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Whatamuji wrote:I was wondering whats the best way to make use of my Chase Freedom points without having the CSP? I noticed that the price for gift cards was pretty high with all of them starting at 2500 points (Chase Amazon card has them starting at 1850). And I'm unsure about the travel redemption because everytime I try to book a hotel with UR, the page always times out. Is statement credit essentially my best option without the CSP?
If you're at all considering a CSP, I really urge you to wait. I wasted some Freedom URs in my pre-CSP days.
Think of it this way: If there's a 50% chance you'll get a CSP within a few years, then you have a 50% chance of (probably) getting a much better return via point transfers, and a 50% chance of just losing a little of the cash's value to inflation.
But yes, cash is probably the best way to go. The selection of discounted gift cards is very limited.
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