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(Update: 5 Month Extension Offered) Chase / Lyft partnership confirmed; starts 1/12

Update 10/14/20: Lyft has sent out emails to customers today who'd signed up for Lyft Pink from the Chase Sapphire Reserve partnership to advise that your complimentary membership is being extended by five months. If...

10% or 15% back on Hyatt via Chase Offer (up to $25 back)

Update 10/11/20: Stephen was targeted for 10% back on his World of Hyatt card again, so that likely means the 15% offer is available for some Chase cardholders too. This is a brand new offer...

Fun with Citi chat

This morning Nick posted a new deal for Citi Prestige cardholders: Citi Prestige gets 5x bonus for online / cable / streaming (up to 7500 points). In response to Nick's post, a reader wrote "Seems...

New at-home Variis by Equinox fitness benefit on Amex cards starts today

Today Amex has launched a new statement credit benefit for Variis by Equinox: Platinum cardholders will receive $25 per month in statement credits toward a monthly membership to the at-home fitness app and other...

Chase Freedom Unlimited Complete Guide

The no-fee Freedom Unlimited card is a great choice for those who also carry a premium Ultimate Rewards card such as the Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, or Ink Business Preferred. The Freedom Unlimited...

New Venmo credit card: 3% back in a single category

Update: As noted by commenters below, the 3% and 2% categories actually are capped at just $10K spend per year. That makes this card a non-starter for most folks. Venmo is launching a new credit...

Frequent Miler’s COVID-19 business survival update

Business is picking up!  The business of this blog was hit hard by the pandemic.  Revenue started dropping in March and by June it hit an all-time low.  Through the summer, though, revenue crept...
Chase United Gateway Card

New Personal United Card & Increased Business Card Offers: Both Interesting In Their Own...

Chase launched a new personal United credit card this week and increased the welcome offer on the business card. While the business card appears to be the best of the two options on the...

Hotel Loyalty Wars, Amazon Prime Day, and more

This week Marriott and Hyatt launched an all-out battle for customer loyalty.  Marriott seems to think that the key to our hearts is through their credit card while Hyatt prefers to reward our stays. ...

Maximizing Chase Pay Yourself Back

Chase's “Pay Yourself Back” feature lets Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve cardholders exchange Ultimate Rewards points for statement credits against certain categories of purchases at full travel value.  Sapphire Preferred cardholders get 1.25 cents...
Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus authorized user 10,000 bonus points

Chase Marriott Cards: Add Authorized User & Get 5,000 to 10,000 Bonus Points (Targeted?)

Update: Based on comments below, it seems like cardholders of Chase's suite of Marriott credit cards (including Ritz) have been targeted for this offer. some are getting an offer for 5,000 points, while others...

Are you eligible for a new Marriott card?

In our recent debate about whether to recommend a Chase Marriott card or Chase Hyatt card, one of Nick's arguments in favor of the Marriott card was that you could sign up for that...

The Great Debate: Hyatt vs Marriott

Hyatt vs Marriott.  This is the debate you really want to see.  The Post Roast segment of our most recent Frequent Miler on the Air episode seems to have struck a nerve. Nick took...
Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City

IHG Premier Increased To 140k With Annual Fee Waived First Year, IHG Traveler 100k

During yesterday's Ask Us Anything, one of the questions we received was whether a reader should apply for the 100,000 point bonus on the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card or wait to see if...

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