Another week has gone by and it is time for me to summarize this week’s posts for those who have missed out. Links are provided to each one for curiosity.
This was a more active week for PYCR as I published five posts. One of them was a Card War, two of them were news posts, and two showed my perspectives on where I want to travel. The “perspectives posts” are a new format that I want to employ more because they give you an opportunity to get the know the man behind PYCR. After all, points and miles are not my only interests.
Chase World of Hyatt Card vs Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card
Monday’s post was another Card War that involved two mid-tier hotel cards. Both cards are from Chase and have $95 annual fees. However, only one provides enough value to make a worthwhile long-term keeper card.
Due to unpopular demand, this will be the last Card War that I write for a while. The “Similar Cards” section in my individual card reviews are more useful and just as sufficient.
Places I Want to Return To
Tuesday’s post was a blast from my past as I mentioned five places I want to return to. I have traveled to each of these places at least once in my lifetime and they were so much fun that I want to return.
Thinking of returning to the places in this post again is very motivating. Those thoughts make me want to keep earning points and miles. Traveling for free or a discount is the whole point of this blog and this post helps to bring that home.
The American Express Gold Card Has a New Referral Offer
On late Tuesday afternoon, American Express came out with a new offer for the American Express Gold Card. However, the caveat is that you must be referred via email to get the offer. The offer is 40,000 Membership Rewards (MR) points and a $250 credit for Ticketmaster. This offer is enough to justify the card’s $250 annual fee for the first year.
Variants of this offer were later extended to both Amex Everyday Cards and the Blue Cash Everyday Card. The Everyday Preferred’s variant would justify its $95 annual fee while the offers for the other two cards are purely added value because there are no annual fees.
Marriott Rolling Out New Pricing Structure Next Month
Thursday’s post discussed how Marriott is rolling out a new pricing structure next month to mixed reviews. The new price structure involves Peak and Off-Peak pricing for all their hotels. Both straight points and Points + Cash redemptions are affected. However, straight cash redemptions are not.
Furthermore, other new rules are being added alongside the new pricing structure.
Places I Want to Go To
Yesterday’s post highlighted six places I want to go to. Three of these destinations are international and three are domestic. However, these six places are not the only ones I want to visit. Stay posted for more potential destinations in the future.
As with Tuesday’s post, thinking of new destinations is also very motivating. Traveling to new places is another reason why I want to keep earning points and miles
I hope that everyone has a great Sunday! Stay posted for more content next week!