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A New Chapter

It’s been an intense few weeks, both in terms of work and life. As some of you know, I left my full time job back in August and decided to freelance for a bit while deciding my next step. I got to travel a bit (to the Maldives and most […] The post A New Chapter appeared first on PointChaser.

Citi Prestige Card: Keep or Cancel?

The annual fee on my Citi Prestige Card is due pretty soon and like some of you, I’m wrestling with whether to keep or cancel the card. As you know, Citi increased the annual fee to $495 and removed all of its valuable purchase protections. For a lot of people, […] The post Citi Prestige Card: Keep or Cancel? appeared first on PointChaser.

My Week in Manufactured Spending: The Dreaded Shutdown

After a 10-day trip to Turkey, I was happy to be home and getting back into my manufactured spending routine. Before I left, I liquidated most of my $1,000 Simon Mall Visa gift cards and scheduled all of my credit card payments through the first week of February. When I […] The post My Week in Manufactured Spending: The Dreaded Shutdown appeared first...

Best Dining Rewards Programs Ranked

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Gilmore Girls Fan Fest Unionville: The Ultimate Superfan Experience

Back in October, I attended the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest in Unionville, Ontario. If you read this blog regularly,  you may have picked up on my obsession with Gilmore Girls. I’ve seen every episode countless times and I still can’t watch the last 10 minutes of the revival without crying through it.  The […] The post Gilmore Girls Fan Fest Unionville:...

My Week in Manufactured Spending: 10,039 points at $48.30

This is going to be boring and predictable. I’ve taken a break from manufactured spending (and blogging) the last couple of weeks. I got back into it last week with a single trip to Simon Mall. That’s mainly because I’m going to Turkey today and generally, I try not to […] The post My Week in Manufactured Spending: 10,039 points at $48.30 appeared...

Does the $120 DoorDash credit justify the Sapphire Reserve annual fee increase?

Well, that came out of left field. Chase just announced an annual fee increase for the Chase Sapphire Reserve, to the tune of $100. Starting January 12, the annual fee on the card will be a whopping $550. To soften the blow, Chase is also introducing a $120 DoorDash credit. […] The post Does the $120 DoorDash credit justify the Sapphire Reserve annual...

My Week in Manufactured Spending: Slow Start to a New Year

I love these weekly posts because they really keep me accountable. I sat down to write it on Sunday night and realized I had only managed $1,500 in manufactured spending. I’m trying to do better than I did last year, when I earned just 247,631 points and $1,994.14 cash back via […] The post My Week in Manufactured Spending: Slow Start to a New Year...

How I Booked a $21,200 Maldives Trip for $1,686

I’ve been rolling out my Maldives trip report series and thought I’d share how I actually paid for it using points and miles. As you can tell from the title of this post, it wasn’t all “free.” Even with the hotel and airfare booked using points and miles, there were […] The post How I Booked a $21,200 Maldives Trip for $1,686 appeared first on PointChaser.

My Year in Manufactured Spending: How I earned Points, Miles + Cash Back in 2019

I’ve been getting requests from people asking me to do a year-end tally of my manufactured spending activity. I’ve been sharing weekly manufactured spending reports for a few years now, though I haven’t been super consistent in 2019. In fact, I counted just 14 reports this year. I haven’t been […] The post My Year in Manufactured Spending: How I earned...

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