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Can ICOs work for the travel loyalty industry?, 60,000 Barclays Jetblue card, 10,000 Hyatt bonus points with Chase credit card referral

Can ICOs work for the travel loyalty industry?, 60,000 Barclays Jetblue card, 10,000 Hyatt bonus points with Chase credit card referral

– the Economist comes out in praise of ICOs – a new instrument to raise money for startups from the blockchain Yes it is mostly fraud right now but it is an exciting instrument since ICOs done right allow you ‘print your own currency or loyalty currency’. This has major implications for the travel industry […]

Posted on November 10, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve

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Upgrade to Chase Private Client and get 50,000 Ultimate rewards Bonus Points

Upgrade to Chase Private Client and get 50,000 Ultimate rewards Bonus Points

Chase is sending out emails to existing Chase Sapphire Reserve customers (who had the card prior to 9/15/2017) with an upgrade of their checking out offer. If you upgrade to Chase Private Client (CPC) you will get bonus 50,000 Sapphire Reserve Ultimate Rewards points. This may sound a bit like the Fidelity offers where you […]

Posted on October 3, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards

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What’s the cheapest way to get lounge access with Priority Pass?

What’s the cheapest way to get lounge access with Priority Pass?

I have become a big fan of the Priority Pass lounges these days. If you travel solo and have elite status (I have only have Star Alliance elite status currently) you will likely have little incentive for Priority Pass but if you travel with family of 2 or three extra passengers you will quickly notice […]

Posted on September 20, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews, Priority Pass Lounges

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Does a credit card Collision Damage Waiver insurance apply for peer to peer car-sharing like Getaround and Turo

Does a credit card Collision Damage Waiver insurance apply for peer to peer car-sharing like Getaround and Turo

Getaround (my Review of the service) has recently changed its insurance policy. Instead of the full coverage for liability (damage you do to others) and a collision damage – this is the insurance policy. Liability Coverage Renters are covered in our insurance policy up to the liability limits carried by the vehicle owner or with […]

Posted on September 19, 2017 by in $20 off Getaround, Avis / Hertz Car Rentals, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card launches, amazing opportunity for manufactured spend

Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card launches, amazing opportunity for manufactured spend

You can apply for the Premium Rewards Credit Card here. Bank of America is out with the Premium Rewards Credit Card (that is the actual name!), their version of a ‘Chase Sapphire Reserve Killer‘. The card comes with an annual fee of $95 (not waived) but also a $100 travel credit. The sign-up bonus (after […]

Posted on September 18, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Manufactured Spend

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Featured – The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card – get 50,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards points with the credit card I don’t want to cancel EVER

Featured – The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card – get 50,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards points with the credit card I don’t want to cancel EVER

Apply here for the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card. The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card The Chase Sapphire Reserve has been making a splash since it’s introduction last year. It’s so good for consumers Chase had to announce more than 300 million of losses in its annual report. The card also gives you 3 points […]

Posted on September 12, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Friends & Family, Priority Pass Lounges

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Qatar Airways Economy Review Baku (GYD) to Doha (DOH) A320

Qatar Airways Economy Review Baku (GYD) to Doha (DOH) A320

Qatar Airways runs the route of Doha–Tbilisi–Baku-Doha twice a day now – one overnight and one during the day. After all my recent overnight flights I was happy to have found a daytime one. Our friendly Uber driver dropped us off at Baku’s hyper-modern Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Surprisingly, there are lounges to the left and […]

Posted on July 23, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Priority Pass Lounges, Qatar Airways

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My Georgian Railway Train Review Tbilisi to Batumi and Metro Georgia Bus Review Batumi to Tbilisi

My Georgian Railway Train Review Tbilisi to Batumi and Metro Georgia Bus Review Batumi to Tbilisi

Since both of our flights were to and from Tbilisi, I got the chance to review the train and bus services between Tbilisi and Batumi. My initial assumption was that the train service would be way inferior and the bus service would be much better but it did not work out that way… Georgian Railway Train […]

Posted on July 13, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, TOP Travel Destinations, Travel Deals

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Hilton 3x points promotion, global trusted traveler program?, Reserve card changes to the $300 travel credit, US Bank Altitude shutdowns, Delta completes terminal move at LAX

Hilton 3x points promotion, global trusted traveler program?, Reserve card changes to the $300 travel credit, US Bank Altitude shutdowns, Delta completes terminal move at LAX

– Hilton Honors has a tripe points promotion for Hilton Diamond members (double for everyone else) for stays until August 31st 2017 Earn Double Points on every stay at 4,900 hotels when you sign up and complete a stay from May 1 through August 31, 2017. Have Diamond Status? You will earn Triple Points on […]

Posted on May 17, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Will you get a U.S. Bank Altitude card by May 2nd? Spoiler alert – you should!

Will you get a U.S. Bank Altitude card by May 2nd? Spoiler alert – you should!

The rumors seem true and U.S. Bank seems to be ready to compete with the Chase Sapphire Reserve! Those are the detailed benefits of the new card (according to Wallaby): – 50,000 points after spending $4,500 in eligible net purchases within the first 90 days of account opening. This is a one per lifetime enrollment […]

Posted on April 19, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Priority Pass Lounges, Travel Deals

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Lufthansa goes Premium espresso, ‘Buy’ Lufthansa Miles with Worldshop, 500 Hilton points per mobile booking, Priority Pass ups the ante

Lufthansa goes Premium espresso, ‘Buy’ Lufthansa Miles with Worldshop, 500 Hilton points per mobile booking, Priority Pass ups the ante

– Lufthansa is installing Nespresso espresso makers at gates at Frankfurt and Munich airport – a serious upgrade to their instant coffee As Vassilios Georgakopoulos, Director Product Innovation and Concepts at LSG Group, puts it nicely: “The truth is that instant coffee is simply not good enough in 2017 and what international passengers want is […]

Posted on February 12, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Priority Pass Lounges, Travel Deals

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SAS kids fly free, AeroMexico adds Seoul flight, Chase making it harder to get the Sapphire Reserve card

SAS kids fly free, AeroMexico adds Seoul flight, Chase making it harder to get the Sapphire Reserve card

– SAS allows (up to 8!) children to travel for free with each paying adult, if you have a big family this is an awesome way to get to Europe – AeroMexico is launching service to Seoul, South Korea from Mexico City on their new 787 with fuel stop in Monterrey – Chase is removing […]

Posted on January 22, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Vueling 15.99 sale, American’s new elite requirements, Chase Sapphire Reserve to drop to 50,000, Norwegian plans base at Edinburgh

Vueling 15.99 sale, American’s new elite requirements, Chase Sapphire Reserve to drop to 50,000, Norwegian plans base at Edinburgh

– Vueling has a sale with many routes as little 15.99 Euros, fares are often low with Vueling so no need to go crazy with this one – American revamps their elite qualification requirements and earning scheme – this is just too confusing! – the Chase Sapphire Reserve will drop the sign-up bonus from 100,000 […]

Posted on January 3, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Cheap flights Norwegian, Travel Industry Flight Status

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My Chase Sapphire Reserve story – how I got approved finally

My Chase Sapphire Reserve story – how I got approved finally

Learn abut the benefits of the Chase Sapphire Reserve and apply for it. The surprise launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve in the premium credit market card has sent ruptures thorough it and made American Express react quickly. According to my banker Chase is getting ‘thousands of applications per hour’. There really is no reason […]

Posted on October 6, 2016 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Wow – 100,000 American Express Business Platinum offer and more changes to American Express Platinum cards

Wow – 100,000 American Express Business Platinum offer and more changes to American Express Platinum cards

Competition is a wonderful thing sometimes – with the launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve at the competition American Express is finally improving their rather stale American Express Platinum offer. Here is the new public 100,000 sign-up link. Here are the changes: – the company has again a PUBLIC (!) offer for the 100,000 American […]

Posted on October 6, 2016 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Wow – 12,000 Flying Blue miles for two hotel nights, 5x on airfare & new American Express offers, Hyatt Gold Passport bonus, United MPX adds AirBnB

Wow – 12,000 Flying Blue miles for two hotel nights, 5x on airfare & new American Express offers, Hyatt Gold Passport bonus, United MPX adds AirBnB

– American Express has a number of targeted offers out including 20,000 miles for a $1,000 spend at ANA This particular offer did not come up for me but I got $200 off $1,000 on Virgin America and $20 off $100 at Best Western (US) hotels that can be useful. – American Express also announced […]

Posted on October 4, 2016 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Travel Industry Flight Status

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JPM Palladium approvals, Etihad First Class $3.5k RT (under $2k in Business), Qatar Business to Yerevan under $2k, Citi Checking $400 Bonus, US Bank $200 bonus

JPM Palladium approvals, Etihad First Class $3.5k RT (under $2k in Business), Qatar Business to Yerevan under $2k, Citi Checking $400 Bonus, US Bank $200 bonus

– Apparently it is possible to get approved for a JPM Palladium card (essentially a Chase Sapphire Reserve card) with no Chase Private Client relation ship – get it while it lasts! – Etihad has great fares from Pakistan to the US (incl. the well reviewed First Class Apartments to New York) for under $3,500 […]

Posted on September 2, 2016 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Just launched – Chase Sapphire Reserve – get 100,000 Bonus Ultimate Rewards points

Just launched – Chase Sapphire Reserve – get 100,000 Bonus Ultimate Rewards points

While most of us are still in summer lull before Labor Day Chase has quietly (or not so quietly) launched a completely new credit card product directly aimed at the competition with the American Express Platinum. The new Chase Sapphire Reserve card (i.e. an upgraded version of the excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred) card brings home […]

Posted on August 30, 2016 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Great credit cards offers for November 2015

Great credit cards offers for November 2015

Compare the excellent Citi, Capital One, Bank of America and Discover cards with other rewards credit cards. Find out more about the Barclaycard credit cards here. Find out more about the American Express cards here. The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard offers 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 in 3 months – worth $400 […]

Posted on November 3, 2015 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Travel Deals

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