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Should I Convert my Chase Freedom to a Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card?

Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I am struggling to make a decision regarding the Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card.  I really want the credit card and sign up bonus, but due to the Chase 5/24 rule, I am not getting any new Chase credit cards anytime soon.  I also have a few Chase business cards that I don’t use much.  Should I convert my Chase Freedom Credit Card to a Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card?  Here are the facts in my situation:

  • I am way over the Chase 5/24 rule, so I am not getting a new Chase credit card anytime soon
  • I am not a Chase Private Client and have not been pre-approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Ink Preferred
  • I currently have a Chase Freedom, Chase Ink Cash, and Chase Ink Plus
  • I do not have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Freedom Unlimited
  • I do not max out my Chase Ink Cash or Chase Ink Plus 5x categories
  • I do not max out my Chase Freedom 5% rotating cash back categories
  • My Chase Ink Plus annual fee is due in March 2017
  • You can only convert a Chase Freedom, Chase Freedom Unlimited, Chase Sapphire, or Chase Sapphire Preferred to a Chase Sapphire Reserve.
  • You need to have a credit line of at least $10,000 to be approved for the conversion (my Chase Freedom has a $25,000 credit line).

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Transfer Times to KLM / Air France from Chase Ultimate Rewards, AMEX Membership Rewards, Citi Thank You Points & SPG Starpoints

Update 8pm PT on 5/24: My 1500 SPG points posted to my KLM / Air France account within 48 hours of making the transfer (Tuesday afternoon).  SPG may do a bulk transfer at the same time for everyone, so your transfer times may vary.

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  I was in Portland over the weekend and had my fair share of food carts, Voodoo Donuts, rain drizzles, and weird people.  But enough about me… it’s all about KLM / Air France today.  Yesterday, Frequent Miler reported that KLM / Air France was added as a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner.  This is great news because you can now get KLM / Air France Flying Blue miles from all 4 major points currencies: Chase Ultimate Rewards Points, Citi Thank You Points, American Express Membership Reward Points, and SPG Points.  In this post, I will show you how long transfers from each points currency takes to post to your KLM / Air France account.  This post is a sequel to Transfer Times to Singapore Airlines from Chase Ultimate Rewards, AMEX Membership Rewards, Citi Thank You Points, and SPG Starpoints.  I have always wanted to book a KLM / Air France promo award, so hopefully that dream comes true.

KLM Air France Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

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Southwest Airlines Flights Now Bookable Through January 4, 2017 & Overblown Devaluation

Good morning everyone.  This morning, Southwest Airlines updated their flight schedule and you can now book Southwest Airlines flights through January 4, 2017.  Here is an update from SWA:

Currently we are accepting air reservations through January 4, 2017.

On July 7, 2016 we will open our schedule for sale through March 7, 2017. This date is subject to change. Please check back frequently.

SWA Schedule Opens 11-4-2016 to 1-4-2017

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Random News: 10,000 Chase Ultimate Reward Points Courtesy Adjustment, JetBlue Mosaic Match & More

Good morning everyone, sorry for being MIA the last few days.  I don’t have anything major to share, but this might help a few of you out.  If you recently were approved for a Chase Ink Plus Business Credit Card with the 60,000 point sign up bonus, you can contact Chase and have them match you to the 70,000 point sign up bonus.  My 60,000 Chase Ultimate Reward Points and the 10,000 courtesy adjustment Chase Ultimate Reward Points just posted on my new Chase Ink Plus Business Credit Card.  To learn more, read Doctor of Credit’s post.

Chase Ink Plus 70k Bonus

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Which Credit Cards will Replace my Citi Forward Credit Card after June 4?

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  I know this is old news, but my beloved Citi Forward Credit Card is changing (for the worst) on June 4, 2016.  Since the very beginning, I have been a huge fan of my Citi Forward Credit Card.  I have enjoyed the perks of earning 5x Citi Thank You Points on all restaurant, music, movie, and book purchases.  Unfortunately, the good times are ending abruptly on June 4, 2016, when the 5x categories are going to be downgraded to 4x 3x 2x categories.

As a consolation prize, Citi is extending the expiration period on Citi Thank You Points from 5 years to forever.  *sarcasm* Thanks Citi, I really appreciate that my Citi Thank You Points never expire.

Citi Forward Credit Card Terms Update June 4 Front

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