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Cashing Out 1 Million Chase Ultimate Rewards
20 Jun. 2019
Cashing Out 1 Million Chase Ultimate Rewards
Straight Cash Homey I just cashed out 1 million Ultimate Rewards (UR) into $10,000 in cash.  To some, alleviating a rewards account of a million Ultimate Rewards is blasphemous, and to some others it’s a wise decision.  I don’t really care about either take, as I have near-term financial goals and this cash-out brings me
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100+ Ways to Earn Points, Miles & Travel Rewards
19 Jun. 2019
100+ Ways to Earn Points, Miles & Travel Rewards
To the Point There are more loyalty rewards programs linked with travel, finance and general consumption emerging every year, however many opportunities to earn rewards go without notice.  Although I’ve listed many ways to earn loyalty based rewards in this post, I know there are other ways that are not on this list. Ways to Earn
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Citibank Shutdown
6 Jun. 2019
Citibank Shutdown
Rough Ride Trips are usually fun, but are becoming bad luck for me.  A few months ago I was shutdown by Bank of America during my round the world trip overseas and came home to find snail mail closure notifications.  This time, I took a 5 day domestic trip and the morning after returning, wasn’t
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Another Bluebird Purge
22 May. 2019
Another Bluebird Purge
Re-Shutdown Bluebird has again become very popular in points and miles circles for unloading debit based gift cards.  To some that might come as a surprise, as Bluebird was supposed to be dead?  Well not all shutdowns are permanent, and after a year or so, many programs seem to welcome customers back with open arms. 
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Chase Needs An Enhanced Cash Out Option
20 May. 2019
Chase Needs An Enhanced Cash Out Option
Imperfection Point(s) Chase points (Ultimate Rewards) are easy to earn, even at elevated levels, but the bank’s rewards program is missing something:  the ability to redeem points for cash at rate greater than 1%.  The Chase rewards card lineup nearly has it all: more than competitive credit card sign-up bonuses cards that earn enhanced spend
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Still Available: US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Card
16 May. 2019
Still Available: US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Card
Alive I keep an active list of new rewards credit cards that are on my application radar.  That list has been shrinking in my quest to get back under the Chase 5/24 rule, but one of the cards that I’ve been seeking in an approval is the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Card.  I didn’t
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Frequent Miler meetup in Minneapolis, June 29
17 Apr. 2019
Frequent Miler meetup in Minneapolis, June 29
To the Point Greg and Nick from Frequent Miler have committed to coming to Minneapolis this summer as part of the Frequent Miler to Go travel talks they have started.  The Event will be hosted by Mike Graziano, who has presented several times at Frequent Traveler University and at the Chicago Seminars.  As many of
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United’s Decision to Eliminate Award Charts Should Scare You
16 Apr. 2019
United’s Decision to Eliminate Award Charts Should Scare You
Recently United Airlines decided to eliminate award charts in November.  Delta’s decision to stop publishing its award chart in early 2015 was a game changer.  United’s recent news that it will follow suit isn’t as game changing as that news was at that time, but it’s even more troubling for me because it negatively impacts ...
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