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    Chase Ultimate Rewards: Transferring Ultimate Rewards to a travel partner

    This is a continuation in the short series I have begun that goes over Chase Ultimate Rewards and the many different ways in which you can consolidate, transfer, and utilize the extremely valuable reward points. Transferring between personal accounts (combining points) Transferring from a business account to a personal account Transferring Ultimate Rewards to a travel partner Transferring your points to someone else Tips & Tricks to managing your Chase points

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    Chase Ultimate Rewards: Transferring between personal accounts

    This is the first installment of a series I will be starting that goes over the many different ways you can transfer and utilize Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Here is a tentative list of the topics I intend to cover: Transferring between personal accounts (combining points) Transferring from a business account to a personal account Transferring Chase points to a travel partner Transferring your points to someone else Tips & Tricks to managing your Chase points

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    What to do now that you have the Chase Freedom card

    I’ve hinted at the credit cards I intend on adding to my wallet on a few different occasions. To put it simply, after getting approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve I have been on a quest to complete the “Chase trifecta” — ultimately maximizing the amount of Chase Ultimate Rewards I earn on every dollar spent. Even thought the Chase Sapphire Preferred does not provide any more benefit than the Reserve in terms of spending bonus, last September I was able to secure the 50,000 point sign-up bonus after only $4,000 in spend. I don’t consider this an addition to the Chase trifecta, but I do think it’s worth mentioning, as…

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    Should I get the Chase Freedom or Chase Freedom Unlimited?

    I was recently approved for the Chase Ink Business Preferred card, which for now is the credit card that I am focused on. The minimum spend to get the 80,000 point sign up bonus is $5,000 in 3 months, so I don’t want to add any more spending on top of that. But as any points enthusiast should do is plan ahead — and in this case I am planning what card I will target next. I talked in a previous post about the ideal card for someone getting started in credit cards and points and miles — which I pointed to the Chase Freedom Unlimited. Not only will you…