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?

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!

The Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) – 14 Questions – ANSWERED!

UPDATE: The Chase Sapphire Reserve Application is now live both in-branch and online.  Link for Online Application This post has been updated as of 8/22/2016 to reflect the current information surrounding the Chase Sapphire Reserve! There has been some serious hype related to the August 21st release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve! I want one… badly… … More The Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) – 14 Questions – ANSWERED!

Buy One, Get One [Cheap] Travel on Alaska Airlines with this AYP Giveaway!

Hey Everyone! As part of my sign-ups for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card, I have received multiple Alaska Airlines Companion Fare discount codes – allowing Buy One, Get One travel on Alaska Airlines! Alaska Airlines has a solid route network making it a strong choice for West Coast flyers, and … More Buy One, Get One [Cheap] Travel on Alaska Airlines with this AYP Giveaway!

Bigger & Better Than Ever Before – The Ritz-Carlton Credit Card

While the card typically does not receive as much attention as its Marriott counterpart (the Marriott Rewards credit card), the Ritz-Carlton Rewards card has given the points and miles world something to talk about – to the tune of 3 FREE Ritz-Carlton nights! Did you say Ritz-Carlton? Did you say 3 free nights? Did you … More Bigger & Better Than Ever Before – The Ritz-Carlton Credit Card

AYP List of Top Credit Cards for August 2016

August. Did you read that!? Apparently august (in its adjective part of speech) is synonymous with fancy high class words like “distinguished” and “renowned”… Well, AYP August Top Cards is here to see if “August” can live up to its acclaimed, exalted and prestigious name sake! Our goal here with Top Cards is to list … More AYP List of Top Credit Cards for August 2016