Thursday, June 20, 2019

Maximizing Rewards

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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...
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...
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a well-respected credit card that’s placed Chase at the forefront of travel-centric credit cards. It competes with a number of luxury annual fee credit cards in the sub-$250 range, from American Express Gold Card...
All airlines offer the option to purchase points in their mileage programs, but they’re typically sold way above market value. So we typically don’t recommend buying them. However, when Alaska Airlines runs one of its mileage purchase promos with...
Priority Pass, the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world, has awarded “The Global Airport Lounge of the Year” based on votes by 52,000 members across categories such as comfort, service from lounge staff, food and drink,...
Airline mileage programs can be rather complicated, but each offers great money-saving opportunities for buying and spending miles. Here are key rules for getting a maximum return on airline miles. Buying miles only on sale All airlines offer the option...
Plenty of us love using our hard-earned credit card points for travel rewards, but for many an affluent credit card holder, cash back trumps a free airline ticket or hotel night.  Unfortunately, most elite credit cards offer terrible cash...
As of March 2019, holders of Mastercard® Black Card™, Mastercard® Gold Card™, and Mastercard® Titanium Card™ should have received their annual little black book of travel and lifestyle: Luxury Card Hotel & Travel 2019. Though not so little—it’s a lengthy...
In December 2018 the rewards program of Hyatt hotels and resorts, World of Hyatt, embarked on a fabulous new partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). Through this collaboration, World of Hyatt members can redeem Hyatt points...

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