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Earn Points For Paying Your Rent: Introducing The New Bilt Rewards & Bilt Credit Card

The new Bilt Rewards and Bilt Credit Card program will help you get more from paying your rent. When it comes to earning points and miles, there’s one category of spend that can really help boost your points balance: your home. Many people strive to pay their rent with a credit card, but are often discouraged due to high fees. It isn’t worth...

Chase Freedom Q3 2021 Bonus Categories: Register Now

Two of Chase’s best earning cards have no annual fees. The old Chase Freedom (no longer available to new applicants) and the new Chase Freedom Flex offer 5% on rotating bonus quarterly categories. Cardmembers need to first activate the cash back each quarter to receive 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories.  Registration...

A Deep Dive into Emirates Skywards

I bet you 100 dirhams you’ve heard of Emirates, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. I bet you 1,000 dirhams you haven’t heard much about Emirates Skywards, the Dubai-based carrier’s frequent-flyer program. Ironically, Emirates continues to deliver the highest levels of service and therefore earns the highest levels of praise. Its loyalty...

Best Ways To Use United Miles

When it comes to domestic airline frequent flyer programs, it’s hard to argue with the value presented by United’s MileagePlus program. With United’s number of credit cards and the ability to transfer both Chase Ultimate Rewards and Marriott Bonvoy points, you can really build up your MileagePlus balance fast.  But what should you do once you’ve...

Wow: Best-Ever 100,000 Point Offer for the Sapphire Preferred!

We’re sad to announce that the previous high bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is no longer available. But not all endings are bad, and in this case it gets even better. The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card now has an even higher bonus. Now you can earn 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you spend $4,000 in the first three months...

5 Ways to Offset American Express Gold Card Annual Fee

The American Express® Gold Card is a rather compelling choice for foodies looking to maximize the return on spending. The card earns a rewards multiplier on purchases at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets, and the perks include dining credits at select restaurants and Uber cash credits for Uber Eats orders. When making purchases with the...

Elevate your Top-Tier Elite Status with Marriott and United’s Preferred Partnership

Many people, myself included, are finding themselves with a number of top-tier status with different hotel loyalty programs. Given the pandemic, most major hotels groups reduced the requirements for earning status. Even with just one stay, you’re often able to get some pretty worthwhile elite status. If you’ve ended up with Titanium Elite or...

Don’t Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points to Southwest – Do This Instead

Recently, Southwest suddenly, and with no notice, devalued their Rapid Rewards points by 6%. While not super drastic, it’s still a surprising move. But, as history teaches us, these airline devaluations happen every couple of years, so if you already have a large balance of Rapid Rewards points, now would be a good time to start spending them down instead...

Best Ways to Australia with Points and Miles

Many travelers have Australia on their bucket list. There really is something for everyone, from the snorkeling and diving at the Great Barrier Reef to wineries, cool cities and spectacular beaches.  The competition for the very limited number of award seats to get there, however, is fierce. Airlines’ frequent miler programs certainly don’t make...

Chase Pay Yourself Back Extended, and Why You Would Use It

During the coronavirus pandemic, banks that issue travel rewards credit cards had to pivot and added bonus earnings in various spending categories, such as streaming services, groceries and home improvement stores, to make their products more compelling when travel was put on hold. Since then, card issuers also have added more ways to redeem...

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