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Creating a Chase Hub to Maximize Your Points Earning

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Dec 10 2019

I believe strongly that you should never earn just one mile per dollar spent. You’ll never do as well with return on spend as when you first get a card and there’s an initial bonus offer. However just because a card is good to use for the benefits doesn’t mean you should use it for your ongoing spend.

Instead a simple portfolio strategy, anchored around a single Chase card, can supercharge your points-earning.

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17 of My Favorite Frequent Flyer Award Booking Values

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Jun 25 2017

The price of an award ticket can vary tremendously. That’s because the same flight will be ‘sold’ for different mileage prices depending on the frequent flyer program you’re using to book it.

As a result there are what some would consider ‘tricks’ to get your awards at the lowest possible cost. Here are 17 of my favorite.

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The Best Card Offer Right Now That Many Of You Can’t Get

Jun 14 2017

This card launched around 8 months ago with a big signup bonus and strong points-earning. But it’s a $95 annual fee card, not a $450 annual fee card.

It comes with an 80,000 Point Signup Bonus: Spend $5000 on your new card within 3 months and you’ll get 80,000 points. As you’ll see below, that can even be enough for a roundtrip business class award ticket between the US and Europe.

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How to Get Upgraded to the Ritz-Carlton Club Level

Oct 20 2016

Ritz-Carlton clubs aren’t like the club lounges you may be used with at major chain hotels. They’ll frequently have up to 5 food presentations daily, and adult beverages throughout the day along with great service to take care of any needs you have during your stay.

You’ll find delicious, substantive food from breakfast to light snacks, afternoon tee, evening Hors d’Oeuvres and desserts. But elite status doesn’t get you in.

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