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Much to the chagrin of kids all over, summer is slowly coming to an end which mean’s it’s back-to-school shopping season! Every day you open your mailbox to new mailers advertising sales left and right for items ranging from mechanical pencils to steals on laptops and tablets. All of these items are necessities for the beginning of the school year, but knowing how to shop efficiently for them is the key. I buy a lot of items from Office Depot and other supply stores and I always use my Chase Ink Bold for purchases. The card give a whopping 5x on points, at some stores you can even purchase gift cards for Southwest Airlines, Home Depot, Lowes, Starbucks, and Amazon which is a great quick way to rack up points.

Since shopping for school supplies can be a costly endeavor, we wanted to give one lucky TPG reader the opportunity to win a $500 Office Depot gift card which will help pay for those crayons, TI-82’s and more! Visit our Facebook Sweeps Page to enter. Enter by 11:59pm EST on Monday, August 18th and one lucky entrants will be picked at random to win.

Last Week’s Winners

Last week in honor of the Captain’s Club loyalty program, Celebrity Cruises gave us some great prizes to giveaway to our reader. We had nearly 7,000 entrants and four lucky winners were randomly picked to win some excellent prizes:

Winner of an iPad Mini – Melissa B.

Winner of a pair of Bose QC3 Noise Canceling Headphones – Jennifer W.

Winner of a GoPro Hero3 Camera – Ben Z.

Winner of Ultimate Ears Waterproof Speakers – Erica B.

Celebrity Cruises Captain's Club
Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club

Congrats to our winners, and stay tuned for more great giveaways here on the blog and on TPG TwitterFacebook and Instagram. Safe travels!

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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