Another week has gone by and it is time for me to summarize this week’s posts for those who have missed out. Links are provided to each one for curiosity.
The last week was a quieter one after my best-ever week two weeks ago. But I published three news posts and a classic card review this week.
On a personal note, yesterday marked five years to the day that I got my first ever credit card. It was then when the seeds were planted for learning about points and miles and eventually starting PYCR. Therefore, this weekend is one of celebration and reflection for me.
Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Emirates as a Transfer Partner
On Sunday, Chase quietly added Emirates as a new transfer partner. The addition brings the number of Chase transfer partners to 13 (10 airlines and three hotels). Furthermore, it also increases the value of Ultimate Rewards points for some travelers. This is especially true since the loss of Korean in 2018.
Review: Discover It Miles
On Tuesday, I added another brick to PYCR’s foundation and reviewed the Discover It Miles. The Discover It Miles is unique because its one of the few “travel cash back” cards on the market. It has no annual fee and earns Discover Miles at a flat rate of 1.5x for all purchases. But that rate is doubled to 3x for the first year in lieu of a traditional sign-up bonus.
I wanted to like to the Discover It Miles. However, transferrable points and even cash back cards are more valuable for most travelers. This is because both card types give you more ways to redeem rewards. The only option for the Discover It Miles is a statement credit.
The Chase British Airways Card Is Getting New Perks
The Chase British Airways Card was also tweaked this week. Wednesday’s post highlighted the Chase British Airways Card’s new perks. Moreover, the card was given a 2x bonus category in hotels. This category can be useful for British Airways loyalists who want to put most of their travel expenses on one card.
However, the card was given some statement credits that came with an American Express style list of restrictions. Not knowing about these restrictions can give travelers unexpected problems or make them feel misled.
American Express Announces Dates for Centurion Lounge Openings
The Points Guy reported on Thursday that American Express announced dates for Centurion Lounge openings. This is great news for American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders because six new airports are receiving lounges between today and the end of 2020. Furthermore, the new lounges will bring Amex’s total number of open Centurion lounges to 15. Currently, there are nine open Centurion lounges around the world.
This post became the first PYCR post that was pinged back and translated into another language (H/T) on another website. So, receiving that news yesterday was pretty cool!
I hope that everyone has a great Sunday! Stay posted for more content next week!