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    Los Angeles Summer Trip Report

    Back when I started PursuingPoints I was working and living in North Carolina. The company I was working for however, was headquartered in Los Angeles. For that reason, I made the trek to LA 4-5 times a year for the duration of my employment. That was peak business travel for me, and is what led […] More

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    Earn 5x With Chase Pay

    Looking to buy something at BestBuy, Tock, or eBags in the month of September? Have a Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card? You’re in luck. Chase recently announced a promotion wherein customers can earn 5 bonus points per $1 spent at each of those three locations. That means you’ll earn 6 points per $1 spent at […] More

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    1,000 AAdvantage Miles for $2 – Crazy Deal

    Airlines, hotels, and banks have whats known as affiliate relationships with many major retailers. This means they’ve got special links to their partners websites. When me and you click on these links, and make purchases, the banks, hotels, and airlines make money. Whats in it for us, then? The answer is bonus miles, of course! […] More

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    Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Preferred – Who Wins?

    The Chase Sapphire Reserve has been a daily driver for me ever since I signed up. Back in the Summer of 2016 Chase released the card to great fan fare, and I signed up live on the podcast. The sign-up bonus was a cool 100,000 Ultimate Reward points. That is still the largest sum ever […] More

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    Is United’s Visa Prepaid Card Worth It?

    If you’ve seen ads on Instagram recently from United for their MileagePlus GO Visa Prepaid Card, you’re not alone. I too have seen these ads and it led me to investigate this product further. Released back in the summer of 2017 this product aims to fill two gaps in the marketplace. First, since this is […] More

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    SkyMiles Dining – Get Rewarded for Eating Out

    There are many ways with which to earn Delta SkyMiles. You can fly on Delta or a OneWorld partner and have the points credited to your SkyMiles account. You can spend money on a Delta co-branded American Express credit card. These include the Delta Blue, Gold, Platinum, and Reserve. Third, you can sign-up for the […] More

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    8 of the Most Exclusive Credit Cards in the World

    Some things in life are harder to obtain than others. Rolex is harder than Timex. A mega yacht  is harder than a pontoon boat. A Bugatti Veyron is harder to obtain than a Nissan Altima. The credit cards we’re going to cover today are the Rolex to a secured cards Timex. Some of these cards […] More

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    PPP: 024 – Credit Card Stacking

    The goal of the credit card points and miles hobby, is to maximize the rewards earned on every dollar spent. To do that you must first define your goals, otherwise we’ll never know what it means to have maximized your spend. Once you’ve done that, you have to sign up for the correct products. If […] More

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    Credit Card Stacking – The Ultimate Guide

    Have you ever played a video game which awarded you more points for hitting combos? You know the type; 5,000 points for launching a missile while driving a vehicle, or hitting a kick flip after a 50/50 grind in Tony Hawk Pro Skater. In video games the points aren’t real, or at least they don’t […] More

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    How to Combine Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest Points

    The Marriott SPG was announced more than a year ago, but they’ve recently integrated the two platforms. This means that you can now combine Marriott and Starwood accounts to form a single account. Starwood points will be added to your Marriott account at a rate of 1:3. Meaning that if you had 10,000 points in […] More

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