All About the Chase Ultimate Rewards Program

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With two Chase Ink cards increased offers ending today, I wanted to give you all some information about the Chase Ultimate Rewards program (the points you earn with these two cards). So here you go…

Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of the most flexible programs there are and you can either use your points to pay through travel through their travel portal or transfer your points to one of the following partners: British Airways, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, Virgin Atlantic, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Ritz Carlton, and Amtrak. There are also many credit cards that can help you earn Chase Ultimate Reward points. There are two types of Chase Ultimate Rewards credit cards – premier vs. non-premier. The premier cards allow you to transfer your points to a partner airline, while the non-premier cards do not. However, you can always transfer points from a non-premier account to a premier account. The premier cards include: Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Bold (no longer available for new applicants), Chase Ink Plus. Non-premier cards include: Chase Sapphire (no longer available for new applicants), Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Classic (no longer available for new applicants), and Chase Freedom.

These individual posts make up an entire series on the Chase Ultimate Rewards program and will help you earn and maximize your points.

Overall, Chase Ultimate Reward points can be a very strong especially currency. My personal favorite transfer partners overall are United, British, Airways, and Hyatt. The best part of the program is that unlike American Express Membership Rewards it does not cost you anything to transfer your points. And when you use the “pay with points” option you earn points while redeeming points. The one downfall is that they never have transfer bonuses like American Express Membership Rewards.

Let me know if you have any additional questions not answered in one of the 10 posts above. Happy reading!

Key Links:

  • Chase Sapphire Preferred – 40,000 bonus points with $4,000 spend in 3 months + 5,000 points after adding an authorized user; $95 annual fee waived the first year
  • Chase Ink Plus card: 50,000 bonus points with $5,000 spend in 3 months; $95 annual fee waived the first year
  • Chase Freedom – 20,000 bonus points with $500 spend in 3 months; no annual fee
  • Chase Ink Cash – 20,000 bonus points with $3,000 spend in 3 months; no annual fee.

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