Which Purchases Qualify for the $300 Sapphire Reserve Travel Credit?

One of the best features of the Sapphire Reserve card is the $300 annual travel statement credit. This credit automatically applies to any qualifying travel purchase made with the card. But what qualifies as travel, according to Chase? Reader Jake… Continue Reading


Current Increased Credit Card Offers: What’s Hot and What’s Not

There are several increased credit card sign-up bonus offers out there right now that are getting a lot of coverage on various blogs. Some of these offers really are great, while others are getting way more attention than they deserve. None… Continue Reading


Flying Blue is Now a Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

Here’s some unexpectedly good news for the day: Chase has just added Air France/KLM Flying Blue as an Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. Why is this good news? For starters, Ultimate Rewards needed a new transfer partner. After the removal of… Continue Reading


Credit Cards I’m Currently Using for Manufactured Spending

Rewards credit Cards in a wallet

This year, I’ve probably done more manufactured spending than ever. Even back in the day when I could walk across the street from my office to CVS and buy $5,000 worth of Vanilla Reloads per day, I don’t think I… Continue Reading


Year-End Checklist: Annual Credit Card Spending Bonuses

We’re less than 30 days away from the end of the year, which means it’s time to rev up spending on our credit cards – at least the ones that offer annual spending bonuses. With all the year-end sales and… Continue Reading


“Attack Fare” Alert: Flights to Europe for Under $500 Round-trip

Update: The Flight Deal has found additional deals throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East for under $800. I said I wouldn’t write about mistake fares due to how quickly they disappear, but this is technically an attack fare. Plus, I… Continue Reading


10 Things Travel Hackers Can Look Forward to in 2015

2014 hasn’t exactly been the best year for travel hackers, with massive devaluations and the downfall of manufactured spending (until redbird makes an appearance in Northern California, I will maintain my position on this topic). Regardless of how grim things… Continue Reading


Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do Before the End of the Year

American Express Gold Business 75,000 Offer

We’re just a few days away from the new year, which means we’re nearing several reward program devaluations, airline mergers, and expiring promotions. It’s easy to lose track and miss out on big bonuses, statement credits, and great promotions. Lucky… Continue Reading


Decent Award Space for Holiday Travel to French Polynesia

If you’re looking for a last minute family vacation destination with decent award space, you might want to look into French Polynesia. Award space is normally tough to come by, with just three airlines (Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Hawaiian… Continue Reading