Aug 19, 2021
In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast Bethany Walsh from Bougie Miles joins us to discuss the recent changes Chase made to their Sapphire cards. Why is Chase Sapphire Reserve getting very little love and does it make sense over the now supercharged Sapphire Preferred?
Plus we'll also dive into the economics of Mark's Alaska trip including why he paid so much cash for it compared to only using points. We'll also go over our most expensive trips ever, debate when you should use cash or points to pay for a trip and discuss how awesome Pacific Time is!
04:10 - An unexpected suite at Vegas' newest hotel
06:46 - When to use points or cash when booking travel
12:17 - How Bethany opened Mark's eyes about using cash instead of the cheapest points option
14:09 - Miles and points with business deductions (Not legal or financial advice.)
21:14 - The most expensive cash trips we have ever taken
26:20 - How you could save even more on booking Alaska
32:43 - Sapphire Preferred vs. Citi Premier
34:17 - Chase Sapphire Reserve changes
36:18 - Upgrading and downgrading Chase cards and what you should know
39:26 - Is it worth pursuing World of Hyatt status with the new card offer?
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