Escape the Winter Weather with Chase

With winter refusing to let go of its icy grip across most of the country, people have had enough of the snow and frigid temperatures.

Whether you are planning your summer vacation early or you need to escape for a weekend getaway, Chase credit card rewards can help you get there and save money.

Jumpstarting Summer Vacation Plans

This summer, Chase Freedom cardholders can breathe new life into the great American road trip.

From July 1st through September 30th, cardholders can earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases at gas stations and Kohl’s.

In addition, AARP Credit Card Members can earn 3% cash back rewards on gas and restaurant purchases and 1% cash back on all other purchases with no limitations on cash back.

If you are planning a trip this summer, you can also receive a 10% discount when redeeming rewards for travel through Chase.

Cardholders also receive exclusive offers and discounts available to AARP members, including up to 25% off car rentals with AARP’s preferred providers and up to 20% off hotel stays.

The 2013 Freddie Award winner of the Best Airline Loyalty Credit Card, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Card offers the ability to earn 2 points per $1 on Southwest and AirTran purchases; 2 points per $1 on A+ Rewards, Rapid Rewards, and car rental partner purchases; in addition to 1 point per $1 on every other purchase.

In addition, new cardholders earn a roundtrip flight after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening.

United MileagePlus Explorer cardholders earn double miles on United purchases, and special privileges when traveling on United including the first checked bag free, priority boarding, passes to United Club lounges, no foreign transaction fees, and the ability to redeem MileagePlus miles for any seat, any time, on any United flight, with no restrictions and no blackout dates.

The card also offers benefits that extend through the entire travel experience, such as access to The Luxury Hotel and Resorts Collection from Chase, which offers special cardholder-only amenities at more than 700 properties in the U.S and around the world.

Traveling Anytime, Anywhere

Touted as one of the best travel cards on the market today, Chase Sapphire Preferred offers double points on travel and dining purchases year-round and 40,000-points with sign-up.

For international travelers, chip and signature technology and no foreign transaction fees are added perks.

Chase Ultimate Rewards offers a wealth of points transfer partners for cardholders.

This benefit has a significant impact for customers looking to book vacation travel by pooling points from multiple rewards platforms and allows the ultimate in flexibility when selecting air and hotel reservations.

Current Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners:

  • British Airways Executive Club
  • United MileagePlus
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
  • Korean Air SKYPASS
  • Amtrak Guest Rewards
  • Hyatt Gold Passport
  • Marriott Rewards
  • Priority Club Rewards
  • The Ritz-Carlton Rewards
  • Virgin Atlantic

Riding out Winter to the Bitter End

Hopping in the car and heading to the nearest ski resort or tucked-away cabin before season’s end has its benefits for Chase Freedom cardholders.

Chase Freedom is offering 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases at gas stations, Starbucks, and movie theaters through March 31st.

For those who need a change from the cold, snow-covered scenery, the Marriott Rewards Credit Card offers 30,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months from account opening, 2 free nights after account approval (category 1-4 hotels), and unlimited point accumulation.

Cardholders earn 3 points for every $1 spent at 3,600 Marriott locations and 1 point for every $1 spent on purchases anywhere else.

In addition, cardholders receive 10 nights credit toward your next Elite membership level every year after account anniversary, 1 Elite Night for every $3,000 spent, and no introductory annual fee the first year.

The Hyatt Credit Card from Chase offers 2 Award Nights at Hyatt properties worldwide after the first purchase, as well as no foreign transaction fees.

Cardholders earn 3 Hyatt Gold Passport Points for every $1 spent at Hyatt and 1 Hyatt Gold Passport Point for every $1 spent everywhere else.

In addition, cardholders receive automatic Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum membership – and maintain Platinum status as long as you are a cardholder.

There are no limits on points earned and cardholders receive 1 Award Night in a category 1-4 property every year on cardholder anniversary.

You should definitely consider Chase credit cards for any upcoming travel you may be planning.

The above is taken from a promotional newsletter sent out by Chase. I am merely passing it along to any readers who may find this information useful.

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