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With the recent news of a friend’s engagement, I have an unexpected trip to plan! I’m excited to have a reason to head out west to Utah this summer to celebrate with her, so to stay on top of travel budgeting for fun surprises like this I plan to make the most of my Chase Sapphire card this spring to earn some rewards and use my points for these new travel plans.
I just got my Chase Sapphire card last year, so to start racking up the points, I’m using my card for everything! Right now, all my expenses (gas, groceries, etc.) go on the card so that I can earn points, then I pay it off with each statement to start fresh with earning new points the following month.
What’s great about Chase Ultimate Rewards is that cardholders are rewarded for the things they love the most — for me, that’s dining and travel. And while cardholders are always earning points on their purchases, Chase Ultimate Rewards also offers extra travel perks. For example, the current offer through Chase Freedom allows Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cardholders to earn a total of 10% cash back on up to $2,500 in combined hotel and car rental purchases made through Chase Ultimate Rewards March 1-31, 2017. With this offer, Chase Freedom cardholders can travel anytime as long as travel is booked in March 2017 through Chase Ultimate Rewards! Just go to chase.com/freedom10offer to learn more.
Budgeting spring and summer travel is especially important this year because I’m also headed to Canada for a special dining event on the tundra, and then thawing out in the Caribbean a week later on a cruise. For these back-to-back trips, I’ll be using my Chase Sapphire card to earn points while I’m on the road that I can use toward future travel … like my friend’s summer wedding! The great thing about Chase Ultimate Rewards is that my points don’t expire and are worth more when I redeem for travel!