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…
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…
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…
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…
New Amex Centurion Lounge to Open at DEN
American Express is opening its newest Centurion Lounge at Denver International Airport where you can shoot pool, hit the Craft Beer Bar, or catch up on some work.
Chase Adds $50 Grocery Credit for New Sapphire Preferred Signups
Chase has added an additional bonus for new Sapphire Preferred signups–$50 in statement credits towards grocery store purchases in the first year. This sweetener comes in addition to the standard 60,000 Ultimate Rewards Point bonus after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months. The usual application restrictions are in order. You must not currently have any Sapphire card and have not received a new cardmember bonus for any Sapphire card in the past 48 months. This includes the Sapphire Reserve card. In addition, you must be under 5/24. If you don’t know what that means, you can read my Chase 5/24 Rule Primer and my 9 Things to Know About…
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…
Amex Offer – Spend $99 at Motley Fool Get $99 Back
The Amex Offer pairs well with the Motley Fool Stock Advisor subscription that costs $99 for the first year--effectively making it free.
NYC Restaurant Week: $10.21 Meals with Mastercard
Participating NYC Restaurants are offering a takeout meal for $20.21. And if you register and pay with your Mastercard, you can earn $10 back on every one of these takeout orders, up to a total of $100.
Status Match: Caesar’s Rewards and Wyndham Rewards
During the months of January and February, you can match status back and forth between programs and keep both elite statuses in perpetuity.