Besides offering points or miles, many travel credit cards help you save money other ways. Your card might offer benefits which can help cover transportation costs to the airport, checked bag fees, onboard expenses, or offer upgrades for your hotel stays. Travel credit cards can potentially save you hundreds every year.
While the notion of racking up points to redeem for travel perks or a trip to say, Morocco or Thailand has obvious appeal, one should heed a bit of caution before jumping on the bandwagon. For starters, credit card issuers frown on it and may levy heavy consequences. Also, only those with really great credit can pull it off. The risks involved in credit card churning mean it’s an activity that is best suited to members of the credit elite.
The wildly popular 100,000-point credit card sign-up bonus that Chase offered in 2016 and later scaled back by half is back, but with a catch — a big one. To get this massive windfall of points, you have to finance a home mortgage through Chase Mortgage.
If you’re comfortable using your fingerprint to pay for something with your phone, get ready for the next place where businesses want you to put your fingerprint — your credit card.
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