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    Handling Credit Score Swings

    One of the things that most credit card hobbyists take for granted is a good credit score. In all the talk of Sapphire Reserves and Amex Platinums, we can sometimes forget that not everyone is yet in a position to quality for these products. While we’ve talked at length about how a credit score is […] More

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    PPP: 022 – Marriott + SPG Merger Discussion

    On this episode of the Pursuing Points podcast we discuss the ins and outs of the SPG + Marriott merger. Although news of the merger and its effects has been out for some time, I wanted to wait for some of the dust to settle before giving my takes. Overall things look positive for the […] More

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    New Citi AAdvantage Benefits Coming Soon

    Citi recently emailed AAdvantage Platinum Select cardholders to inform them of changes coming to the card. Sometimes these emails mean nothing good for the card holder (in the case of a devaluation or removal of benefits), but this update was generally positive. Starting on July 22, 2018 (for existing cardholders) and today for new cardholders, […] More

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    Citi Card Holders Can Save $20 on Uber Rides

    Have a Citibank credit card? New to Uber? If you said yes to both, then you may be in luck! The folks at Citi are running a summer promotion wherein new Uber users with a Citi card can earn up to $10 back on their first two rides with Uber. Any charge over the $10 […] More

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    Activate Your Chase Freedom Q3 5% Cashback Now

    The Chase Freedom has a rotating calendar of 5% award categories. Each quarter the categories change, and once you activate you’re all set to begin earning 5% back on all purchases up to $1,500. Meaning that if you can maximize the value of this you’ll earn a cool 7,500 Ultimate Reward points. For those who […] More

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    Understanding the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Travel Credit

    At $450 the Chase Sapphire Reserve is one of the most expensive credit cards you can choose to keep in your wallet today. After recommending the card to someone, the obvious question I usually get is whether or not its really worth all of that money. The short answer is of course yes, but today […] More

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    Should I book on Amex Travel or directly with the airline?

    Facebook user Elizabeth asked the following question on the Pursuing Points Facebook page. Going JFK to Kathmandu on Qatar. Should I book directly on Qatar website or AMEX travel website? I have AMEX Business Platinum. Thank you! (I get 5x points if I book through AMEX website, right? But better customer service if booked through […] More

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    PPP: 021 – Talking Chase Sapphire Reserve Changes

    Back in May Chase sent out an email detailing some changes to its Sapphire Reserve product. In the lead-up to the email, forums and Facebook groups alike were rampant with speculation about what the changes would bring. Luckily for us, the changes ended up being rather minor and in my opinion they’re not reason to […] More

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    PPP: 020 – Deep Dive on Dining Programs

    Episode 20 includes a deep dive discussion on all things dining programs. Most people have probably never heard of dining programs, we’re here to change that. By signing up and taking advantage you can earn thousands of points/miles or equivalent cash back every year. The best part about these programs is that they’re free to […] More

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