How to Get More Than 1.5 Cents in Value From Ultimate Rewards Points

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Since its launch in late 2016, the Chase Sapphire Reserve has been an incredibly popular card for award travelers. Chase Ultimate Rewards points continue to rank among the most valuable loyalty currencies in TPG’s monthly valuations thanks to a strong collection of airline and hotel transfer partners that includes fan favorites such as Hyatt, United, …

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11 Activities for Kids and Families in Florence

Written by Barbara Schultz @ The Points Guy

There’s a time for trips to Disney World or even Disneyland Paris, but at some point it’s good to branch the family out. Florence may not scream “family vacation,” but there is plenty to do in this Italian city. Whether your kids yearn for an art class or are ready to visit the Uffizi Gallery …

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Using the Chase Sapphire Reserve to Bring Your Vacation Cost Down to Zero

Written by Jason Steele @ The Points Guy

You may have heard a lot about “free” travel with credit card rewards, but the reality is that even award travel can come with significant costs. For example, some airlines impose massive fuel surcharges on awards that can meet or even exceed the price of an economy-class ticket. Then there are government taxes and fees …

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How to Book Round-Trip Hawaii Flights for Just 20,000 Chase Points

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

On Monday, we saw the launch of Chase’s first ever transfer bonus: Now through June 16, you’ll get a 30% bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to British Airways Avios. This transfer bonus amplifies all kinds of sweet spots in the carrier’s distance-based award chart, and we are going to highlight some of these …

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How to Fly American Airlines’ Lie-Flat Business Class Seats For Just 12,000 Chase Points

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

On Monday, we saw the launch of Chase’s first ever transfer bonus: Now through June 16, you’ll get a 30% bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to British Airways Avios. This transfer bonus amplifies all kinds of sweet spots in the Avios award chart, and we are going to highlight some of these over …

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3 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Savannah You Have to Try

Written by Dia Adams @ The Points Guy

Savannah, Georgia, is a foodie paradise, but many picky younger eaters turn their noses up at haute cuisine. Fortunately, on our last visit to Savannah, my 11-year-old daughter and I found three restaurants that satisfied both my wish for local cuisine and her wish not to have anything too spicy, shrimpy or saucy or in …

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5 Reasons to Consider the Chase Sapphire Preferred Over the Sapphire Reserve

Written by Sarah Silbert @ The Points Guy

Since it launched back in 2016, the Chase Sapphire Reserve has been a hot topic among points and miles enthusiasts. And it’s not hard to see why: This card’s benefits include a $300 annual travel credit you can use toward a wide variety of expenses, 3x points on travel and dining and 1.5-cent point redemptions …

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Using Airline Miles in a World Without Award Charts

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Redeeming frequent flyer miles has always been part art, part math and a bit of luck. At the heart of it all, we had award charts to guide us with prescribed minimum and maximum award prices. If you wanted to travel on a peak week, like Thanksgiving or a summer weekend, you knew the maximum …

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Flying (Almost) Private (Almost) to Telluride and Back: A Review of Boutique Air

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Flying Boutique Air (almost) to Telluride and back was chaotic, unusual and so much fun — all at once. Pros: Convenience that you can’t beat, private jet feeling and friendly staff. Cons: Disorganized both in Denver and Telluride, and you may not actually end up in Telluride.

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Consider Booking Through Credit Card Portals

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

I talk about transferring credit card points a lot.  But you should also consider booking through credit card portals too.  Here’s why. Now, I only have Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards cards. So, I won’t be covering other portals like Citi ThankYou, etc. Comparison  The best values are often gotten by transferring […]

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Major Change: United MileagePlus Pricing Awards Starting at 5,000 Miles

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Traditionally, an airline domestic economy flight cost 12,500 miles each direction, but more and more airlines are tip-toeing away from that number. Sometimes that means that a domestic flight costs many times that price when demand is higher, but sometimes airline awards can drop below 12.5k miles. United Awards Now Pricing at 5,000+ Miles First …

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The Best Cash-Back Credit Cards of 2019

Written by The Points Guy @ The Points Guy

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. Let’s talk cash-back credit cards. Many of my friends and family members want to know how I travel so much, but when I start explaining the various strategies of …

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Maximizing the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex Card

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

With a $450 annual fee, the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card isn’t the cheapest card on the market (see rates & fees). In fact, it’s the most expensive in Marriott’s portfolio of credit cards. However, with big price tags come big benefits, so as long as you familiarize yourself with the benefits of the rebranded Marriott card from …

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Hawaii Credit Card Award Travel Guide 2019

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Last year, I did a few Hawaii credit card award travel guides thanks to all the changes in cards.  But a lot has changed since then, so it’s time for another update!  Check out my Hawaii credit cards award travel guide 2019 edition. When the new Amex Gold Card came out last year, I thought […]

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Best Tour Groups for Families

Written by Lissa Poirot @ The Points Guy

Traveling with kids can sometimes make you insecure about your ability to manage grand-scale trips, whether you are a fearless adventurer who once backpacked across Europe during your college years or  your travels are relegated to a few transcontinental business trips a year. Even the best of us can be intimidated by the logistics of …

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Adds New Perks with sbe

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

The Chase Sapphire Reserve has long been one of my favorite cards, and now it’s getting a little bit better.  How?  The Chase Sapphire Reserve adds new perks with sbe Hotels. Never heard of sbe?  They’re a global entertainment company founded by Sam Nazarian as a hospitality company.  However, today, the group includes a variety […]

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Get 4th Night Free, New Perks at sbe Hotels With Chase Sapphire Reserve

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

As of Tuesday, Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders will get extra perks when booking stays at select global sbe properties, including: The fourth night free on every four consecutive nights booked — pay for three nights, but stay for four $30 hotel credit per room toward food and beverage Complimentary upgrades for hotel rooms when available …

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Cramped in Coach: A Review of KLM’s 787-9 Dreamliner From Amsterdam to New York

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

  My first Dreamliner experience wasn’t particularly dreamy on a recent KLM flight between Amsterdam and New York (JFK). The pitch was tight, and the recline of the seat in front of me made me acutely aware of every minute of my seven-hour flight. This segment, one leg of a multipart trip to South Africa, …

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