News from around the web:
Changes to Chase Sapphire Benefits: This week, Chase made changes to the benefits of both the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase Sapphire Reserve cards. See this post on One Mile at a Time for a recap of the changes. I’m only excited about two things: 3X dining and 10% anniversary points bonus on the CSP.
Hyatt to Acquire Apple Leisure Group: Read the press release here. I stayed at an AMR all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta a few years ago. I am excited to have more all-inclusive options using Hyatt points when this acquisition goes through.
How long does it take to transfer points to airline and hotel programs? This is a great resource on Frequent Miler. I recently had to transfer points from programs into Air France. When an award becomes available, it’s good to know how quickly you can have those points available.
Earn 5X Points at Staples: This upcoming week, Staples has no-fee Mastercard gift cards. If you have a credit card that earns 5X points at office supply stores, this is a great deal. See this post on Miles to Memories for all the details.
Disney Wish Preview: Check out this post on TPG for a preview of the technology and features on the new Disney Wish cruise ship that will premiere next year.
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.