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7000+ Chase points from the Chase Pay Walmart.com promo

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Chase is trying to promote Chase Pay for in-person and online transactions so they're offering a couple of great deals through December 14th when you shop at Walmart.com or a Best Buy brick-and-mortar store. Details are here.

Since both my husband and I have Chase cards, we double-dipped on those (i.e., we each spent around the $350 maximum), PLUS we visited Walmart.com via the Alaska Airlines shopping portal and got yet another point per dollar for a total of 11 points per dollar. 

After our recent trip to Japan and Taipei, our accounts are feeling a little empty so it's time to fill 'em back up again. There have been a few good Amex offers these past few weeks so we've snagged another 10,000 there via Martha Stewart Wine and Google Express offers.



Trip Report: Business Class on EVA Airlines Gudetama Sanrio plane Taipei – Tokyo Narita

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Pros
Cuteness Kawaiiiiii-overload!Din Tai Fung catering!Did you read what I just wrote? I said they have Din Tai F&#@ing Fung onboard!Super friendly staffGreat lounges with hot food and pour-it-yourself liquor Cons
Honestly, none.  How I did it I bought an open-jaw ticket (Taipei - Tokyo Narita, Fukuoka - Taipei) on EVA's website with my Amex card for USD$865 per person, so this half effectively cost $433. It would have been nice to somehow integrate this with our NYC–Taipei reward flight, but it was impossible for me to construct that routing on United.com (where all of my points for this flight were). To be fair, the itinerary we wanted was a bit strange (12 hour layover in Taipei inbound to have lunch with a friend, 3 day layover on the way back to hang out in Taipei), plus I absolutely positively had to be on a Sanrio character plane so I coughed up the cash. I credited the flight to my United account, where this leg earned 1009 miles (≈$20) in addition to the 1300…

Trip Report: Business Class on EVA Airlines Bad Badtz Maru Sanrio plane Fukuoka – Taipei

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Pros
Cuteness Kawaiiiiii-overload!Din Tai Fung onboardDid you read what I just wrote? I said "Din Tai F&#@ing Fung onboard!"Super friendly staffGreat lounges with hot food and pour-it-yourself liquor Cons
Honestly, none.  How I did it I bought an open-jaw ticket (Taipei - Tokyo Narita, Fukuoka - Taipei) on EVA's website with my Amex card for USD$865 per person, so this half effectively cost $433. It would have been nice to somehow integrate this with our NYC–Taipei reward flight, but it was impossible for me to construct that routing on United.com (where all of my points for this flight were). To be fair, the itinerary we wanted was a bit strange (12 hour layover in Taipei inbound to have lunch with a friend, 3 day layover on the way back to hang out in Taipei), plus I absolutely positively had to be on a Sanrio character plane so I coughed up the cash. I credited the flight to my United account, where this leg earned 1695 miles (≈$33) in addition to the 1300 Amex mil…