Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve: Benefits, Coverage & More

TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert shows you a side-by-side comparison of the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the just-launched premium Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The much-anticipated Chase Sapphire Reserve Card was announced last week, and now you can sign up the card online (via this link). TPG explored the specifics of the card in his…

Questions and Answers About the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card

Official Chase Sapphire Reserve Application: Link By now you’ve very likely heard about the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. Chase announced this incredible new premium rewards card last Monday, and as of today you can finally sign up for one of your own — here’s the link. To recap, this card offers a 100,000-point sign-up bonus…

Is the Wells Fargo Propel American Express Credit Card the Best Option for Gas Purchases?

There are plenty of solid travel rewards card options when it comes to getting a solid return on your gas purchases. However, the recently introduced Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card might just shake up the competition. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr compares all the top options below. Update: As a TPG…

When Can I Downgrade My Credit Card Account?

TPG reader Paul emailed me to ask about the timeline for downgrading a credit card: “My wife and I both have the Chase Sapphire Preferred, but we were thinking of downgrading her card to the Chase Freedom Unlimited for the higher base earning rate. Her account is only a few months old; can she downgrade immediately, or does she have to wait?” Credit…

How to Earn 1.8% Cash Back on Every Purchase with the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Credit Card

The Wells Fargo Cash Wise Card is one of the latest cash-back options to arrive on the market, and it offers users the opportunity to earn 1.8% on select purchases for the first 12 months. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains how to maximize this offer, and takes a look at…

Should I Earn Cash Back Rewards or Transferable Points?

TPG reader Janelle emailed me to ask about choosing between different travel rewards: “I just got a Capital One Venture card and earned a sign-up bonus, but now I’m wondering if the Sapphire Preferred or another card is better. My husband and I mainly travel to Las Vegas (on Hawaiian Airlines) with the occasional staycation at a hotel near…

Should You Get the Ink Plus or Ink Cash?

The Chase Ink Plus Business Card and Ink Plus Cash Card are both solid options if you can maximize their bonus categories to earn Ultimate Rewards points. If you’re choosing between the two, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks you some of the top factors to consider. Choosing which travel rewards credit…

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Credit Card Review

Earlier this summer, Wells Fargo expanded its lineup of cash-back credit cards with the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Card. We recently took a look at another card from the issuer, the Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card, and today we’ll dive into the specifics on this cash-back option. Here’s a rundown of the card’s main…

The Unfortunate Expansion of Chase’s 5/24 Rule

Travel rewards credit cards figure heavily into most award travelers’ strategies, allowing them to earn valuable sign-up bonuses along with points or miles for everyday purchases. However, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, one issuer is making it harder to open too many accounts. Many credit card issuers have application restrictions…

Should I Earn Airline Miles or Transferable Points?

TPG reader Bill sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning points: “Would it be better to get a United card and earn miles, or get the Chase Sapphire Preferred card and transfer those points to United?” Deciding which credit card to use is an important step in maximizing your return on everyday spending. A lot of cards offer…