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What Is The Best Credit Card to Maximize Points Earning On A Road Trip?

March 9, 2014

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. TPG Reader Patrick emailed me to ask about which credit card to use during a road trip: “I’m planning a cross-country road trip in May-June of this year, driving from Los Angeles to New York and back. I […]

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How to Get Amazon Prime With American Express

January 21, 2014

Update: The Amazon Prime benefit is no longer offered for the Platinum Card and Business Gold Rewards card and the Prime annual membership is now $99 instead of $79. I’m not a huge Amazon shopper, but I have plenty of family and friends who are borderline addicted. Not only can you get great prices, shopping […]

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Maximize Monday: Online Travel Agency (OTA) Loyalty Programs

October 28, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Update: The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. In light of the launch last week of Orbitz’s new loyalty program, Orbitz Rewards, I wanted to take […]

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How to Maximize Points and Save Money at Movie Theaters

September 23, 2013

Cinema buff? You’re not alone!  In this post, TPG contributor Nick Ewen takes us through several ways we can turn a trip to the movie theater, which is getting costlier than ever, into a points-earning extravaganza…or at least a cheaper movie theater experience.  If you have to cough up the dough to pay for a pricey movie, […]

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Maximizing Points For Buying the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

September 20, 2013

The wait is finally over for us Apple fans, and the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c went on sale this morning – to huge lines and excitement at Apple stores all over the world. While I didn’t camp out on the sidewalk overnight to pick mine up, I  know a lot of readers are […]

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Lounge Club Adds New Members – More Places To Use Your Chase Ink Lounge Benefit

September 20, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  The Chase Ink Plus and Ink Bold offer a plethora of valuable benefits including free Lounge Club membership and two annual free lounge passes each card comes with (the Ink Classic offers one year free membership). Lounge […]

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The Winner of the 10,000 Ultimate Rewards Points Giveaway Is…

September 16, 2013

After last week’s announcement from Chase that all its Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Cash and Ink Classic, will now be Visa Signatures, I decided to give away 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points for my Thursday Giveaway. To enter, all you had to do […]

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Saturday Recap: Discount Cathay Pacific Fares, 1,000 Bonus Hilton Points With Mobile App, National’s One Two Free Promotion

September 14, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Chase Ink Cards Switching to Visa Signature Products: Since they launched, the family of Chase Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Cash and Ink Classic, have been World MasterCards, but over […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 10,000 Ultimate Rewards Points!

September 12, 2013

The big news today from Chase was that all its Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Cash and Ink Classic, will now be Visa Signatures. While those of us who have had any of these cards for a while now will keep the World […]

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Chase Ink Visa Signature Changeover – What It Means For You

September 12, 2013

Since they launched, the family of Chase Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Cash and Ink Classic, have been World MasterCards, but over the past few days, several readers have written in and commented on posts that when they recently applied for the cards, […]

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An Inside Look at the Chase Ink Lounge Club Benefit

September 11, 2013

Update:  As of June 2013, Ink cards are now Visa Business Cards and are no longer World MasterCards. Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Although the Chase Ink Bold and Ink Plus offer a plethora of valuable benefits including 50,000-point sign-up bonuses, category […]

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Chase Pulls Online Ultimate Rewards Purchases; Still Available Over The Phone- Worth It?

August 7, 2013

TPG follower Thomas tweeted me that he had tried to buy Ultimate Rewards points online when logged into his account with Chase but that he got a message saying the functionality was no longer available. Curious, I logged into my own Ultimate Rewards account and had to search for “buy points” in order to even […]

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Help TPG Teachers Through Staples’ Reward A Classroom Program

August 5, 2013

The first day of school is just around the corner, so if you’re a parent or student, chances are you’ll be spending some cash to prep for the new year. That means plenty of opportunities for earning bonus points of back-to-school supplies (stay tuned for an upcoming post), but it also creates opportunities to help […]

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How to Maximize the Chase Ink Card Lounge Program

July 24, 2013

One nice lesser-discussed perks for Chase Ink cardholders is complimentary Lounge Club membership as well as two free lounge passes per year. Lounge Club membership is sort of like Priority Pass membership where you pay to join (that is, if your credit card doesn’t give you free membership) and then each time you visit a […]

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Best Credit Card for Amazon.com Purchases: 3x Points With Amex Premier Rewards Gold

June 27, 2013

A couple months ago I noticed that a few people on FlyerTalk were posting that they received notice that they could earn 3X Membership Rewards points per $1 on certain Amazon purchases when using their American Express Premier Rewards Gold card for purchases at the online retailer. I decided to try it for myself and […]

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Saturday Recap: Chase Ink 60,000-Point Offers, Enter to Win 1 Million Delta SkyMiles, Bonus Elevate Points with RocketMiles, Wyndham Double Points Summer Promo, JetBlue Ends TrueBlue Point Expiration

June 22, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Update: The current offer for the Ink Plus and Ink Bold is 50,000 points after $5,000 spent in 3 months. The current offer for the Ink Classic is 20,000 points after $3,000 spent in 3 months and $200 cash back for […]

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Chase Ink 60,000-Point Offer Extended To Monday, Two More Days To Apply

June 22, 2013

Update: The current offer for the Ink Plus and Ink Bold is 50,000 points after $5,000 spent in 3 months. The current offer for the Ink Classic is 20,000 points after $3,000 spent in 3 months and $200 cash back for the Ink Cash after $3,000 spent in 3 months. Last Sunday, Chase announced limited-time higher sign-up bonuses including 60,000 points for […]

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Great Deals Today: My Delta Platinum Business Amex and Ink Bold Applications

June 20, 2013

Update: The current offer for the Ink Plus and Ink Bold is 50,000 points after $5,000 spent in 3 months. The current offer for the Ink Classic is 20,000 points after $3,000 spent in 3 months and $200 cash back for the Ink Cash after $3,000 spent in 3 months I always say to check your mail – both electronic and paper […]

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Top 10: Ways To Maximize Each Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

June 18, 2013

Update: The 60,000 point offers for the Ink Plus and Ink Bold cards have ended. The current offer is 50,000 points after $5,000 spend in 3 months. Since Chase launched lucrative limited-time sign-up bonus offers on all four Chase Ink cards for this week only until June 22, I’ve had a lot of readers writing in and asking what […]

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Great Limited Time Deal (EXPIRED): 60,000 Points For Chase Ink Bold and Plus; 25,000 Points for Ink Cash and Classic

June 16, 2013

Update: The current offer for the Ink Plus and Ink Bold is 50,000 points after $5,000 spent in 3 months. The current offer for the Ink Classic is 20,000 points after $3,000 spent in 3 months and $200 cash back for the Ink Cash after $3,000 spent in 3 months. From June 16-22 Chase is increasing the sign-up bonus on the Ink […]

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Maximize Monday: Getting The Most Points Out of Double and Triple Dipping When Booking Travel

May 20, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. When I checked my Delta SkyMiles and Starwood Preferred Guest accounts the other day, I noticed that my SPG/Delta Crossover Rewards had kicked in and I had started earning Delta miles on my Starwood stays and […]

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Maximize Monday: Choosing the Best Site and Credit Card for Purchasing Hotel Stays

April 15, 2013

For today’s Maximize Monday post, TPG contributor Jason Steele takes a look at how to earn the most hotel points – whether it’s earning the most based on how you book to carrying the most lucrative credit cards in your wallet. Pros and Cons: Hotel Websites vs. Online Travel Agencies Booking hotel stays is another […]

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Maximize Monday: Fixed-Value Travel Points

April 8, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi ThankYou Preferred card has expired. View the current offer here.  The recent launch […]

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Maximizing Ultimate Rewards Points With Chase Ink Category Spending Bonuses

March 14, 2013

TPG contributor Jason Steele is back with another in-depth look at the Chase Ink family of credit cards and how you can maximize their category spending bonuses and gift cards. In part one of this series, I looked at ways that cardholders could utilize the complete line of Ink cards in order to earn the […]

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