Activate Your Q3 Chase Freedom 5x Bonus Category

Chase Freedom’s latest promotion is officially available for enrollment. From July 1 to September 30, you’ll earn 5% cash back (or 5x Chase Ultimate Rewards points) on purchases made at restaurants and wholesale clubs. But, no matter how hungry you are, the 5%/5x return is a limited to the first $1,500 in purchases. If you’re not already a cardholder, now’s as…

10 Travel Apps for Your Next Trip to Europe

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino helps you stay in the loop with a list of travel apps to download before your next trip to Europe. Travel apps can make the life of a frequent traveler much easier — let’s face it, where would we be without Google Maps, XE Currency Converter and TripIt? As the world of…

Redeeming Chase Ultimate Rewards for Maximum Value

Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program can offer tremendous value — if you know how to maximize your points. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr takes a look at the most valuable ways to use your UR points, including transferring to the program’s various travel partners. Chase Ultimate Rewards is a bit like a purple…

Chase Freedom to Continue 5% Cash Back at Wholesale Clubs Until Year’s End

We’re just a few days away from Costco’s switch to exclusively accepting Visa cards, and now Chase has shared plans to continue the 5% cash back category on the Chase Freedom card for purchases at wholesale club retailers like Costso, BJ’s and Sam’s Club through the end of the year. As a reminder, cardholders will…

The Best Cards for Summer Travel: If You’re Driving

Planning to hit the road over the next few months? TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert shares some of the best credit card options for those of you driving to your destination or renting a car once you get there. Recently, we shared some of the best credit cards for summer travel that involves taking a…

7 Cards That Have Foreign Transaction Fees But Probably Shouldn’t

There are plenty of great travel rewards credit cards that waive foreign transaction fees, making them ideal options for your travels abroad, but there are still quite a few otherwise great options that tack on these charges. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at some cards that ought to…

My Credit Card Inventory: Summer 2016

At the beginning of the year, I took stock of my current credit cards and decided to add a few while axing some others. Now that we’re halfway through 2016, I thought it would be a good time to revisit this subject with an updated look at the pieces of plastic (and metal!) in my…

6 Reasons Why Hotel Elite Status Isn’t Always Worth It

Holding mid- or top-tier status with a hotel loyalty program can lead to perks such as bonus points and free upgrades, but as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, it’s not always necessary. The points and miles hobby can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, it’s wonderful to experience top-notch…

The 5 Best Visa Cards for Costco Purchases

Update: The BankAmericard Cash Rewards Credit Card from Bank of America is also a fantastic option, as it now offers 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs on the first $2,500 in purchases each quarter. Additionally, you’ll receive a 10% bonus whenever you redeem cash back into a Bank of America checking or savings…

The Best Cards for Summer Travel: If You’re Flying

Planning to travel this summer? Today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through some of the best credit card options to consider if your plans include hopping on a flight or two. With most schools on break and warm weather to enjoy at many destinations, summer is a great time to travel. It’s…