Travel in 2019 – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 16

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On Travel in 2019 Season 2 Episode 16 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review shopping through credit card portals and staffing your card offers on our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful city of Cairo, Egypt and discuss our thoughts on Travel in 2019.

 

 

On Travel in 2019 Season 2 Episode 16 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review shopping through credit card portals and staffing your card offers on our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful city of Cairo, Egypt and discuss our thoughts on Travel in 2019.

Cards & Points

Portals and Credit Card Offers

 

Benefits

  • Earn 2x up to 10x per point on the portals at different credit card issuers
  • You can shop at portals such as Apple, or Best Buy, or Sephora, or Bed, Bath, & Beyond
  • Make sure you purchase through the portal and not going to the website directly
  • Save on purchases and get extra points on purchases at your favorite retailers
  • Offers will help you add additional points like 1000 pts for an additional purchase
  • Offers are a great way to save money, and sometimes get like 2x points

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Cairo, Egypt

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What are you travel plans in 2019?

  1. Traveling abroad a few times a year
  2. Avoiding Error Fares as they are dead
  3. Looking for good flight deals, rather than the perfect deal
  4. Using diversified points

Homeless While Traveling? – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 15

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On Homeless While Traveling? Season 2 Episode 15 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of the Discover IT Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful city of Montreal, Canada and discuss our thoughts on What happens when you get evicted from your short term housing?

 

 

On Homeless While Traveling? Season 2 Episode 15 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of the Discover IT Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful city of Montreal, Canada and discuss our thoughts on What happens when you get evicted from your short term housing?

Cards & Points

VentureOne® from Capital One®

 

Benefits

  • Earn unlimited rewards on every dollar you spend on purchases: Earn unlimited 1.5 miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Get an unlimited match of all the Miles you’ve earned at the end of your first year, automatically
  • Annual Fee: $0
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees: You won’t pay a transaction fee when making purchases outside of the United States.
  • No blackout dates. Fly any airline, any time
  • Redeem your Miles in any amount to credit travel purchases from your statement

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Montreal, Canada

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What happens when you get evicted from your short term housing?

  1. Contact immediately the company you are staying with
  2. Respond with media and pictures to share your point of view (POV)
  3. Keep all communication within the booking platform
  4. Keep a reserve currency points to cover any additional costs
  5. Send messages on Social Media if you have a bad experience and make sure to tag the brand’s page

Get Gains While 10,000 Miles Away – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 14

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On Get Gains While 10,000 Miles Away Season 2 Episode 14 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of the CapitalOne VentureOne Rewards Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and discuss our thoughts on how can you be healthy or exercise efficiently while traveling.

 

 

On Get Gains While 10,000 Miles Away Season 2 Episode 14 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of the CapitalOne VentureOne Rewards Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and discuss our thoughts on how can you be healthy or exercise efficiently while traveling.

Cards & Points

VentureOne® from Capital One®

 

Benefits

  • Unlimited Rewards: Earn unlimited 1.25 miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • New Cardmember Offer: Earn 20,000 bonus miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account
  • Annual Fee: $0
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees: You won’t pay a transaction fee when making purchases outside of the United States.
  • Book Travel Your Way: Use your Venture card to make travel purchases on any website or app—any airline, any hotel, rental cars and more.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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How can you be healthy or exercise efficiently while traveling?

  1. Working out in a gym in the mornings or nights
  2. Walking every where that you go while on trips, walking usually 5+ miles
  3. Taking a run or walk at a beach near by
  4. Some foods in other countries can be healthier than your current diet
  5. Making sure to have some type of incentive for eating healthy

Planning to Play? Or You Just Play Planning? – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 13

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On Planning to Play? Or You Just Play Planning? Season 2 Episode 13 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of the CapitalOne Venture Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful country of Croatia and discuss our thoughts on how do you organize a SUCCESSFUL group trip?

 

 

On Planning to Play? Or You Just Play Planning? Season 2 Episode 13 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of the CapitalOne Venture Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful country of Croatia and discuss our thoughts on how do you organize a SUCCESSFUL group trip?

Cards & Points

Venture® from Capital One®

 

Benefits

  • Unlimited Rewards: Earn unlimited 2X miles per dollar on every purchase, every day — 10X miles on thousands of hotels
  • New Cardmember Offer: Earn 50,000 bonus miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening
  • Annual Fee: $0 intro for the first year, $95 after that
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees: You won’t pay a transaction fee when making purchases outside of the United States.
  • Book Travel Your Way: Use your Venture card to make travel purchases on any website or app—any airline, any hotel, rental cars and more.
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre® Credit: Receive up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre® when you use your Venture card.

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Split, Croatia

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How do you organize a SUCCESSFUL Group Trip?

  1. Travel somewhere with your group domestic first, like a city over
  2. Get to know what others value on trips and understand their expectations
  3. Understand who exactly can afford (may not be BAE or your best friend)
  4. Use GroupMe to have a group communication
  5. Make it fun and hype it up with people
  6. Establish clear financial deadlines

Betta Watch My Shoes – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 12

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On Betta Watch My Shoes Season 2 Episode 12 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of the new American Express Gold Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Marrakech, Morocco and discuss our thoughts on what shoes do you wear when you travel.

 

 

On Betta Watch My Shoes Season 2 Episode 12 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of the new American Express Gold Card during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Marrakech, Morocco and discuss our thoughts on what shoes do you wear when you travel.

Cards & Points

The NEW American Express Gold Card

 

Benefits

  • NEW $120 Dining Credit, $10 a month on items such as Grubhub, Uber Eats, Ruth Chris Steakhouse, and more
  • New 4x Membership Rewards Points at US Restaurant 
  • New Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at US supermarkets, on up to $25,000 per year in purchases.
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • $250 Annual Fee

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Marrakech, Morocco

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What kind of shoes do you wear when you travel?

  1. Really comfortable shoes
  2. Nice shoes to go out in
  3. Shoes for walking long periods of time
  4. Shoes for the plane flight

 

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PSA: Travel is Dead…Or Is it? – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 11

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On PSA: Travel is Dead…Or Is it? Season 2 Episode 11 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of a Credit Card State of Emergency during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Quito, Ecuador and discuss our thoughts on State of Travel in 2019.

 

 

On PSA: Travel is Dead…Or Is it? Season 2 Episode 11 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of a Credit Card State of Emergency during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Quito, Ecuador and discuss our thoughts on State of Travel in 2019.

Cards & Points

State of Credit Cards

 

Changes to Chase

  • Cannot apply and get bonus for any Sapphire Cards if you previously held a Sapphire Card for less than 48 months: [Hat Tip: US Credit Card Guide]
  • Cannot have two Sapphire Cards at one time
  • 5/24 is now enforced across all Sapphire Cards
  • Introduction of new Chase Marriott Credit Cards

 

 

Changes to American Express

  • Premier Rewards Credit Card is showing some future changes for some:
    • The new benefits are expected to be rolled out on or near October 4th 2018:
    • 4X at US Restaurants
    • 4x at US Supermarkets on up to $25K per calendar year in purchases (then 1x)
    • 3x flights booked directly with airlines or on Amextravel.com
    • No more 2X gas at US gas stations
    • $120 dining credit: $10 per month credit for spend at GrubHub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and Participating Shake Shack locations
    • The annual fee will remain the same ($195)
    • The card will retain its $100 airline fee credit.
    • The card will be renamed to “American Express Gold Card”
    • The new welcome bonus will be 25K points after $2K in spend plus 20% back as a statement credit on purchases at U.S. Restaurants, up to $100 back
  • Some are able to apply for more than 5 revolving credit card lines, which was usually the max on American Express
  • $100 credit each year for Saks Fifth Avenue for the personal Platinum Card

 

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Quito, Ecuador

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State of Travel in 2019

What has changed?

  1. Lack of good glitches
  2. No New Good Bonus Cards
  3. Credit Card rules tightening

Whats our strategy going forward?

  1. Diversifying and stacking points
  2. Card type diversification
  3. No more churn and burn
  4. Low cost flights via Google Flights from coastal cities
  5. Connecting cities flights to coastal cities using points

What Level Is Your Petty? – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 10

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On What Level Is Your Petty Season 2 Episode 10 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Marriott’s New Credit Cards and Existing Credit Card Changes during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Madrid, Spain and discuss our thoughts on experiencing any Drake-level pettiness while traveling.

 

 

On What Level Is Your Petty Season 2 Episode 10 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Marriott’s New Credit Cards and Existing Credit Card Changes during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Madrid, Spain and discuss our thoughts on experiencing any Drake-level pettiness while traveling.

Cards & Points

Marriott’s new Marriott Credit Card

 

The New Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Credit Card

  • $95 annual fee
  • Annual free night award (up to 35,000 points) after card renewal
  • Automatic Silver elite status
  • Earn Gold status after spending $35,000 (beginning in 2019)
  • 15 elite night credits beginning in 2019 (limited to once per member, not once per card)
  • Free in-room premium Wi-Fi (beginning in August)
  • 2X Points on Everyday Purchases
  • 6X Points on Marriott, SPG, and Ritz Carlton purchases

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Madrid, Spain

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Have you experienced any Drake pettiness while traveling?

  • Yes
  • Be care where you travel
  • Don’t trust people that you don’t know if you have a gut feeling that says otherwise

New Flight, New Life – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 9

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On New Flight, New Life Season 2 Episode 9 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of SPG’s New Credit Cards and Existing Credit Card Changes during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Maui, Hawaii and discuss our thoughts on How travel has changed our lives for the better.

 

 

On New Flight, New Life Season 2 Episode 9 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of SPG’s New Credit Cards and Existing Credit Card Changes during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Maui, Hawaii and discuss our thoughts on How travel has changed our lives for the better.

Cards & Points

Starwood’s new SPG Credit Cards

 

The New Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Credit Card

  • $300 in statement credits for purchases at participating Marriott hotels each cardmember year
  • $100 Global Entry or $85 TSA PreCheck fee credit
  • Priority Pass Select membership (including two guests)
  • Annual free night award (up to 50,000 points) after card renewal
  • Automatic Gold status and the ability to earn Platinum after spending $75k in a calendar year
  • Boingo Wi-Fi access
  • 15 elite night credits beginning in 2019 (limited to once per member per year, not once per card)
  • 6x points at participating Marriott hotels, 3x points at US restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines, and 2x points on all other purchases

 

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

  • Annual free night award (up to 35,000 points) after card renewal
  • Automatic Silver elite status
  • Earn Gold status after spending $30,000 on the card in 2018; $35,000 beginning in 2019
  • 15 elite night credits beginning in 2019 (limited to once per member, not once per card)

 

Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express

  • This card offers the same benefits as the consumer card
  • In addition, 4x points on purchases at US restaurants, US gas stations, on wireless phone services from US providers and US shipping purchases.
  • Amex is eliminating the Sheraton Club access previously offered with this card — cardmembers will only have access until August 2018.

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Maui, Hawaii

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Where to look for Health Concerns when traveling to another country

Don’t Get Me Sick! – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 8

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On Don’t Get Me Sick! Season 2 Episode 8 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Citi Thank You Premier during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Lima, Peru and discuss our thoughts on Health Concerns when traveling to another country.

 

 

On Don’t Get Me Sick! Season 2 Episode 8 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Citi Thank You Premier during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Lima, Peru and discuss our thoughts on Health Concerns when traveling to another country.

Cards & Points

Citi Thank You Premier

  • $0 Annual Fee first year, then $95 after that
  • 3X points on travel including gas stations
  • 2X points on dining out and entertainment
  • 1X points on everything else
  • And more! Learn here.

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Lima, Peru

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Where to look for Health Concerns when traveling to another country

Who Needs Hobbies Anyways? – The Driftr Podcast Season 2, Episode 7

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On Who Needs Hobbies Anyways? Season 2 Episode 7 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Citi Prestige during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Venice, Italy and discuss our thoughts on Hobbies picked up through Travel.

 

 

On Who Needs Hobbies Anyways? Season 2 Episode 7 of the Driftr Podcast, we discuss an in-depth review of Citi Prestige during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Venice, Italy and discuss our thoughts on Hobbies picked up through Travel.

Cards & Points

Citi Prestige

  • $450 Annual Fee
  • $250 Air Travel Credit
  • $100 Global Entry application fee credit
  • 3X points on travel
  • 2X points on dining
  • 1X points on everything else
  • Complimentary 4th night stay at any hotel of your choice after a minimum 4-consecutive night booking through ThankYou.com
  • And more! Learn here.

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Venice, Italy

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What kinds of hobbies do you pick up from your travels?

  • Photography
  • Collecting Currency
  • Trying Different Foods
  • Etc