Re: Is the Chase Sapphire Preferred worth carrying permanentl
01-06-2013 07:03 PM
This, I just booked a plane ticket for my mom about an hour ago. the cheapest published rate online was right at 900$ it cost me 25k Membership Rewards points converted to Delta Skymiles (1:1 rate on transfer bonus right now) that made the effective cash back rate on AMEX at 3.5% on all purchases, quite a bit better than any other card out there for all purchases.
Nice! Skypesos are almost impossible to redeem at the lowest award tier - hence the name. Very, very rarely is anyone ever able to book a Delta roundtrip ticket with 25k miles.
Yeah I hear that quite often but I have never had an issue booking a lowest tier award Domestic, and last September I was actually able to find a low award for two people to Mexico if you will believe that.
I'm currently trying to find a low award for this June anywhere to Mexico or the Caribbean for my honeymoon and it doesn't seem like there is anything at all available