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The Chase transfer partner that isn’t, but I wish was…again.
It’s been a couple years now since Chase lost Amtrak as a transfer partner. At the time, I wasn’t really that bothered by it. Yes, I’d used Ultimate Rewards to book Amtrak trains before, but it wasn’t something that I regularly did, nor something I aspired towards. Even with that being said, I almost transferred over 25k-30k points the week before the partnership ended just in case. I WISH I HAD. There have been several instances in the past two years that I’d have redeemed points to cruise down to San Diego on the pacific surfliner: it’s a fun trip I’ve done a couple times and it really means that everyone can enjoy the ride down vs driving where the driver has to concentrate. Now, the only good option is to transfer SPG to Amtrak 1:1. There are other ways of accessing the points, but they don’t really give great value like when Amtrak was a partner. So Chase…if you’re reading this – Miles and I vote to strike up that partnership again!
How can you beat <2000 points to travel along the coast in business class…
There are a lot of cross country trips I’m keen on taking, and would be even more so….if I could just transfer over some UR. Like the California Zephyr.
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This is an amazing premium card offering a stand out welcome offer that could earn you 225k points! Our favorite perk is the oustanding 10x bonus points on gas and groceries for 6 months and up to $15k spend! It’s pumped full of perks and travel benefits we love.
♥ Earn 75k points welcome offer after spending $5000 in 6 months
♥10x on gas and groceries, up to $15k, for first 6 months of card membership
♥5x flights booked via Amex Travel and directly with airlines
♥Amazing annual credits: $200 Uber credits, $200 Airline incidental fees, and $100 Saks Fifth Avenue credit
♥Comped Hotel Status: Marriott Gold + Hilton Gold
♥Over 20 transfer partners to achieve aspirational flights and hotel redemptions