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Earn 5X Ultimate Rewards Points On Apple Pay Purchases

While this may surprise you, one of my favorite credit cards in my wallet today is the Chase Freedom card. I say this may surprise you because at face value the card isn’t that appealing. The card is a no annual fee 1% cash back card with limited benefits. However, the card also offers 5%…
Is It Time To Close The Chase Sapphire Reserve?

With the start of each New Year I like to sit back and come up with a plan for the upcoming year. This plan includes which hotels should I remain loyal to, which airlines should I fly, and most importantly, which annual fee credit cards are worth keeping. I’m pretty happy with my current portfolio…
A General Issue With Metal Credit Cards

Metal credit cards are all the rage these days. Cards from the American Express Centurion card all the way down to the Chase Sapphire Preferred card now come in a sleek metal version. While I initially thought metal card were “neat” I’m quickly starting to prefer standard plastic cards. There are a few different reasons…
Earn 3X Ultimate Rewards Points With Apple Pay

A few weeks ago I received a rather interesting email from Chase. The subject of the email simply said “Convenient way to earn 3x points.” Within the email was a simple message from Chase. The message informed me of the ability to earn 3X UR points when using Apple Pay at select merchants. Specifically, when…
Should I Keep The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card?

Oh the pitfalls of writing these posts. I sat down tonight with the intention of writing a simple “Keep, Cancel Downgrade” post about the Chase Sapphire Reserve and now I have this mess… I thought this post was going to be simple, I’d talk about how great the Chase Sapphire Reserve card is and how…
The Most Underrated Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefit

It’s crazy to think I’ve had the Chase Sapphire Reserve card for a full year. Oh and what a year it’s been. Thanks to the crazy 100,000 points sign-up bonus I flew Lufthansa First Class from Frankfurt to Newark for just $180. That was a truly incredible experience and one that I’d love to have…
Rate And Review The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card

Yesterday I received an interesting email from Chase. The email asked me to rate and review the Chase Sapphire Reserve card. I figured in addition to rating the card on their site I’d also do a quick review on here as well. I’ve had the card just under a year and am happy to say…
Chase Adjusting The Sapphire Reserve Annual Travel Credit

Similar to most premium credit cards on the market today, the Chase Sapphire Reserve currently offers an annual travel credit which helps offset the annual fee. Chase currently offers $300 in annual travel credits which are automatically applied as statement credits to offset eligible travel transactions. The credits begin the day you first open the…
Weekend Plans: Apply For The Chase Sapphire Reserve!

A few weeks ago Chase officially killed the online sign-up bonus of 100,000 points for the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Although the online offer was reduced to just 50,000 points, new applicants could still receive the 100,000 point offer by visiting a Chase branch and applying in person. This Sunday, March 12th, the 100,000 in person…
Chase Sapphire Reserve 50,000 Point Signup Bonus A Good Deal?

I have written extensively about the Chase Sapphire Reserve on this site mostly due to the fact that it really is my favorite card in my wallet today. Sadly one of the most appealing aspects of the card, the lucrative 100,000 Ultimate Reward point signup bonus is coming to an end. For many who exceeded Chase’s…