31

Jul
2017

The Driftr Podcast – Episode 9

Posted By : Brian Fontenot/ 388 0

 

On Episode 9 we discuss the Question of the Day: How many countries have you traveled to, an in-depth review of Chase Ultimate Rewards Credit Cards during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Zurich, Switzerland and discuss our thoughts on rental cars vs public transportation.

Question of The Day

How may countries have you been to?

  • Brandon – 14
  • Kiarra – 16
  • Brian – 20

Cards & Points

Chase Ultimate Rewards Programs

 

Chase Freedom Unlimited

  • 1.5x Points on every transaction
  • Low Intro APR
  • No Annual Fee
  • Learn more here

 

Chase Freedom

  • 1x Points on every transaction
  • 5x Points on revolving category (every three months)
  • Low Intro APR
  • No Annual Fee
  • Learn more here

 

Chase Sapphire Reserve

  • 1x Points on every transaction
  • 3x Points on Travel and Dinning Worldwide
  • 50% More Travel Redemption through Chase Travel Portal
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Primary Rental Car Insurance
  • $450 Annual Fee, $75 for each Authorized User
  • $300 Travel Credit Per Year
  • Learn more here

 

Chase Sapphire Preferred

  • 1x Points on every transaction
  • 2x Points on Travel and Dinning Worldwide
  • 20% More Travel Redemption through Chase Travel Portal
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Primary Rental Car Insurance
  • $95 Annual Fee, waived the first year
  • Learn more here

 

Chase Ink Business Preferred

  • 1x Points on every transaction
  • 3x Points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in combined purchases on travel, shipping purchases, Internet, cable and phone services, and on advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines each account anniversary year
  • 25% More Travel Redemption through Chase Travel Portal
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Primary Rental Car Insurance
  • $95 Annual Fee, waived the first year
  • Learn more here

You Can Fly With Us

Zurich, Switzerland

Open Discussion

Rental Cars vs Public Transportation

  • Definitely want to do rental cars
  • Be care of the fees that other companies charge
  • Make sure you can drive manual, as many countries have manual only cars (low selection of automatic)
  • You can really see the country on public transportation
  • Don’t consider Uber/Lyft public transportation, but it gets the job done
  • If you do rent a car, make sure to pay with the Chase Sapphire card series

 

Learn more about Basic Economy vs Economy here

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Travel has been at the center of Brian's life, start as a young child. Summer trips were a hallmark of exploration; Brian's desire to see the world began to develop. Brian has traveled to over 20 countries within the last 2 years, working towards the 30 countries by 30 years old.

Through all of his travels, the power of cards and points has fueled his ability to travel freely. Brian now conducts seminars, workshops, and can be found speaking to the public in order to help share techniques and tips on how others can take advantage of these resources.

Outside of Brian's travel interest, Brian is the Executive Director of the BLF Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering annual scholarships and a year long mentorship for college students, developing emotional intelligence, and soft skills. Brian is also the CEO/Co-Founder of Elevation Firm, a Creative Agency that helps develop brands, and improve advertising and marketing strategies for countless businesses.

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