Last October, Nancy and I flew to Europe on a whim. The price was so low it was so wrong not to go for it. Here’s another great excuse to fly to Europe. This deal is insane. This was quite similar to the deal that we took last year when we booked a last minute trip to Barcelona.
What’s the deal from Chicago to Barcelona?
- Check Google Flights
- Fly from Chicago ORD to BCN roundtrip
- Choose dates available between September and October 2019
- Airfare at $328 roundtrip (economy)
- Or use under 22,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards (using your Chase Sapphire Reserve points)
How can I begin earning points to travel for nearly free?
However, if I were just starting out, there was always one card that stood out, perfect for a lot of those who are getting into the game.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred (click here) is a perfect starter card. With its 50,000 bonus points, those points alone have gotten us two tickets to Hawaii, just as an example. The sign up bonus alone can be worth as much as $1,000 or more in travel.
– 50,000 Ultimate Rewards sign up bonus after $4,000 in spend in the first three months
– Points are transferable to:
- Hotel Partners
- Airline travel partners
- United Airlines
- British Airways
- Southwest Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Flying Blue
- Virgin Atlantic
- Aer Lingus
– Points are worth 1.25 cents each when redeemed through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal
– Primary rental car collision damage waiver
– Earn 2X points on all travel and dining
– $95 annual fee (waived first year)
If I were just starting out in earning miles and points, I suggest starting out with this card, the Chase Sapphire Preferred. We have two upcoming trips in 2019 and we’re very excited.
- How my family booked 12 FREE tickets to Japan
- How we booked SIX FREE tickets to Hawaii this 4th of July
To apply for my favorite Top Travel credit cards that I use most, click here
Lastly, here Reader Success Tales that I featured on my site.
- The Yamaguchi’s European Holiday Vacation
- Stephen & Fiona’s Aspirational Trip to Japan
- $80 Trip to Costa Rica for 2 – Vanessa’s Tale
- Traveling is not just for the rich – Iza’s $11 Trip to Hawaii
- Last-minute trip to Hawaii – Bryan & Emily’s Tale
- The Smith Sisters conquer New York City – Gina’s Tale
- Seeing the world through my children’s eyes – Maricar’s tale