Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
We love the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card credit card. With it you can earn 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases worldwide. And you can transfer points into some great mile programs, including United , Southwest Airlines, British Airways, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG Rewards, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, and Korean Airlines.
But how would you like to earn a 5 point per dollar bonus on purchases in select categories each quarter?
Then get yourself a Chase Freedom card. Here’s why — Chase lets you combine the points you earn on the Freedom card with those in your Sapphire’s Ultimate Rewards account. And it carries no annual fee.
As you’ve seen on TV, the Chase Freedom earns 5x points on select categories each quarter, up to $1,500 in spending. See this year’s categories below.
So, the strategy is to use your Freedom card for purchases in the active categories for the quarter, and your Sapphire Preferred® Card for the rest.
Now, how do you link the points together?
First, login to www.ultimaterewards.com with your Chase Freedom account. Then…under ‘Manage Ultimate Rewards’ select ‘Combine Points.’
You’ll then be able to link your two accounts together and combine points. There is no fee for this, and you can combine any amount of points at any time, and do it back and forth if you’d like. Just remember, you’re better off moving points into your Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card’s account since it lets you transfer points 1:1 to many travel mile and point programs.
That’s it! A simple way to maximize your Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card point earning, and lock in 5x points in many categories.
So, to get started…apply for a Chase Freedom credit card to carry along side your Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. We recommend waiting about 2-3 months between Chase mile credit card applications.
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