031 | Travel Rewards What Comes After Chase | Teach Me How To Disney

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In today’s podcast we discuss Part 2 of our Travel Rewards series including what to do after you’ve focused on Chase credit cards plus whether you should focus on one trip or a general strategy.

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In Today’s Podcast we cover:

  • Part 2 of the travel rewards podcast series on where to go when you’re done with the Chase credit card options
  • Does it make sense to go after cards for a particular trip like Walt Disney World or should you focus on Chase cards while you are under the “5/24 rule?”
  • Brad and his wife Laura are both trying to get back under 5/24 and waiting to open up cards
  • If you are doing this with a spouse you can realistically open 10 Chase credit cards (5 each)
  • What cards would you get from other banks such as American Express, Citibank, Barclaycard and Capital One?
  • American Express has a one bonus per card per lifetime rule
  • Amex has a transferable points program called Membership Rewards that is a quality program (similar to Chase Ultimate Rewards)
  • The transfer partners we like from Chase
  • Why we like “fixed value” cards such as Arrival Plus and Venture
  • To branch out beyond Chase cards or not?
  • If you’re a member of the FI community it would be hard to ignore the Chase cards to focus on a specific trip like Disney
  • For people not aware of travel rewards, a “quick win” like booking the Disney Dolphin hotel is a great way to get huge value from your points
  • Buying Disney tickets from Disney does not count as “travel” for credit cards, so you need to use Undercover Tourist (or aRes Travel for Disneyland)
  • Orlando International Airport is a huge hub for Southwest, which is our favorite airline rewards program
  • Southwest does not limit award ticket availability – it is just based on cash price
  • You have a lot of flexibility with Southwest Airlines miles
  • Flexibility will help you succeed with travel rewards

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