I’m busy preparing for the first ever live MileValue.com seminar in Honolulu that starts in 10 hours, so I’ll summarize a few interesting nuggets you may have missed.
We all get jealous when we hear that other people have been targeted for better sign up bonuses than the best publicly available credit card offers. Thepointsguy has a way to check whether you’ve been targeted for any Chase offers lately. It’s a good back up in case you’ve tossed a great offer as junk mail accidentally.
Frequent Flier Bonuses flags 2,500 free Avios for signing up your children for an Iberia frequent flier account. After 90 days those free Avios can be transferred to a BA account, which can be linked to your household BA account. So you can get those 2,500 Avios ($42.50) for yourself. Cue jokes about your kids finally paying you back.
Finally, if you don’t already have one, open yourself an Iberia frequent flier account here. Why? After it’s open 90 days, you can transfer BA Avios there at will, which will let you fly from North America to Europe without the crippling surcharges on BA Avios awards. More info on Iberia Avios to Europe redemptions in a future post, but for now sign up for an Iberia account to get the 90 day clock started.------------------------------------------------------------
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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.