Should I Get Chase Freedom Now or Wait for a Larger Bonus?

TPG reader Hussain sent me a message on Facebook to ask about sign-up bonuses: “I have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, and I’m interested in also getting the Chase Freedom card. Would you recommend applying for the current $150 promotion, or waiting to see if the $200 bonus returns?” Credit card sign-up bonuses are a great way to…

How Can I Get a Credit Card Bonus for Referring a Friend?

TPG reader Jenna sent me a message on Facebook to ask about referral bonuses: “I thought all credit cards offered a bonus for getting a friend to apply (with approval), but Citi told me there’s no benefit to current clients for referring someone to the AAdvantage Platinum Select card. Does that sound right? It seems crazy to not get rewarded…

Top Credit Card Offers, July Valuations, Business Class Awards on Singapore’s New Nonstop 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:…

Earn 10x Ultimate Rewards Points on Hotels and Car Rentals with Chase Freedom

Chase has really been outdoing itself with the Chase Freedom card recently. The issuer recently extended its generous 5% cash back (or 5x Ultimate Rewards points) on wholesale club purchases through the end of 2016, and now Chase is offering an extra incentive for booking travel through its online portal, giving you a total of 10% cash…

Costco Members Can Shop at Sam’s Club Through July 4

On June 20, Costco officially switched from accepting only American Express cards to accepting only Visa credit cards. The switch was delayed from earlier this year because the transition took longer than expected, but now the co-branded Visa Costco card is available and open for sign-ups. Last year, Costco competitor Sam’s Club began accepting Amex…

The Best Credit Cards for Hyatt Guests

If you’re hoping to earn free hotel nights and enjoy elite status perks during upcoming stays, travel rewards cards should definitely figure into your strategy. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through some of the top options for hotel stays within the Hyatt brand.  Hyatt is one of my favorite…

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…

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…