Nearly every airline offers a co-branded credit card that allows customers to earn frequent flier miles. But all mileage programs are not equal, and the value of their miles will vary from person to person. So how do credit card applicants choose the best card for their needs?
Consider the following:
1. What airline will you actually use? Americans in many major cities will enjoy the presence of an airline hub that flies non-stop to most destinations. And if this is the airline that they fly most often, cardholders should strongly consider a card offered by their dominant home carrier. Alternatively, credit card users could select a card from the carrier that has the best service to their favorite destination. [click to continue…]
Ever since it was introduced, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® card has rocketed to the top of the reward credit card market. Chase Sapphire Preferred® has gained so many dedicated followers due to the strengths of the Ultimate Rewards program as well as the double points for dining and travel.
But now, Chase has introduced its “First Friday Favorites” promotion that will allow cardholders to earn even more Ultimate Rewards points. Starting on May 3rd, Chase Sapphire Preferred® cards will award triple points for all dining expenditures on the first Friday of each month. This bonus includes spending at restaurants, bars, fast food joints, and coffee shops.
In conjunction with this promotion, Chase has set up a Facebook page where cardholders can list their favorite restaurants and view the selections of others. From there, cardholders can then utilize OpenTable to book a reservation at their choice of restaurants. [click to continue…]