*Update: this deal is no longer available* I just signed up for a Chase Sapphire Preferred card for my family and used the following method to get a maximum bonus for signing up. Please note that this method may not work for everyone or may not last long. If you visit the standard Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card landing page, you will see an offer for a 40,000 bonus … [Read more...] about How to Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred 50,000 + 5,000 Point Bonus
In early May, 2013, Delta announced that they would be selling Delta gift certificates on their website (or as they call them, eGift certificates). While this may be known to a few people, it doesn't seem that Delta has been doing a very good job of promoting this new feature, and it's not particularly easy to find on their website. I even had a hard time finding the site again … [Read more...] about Using Delta Gift Certificates to Meet Minimum Credit Card Spend Requirements
Ritz Carlton Awards members can take advantage of "exclusive" travel rewards by signing up for their branded credit card. All you need to do is spend $2,000 in your first 3 months to receive a free night at any of their properties. This alone can be a good deal, but they are also offering a $200 annual reimbursement in Airline incidentals and a complimentary airport lounge … [Read more...] about Ritz Carlton Credit Card Offer – Free Night after $2,000 in Spend
When you receive all of your travel news from travel bloggers, forums and emails from airlines and hotel chains, you tend to have blinders on to outside opinion of using points for award travel. I know that this is often a topic of articles in mainstream newspapers and online articles, but I never expected to start seeing articles about collecting points from an investor … [Read more...] about Signup Bonuses in the Mainstream
2013 will surely be a year of firsts for Jeffsetter. While many of my blogger idols talk about credit card applications and reconsideration requests as everyday occurrences, some of these terms and actions are things that I have yet to experience. During my Q1 Credit Card application signup bonus bonanza, I was immediately approved for just one of the three cards I was … [Read more...] about Chase United Explorer Visa Reconsideration Request Granted
The following is a question from reader Jake. Jake asks: I currently have the Delta Platinum Amex card and I am wondering if there is any benefit from upgrading my card to either the Delta Reserve Amex card or the Amex Platinum card or Both. I know that both have a higher annual fee than the Delta Platinum Card, but do the extra perks make it worth the higher annual fee? … [Read more...] about Reader Question: Delta Platinum Amex, Delta Reserve Amex or Amex Platinum?