• Basics

    Don’t Lose Your CDC Vaccination Card

    Yesterday, I received my second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. This is will allow me to be comfortable doing more things and going more places than I have since the start of the pandemic. After I got my second shot, I started to realize just how important the CDC Vaccination Card can be. It can be somewhat of a passport for travel, entertainment and dining. Travel: In the past few days, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines announced a return to sailing for vaccinated passengers. In addition, Iceland has opened its borders to vaccinated travelers. For both, you can use your CDC Card as proof of vaccination. Entertainment: Just yesterday, Madison Square…

  • Credit Cards

    Higher Signup Bonus Offers for Chase Sapphire Cards

    For a limited time, Chase has increased the signup bonus offers on its Sapphire Preferred (80,000 Ultimate Rewards points) and Sapphire Reserve (60,000 UR points) cards. Both offers require a minimum spend of $4,000 in the first 3 months of holding the card. For those who live in or near bank Chase’s branch footprint, the Sapphire Preferred in-branch offer also includes no-annual-fee for the first year ($95 otherwise). To be approved for either card, you must satisfy ALL of the following: You must not currently hold any other Sapphire branded card AND You must not have received a signup bonus for any Sapphire card in the last 48 months You…

  • Benefits

    United Extending Club Pass Expirations

    With ongoing travel restrictions during the pandemic, United Airlines is automatically extending the expiration date of United Club one-time passes. United Club one-time passes are a popular annual benefit of the Chase United Explorer and United Business credit cards. According to United’s Twitter account, passes that are set to expire between April 1 and August 31, 2021 will all have a new expiration date of September 30, 2021. My understanding is that this extension is only for passes that have not been extended in the past. This is welcome news from United as most of their United Club lounges remain closed due to COVID-19. These are the only United Club…

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    Credit Cards

    Chase Annual Fee Refunds

    Have you just gotten hit with your Chase premium credit card’s annual fee? Now is a good time to review the card’s benefits to see if it’s still worth holding. If you no longer want the card, you have 2 options: cancel the card or product change to a no-annual-fee card. Here’s how to make sure you get that annual fee refunded. Canceling Your Chase Card The Chase annual fee refund policy is consistent across it’s entire card catalog. If you look closely at your printed statement, you’ll find the policy in the Annual Renewal Notice section: The annual membership fee is non-refundable unless you notify us that you wish…

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    Miles and Points

    Earn 5,000 Bonus Points With Your Hyatt Credit Card

    The World of Hyatt loyalty program is a favorite among points and miles aficionados. Hyatt points are arguably the most valuable of all the hotel currencies. Hyatt has just announced a promotion for its credit card holders for next month. Use your World of Hyatt Credit Card from February 1 through February 28, 2021 and you could earn up to 5,000 Bonus Points. How it Works To qualify for this bonus offer, you must register at this link between January 28, 2021 and February 28, 2021 and use your World of Hyatt Credit Card to make a required number of purchases that are each $1.00 or more during the promotional period…