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ryanbush
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Re: Is the Chase Sapphire Preferred worth carrying permanently?

HiLine wrote:

ryanbush wrote:

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. :smileyhappy:


 

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 

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