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The Chase Gauntlet Card Opening Strategy

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It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Chase credit cards! We find their Ultimate Rewards® currency to be the most valuable of all the transferable point currencies. These points are transferable to numerous airline and hotel partners. The four we get the most value out of are:

  • United
  • Hyatt hotels
  • Southwest
  • British Airways

It’s important to remember that once they are transferred out of your Chase account to an airline/hotel partner such as United, Southwest, or Hyatt you cannot send them back to your Chase account so they lose that flexibility once transferred; therefore you want to keep them in your Chase account right up until the exact moment you are certain you are going to redeem them with one of the partners!

We suggest you find the award availability and then transfer the points to your rewards account with each partner.

The current Chase cards that offer transferable Ultimate Rewards points are:

Check out our very first Travel Rewards podcast episode here.

Take Action:

Go back to part 1 – Travel Rewards, An Introduction

Read part 3– How to redeem my points for trips all over the world

Skip part 3 – I’m ready to get started now!

What if I have a question about Travel Rewards?

If you have a specific question about travel rewards, join our Private Facebook Group or you can dig into our Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Travel Rewards here!

Top Travel Rewards Offers

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Top Travel Card

Ready to unlock a world of free travel? Start with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card.
Details: $95 annual fee | Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
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Most Flexible Travel Card

The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card can be used to offset almost any travel expense.
Details: $95 annual fee | Enjoy a one-time bonus of 75,000 Miles once you spend $4,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening
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Best Card for Side Hustlers and Business Owners

Side hustlers! With the Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card you can earn free travel from your business expenses.
Details: $95 annual fee | New Cardmember Offer! Earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $8,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
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Choose FI has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Choose FI and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. American Express is a ChooseFI advertiser. Disclosures.
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