Marriott Acquired Starwood – How to Transfer Points, Status Match and More

As of September 24, 2016, the much anticipated Marriott-Starwood acquisition was officially closed! And with that transaction comes the tall task of integrating the various rewards programs of the Starwood, Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotel groups. Well, at least I thought it would be a tall task. But much to my surprise, Marriott and Starwood (on … More Marriott Acquired Starwood – How to Transfer Points, Status Match and More

Is Your Old School Points Strategy Costing You Money?

Over time, rewards programs have evolved and become more intricate and complicated. By the same token, rewards programs have also become significantly more flexible, and with that flexibility, even more rewarding! Unfortunately for many, thoughts and actions regarding points and miles have not evolved at the same pace as these rewards programs, and many individuals … More Is Your Old School Points Strategy Costing You Money?

How Can the Chase Sapphire Reserve Gain Me Access to Airport Lounges?

I absolutely love air travel and love just about everything that comes with it! I love the airport and seeing all the planes, and most of all love the notion that I can be in an airport in Tampa, Florida and be just a few plane rides away from any one place in the entire … More How Can the Chase Sapphire Reserve Gain Me Access to Airport Lounges?

Funny Business on your Credit Card? How to Dispute a Charge with Chase Bank!

Throughout the month I make it a habit to frequently login to my online credit card accounts to review activity. I prefer to review my accounts this way, rather than at the end of the month when my statement appears because I find it much easier to identify incorrect charges to my account earlier on. … More Funny Business on your Credit Card? How to Dispute a Charge with Chase Bank!

Don’t Let the Chase 5/24 Rule Stop You – Apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve In-branch!

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is THE flavor of the week credit card! All we keep hearing is “The CSR this, the CSR that” – it has been the most popular card release that I have ever seen… Due to an insanely large amount of applicants, Chase even ran out of the unique metal material from … More Don’t Let the Chase 5/24 Rule Stop You – Apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve In-branch!

Reader Question – Should I Downgrade the Chase Sapphire Preferred to get the New Chase Sapphire Reserve?

A friend of mine asked me a question this week that I thought was worth posting on the interwebs for all to reference: “So riddle me this Derek, I’ve had the Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP) for about 6 months so far but am looking to apply for the new Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) card… Will … More Reader Question – Should I Downgrade the Chase Sapphire Preferred to get the New Chase Sapphire Reserve?

Redeeming the 100k Chase Sapphire Reserve Sign-up Bonus!

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are some of the most valuable and flexible points on the market. And if you have recently signed up for the new Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, you are on your way to earning a cool 100K of these points! Some of you may have experience with Chase Ultimate Rewards – perhaps … More Redeeming the 100k Chase Sapphire Reserve Sign-up Bonus!