What’s The Big Deal About Metal Credit Cards?

I just don’t get the metal credit card trend. Maybe it’s because I’m not out to impress anyone with what credit card I’m using. I use credit cards so I can earn miles or points to use for our travels. I couldn’t care if the cashier is impressed with the weight of the card I handed to him/her to make my purchase.

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Oh Look – Airbnb Messed Up Again, Best Travel Blogs of 2020, Air Canada’s Pouring Salt Into Its Own Wounds, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Uber Loses License In Major City, Why Plane Seats Are Blue, Ways To Spot American Tourists Abroad, What We Got For Our Broken Shower Handle, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Transfer Bonuses

The biggest advantage of earning transferrable credit card points is the flexibility when you need to redeem them for travel. You can never know in advance which airline program will have availability on the flights you want to take. It’s impossible to put a value on being able to move points into whichever program you need at the exact moment you need them.

As a reminder, here are the transferrable point currencies from the major banks:

  • American Express Membership Rewards
  • Capital One Venture Rewards or Spark Miles
  • Citi ThankYou points
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards

You can also transfer points from the Marriott Bonvoy program to airline programs.

Occasionally, banks will offer bonuses to transfer points into a specific program. Most of these offers last for 1 to 2 months, so there’s not usually a need to jump into them right away.

While these promotions offer great value if you were planning on transferring points anyway, speculative usage of transfer bonuses isn’t a good idea for the average traveler.

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Real Meaning of Forbes’ Boarding Pass Warning, The Airport Designed by Disney Imagineers, Why Hotel Sheets & Towels Are White, & More

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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