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Buy Hyatt Points at one cent or less, 3 nights at Comfort Inn for $156

I wrote earlier that Hyatt Points are valued at least 1.3cents/pt. Discover America is back with its annual getaway and present a chance to buy Hyatt points at less than 1cent/pt.   The Hyatt point purchase deals on April 15 are as follows 24,000 Hyatt points for $250, ~1 cent/pt 30,000 Hyatt points for $333.…

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If you had an infinite wallet, what credit cards would you carry? – Part III

Details of the analysis Travel (10 cents per $) Airfare (10 cents per $) Highest payout : Travelocity American Express Best Cash-back Rewards Credit card : Chase Freedom (5% for three months in a year), Discover More (5% for 3 months in a year ), American Express True Earnings Card From Costco , Chase BP Visa (2% throughout the year) Best Airline Credit Card : The best payout is by the co-branded card of the airline you are traveling on, Fidelity Aeroplan American Express (2 miles per $) Best Hotel Affinity Card : Starwood American Express (1 point per $=2.1 cents per $) Best Other Rewards Card : American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card ( 3 points per $=6 cents $) , Travelocity American Express (5 points per $=10 cents per $) Hotel (10 cents per $) Highest payout : Travelocity American Express Best Cash-back Rewards Credit card : Chase Freedom (5% for three months in a year), Discover More (5% for 3 months in a year ), American Express True Earnings Card From Costco , Chase BP Visa (2% throughout the year) Best Airline Credit Card : Fidelity Aeroplan American Express (2 miles per $) Best Hotel Affinity Card : Best Rewards is by the hotel co-branded card for the hotel you are staying in. Best Other Rewards Card : Travelocity American Express (5 points per $=10 cents per $), Blue Sky Preferred (2 points per $=2.66 cents per $) Car Rental (10 cents per $) Highest payout : Travelocity American Express Best Cash-back Rewards Credit card : Chase Freedom (5% for three months in a year), Discover More (5% for 3 months in a year ), American Express True Earnings Card From Costco , Chase BP Visa (2% throughout the year) Best Airline Credit Card : Fidelity Aeroplan American Express (2 miles per $) Best Hotel Affinity Card : Starwood American Express (1 point per $=2.1 cents per $) Best Other Rewards Card : Travelocity American Express (5 points per $=10 cents per $), Blue Sky Preferred (2 points per $=2.66 cents per $) Everyday Purchases Grocery and Drugstore (5 cents per $) Highest payout : American Express Blue Cash Best Cash-back Rewards Credit card : American Express Blue Cash (5% after your total yearly spending exceeds 6500$), Chase Freedom (5% for three months in a year), Discover More (5% for 3 months in a year) Best Airline Credit Card : Asiana American Express (3 miles per $ at select stores ); United Mileage Plus Select visa (2 miles per $), Fidelity Aeroplan American Express (2 miles per $) Best Hotel Affinity Card : Hilton HHonors American Express (3 cents per $) Best Other Rewards Card : American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card ( 2 points per $=4 cents $) , Travelocity American Express (2 points per $=4 cents per $) Gas (5 cents per $) Highest payout : American Express Blue Cash Best Cash-back Rewards Credit card: American Express Blue Cash (5% after your total yearly spending exceeds 6500$), Chase Freedom (5% for three months in a year), Discover More (5% for 3 months in a year), Chase BP Visa if buying from BP (5%).

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If you had an infinite wallet, what credit cards would you carry? – Part II

Attention-worthy credit cards In the first part of this post, I talked about the value of various miles/point currencies out there. In general, the value of all such currencies should be given by a range. However, the aim of our valuation was to compare these currencies with direct cashback and then compare the rewards available…

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If you had an infinite wallet, what credit cards would you carry? – Part I

Part I: The cent value of miles/points Let us consider a hypothetical situation. Consider the case that you had every cashback/miles/points Credit Card possible. How would you maximize the value of rewards on your spending? This is a complicated question and requires detailed analysis of various credit cards along with the valuation of various miles/points…

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Look Ma, I have a Million Miles

As I was updating the spreadsheet I use to track my miles over the weekend, I happened to glance down at the bottom row, where I show a grand total of all my miles. It said 1,001,238. Cool! I wish it was bank balance that read that, but miles balance is a good start. I…

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