How To Claim Missing Bonus Points with Chase Sapphire Preferred

While cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred offer a bonus for travel purchases, some charges might not be eligible due how they’re “coded.” Below, TPG Contributor Vikram Birring shares his experience getting a missing bonus after contacting customer service.  After returning from a recent trip to Belize, I reviewed my Chase Sapphire Preferred charges and noticed…

10 Photos: A Wintertime Tour of London

TPG Contributor Mitch Berman has lost track of how many trips he’s made to London, but his son, Kofi Lee-Berman, has not (six and counting). Here, they share their recent experiences in the UK’s vibrant historical capital — with text by Mitch and most of the photos by Kofi. Visit Mitch and Kofi’s photo blog and Kofi’s travel blog for more….

Big Changes are Coming to Starbucks’ Rewards Program in April

Update: The new program launches on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Devaluations seem to be the norm these days, with changes to programs ranging from small tweaks to more sizable adjustments. This latest one is a bit different, however — the Starbucks Rewards program. Until now, you’d earn one star per transaction, with a requirement of 12 to…

Best Cards for Travel Purchases, New Flights to Cuba, In-Flight Phone Calls & 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:…

5 Things to do in Singapore on Your Next Trip to Southeast Asia

While it boasts one of the highest-rated airports in the world, Singapore has plenty else to offer, from unique cuisine to diverse culture. Whether you have an upcoming layover or are currently planning a trip to Southeast Asia, check out TPG Contributor Katherine Fan‘s five reasons why this destination deserves a spot on your itinerary….

Earn 5x Chase Points on Groceries and More Via Amazon

This quarter Chase Freedom is teaming up with Amazon and a few other online retailers to offer 5% cash back on purchases made through Amazon. If you have a card that earns Ultimate Rewards points, such as Chase Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus, you can easily convert that 5% cash back to 5 points per dollar spent. From there, you can transfer…

Maximizing Ultimate Rewards with Chase Freedom, Sapphire and Ink Plus

Chase Ultimate Rewards offers plenty of value. However, some of the cards in the program don’t let you take advantage of the best redemption options, including transferring to a variety of travel partners. TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele shows you how combining a few different cards can help you maximize awards. Are…

5 Things To Do When You Get Chase Sapphire Preferred

The sign-up offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has been increased from 40,000 to 50,000 points after $4,000 spent within the first three months. You can earn an additional 5,000 points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first 3 months as well. There’s no question that Chase Sapphire Preferred…

Earn 5% Cash Back on Amazon, Zappos and More with the Chase Freedom Card

The Chase Freedom card’s newest cash-back promotion is now available for enrollment. This quarter’s bonus will be applied to purchases made on Amazon, Zappos, Audible and Diapers.com. You won’t be able to start earning cash back just yet — that starts on October 1st, and you’ll have until December 31 to take advantage of the promotion. Once…

5 Reasons to Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Now

The sign-up offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has been increased from 40,000 to 50,000 points after $4,000 spent within the first three months. You can earn an additional 5,000 points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first 3 months as well. Chase Sapphire Preferred has been my…