Here’s a quick recap of some of the stories covered this week. On one hand, Chase seems to have opened the floodgates by introducing massive welcome bonuses on some of its most popular cards. However, I’m still not sure if they’ll approve me for a card after they rejected my last application.
The Chase Sapphire Reserve currently has a massive 80,000 points offer which is a limited time offer. You’ll earn a welcome bonus of 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months. However, Chase is also offering a limited time 100,000 bonus points on the Chase Ink Preferred as well. However, you’ll need to spend a whopping $15,000 in the first 3 months. Similarly, Chase’s revamped Freedom Cards are also offering welcome bonuses of 20,000 points or $200 each.
American Express announced that it will be dropping an airline transfer partner at the end of this year. While this doesn’t make a huge difference to my travel strategy, this may be a negative change if you frequently transfer Membership Rewards points to El Al. The partnership with Amex will end on December 31st, 2020.
Travel continues to remain at historic lows and the signs don’t augur well. However, how do you craft the ideal miles and points credit card strategy in these uncertain times? This post delves into some of the strategies that you can employ in order to meet your travel goals once travel opens up in full swing.
What happens when you book a low cost carrier? I had to learn things the hard way as my ordeal simply refused to end. Even after reaching out via multiple channels, the airline simply refused to budge and kept denying any request for a refund. This post details what happened and how customer service just continued to kick me around like a football.
The Points Pundit loves these newly relaunched Chase credit cards, the Chase Freedom Flex and the Chase Freedom Unlimited!
Firstly, they offer you a 0% APR for the first 15 months.
Secondly, they have no annual fee and have a lucrative welcome bonus of $200 or 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $500 in the first 3 months.
They’re packed with brand new benefits and bonus points categories.
Overall, a great option to carry in your wallet for everyday spend!
(Chase’s 5/24 rule may apply to these cards)
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