drd1170 wrote:Hi everyone,
Just got my CSP today with a 12k limit! I''m new to rewards cards so I had a few questions...
-I understand that transferring UR points to airlines, hotels, are more valuable...however, if using the UR website offers a 20% discount, does this even out? Also, I looked at flights through the UR website for fun, and saw that flights cost the exact same as Kayak, airline websites, etc...so where does the discount come in?
-Second, as the CSP is a Visa Signature, to reap the Signature hotel perks, would I still be able to take advantage of them if I booked the same hotel through a travel site, or must it be done through the UR site?
nismoZtuner wrote:I got curious and looked over my mail and checked at my itinerary from my trip it only shows the points used and the amount i paid but it does not show a break down of the 20%..
in a few weeks i`m going to get some tickets for Hawaii and hopefully i get that 20% discount...
CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Be aware that Chase will sometimes quote a price for travel through UR that is well above what you can get elsewhere. A few weeks ago, Chase wanted 20% more for a Marriott room (after adjusting for all taxes) than Marriott.com, Amex travel, or kayak-type sites wanted.
So always verify that you're not overpaying before booking through UR.
drd1170 wrote:Thanks. I have usually used Kayak to book travel...and if I do with my CSP, I will still get double points, correct?
Anyone know about the Visa Signature hotel question I asked?
nismoZtuner wrote:So for my Hawaii trip that I may be taking during June -I was looking at the kayak, Marriott site and also the Hawaiian airlines site and it seems like I get a better deal using Hawaiian airlines (hotel+ flight) compared to booking my stay with Marriott(hotel alone). I have the Marriott Premier rewards CC and want to call Marriott and see what they say about getting beat on deal using their own hotel..
what do you guys think?