I Got It! It’s Chase Ultimate Rewards Points That Are Awful!

From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... This week we finish up our three-part series on the downsides of the major flexible miles currencies -- Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Starpoints. The … [Read more...]

Frequent Flyer Programs, Transferable Points, and Competitive Pressure

Author note: This is a long post, but it's designed to generate discussion on how transferable points (Ultimate Rewards, Starpoints, Amex Membership Rewards and now Citi ThankYou points) are going to change how airlines set mileage redemption prices and … [Read more...]

Is Chase Ultimate Rewards Still the Best Rewards Currency?

I'm certainly not the first person to re-evaluate Ultimate Rewards in light of recent devaluations by several of its transfer partners, but I will try to put my own spin on the topic as always. By far one of the best uses of Ultimate Rewards points is to … [Read more...]

50K Bonuses for Delta, Southwest and Other Offers

I will be making more of an effort going forward to share updates as credit card offers go up or down. Normally I don't bother. I'm not an affiliate for most cards, and it's annoying to see the same offer repeated ad nauseum. But it's become clear that not all … [Read more...]

Updated Point Transfer Tables for Ultimate Rewards and Membership Rewards

Several months ago I created some tables for tracking which points could be transferred to get other points, making it easier to find those that had the best conversion ratio if you were starting with several accounts. Do you get more Hilton HHonors points … [Read more...]