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…

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…

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…

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…

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…