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Managing Points and Miles

Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide 2020

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Chase Ultimate Rewards is a transferable points program available through a number of Chase cards.  In my comparison of transferable points programs, Chase Ultimate Rewards came out ahead of Amex Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou...

Amex Transfer Partners: Which are Best?

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Amex Membership Rewards points are transferable to many airline and hotel partners. Below you'll find a complete list of Amex transfer partners as well as quick tips for best uses. Tips Read all about Membership Rewards...
United Visa Rewards MPX 10k

(EXPIRED) (Update: Extended To 10/31) Earn 10K bonus miles w/ 5 purchases via MPX...

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Update 9/2/20: This offer has been extended to October 31, 2020, so there's plenty of time to take advantage of this offer now. I (Stephen) had rushed to get five tasks completed by August 31...

Shop Your Way gift card redemptions working again

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Update 11/15/20: Transfers from Citi to Shop Your Way no longer have 20% bonus. Point transfers from Citi are no longer recommended. UPDATE: Gift card redemptions are working again (as of 9/1/2020) See these posts for...

(EXPIRED) Is this 40% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy a...

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American Express Membership Rewards is offering a new (possibly targeted?) 40% transfer bonus when transferring to Marriott Bonvoy. That's not a terribly compelling bonus, but it may be attractive enough in some circumstances. The Deal Amex...

(EXPIRED) Targeted Marriott offers for extra points / free night certs

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Many Marriott members are reporting offers to earn bonus points with stay activity. On the podcast last week, we discussed a targeted promotion reported by a couple of readers at Doctor of Credit whereby...

(EXPIRED) 25% transfer bonus Citi ThankYou to LifeMiles

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Citi ThankYou points are offering a 25% transfer bonus when transferring to Avianca LifeMiles. With this bonus, you'll get 1,250 LifeMiles for every 1,000 Citi ThankYou points transferred. The Deal Get a 25% transfer bonus when you...

On my mind: Shop Your Way gift cards are a BIG deal

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Update 11/15/20: Transfers from Citi to Shop Your Way no longer have 20% bonus. Point transfers from Citi are no longer recommended. Last week we reported that Shop Your Way points can be redeemed for...

Shop Your Way points are…worth something? Transfer Citi->Sears->Gift Cards

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Update 11/15/20: Transfers from Citi to Shop Your Way no longer have 20% bonus. Point transfers from Citi are no longer recommended. Be still my heart: there may actually be a reason to convert Citi...

Card Talk: Gold is Good. Sapphire Reserve is Key

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Beware what you ask for.  In the past, via Card Talk, we've helped people save a ton of money or helped them reach their aspirational travel goals.  In this edition of Card Talk, we...

How much do you pay for your miles and points?

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Note: We have made updates to this older post to reflect 2020 numbers. The key point -- that points cost us something in the way of the opportunity for cash -- holds true even...

(EXPIRED) Very nice: 2500 miles for joining Aeroplan & earning a mile

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Aeroplan is out with what is a great offer that is worth your full attention: join Aeroplan and earn at least 1 mile by September 30th (which could be through the shopping portal or...

The new Aeroplan award chart: A nice net win

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Air Canada promised a new and improved Aeroplan loyalty program to debut in 2020. The award chart / booking details are out today and while there are of course some negative points, I think...

Better than 1:1 to Southwest from Amex & Chase points, almost 1:1 from Citi

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We posted earlier today about the fact that Southwest travel funds can now be converted to Southwest Rapid Rewards points (See: Southwest travel funds conversion live & it’s a good deal). We noted within...

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