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Capital One Venture X is Probably Not a Replacement for Amex Platinum or Chase Sapphire Reserve Image Copyright: BestCashCow

Capital One Venture X is Probably Not a Replacement for Amex Platinum or Chase Sapphire Reserve

Capital One announced the Venture X card last month to great fanfare.   They paid the credit card bloggers handsomely to promote it with many of them obliging all too easily and changing the background of their sites to Capital... Read →

Two Credit Cards Stand Apart With Outstanding Reward Rates Across All Personal Spend Image Copyright: BestCashCow

Two Credit Cards Stand Apart With Outstanding Reward Rates Across All Personal Spend

Over the last several years, all major credit card companies have gotten into the business of promoting spend in certain categories by issuing cards that provide extra points (or cash back) in certain spend categories.   It sta... Read →

Five Realities About Earning Hotel and Airline Points in the Post Pandemic World Image Copyright: BestCashCow

Five Realities About Earning Hotel and Airline Points in the Post Pandemic World

BestCashCow launched its section on travel rewards and cash back cards a few years ago.   We have always aimed to provide insightful information for credit card users about how to maximize the rewards you receive on your credit... Read →

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Additional Cardholder Benefits for Travel Rewards Credit Cards Image Copyright: BestCashCow

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Additional Cardholder Benefits for Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Chase, Amex and Citibank have announced the supplemental benefits for holders of their travel rewards cards.   They are as follows:

Chase

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I have Changed My Tune on Singapore KrisFlyer Image Courtesy: BusinessToday

I have Changed My Tune on Singapore KrisFlyer

Those who have followed my credit card rewards writing for some time know that I have been a fan of Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program since way back ... Read →

How to Fly Business Class for Free without Flipping Credit Cards Image Copyright: BestCashCow

How to Fly Business Class for Free without Flipping Credit Cards

If you are like me, you love to travel to exotic places with your family.  I cannot count the number of times that I have taken my daughter to Hawaii on vacation.   I’ve also taken her on road trips in Andalusia and ... Read →

United Airlines Still Has An Excellent Loyalty Program for International Travel Image Courtesy: United

United Airlines Still Has An Excellent Loyalty Program for International Travel

United was once the best airline in the sky.   Whether it is your favorite airline today or not, it still has an outstanding loyalty program, and if your focus is international travel, it may be the program where you ... Read →

The Hyatt Regency Tokyo Offers Outstanding Redemption Value at 12,000 Points per Night

I recently stayed for three nights at the Hyatt Regency in Tokyo.   The hotel was clearly Hyatt’s flagship property in Japan when built in 1980.   And, while it has seen finer days and the rooms have not been re... Read →

Considering Delta One to Japan? Think Again

I recently flew Delta One from Minneapolis to Tokyo.   While I used to fly Delta all the time to Europe when it dominated routes from Atlanta and New York to Germany, Spain and Moscow, it has not been my airline of choice for m... Read →

Platinum Card Is No Longer Accepting Delta Gift Cards Against Airline Credits Image Courtesy: American Express

Platinum Card Is No Longer Accepting Delta Gift Cards Against Airline Credits

American Express’s Platinum card once gave cardholders a $200 annual credit against airline purchases.   Several years ago, Amex “upgraded” its program by only applying the $200 annual credit against incidenta... Read →

Wall Street Journal Article Suggests that Banks Cannot Sustain Travel Reward Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Image Copyright: BestCashCow
American Airlines and Marriott Are Each Now Playing the Loyalty Credit Card Game with 2 Partners – Outcomes Appear Different Image Courtesy: Fortune

American Airlines and Marriott Are Each Now Playing the Loyalty Credit Card Game with 2 Partners – Outcomes Appear Different

American Airlines acquired US Air in 2015 and Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016, making each the largest US Airline and largest US hotel chain respectively.

It took years for them to fully integrate the loyalty program of thei... Read →

Chase Makes the Hyatt Card A Sensible Alternative to Sapphire Reserve Image Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Chase Makes the Hyatt Card A Sensible Alternative to Sapphire Reserve

BestCashCow has been a big fan of the Hyatt program for many, many years.   We’ve always viewed Hyatt points as among the most valuable points that you can accumulate for your credit card spend.  Historically, only y... Read →

Years of Earning Points and Miles for My Credit Card Spend With Only a Few Regrets Image Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston

Years of Earning Points and Miles for My Credit Card Spend With Only a Few Regrets

I have been earning points and miles for my spend – all of my spend – for many, many years.   I know that I have played the system well, earning valuable hotel stays and airline tickets (and transferrable points) th... Read →