Miles and Points Update

1. The minimum spending to get Chase Sapphire Preferred sign-up bonus was increased to $4,000. The bonus is still worth it, even with this higher “barrier to entry.” The card pays me commission. 2. You can now register for Small Business Saturday. Don’t delay because once the quota is filled, the door will  close, figuratively speaking. You…

The “Devil” Cards’ Advocate

An update: UR points no longer transfer to Amtrak and Avios 4,500-mile domestic redemptions are no longer available as of February 2nd, 2016. Inspired by Devil’s Advocate posts on Travel Codex blog, I will introduce my own “whenever I feel like writing it” series. Created by my alter ego (we shall call her Julia), the…

Few Important Updates

Hey, folks! Currently, I am traveling, but wanted to give you heads up on some things. First, according to View From The Wing blog, Chase Ink Bold is still available in branch, but probably not for long. Also, acording to Dans Deals blog, the minimum spending for Chase Sapphire Preferred bonus is going up from…

My Son’s MacDill Airfest Show Meltdown

In case you’ve  missed my Wednesday post, there won’t be a “miles and points” segment, since at the moment I’m traveling with my family. Instead, I hope you enjoy this short post/rant. The following experience isn’t really travel related, but the lessons can certainly apply. Earlier this year, my family attended an air show in Tampa, complete with…

Hate AAdvantage Miles? Consider US Airways MasterCard!

Once again, with exclamation point.  I’ve mentioned many times that everyone should consider getting US Airways Premier MasterCard before it  goes to credit cards’ graveyard after the AA merger  is complete. But what if you have absolutely no use for future AA miles?  You don’t live near an AA hub and just don’t like that airline…

Miles and Points Update

1. If you use Evolve , you probably got an email that now you can pay the  bills directly via Discover card with no extra fee added. Apparently, they plan to allow you to use Visa and MasterCard in 2015. If you haven’t heard about Evolve, here is a Flyertalk thread that follows this very handy option…

I’m Flying Ryanair! Will I Like it?

As I mentioned few months ago, we are planning a  trip to Europe next year for the whole  family, in-laws and all. Everything was set except for  a few intra-Europe flights. That’s why in August, I applied (in my husband’s name) for an increased Chase United Explorer card  that came with 55,000 miles bonus. Chase has…