Watch this recorded webinar on credit card strategy during COVID-19 — and snag a promo code for Grubhub

Sep 26, 2020

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Credit card companies have instituted a deluge of new benefits and bonus categories over the last few months. Some of these are meant to entice customers to increase their spending, while others are designed to make existing benefits easier to use. With travel perks becoming less useful, at-home benefits like food delivery and grocery spending bonuses are more appealing than ever — and we’re seeing new (or updated) partnerships crop up from many card issuers.

To help break down these changes and help you maximize your wallet, we sat down with TPG’s credit card experts Madison Blancaflor and Chris Dong on our most recent TPG Talks webinar to discuss card strategy during COVID-19.

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The session was brought to you by Grubhub, a food-delivery service that partners with the American Express® Gold Card to offer monthly statement credits to cardholders. And if you didn’t get a chance to tune in, you can snag $5 off your next order of $15 or more with Grubhub by entering the code TPGTALKS. But hurry! The code is only good through Sunday Sept. 27, and quantities are limited.

As mentioned on the session, we’ve seen a slew of new, enhanced credit card offers launch over the last few weeks. If you’re in the market for a new card, now could be a great time to jump on it. Here are two in particular that Madison and Chris flagged during the webinar:

It’s worth noting that both Chase and Capital One have also made changes to redemption options on these cards in light of the pandemic, so they may be even more lucrative right now, even when most of us aren’t traveling.

READ MORE: Full reviews for the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Capital One Venture cards

Want to see everything we discussed? Check out the full recording below — and scroll down for the links we shared in the chat during the session.

Full session recording

Follow-up links and important reading

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