My Credit Cards Arsenal (5) – Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa

This Marriott Rewards Premier Visa is another hotel co-brand credit card from Chase (!), which makes me always wondering why Chase has good relationship with so many good hotel chains. Anyway, I have had this card since 2013, and recently cancelled my old card and re-applied for a new card since I “have not received a new cardmember bonus for this product in the past 24 months”, which is the Chase Bank’s 24-month rule for credit card application.

Currently, on the Marriott official website, there is a limited time offer which offers 80,000 points after $3,000 spending within 3 months of account opening. Personally, I don’t like this offer. The version I applied offers 70,000 points after $2,000 spending within 3 months of account opening and one 1-4 category free night certificate after account opening, which I think is superior because of the low spending threshold and 1-4 category free night.


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Chipotle opening night! Maybe a little overrated…

This is the first day we have a Chipotle in our neighborhood, definitely the foodie couple is not going to miss it!

(David Lee left the Warriors for Celtics and said Goodbye to Warrior employees by offering Chipotle, so it must be good! 🙂 )

Ha, here we are!


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My Credit Cards Arsenal (4) – US Bank Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa

I have had this US Bank Club Carlson Premier Reward Visa for exactly one year, and I love the value it provides, even though the value becomes less than before.

First of all, I love the design of this card! The black background and the red curves really gives an intensive and cool feeling.


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Accelerate with IHG and Earn at Least 50,000 Points!

The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has just launched its new promotion between September 1st to December 31st in the last quarter of 2015. The name of the promotion is “Accelerate”, which can be registered here. On the front page, it says “Earn at least 50,000 bonus points. Or enroll in IHG Reward Club to earn up to two free nights”.


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Rocketmiles Promotions with United and American!

Rocketmiles is a portal and online travel agency for booking hotels, and they give airline miles for using their website. There are two Rocketmiles promotions currently with United and American, for the first time customers!


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My Credit Cards Arsenal (3) – Chase Hyatt

Hyatt is another hotel chain the foodie couple love! Last Christmas we used 48,000 points for 4-night stay at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, when the cash price is more than $400 per night!

Ah! Good time in Hawaii!


That’s one reason we love Hyatt, because the value of the points is very high, about 1.8 cents per point. Another reason is that Hyatt has a lot of good properties in good places, such as the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, and the Andaz 5th Avenue we are going to stay in New York City.

Well, back to the credit card I have, which is the Chase Hyatt Visa.

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Hearty Dinner for Friday — Japanese Curry!

Friday is here and weekend is at the corner! 🙂 What do the foodie couple use for celebrating the weekend?

Japanese curry!

We are curry lovers, Indian or Japanese. For Indian curry, we often eat in restaurant since the smell is so intense. For Japanese curry, we love to cook at home since it is easy and the smell is mild.Read More »