Hey! You’re reading an outdated Free First Class Next Month series. Check out the latest version published in April of 2015 here.
This is the ninth post in a monthlong series that started here. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may include an action item that takes the reader another two minutes to complete. I am writing this for an audience of people who know nothing about frequent flier miles, and my goal is that by the end, you know enough to fly for free anywhere you want to go. Previously Best Practices for Your First App-o-Rama.
Credit cards are the way you will earn the majority of your miles. Credit cards are a free way to get the huge miles necessary to be able to travel anywhere you want for just the cost of the taxes of an award ticket.
Make sure you’ve read all of Free First Class Next Month up to this point before jumping on these offers. Definitely read:
And absolutely positively don’t apply for credit cards if they cause you to spend beyond your means, if you can’t pay them in full each month, or you are applying for a major loan in the near future.
For the most current list of the best cards, check here.
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The Chase Sapphire Reserve comes with 100,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 in the first three months that you can transfer to United miles, Singapore miles, Southwest points, British Airways miles, or use for 1.5 cents each toward any flight, hotel, or car rentals.
Plus the card offers $300 in credits toward any travel purchase each calendar year, which is $600 in your first 12 months of cardmembership, $100 toward Global Entry, and worldwide lounge access. Basically it's the best credit card ever, even with a $450 annual fee.