How to Sign Up for the Costco Anywhere Visa Card

Today, Costco officially switches over to Visa, meaning you can no longer use Amex cards — or any non-Visa cards — for purchases at the warehouse club. Thankfully, there are plenty of strong options to choose from, including the Chase Freedom Card with a quarterly 5x bonus category for wholesale stores that was recently extended through the…

When Can I Use the Citi Prestige $250 Air Travel Credit?

TPG reader Abhinav sent me a message on Facebook to ask about a credit card benefit: “Is the Citi Prestige airline credit available immediately after I get the card, or do I have to wait an entire calendar year before I use it? Also, does it ever expire?” Some travel rewards cards offer benefits that don’t kick in until the…

Should I Apply for a Card if I Can’t Earn the Sign-Up Bonus?

TPG reader Nick sent me a message on Facebook to ask about getting a new credit card: “I’d like to sign up for Chase Sapphire Preferred, but I know I won’t be spending $4,000 in 3 months. Does it make sense to get the card even without the sign-up bonus?” Travel rewards credit cards offer a lot…

How to Pick the Perfect Thai Island Paradise For You

TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for choosing the perfect Thai island paradise for you, outlining the perks of some of the most popular islands in order to help you find one or two that suit your needs. (All photos are by author unless otherwise specified).  With hundreds of islands scattered across the Gulf of…

The 5 Best Visa Cards for Costco Purchases, Bookable Flights to Cuba and 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:…

Review: Comparing Preferred Economy Seats on AA’s 777-300ER — Dallas to Hong Kong

Earlier this year, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt found a great fare on a round-trip flight between Dallas and Hong Kong and took off on a mileage run to earn Platinum status with American Airlines. Read on for her comparison of two preferred seats in the economy cabin of the 777-300ER. A few months ago, I…

5 Money-Saving Tips For Traveling Around Europe

Today, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips and tricks for using points and miles for getting around Europe. (All photos are by the author unless otherwise noted.) Chances are, you’re planing to visit more than one European city — or country — while you’re in the area. If you’ve managed to bank a ton…

Targeted 65,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus for the Amex Premier Rewards Gold

Last month, an Amex Platinum targeted offer went public, offering new cardholders 100,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 in three months. Amex later pulled the offer down, but honored the bonus for those who were able to sign up in time. And now, it looks like there is another targeted Amex offer. Go to…

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…