Author: TJ

Review: Fairmont Mayakoba

Chase discontinued it’s Fairmont Visa credit card in January of 2016.  My wife and I had both applied for it quickly before the links had disappeared.  Luckily in got in under the wire and each earned two free nights at any Fairmont after spending $3000 in 3 months.  We used these free nights at the Fairmont in San Francisco last summer. Another perk of having the card was the ability to earn another free night after spending $12,000 in a calendar year.  Since Chase discontinued the card since Fairmont was acquired by Accor Hotels, they sent out a notice...

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The Top 4 Reasons Why I Love the Chase Hyatt Visa

I was reading through my facebook feed this morning and stumbled across a newbie in the miles and points game that was looking for places to stay in Costa Rica for little cash.   My first thought is always points – so I recommended the Chase Hyatt Visa credit card which is currently offering a 40,000 Hyatt points after spending $2000 in three months.  It also offers an additional 5,000 points for adding an authorized user who makes a purchase.  These 45,000 points could be used at the category 4 Andaz Papagayo which is an amazing resort on the...

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$150 Fulton Bank Bonus

  I ended 2017 with $2850 in bank bonuses and still hoping that one other $200 BMO Harris bonus will post.  It’s been a while since I signed up for any new bonuses, but one at Fulton Bank caught my eye that Doctor of Credit posted. This one seems pretty simple – just open a new $0 monthly fee checking account and make 10 debit card transactions in 60 days.  This is limited to a few mid-Atlantic states though. Highlights Open a new consumer checking account online at this landing page (or request special coupon code be mailed to...

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How To: Link Travel Partners to Chase Ultimate Rewards

In a recent post, I mentioned that you can use Chase Ultimate Reward points for a Hyatt hotel stay.  Sometimes I forget newbies to travel hacking may not know how to actually transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to the various travel partners. So I put together this step by step guide on how to link the various travel partners to Chase Ultimate Rewards. Link Travel Partners & Transfer Points First, login in to the Chase Ultimate Rewards site at: https://ultimaterewardspoints.chase.com/ with your Chase account login information. Next click the ‘Use Points’ menu and then the ‘Transfer to Travel Partners’ option Before you...

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Beware: Park Hyatt St. Kitts Promotion

I was reading Mommy Points’s blog post about the new Park Hyatt St. Kitts just the other day – it looks amazing and on my list of places to check out.  So I was intrigued when I just recently got this email from the World of Hyatt advertising a 4th night free and $300 airline credit for the Park Hyatt St. Kitts. Did you get it? It looked like this: I did a little investigating and digging to see what a four night stay would run.  Here’s what I found: I randomly picked a long weekend next month in February. ...

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Favorite Cards (updated 2.8.18)

American Express Hilton Honors Ascend
up to 100,000 points
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Ink Preferred Business
80,000 points
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American Express Platinum
60,000 points
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Chase Sapphire Preferred
50,000 points
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Business Platinum
75,000 points
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Starwood Preferred Guest
25,000 points
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Chase Hyatt
up to 45,000 points
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Gold Delta Skymiles Business
30,000 points + $50 credit
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Chase Freedom
$150 ~ no fee
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Amex EveryDay
15,000 points
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Discover It Miles
$50 + $30/yr airline wifi ~ no fee
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