Sunday, August 25, 2019

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If you’re considering a Chase Sapphire credit card but debating between the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, end the debate now. Team Reserve wins—hands down! Both cards are well respected and have placed Chase at...
On the heels of a major 25th anniversary last year, Priority Pass™, the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world, continues to expand--in a big way. Since reaching a milestone 1,250 lounges last year (and a reach within...
2019 has been a watershed year for World of Hyatt, the rewards program of Hyatt hotels and resorts. Hundreds of hotels across multiple brands beyond Hyatt can now be redeemed with points. Here, the scoop on the new brands...
Earlier in 2019, American Airlines offered a decent discount on AAdvantage miles. They reduced the price for buying miles from upwards of 5 cents per mile to as low as 1.92 cents per mile. That was great, but it...
Major changes are brewing at Citi, and none are for the better. Come September 22, 2019, Citi will eliminate a slew of its top travel and shopping benefits. So many that it has us shaking our heads in disbelief! We’ve...
For several years now, T-Mobile has offered the most generous international mobile plan on the market. But in early June 2019, the carrier expanded its international options for its customers. Now we have have even more freedom to talk,...
The Luxury Card Mastercard® Black Card™ is a powerful and prestigious—yet often overlooked—credit card that competes with Chase Sapphire Reserve®, Citi Prestige®, The Platinum Card® from American Express, and U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite® Card. While there’s a...
In a move we didn’t see coming, American Express is putting the brakes on one of its top airport lounge benefits. Starting August 1, 2019, cardholders with Priority Pass™ membership through American Express will no longer be able to...
It’s proving to be a spring to remember—well, at least in terms of loyalty program partnerships and credit card benefits. First, Mastercard initiated a slew of new automatic benefits for its World Elite–backed cards, which include premium credit cards like...
If you’re not familiar with Avios, you should be. Avios is a reward currency used by a number of airlines, principally British Airways and Iberia. This currency is highly prized in the points and loyalty world. So an ominous...

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