When it comes to using your Chase Ultimate Reward points you have two main options. 1. Redeem them in the Chase Travel Portal 2. Transfer your points directly to one of the many airline or hotel partners (Southwest, United, Hyatt, etc) • The majority of the time you will get more value out of your points by transferring. For example, if I transferred my points into my Hyatt account to book a night at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai it would cost me 25,000 points a night. If I booked directly on the Chase Travel Portal, the total points I would pay would depend on the cost of the room at the time of booking. Each point in the portal is worth 1.25 cents so if the room was going for $500 a night (which is a common rate there) it would cost me 40,000 points!! • If you’re unsure how to transfer your points check out the post on the blog that gives step by step instructions. You can find it in the link in bio under blog and then go to hacking tips. It’s called, “How to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Airline and Hotel Partners.” 📷:@kellyedphoto
The @avianca Lifemiles website added new partners to its award search tool. @akunesh provides insight on how this benefits you and your next vacation on our blog. Link in bio. ⠀ ⠀ #avianca#staralliance#travelrewards
Awesome day back with @fuelrewards spreading the word about not paying full price for gas. 4 min of me talking about filling up for 38 cents coming to 27 markets around the US. #ad#awardtravel101#fuelrewards
As of this month, @japanairlines_jal now allows award bookings 360 days before departure. 🇯🇵 More information on our blog. Link in bio. ⠀ ⠀ 📸: @wanderwildtrvl⠀ #flyjal#shinjuku#visitjapan #oneworld
AwardWallet user @jimheidorn booked his entire trip to Venice using the @chase travel portal and romantically surprised his wife with a photoshoot on a gondola. Don’t worry, ladies. He gave her plenty of notice to prepare the night before! #veneziagram#italy❤️
AwardWallet user @shebakescakesky reedemed 70K @united miles to fly business class to the Galapagos. She even took advantage of the @united Excursionist perk. It’s a true bucket list destination for any genuine animal lover. #visitecuador
My new podcast made the new and noteworthy page on iTunes! Make sure to check out the Award Travel 101 podcast wherever you get your latest podcast fix. New episodes drop every Monday morning. #awardtravel101
AwardWallet user @jasondimaio took his family on a fabulous spring break to Hong Kong by redeeming points for a 7 night Marriott Hotel + Air package (pre-merger). You can learn more about the current state of these packages on our blog. Link in bio. #skylinephotography#hongkongview #🇭🇰
On a Southwest Airlines flight to HNL and sporting his father’s vintage Puka shell necklace. Flight attendants approved emphatically! On the #awardtravel101 SW party bus to Hawaii to celebrate the new route. 🐚✈️💙
Episode 10 is now up! The direct URL link can be found in our profile. In this episode @flowiththeflo and I talk about traveling the world for free using points and miles. Take a listen and you can also travel to your favorite place for free! #awardtravel
Seat 4A on a @delta CRJ900, the seat many argue is the best for domestic flying. - First Class - Aisle and a window - First row of Econ far enough away no one grabs your seat back to get up and down from their seat Flew it twice this week after upgrades cleared five days in advance with Delta Platinum Medallion status. What seat is better for domestic flying?
Over 4 million people fly between NYC and London annually. 😱 🗽➡️🇬🇧 ⠀ ⠀ So how difficult is this route for award travel? Read the best points and miles for travel between New York and London on our blog. 🛫 Link in bio.⠀ ⠀ #lhr#londonheathrow
@hyattregencyatl Pritzker Suite and Les Mis; solid date night for the award traveling couple. 12,000 #hyatt points for the room and Globalist status plus a bit of friendly chat to get the suite. #iheartpoints#awardtravel101
Summer travel to Europe is just around the corner! We've highlighted the sweet spots for redeeming @americanexpress Membership Rewards for flights from the US to Europe. ⠀ Link in bio.⠀ ⠀ 📸: @seizetheglobe ⠀ #weareinpuglia#europe_pics
[SWIPE] AwardWallet user @freetravelguys recently scored the Park Executive Suite at the @parkhyattstkitts. 😍 We've identified over a dozen World of Hyatt sweet spots--including five other @parkhyatt hotels. 🏨⠀ Link in bio to learn more.
Want to stay at the @hyattzivacancun how @seizetheglobe did in our Story this week? 🇲🇽 Then you need to read our take on the current World of Hyatt credit card bonus. ⠀ ⠀ Link in bio. #infinityedge#worldofhyatt#visitmexico🇲🇽
I travel about 5 times a year for work and they book me at a Hampton, which has become my home away from home, but it’s nothing fancy. Due to the storm up north, my flight got moved and I needed to find a new hotel closer to the airport. I went with a @hyatt south of ATL airport and signed up as a World of Hyatt member to get a lower rate. I choose a King, nonsmoking room with sofa. It was a long, stressful work day with pouring rain, thundering and lightening, I was ready to RELAX. I walked Into my room and felt like a damn queen 👸🏼. I hope everyone’s first experience with Hyatt can be this great. Breakfast was included with the member rate and I was beyond impressed. Thank you @hyatt for a great stay.
AwardWaller user @brandr.beekmaneller enjoyed the holidays with his beautiful wife at the @conrad_maldives by redeeming 665K @hiltonhonors points for an 8 night stay split between a beach villa and overwater villa. Here they are enjoying dinner at the Ithaa Underwater Restaurant. #underthesea_perfection #hiltonhonors #🇲🇻
We can't tell whether these kiddos were more excited about the cotton candy in Ecuador 🇪🇨 or the free breakfast, room upgrade, and fifth night at the Hilton thanks to the Hilton Aspire. 🔗 Link in bio to see our review on that credit card. ⠀ ⠀ 📸: @tonisoutham⠀ #ecuadorprimero#ecuadortravel_ig #ecuadortravel
Rounding the corner of @atlairport runway 27R with @spiritairlines “howdy” winglet leading the way. I flew roundtrip from Atlanta to Tampa for a total of $62 just to go do a magnificent dinner @bernssteakhouse with a couple buddies. Dinner cost more than the flight and the @hyatt was free on points. Check out Spirit’s fares and bank a few hotel points which can make a mundane Thursday night turn into a lot more fun. #awardtravel101#tampa#atl
[SWIPE] Sunset at the gorgeous @fijimarriottresortmomibay. 🌅 This is a fabulous property for @marriottrewards redemptions starting at 35K points. #sunsetvibes#sunsethunter#instasunset 📸: @pursuitofpoints
[SWIPE] AwardWallet user @pursuitofpoints redeemed 35K @marriottrewards points plus a $350 cash upgrade for this lush overwater lagoon bure at the @fijimarriottresortmomibay 🏝 #awardtravel101#fijimarriott#visitfiji