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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%…
Activate The Chase Freedom 5% Q1 2018 Bonus Now

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the no annual fee Chase Freedom card. In fact, I think it’s one of the best no annual fee credit cards on the market. While the card is plenty great by itself, pairing it with a Chase Ultimate Rewards card, such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred…
Earn 5X Ultimate Rewards Points At Department Stores

It’s officially the 4th quarter which means the Chase Freedom 4th quarter bonus category is now live! For Q4 2017 the Chase Freedom 5X bonus is on purchases at Department Stores and Walmart. That’s great news, especially considering most of us spend a lot of time in department stores during the holidays. It’s also great…
Refer Friends To Chase Cards Via The Mobile App

After opening a credit card and earning a massive sign-up bonus it’s often difficult to earn large sums of points. Once you earn the initial sign-up bonus, most future points come from annual spending. Occasionally you can request a retention offer from a card issuer, but those offers seem to shrink year after year. Overall…
Chase Sapphire Preferred Conversion To Chase Freedom

It’s official! After months of trying to convert my Chase Sapphire Preferred to the Chase Freedom card I finally have a Chase Freedom account. In theory this product conversion from the Chase Sapphire Preferred to the Chase Freedom should have been easy. In the end the actual conversion was easy, but there have been a…
No Annual Fee Chase Sapphire Benefits

A little over a week ago I downgraded my Chase Sapphire Preferred card. Because my account is less than one year old my only option was to downgrade to the no annual fee Chase Sapphire card. I wanted to convert to the Chase Freedom card, but was unable due to the age of my account.…
Avoid Paying The Chase Sapphire Preferred Annual Fee

One of the most difficult decisions of maintaining multiple credit cards is whether or not to pay a cards annual fee. Some cards, such as the Marriott Rewards Premier card, carry low annual fees which are easy to justify paying for year after year. Others, such as the Luxury Card Gold Card, are much more difficult…
Trip Report: Booking A Trip To London

I just got back from a long weekend in London and am happy to say the trip was a total success on all fronts. While there are several topics I plan on discussing with this trip report, I think it is important to first discuss how I booked the trip. Finding The Right Price For…
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…
Hurry: Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Signup Bonus Ending Soon!

Per ThePointsGuy, Chase finally has announced one of the the most lucrative sign up bonus of all time is coming to an end. Ever since Chase officially launched the Chase Sapphire Reserve in August 2016, the card has offered a 100,000 Ultimate Reward point signup bonus after spending just $4,000 in the first three months. Going forward…