New York to Madrid for $270 RT or as low as 18K Chase Ultimate Rewards

Here’s a 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?

  • Check Google Flights
  • Fly from JFK to MAD roundtrip
  • Lots of dates available between October and November 2019
  • Airfare at $270 roundtrip via TAP Portugal (economy)
  • Or use 18,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards (using your Chase Sapphire Reserve points)

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How can I begin earning points to travel for nearly free?

I wrote different entries on How We Travel for Nearly Free, and most recently, I updated my favorite travel credit cards. I’ve also written this recently:

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
    • Hyatt
    • Marriott
    • IHG
    • Ritz-Carlon
  • Airline travel partners
    • JetBlue
    • United Airlines
    • British Airways
    • Southwest Airlines
    • Singapore Airlines
    • Flying Blue
    • Virgin Atlantic
    • Aer Lingus
    • Iberia

– 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.

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.


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