When Should You Use the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card?

While the recently introduced Chase Freedom Unlimited is advertised as a cash-back card, it’s even more valuable when you earn rewards as Ultimate Rewards points that can be transferred to various travel partners. To help you maximize this product, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through when — and when not —…

Is Chase Freedom Unlimited Good for Non-Bonus Spending?

TPG reader Jack sent me a tweet to ask about how to maximize everyday spending: “Which card do you prefer for non-bonus spending: the new Chase Freedom Unlimited or the SPG Amex?” Last month, Chase introduced a new rewards card with an intriguing bonus structure. The Chase Freedom Unlimited Card earns 1.5% cash back on all purchases with no monthly…

$225 Fares to New Zealand, Free Starbucks Gold Status, Chase Ink Perks & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Weighing Amex Centurion, Sapphire Preferred and Other Credit Card Heavyweights

Obesity in America has become so bad that even our credit cards are overweight. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been feeling my wallet become increasingly heavy — and while that could have been because of the addition of new cards, there’s also been a new trend for credit card issuers to make their…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in New York

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in New York City using points and miles.  Hotels in New York City are such an integral part of the city’s culture that they frequently serve as the backdrop for films, televisions shows and books. It’s perhaps unsurprising, then,…

Why Chase Sapphire Preferred and Freedom Unlimited are the Perfect Beginner Combo

With so many great travel rewards cards on the market, it can be difficult to find a starting place when you’re new to the hobby. TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert takes a look at two Chase products that make a powerful duo for those getting started with earning and redeeming transferable points. If…

8 Reasons to Get the No-Fee Chase Ink Cash Card

The Chase Ink Cash Business Card is often overlooked in favor of the Ink Plus Business Card and Chase’s no-fee Freedom and Freedom Unlimited products. However, as TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains, this product has several features that could make it worthy of a place in your wallet. When it comes to…

Chase Freedom Unlimited vs. the Amex EveryDay Preferred Card

With the introduction of the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card, points and miles enthusiasts have a great new option for earning valuable rewards on non-bonus spending. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert compares this new card with another product that can earn up to 1.5x points on everyday spending: the Amex EveryDay Preferred Card. Chase…

Should I Transfer Points to Southwest for a Companion Pass?

TPG reader Tina sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning the Southwest Companion Pass: “Is it worthwhile to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to a hotel program and then to Southwest in order to earn the Companion Pass?” The Southwest Companion Pass is perhaps the most valuable travel benefit out there, so it’s no surprise that I get a…

Top Card Offers, Virgin America Acquisition, Alaska Airlines Perks & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…