I use examples from my own life in this blog to serve as an example to everyone else. Whether it’s a silly mistake that I’ve made when booking a flight or a great redemption, I feel there’s always something to be learned. So when I had the same thought go through my head twice in the same week, it has to be something that others have pondered over as well, right?
For example, say that you find somewhere you can redeem miles or points for a free flight, hotel room or rental car. You get ready to finalize the booking but there’s a voice in the back of your head telling you this isn’t the best redemption and you should just pay cash and save your points. You’ll even earn points if you pay cash. These points are worth X and you’re merely breaking even. Save your points for later.
You know what you need to do with that voice? Imagine that your brain is made of tiny boxes, and find the box that’s saying you shouldn’t redeem your points and CRUSH IT!! OK? (Brownie points to anyone who gets the reference and posts in the comments!)
Maybe it’s not even your inner voice but a post on some website or a Facebook group comment that told you you’re using your points wrong. Know what?
Here are the two instances I had where I had to just take a deep breath and spend my points or miles:
Continue reading “Pro Tip #7 – Spend Your Points Already!”
The new entry for Southwest in the “premium” card space is their Rapid Rewards Priority card. Southwest already had two personal cards, the Plus and the Premier, so what did they bring to the table with their newest entry into the co-brand card market?
If you decide that you want to sign up for the Southwest Priority card, or any of the Southwest credit cards, we’d appreciate if you use our link. We receive Southwest points for each referral and that helps us keep Your Mileage May Vary HQ going strong.
Let’s take a closer look at what the Southwest card has to offer to new cardholders and if it makes sense to hold onto the card for the long term.
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In 2016, I saw headlines on several blogs that I followed about a credit card sign up bonus that was too good to pass up. Here’s what one article from back then said about the card:
Breaking news: one of the best (and certainly one of the biggest) miles & points offers is now back. For a limited time, you can earn a total of 100,000 British Airways Avios points after applying for their signature card and meeting a number of spending requirements.
One of the best offers. I needed to get in on this limited time offer so I went to the Chase website and signed up for the card. I was instantly approved and started spending. The amount needed to get the bonus wasn’t small.
The first 50,000 points are easy—you’ll get them after completing a $2,000 minimum spend in three months. This is worth it on its own, even if you can’t earn the additional 50,000 points for spending more.
For the adventurous, you’ll be able to earn an additional 25,000 Avios for spending $10,000 within the first year, and then another 25,000 Avios for spending $20,000 within the first year.
I decided to go big but I wasn’t all in. I set a goal to spend the $10,000 on the card for 75,000 Avios. I passed on the $20,000 bonus points and the Travel Together Ticket that came with spending $30,000 on the card.
It took several months but I eventually hit the spending threshold and had over 85,000 Avios. Now what?
Continue reading “This Monster Sign Up Bonus Is Back, And It Caused A Flashback To Why I Started This Blog”
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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There were many things Sharon needed to learn once she purchased her purple Jeep Wrangler, affectionately called Jeep Jeep. She needed to learn a new set of social norms shared between Jeep owners, such as the Jeep Wave. For those of you who, like me, didn’t know, this is a real thing. Jeep owners are so proud of the car choice that they need to reaffirm their love whenever they see someone driving the same car as them.
Jeep knows they have a loyal fan base so what better way to monetize that than with a co-brand credit card. After our new vehicle purchase, we were sent a monthly invitation to apply for the Jeep DrivePlus Mastercard with Maximum Rewards.
I wouldn’t think that right after making a huge, possibly financed, purchase would be the best time to sign up for a new card but maybe First Bankcard, the issuer of this card knows more than I do.
I like looking into these credit cards that many people overlook. Is there something here worth taking advantage of? What does the Jeep Mastercard have to offer?
Continue reading “We Know You Love Your Jeep But Should You Get The Jeep Mastercard?”