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Hey NYC… Get 5x Points or 5% Cash Back on Transportation

Posted By PointStrategist on Credit Cards

http://www.pointstrategist.com - New York City, cash in on a great opportunity to earn 5x points or 5% cash back on transportation with the Chase Freedom card.  Just follow the steps below. Activate the benefit with Chase: https://creditcards.chase.com/freedom/activate Use your card on the following transportation expenses between January 1 and March 31 Examples: MTA New York City Transit NYC Yellow Cab Uber Local commuter ferry tickets and many more That’s it! This benefit is not exclusive to just NYC, but is valid for transportation costs across the US.  For a full list of eligibile charges goto: https://creditcards.

Best Credit Card Offer of December

Posted By PointStrategist on Credit Cards

http://www.pointstrategist.com - There are a wide array of credit card offers going into year end.  The one that we particularly like is the Chase Sapphire Preferred with a 50,000 point sign-up bonus.  We value this bonus at $625-$1500. Why we like it: Great sign up bonus for this card 10,000 more introductory points than the standard offering. This card is a staple and one of the few we hold year after year due to its solid earning categories. 2x points at restaurants and all travel Excellent conversion options Transfer at a 1 to 1 ratio to a variety of partners (great way to get maximum value for your points) British Airwa

2016 American Airlines AAdvantage Award Chart Changes

Posted By PointStrategist on In the News

http://www.pointstrategist.com - There are quite a few changes coming to the Americans Airlines AAdvantage program on March 22, 2016.  In this article, we’re going to focus on the American Airlines AAdvantage award chart. The good: American has added a short haul reward (less than 500 miles). Redemptions in the Main Cabin and Business/First will be 40% less. US domestic flight conversions remain unchanged. Flights to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America will be 14%-17% lower (in two cabin aircraft). The Bad: In a three cabin aircraft, First Class seats cost 41% additional miles on average than in 2015. Trips to C

4 Bad Transfer Partners for American Express Membership Rewards

Posted By FrugalTravelGuy on Credit Cards

http://www.frugaltravelguy.com - I’ve covered some of the best transfer partners with American Express Membership Rewards, and while it is important to know how to get the best value from your points, it’s equally important to know which programs to avoid, and why. The transfer partners mentioned below aren’t indicators of them being a sub-par airline or hotel […]

Travel Card Showdown: Capital One Venture Rewards vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred - NerdWallet

Posted By elarsen336 on Credit Cards

http://www.nerdwallet.com - NerdWallet is a free tool to find you the best credit cards, cd rates, savings, checking accounts, scholarships, healthcare and airlines. Start here to maximize your rewards or minimize your interest rates.

Why You Need to be Using Shopping Portals

Posted By PointStrategist on Credit Cards

http://www.pointstrategist.com - If You’re Shopping Online, Using Shopping Portals is a Must. Many wonder how I earn hundreds of thousands of points each year with relatively light spending and credit card churn.  Shopping portals are key. Some have the misconception that you must shop on your credit card, airline, or hotels website for goods.  That is not the case.  You simply use the shopping portals link to redirect you to the same exact shop/website you would visit anyway, yet you earn a multiple of points, sometimes up to 50x rewards.  Typically results are 2x-5x bonus points, but it’s still many times what you would ot

Up to a $500 Perk - Use Your Airline Spending Benefit Before Year End | Point Strategist

Posted By elarsen336 on Credit Cards

http://www.pointstrategist.com - If you have an American Express Platinum or a Citi Preferred card, don't forget to spend your yearly airline bonus.

Running with Miles | Increased Offer For Hilton Surpass With 80,000 Hilton Points - Running with Miles

Posted By BarkingGoose on Hotel

http://runningwithmiles.boardingarea.com - There is a new increased offer on the Hilton Surpass card for 80,000 Hilton points! Put that new Hilton Diamond status to work on some Hilton stays with these points.