Another reason I am smitten with those cards is because I can instantly transfer their Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United & Southwest Airlines precisely when I need the miles. A few weeks ago, I did a test drive and grabbed a few screen captures below to show you it’s for reals.
This gives tremendous flexibility if you need a few more miles for a flight on one of those airlines. It also refreshed my airline miles’ expiration date. Screen Captures –>
Wipe your credit card interest slate clean. Pay 0% on Purchases and 0% on Balance Transfers for 15 months + No Transfer Fee!! Oh, and No Annual Fee.
Apply for the card, then transfer your higher rate balances on other cards to this card during the first 60 days your account is open. You will pay NO BALANCE TRANSFER FEE! That’s huge. Any new balances that you transfer over after AFTER your account has been open 60 days, will get hit with a fee of 3% of the amount transferred with a minimum of $5. You wanna avoid that 3% – which is the norm for balance transfer cards.
Are you a drug mule who needs to send money to the Kingpin, ASAP? Do you owe your Coyote some scratch for hitching a ride in the glove box of his ‘72 Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon? Or are you going to visit a friend in a foreign land and simply want some cash to play with once you are there? I say Xoom it, baby!!
You can wire funds to accounts in other countries, but as those who have done it know, that’s kinda pricey. Wells Fargo just told me that an international wire is $45 plus an exchange rate.
(Update: This card offer expired. Check out the new Discover it card.)
To paraphrase Michael Corleone, just when I thought I was out of great card offers, they pull me back in! Short and sweet: If you are carrying a credit card balance - Don’t. Apply for this card and transfer your balances to it. There is NO FEE to transfer other card balances to this card – just like Olden Days! You will pay NO INTEREST on the transferred balances, and NO INTEREST as well on any charges you make - for 12 months. And… NO Annual Fee for the card.
Please do not take this opportunity to run up your debt. But get this card to stop paying interest on your debt, while you regroup.
The gift? No, it’s not a bag ‘o dirt. Look skyward. Nope, it’s not a novena. Give the gift of flight! Please read my “12 Reasons To Conti While You Can” – ideas you may not have considered (below). But the clock is ticking. I strongly recommend you do this, but you kinda need to do it now or in the next 7-10 days, to be safe.
I have been plugging this in video and more video – because it is THE BEST airline card deal. I was suggesting this nine months ago, before I knew I could get a little sumthin’ sumthin’ from Chase to help support this blog, if readers clicked on my referral links and were approved. That gives me “Card Cred” my friend. Other airlines have offers that will get you enough frequent flyer miles for a free flight. But they have spending requirements of hundreds to thousands of dollars. The amount you must spend on this offer is one penny.
They checked our mate; parried our thrust; upped our jig! As of now, “officially” you can only get the bonus on one card – not both. Still a fantastic deal! UPDATE (10/19/11): Readers are still reporting that they are getting bonuses on BOTH cards. If you have neither, I suggest you get Continental’s card while you can (expires 1st quarter of 2012), and revisit United’s card in 2012.