I’m working on a longer Frequent Traveler University LAX Takeaway post, but here’s a little preview of what you missed.
- Sessions where secrets revealed
- Randy Petersen was auctioned, not once but twice
- Over 14 SWUs were given away
- United 1K status was given away
- Attendees experienced a drought
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The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for beginning travel hackers. It is the first card you should get to start traveling for free because the welcome offer is 80,000 points & a $50 statement credit on groceries your first year after spending $4,000 in the first three months.
My favorite perks about this card are earning 2X points on travel and dining, no foreign transaction fees, and transferring points to 13 airline and hotel partners like Hyatt, United, and Southwest.
The Chase Freedom Unlimited is one of my favorite cards for earning cash back card and travel rewards.
It offers a welcome offer of $200
after spending $500 in the first three months.
My favorite perks about this card are earning 5% cash back at grocery stores the first 12 months (up to $12k)
, unlimited 1.5% cash back on all purchases
and no annual fee
. When paired with cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve
, you can use your points to travel for free.
The American Express Gold is a great card for earning travel rewards from grocery and restaurant purchases
It offers a welcome offer of 60,000 points
after spending $4,000 in the first six months.
My favorite perks about this card are earning 4X points at US grocery stores
, 4x points at restaurants (including delivery and takeout) worldwide,
, $120 statement credit at restaurants, 4x points on UberEats
, $120 in UberCash (use for UberEats or rides)
,3x points on flights booked with the airlines or via amextravel
, and 1x point on everything else