Most of the credit cards I’ve review focus on earning airline miles, hotel points or some form of transferable points (Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points or AMEX Membership rewards). However, when I talked about the differences in reward credit cards, there was another category I mentioned – the cashback card. This type of card won’t get you overseas in a fancy cabin, but it may help you pay the taxes on the ticket you’re purchasing with miles you’ve earned in a different program. Taking into consideration that many cards today offer business and first-class tickets at large discounts, it may be a better value to buy a ticket with cash instead of redeeming miles. A cashback card can help to offset those out of pocket expenses.
October 1, 2019: Following in the footsteps of the United States’ ESTA, Canada’s eTA and the upcoming ETIAS (Who can forget that one? It’s a visa! No it’s not!) for the European countries in the Schengen Zone, New Zealand has official begun its NZeTA visa waiver program for those who don’t need a visa to enter the country.
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The Chase Sapphire Reserve advertises itself as the card for smart, sophisticated travelers. It has many features that justify the hefty $450 a year price tag, like a $300 annual travel credit, primary car insurance coverage, Priority Pass membership and Global Entry/TSA Precheck reimbursement.
If you go to the page on the Sapphire Reserve website, you’ll find a link to the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection.
The Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection is a network of more than 1,000 of the world’s finest hotels, resorts and spas. When you use your Chase Sapphire ReserveSM or J.P. Morgan ReserveSM card to purchase your stay, you enjoy complimentary guest privileges including daily breakfast for two, a room upgrade (when available at select properties), early check-in and late check-out (when available at select properties) and a special amenity unique to each property such as lunch or dinner for two, a spa treatment, golf green fee waivers, welcome gift, or airport transfers.
Here’s a direct link to the website. You’ll be asked to log in with your Chase ID associated with your Sapphire Reserve card. When I tried with a different account, the link sent me to the general Ultimate Rewards page. But what if you don’t have a Sapphire Reserve for, you know, reasons? Continue reading “Differences Between The Luxury Hotel Program For Sapphire Reserve Cardholders & The One For Everyone Else”
Following in the footsteps of the United States’ ESTA, Canada’s eTA and the upcoming ETIAS (You remember that one, right? It’s a visa! No it’s not!) for the European countries in the Schengen Zone, another country is going to start a visa waiver program on October 1, but registration can begin this month.