Most people don't realize Chase's Ultimate Rewards travel portal lets you redeem points for more than just flights and hotels - here's what else you can book
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- While many Chase Ultimate Rewards enthusiasts transfer points to hotel and airline partners, you can also use points to book "activities" through the Chase travel portal.
- The Chase Sapphire Reserve gives you 50% more travel when you book through the Chase portal, while you get 25% more travel with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.
- Booking excursions through the Chase portal is a great way to splurge on experiences you may not want to pay for otherwise.
A few days ago, I cashed in 3,914 Chase Ultimate Rewards points for a three-hour "Game of Thrones" sightseeing tour in Dubrovnik, Croatia. My husband and I are big fans of the show and we have always wanted to see Dubrovnik, which is also the setting of "King's Landing" in the HBO series made-up world of Westeros. So, next month, we are going to see the Red Keep, where the Battle of Blackwater Bay took place, and a wide range of other settings where important scenes of the movies were filmed. I'm pretty stoked this is happening, but I'm equally happy I didn't have to pay a dime.The same is true for a few other excursions we booked for our upcoming Croatia trip, including a Plitvice Lakes tour from Zagreb and a day trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina including Medjugorje and Mostar that I paid with entirely with points.
The crazy thing is, most people I speak to about using points this way don't realize booking activities is an option. When they think about using their Chase Ultimate Rewards points, they focus mostly on airline and hotel partners, while maybe thinking of using their points to book flights or hotels through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal.
However, it's super easy to book activities and experiences through Chase if you know where to look. When you go into the Chase portal, all you have to do is select "activities" instead of flights, hotels, or rental cars. It's as easy as that.
If you haven't checked out the activities available in Chase Ultimate Rewards before, I highly recommend you do. You might be surprised at what you find and just how affordable many options are whether you're paying in points or cash.
Here are some truly exciting options you can book worldwide with Chase Ultimate Rewards points, along with how much they would cost if you carry the Chase Sapphire Reserve.
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