Does the Chase Amazon.com Rewards Card Offer Good Value?

TPG reader Matt sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning rewards for Amazon purchases: “What do you think of the Amazon branded Visa from Chase. I know I can use the points for cash back and travel; is that a good option?” There are a lot of cash-back credit cards out there, offering a variety of…

Earn 2x Points on Amazon Purchases Through Amex Offers

American Express cardholders with access to the Amex Membership Rewards program can earn double the points on Amazon purchases now through July 31. The promotion is available through Amex Offers, which you can access by logging in to your American Express account online. Some members of the TPG Team had issues finding the promotion immediately, so…

Amazon Leasing 20 Cargo Planes to Boost Delivery Network

Amazon announced this week that it has leased 20 Boeing 767 freighter aircraft for the next five to seven years, beginning April 1. While this isn’t a shocking development — after all, very similar plans were leaked in December — it’s a major move by Amazon. This should help the world’s largest retailer provide stability to its delivery system, while also cutting costs. Likely…

Use ThankYou Points Directly for Purchases on Amazon

You can already use Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards points to purchase products directly from Amazon. And now Citi is joining that group, as it announced that cardholders of points-earning cards can now use their ThankYou points directly to purchase products on Amazon. When users go to check out of their Amazon…

The Best 6 Cards for Holiday Purchases

Update: The Chase Freedom bonus categories mentioned below are no longer available. View the current bonus calendar here  It’s December and the holidays are creeping ever closer, so if you haven’t reached the end of your shopping list, you’ll want to do so soon. To make sure you’re maximizing your holiday gift purchases, TPG Senior…

7 Great Low-Tech Travel Accessories for $15 or Less

With the holiday travel season upon us, TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten offers his recommendations for travel accessories that are so simple and inexpensive, anyone can use and afford them. (All photos are courtesy of Amazon.com, unless otherwise noted.) There are a lot of great electronic gadgets and apps out there to help make traveling…

Best Credit Cards To Use for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Purchases

As we move headlong into the holiday season, I’m sure that many of you are thinking about the array of gifts you need to purchase for friends, family members, bosses and others in your lives. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shares some of the best cards to use for all that…

5 Reasons Why JetBlue Mint is the Best Domestic Business Class

The JetBlue cards from Barclaycard are now available. Earn 30,000 points after $1,000 spent in the first 90 days with The JetBlue Plus Card ($99 annual fee) or 10,000 points after $1,000 spent on purchases in the fist 90 days with The JetBlue Card ($0 annual fee). Get more information here. Last year, I flew JetBlue’s…

Thousands of Amazon Movies and TV Shows Coming to JetBlue

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll be able to stream thousands of movies and TV episodes for free on JetBlue flights later this year. Though a new partnership, Prime members will have access to Amazon’s comprehensive library through JetBlue’s speedy Fly-Fi internet, which will be available on all of the airline’s Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft by the end of…

$10 Free on Amazon (Targeted)

Just under the wire for Christmas, you may now be able to get $10 off a purchase of at least $10 on Amazon.com when you link a credit card from a participating loyalty program—including Membership Rewards, Ultimate Rewards and ThankYou Rewards—and use a minimum of 1 point and the promo code SWP10HOL for the purchase. This targeted offer may or may not work…