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    BTW I found Disneyland Paris park tickets for this July through the travel portal for 4800 points (1 Day/1 Park) or 6100 points (1 Day/2 Parks). The Disneyland Paris hotels were listed but threw an error when I tried to book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcachofa View Post
    Dang. I was gearing up to do this, but now the promotion is only for 50,000 miles. Other cards are offering 50K, for a lower (net) annual fee, but the perks are different. Will have to investigate some more.
    Remember, with the Reserve Card, you get a 50% bonus when booking travel through he Ultimate Rewards site, so even 50,000 miles is worth $750. Not as good as 100,000/$1,5000, but still....
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    Sorry, a bit late to the party...is this still a 'good deal' for those who are just signing up now (or is there a better one out there at this point)? The terms aren't quite as good at this point as they were when the thread was started - just wondering whether anyone has come across a better promo lately - TIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbcmom View Post
    Sorry, a bit late to the party...is this still a 'good deal' for those who are just signing up now (or is there a better one out there at this point)? The terms aren't quite as good at this point as they were when the thread was started - just wondering whether anyone has come across a better promo lately - TIA.
    As I wrote above:

    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Remember, with the Reserve Card, you get a 50% bonus when booking travel through he Ultimate Rewards site, so even 50,000 miles is worth $750. Not as good as 100,000/$1,5000, but still....
    So yeah, in addition to the other perks, you're getting $750 worth of travel when you book through the CUR site.

    And don't forget the $600 in travel credits during your first year ($300 per calendar year).
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    Sold - thanks George!

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    Another perk of booking air travel using CUR points: no fees. This is a big deal if you book international flights. With those, booking award travel through an airline will get you a free ticket, but you're still responsible for taxes and fuel surcharges, which could add hundreds of dollars to that "free" ticket. Not so with flights booked through CUR with CUR points. And even with domestic flights, you'll save at least that $5.60 TSA surcharge levied on airline award travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbcmom View Post
    Sorry, a bit late to the party...is this still a 'good deal' for those who are just signing up now (or is there a better one out there at this point)? The terms aren't quite as good at this point as they were when the thread was started - just wondering whether anyone has come across a better promo lately - TIA.
    If you qualify (have any type of small business) the Chase Ink Business Preffered has a sign up bonus of 80,000 UR points right now. The regular Sapphire has 50,000 as well and the annual fee is waived the first year. 5000 more UR if add an authorized user.
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    We have the Disney Visa, but it has now been hacked for the 4th time in about 3 years. Since it was our only card we decided it was time to get another card as well. We picked the Capital One Venture card. Normally there is a 40,000 bonus are spending $3,000 in the first 3 months, but we got a promotion of 50,000 instead. That is worth $500 in travel rewards. Annual fee is $59 a year with the first year waived. Everything, is worth 2 point per dollar, no exceptions. Points never expire. The only issue is we aren't 100% sure if we can use it for Disney. The points can be used for pretty much any travel, airfare, hotel, cruises, rental cars, even taxis. But when we book Disney, we book through them, pay them, and get a package. There is a chance that the category it comes through as might not be in travel. We will have to call first (assuming we have so many points that the airfare and rental car are already covered and then we want to use the rest on Disney)
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    I'm maybe booking plane tickets soon that will cost $500-550. I can use the about 35,000 of the 100k Chase points I got from this deal, or the $300 travel Credit also from this card, plus $150 in Delta gift certificates I bought with unused Amex air incidental credits. Either way I pay $0 OOP. Do I care which one? I cannot think of a reason to prioritize one over the other. The $300 credit expires at year end but i I don't use it on this trip I will have no trouble using it by year end on other travel that is easily 98% definite so that is not a concern.

    ETA: I just realized my math error. The $300 credit plus gift certificates leaves me $50-100 out of pocket, but I'm fine with that. So the question still stands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgarbowski View Post
    I'm maybe booking plane tickets soon that will cost $500-550. I can use the about 35,000 of the 100k Chase points I got from this deal, or the $300 travel Credit also from this card, plus $150 in Delta gift certificates I bought with unused Amex air incidental credits. Either way I pay $0 OOP. Do I care which one? I cannot think of a reason to prioritize one over the other. The $300 credit expires at year end but i I don't use it on this trip I will have no trouble using it by year end on other travel that is easily 98% definite so that is not a concern.

    ETA: I just realized my math error. The $300 credit plus gift certificates leaves me $50-100 out of pocket, but I'm fine with that. So the question still stands.
    Anything that expires, I would use first, no matter how definite my future plans might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcachofa View Post
    Anything that expires, I would use first, no matter how definite my future plans might be.
    I agree. Use up your perk first and get that statement credit!

    I tend to be miserly when spending CUR points, saving them for a family day. I just purchased a $337 ticket in American. American wanted 60,000 Aadvantage miles, but I used only 22,600 CUR points. I love that 50% bonus. And we still have 1.25MM points in our CUR account.
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