What’s the Best Way to Redeem Points for Merchandise?

TPG reader Bertie sent me a message on Facebook to ask about redeeming points for merchandise: “I have a sizable stash of Membership Rewards and Ultimate Rewards, which I’d like to redeem for TVs and iPads for my new store. What’s the best way to do this?” One piece of advice I find myself repeating often is that you…

10 Fun Ways to Use 50,000 Ultimate Rewards Points

Now that the Chase Sapphire has a permanently increased sign-up bonus, it’s a better time than ever to apply for this card if you don’t already have it in your wallet. To get you thinking about ways to redeem those points, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shares 10 great flight and hotel award…

Should I Book My Stay with Ultimate Rewards or Hyatt Points?

TPG reader Brian sent me a message on Facebook to ask about booking a Hyatt award stay: “I’m using points to book a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency in Nice, France. The rate is 25,000 Hyatt points per night; however, the Chase Travel Portal is also offering rooms for 25,000 Ultimate Rewards points per night based…

TPG in Travel + Leisure, On Board Qatar’s Inaugural A350 Flight & 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:…

Q1 Chase Freedom Cash Back Bonus Includes Uber and Lyft

When Chase announced its 5% Freedom Bonus Categories for 2016, the promo’s broad labeling of Local Commuter Transportation was cause for some confusion – what exactly would be included? Would Local Commuter Transportation include popular ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft? Even so, it’d be hard to beat the current (Q4) bonus category, which includes 5% cash back with…

How To Use The CardMatch Tool to Get Even Better Sign-Up Offers

Every so often, targeted credit card sign-up bonus offers come around that can be much higher than the available public offers on the same cards. One of the best places to look for these offers is through the CreditCards.com CardMatch Tool. CardMatch allows you you to see if there are any special credit card offers targeted specifically to you,…

Chase Unveils 5x Freedom Bonus Categories For 2016

Chase Freedom’s latest cash-back promotion is officially available for enrollment, along with the announcement of 2016’s upcoming bonus categories. A couple weeks ago, a TPG Reader tipped us off to the first of 2016’s 5% cash back categories — gas stations and local commuter transportation. Starting today, Freedom cardholders can activate the bonus to earn a higher…

Chase Sapphire Preferred or Citi ThankYou Premier?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Card TPG reader Ryan sent me a message on Facebook to ask for my opinion on some of the top travel rewards credit cards: “Which do you think is best, Chase Sapphire Preferred or Citi ThankYou Premier?” Chase Sapphire…

Top Travel Rewards Cards, American Introduces Premium Economy Cabin & 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:…

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…