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Chase to Introduce New High End Card – Chase Sapphire Reserve

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - Rumors have been flying for weeks around a new high end credit card that Chase is set to release on August 21 to compete with the Amex Platinum and Citi Prestige cards.   A Glimpse of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card The new high end card will echo many of the same benefits we have seen over the past years with the Amex Platinum and Citi Prestige cards from what we are told. Benefits Rumored to launch with a 100,000 point sign up bonus after spending $4,000 in three months 3x points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide 1x point on all other spending $300 travel annual credit/reimburse

Chase Out of Sapphire Reserve Cards

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - The Chase Sapphire Reserve has been so popular that Chase ran out of the metal versions of the card within the first week. As reported by Bloomberg, in just two days there were tens of thousands of applications for Sapphire Reseve card, surpassing the Chase teams expectations.  It is not at all surprising given the hundreds of blog articles and thousands of forum and Reddit posts. Bloomberg Article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-02/chase-sapphire-reserve-deal-seeking-obsessives-have-a-new-favorite-credit-card What is the hype about? First and foremost is the 100,000 point sig

Chase Sapphire Reserve is Now Available

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - After many weeks of hype, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is finally here. Benefits 100,000 point sign up bonus after spending $4,000 in three months 3x points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide 1x point on all other spending $300 travel annual credit/reimbursement $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck 1.5x redemption rate on travel purchases within the UltimateRewards Portal (usually 1.25x) Priority Pass Select lounge access Visa Infinite branded National Car Rental Executive status Full benefit details: Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefits Cost $450 a year annually You can apply for

Earn 5x Points on Home Security

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - Earning a high number of points on everyday purchases is a key to success for any point strategist.  With a combination of the Chase Ink card and AT&T digital life, you can earn 5x points on all expenditures/monthly bills. How to Earn 5x Points on AT&T Digital Life Home Security Obtain a Chase Ink Card Can be applied for here: https://creditcards.chase.com/ink-business-credit-cards/ink-plus-card Earn 60,000 bonus points As we have stated numerous times in past articles, the Chase Ink card is one of our favorite cards for renters and home owners as you can earn 5x points on cable bills

Get a 50% Bonus When Transferring Amex Points to British Airways

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - American Express and British Airways are running a limited time offer to give 50% more Avios to those transferring Membership Rewards points between now and October 10, 2016. This is a great opportunity for those looking to take short haul domestic or last minute flights on American Airlines as British Airways is a oneworld partner.  I particularly like British Airways and American Airlines for short haul trips as they discount short distance flights.  British Airways is also great for booking last minute travel as they do not have a late booking fee, saving you $75 per ticket. Example A trip

Delta Flash Sale on Flights to the Caribbean and Mexico

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - Delta is running a series of SkyMiles flash sales to popular destinations each month which can save you thousands of miles and hundreds of dollars. This months flash sale is on flights to the Caribbean and Mexico where roundtrip flights can be booked for as little as 22,000 SkyMiles, approximately a 35% discount. Details of the Delta Flash Sale Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm EDT August 17, 2016. Must travel between September 6 through November 16, 2016 For details or to book, visit the delta promotion page: Delta Flash Sale to Mexico and the Caribbean Promotion Page Destinations Antigua

How to Fly to Hawaii for Just 35,000 Points Roundtrip

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - Now that honeymoon planning season is underway, I am usually asked how to best convert points to flights to tropical destinations like Hawaii.  As with most point transactions, typically the best method is by transferring or using miles with the airline.  This is critical as you usually can gain a multiple on your points by transferring them to an airline partner. In this example we will assume that the passenger(s) are flying from NYC to Maui. To get the best conversion we suggest using Singapore Airlines to book a reward flight on United as they are both part of the Star Alliance.  Economy

Get TSA PreCheck for 9,000 Points

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - Sick of waiting in line the security line at the airport?  Gain expedited service by obtaining TSA PreCheck.  You can speed through security and don’t need to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For 9,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points you can purchase a five year TSA PreCheck membership. Simply follow the steps on the Southwest rewards portal at: Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Portal Although this is not an amazing conversion (.94c per point), TSA PreCheck provides good long term utility and is yet another way to burn Southwest Rapid Rewards if you do not fly on t