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Another Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Summertime in Spain (Catalonia) & Andorra – Our Itinerary & How We Booked
Another Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Summertime in Spain (Catalonia) & Andorra – Our Itinerary & How We Booked

Another Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Summertime in Spain (Catalonia) & Andorra – Our Itinerary & How We Booked

Introduction & Background This week, Philly and I were supposed to be in Barcelona, in the midst of a week-and-a-half trip to western Spain (Catalonia region) and Andorra. Accompanying us would have been Middle Age Miles daughter Maria and her…

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Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Paris in May – How We Booked It with Points
Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Paris in May – How We Booked It with Points

Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Paris in May – How We Booked It with Points

Introduction One of the things we like to do in our Trip Reports is to provide our thought processes and strategies with respect to all of our bookings. In a very limited sense, our readers may be able to replicate…

Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles
Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles

Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles

Introduction When you are earning points and miles and considering possible redemptions, it is critically important to have a general understanding of the value of those points and miles.  All points and miles are not created equal! Thus, back in September 2018…

Chase Ink Preferred Has the Best Sign-Up Bonus Out There – and You Can Get More Than One
Chase Ink Preferred Has the Best Sign-Up Bonus Out There – and You Can Get More Than One

Chase Ink Preferred Has the Best Sign-Up Bonus Out There – and You Can Get More Than One

Introduction The Chase Ink Preferred (CIP) business card has the best sign-up bonus currently available in the points-and-miles world – 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points after $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months (referral link). It’s also a…

[UPDATED: Dead as of 2/26/19; Earning Now 1x] Venmo Earns 3x Ultimate Rewards Points on Chase Ink Preferred (Data Point)
[UPDATED: Dead as of 2/26/19; Earning Now 1x] Venmo Earns 3x Ultimate Rewards Points on Chase Ink Preferred (Data Point)

[UPDATED: Dead as of 2/26/19; Earning Now 1x] Venmo Earns 3x Ultimate Rewards Points on Chase Ink Preferred (Data Point)

UPDATED 2/28/19, 3:45 pm CST: Doctor of Credit is reporting that 3x on Venmo using CIP is dead as of 2/26/19. We can confirm that our personal Venmo transactions on 2/26/19 earned 1x UR points. Rest in peace, great UR-earning…

[UPDATE: RoomiPay as a service is dead as of Nov 2018. RIP RoomiPay.] RoomiPay Lives! – Codes as 3x Travel on CSR – October Payments Now Open
[UPDATE: RoomiPay as a service is dead as of Nov 2018. RIP RoomiPay.] RoomiPay Lives! – Codes as 3x Travel on CSR – October Payments Now Open

[UPDATE: RoomiPay as a service is dead as of Nov 2018. RIP RoomiPay.] RoomiPay Lives! – Codes as 3x Travel on CSR – October Payments Now Open

Executive Summary RoomiPay has now been confirmed to code as Travel and earn 3x Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points, for payments made using a Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) card.  The standard fee for RoomiPay payments is now 2.9%.  This gives…

The Chase Sapphire Double-Dip Appears to Be Dead
The Chase Sapphire Double-Dip Appears to Be Dead

The Chase Sapphire Double-Dip Appears to Be Dead

Hat Tip to Doctor of Credit and Reddit Churning (especially duffcalifornia) for the data points: Dating back to last year, Chase instituted a “one Sapphire card” rule that limits cardholders to holding only one card from its Sapphire family at…