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Should you laminate your CDC COVID-19 vaccine card?

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Should you laminate your CDC COVID-19 vaccine card?

Now that millions of Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States, people everywhere are wondering what they should do with their vaccine cards. Right now, the only way to confirm a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19 is with a physical paper card from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So, Americans are finding creative ways to protect their vaccine cards, from stowing them inside a safe to making digital copies.  Some stores have even offered to laminate vaccine cards for free — but should you? It depends on who you ask, really, because...


Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus card: An affordable way to earn point

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus card: An affordable way to earn point

s Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest credit card information. Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card Overview The Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card is the cheapest Southwest credit card on the market, which is either a strength or weakness depending on how you look at it. While the $69 annual fee is nice and low, the Plus card doesn’t have many perks to keep you interested past the initial welcome bonus. Card Rating*: ⭐⭐⭐ *Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG’s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer. In a hobby now...


Japan Airlines postpones its ‘free round-trip flights’ contest due to coronavirus

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Japan Airlines postpones its ‘free round-trip flights’ contest due to coronavirus

Update as of May 5, 2020: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has halted travel worldwide, Japan Airlines has temporarily stopped accepting applications for its Win a Trip with JAL promotion, as reported by No Mas Coach. The promotion offered up to 100,000 complimentary seats on JAL domestic routes to up to 50,000 visitors to Japan during the summer of 2020 in conjunction with the Tokyo Summer Olympics. The Games have been postponed until summer 2021. According to the FAQ on JAL’s website, those with tickets already may still use them, but any tickets provided as part of the campaign...


Hotels — and the ick factor — in the time of coronavirus

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Hotels — and the ick factor — in the time of coronavirus

Editor’s note: TPG doesn’t currently recommend traveling. However, I made this trip because I wanted to be closer to my family and help my sister take care of our parents as the coronavirus pandemic continues, with no end in sight.  I’m sharing my story not to encourage similar trips, but to provide information for those who must travel. Last week, my 14-year-old and I did a 1,700-mile road trip from Towson, Maryland (a suburb north of Baltimore), to our family home in San Antonio, Texas. We decided to stop overnight in Nashville, where I had booked a deluxe room with two queen...


Do the new coronavirus credit card perks apply to authorized users?

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Do the new coronavirus credit card perks apply to authorized users?

Many credit cards are now offering limited-time perks designed to encourage cardholders to use (and renew) their travel rewards credit cards — even if they’re staying at home due to coronavirus concerns. Issuers have announced the following limited-time perks: Limited-time perks for select Amex Membership Rewards, Delta, Marriott and Hilton cards Up to 5x on groceries for select Chase cardholders Extra time to meet spending requirements and travel credit expansion for select Citi cardholders 6x bonus points on groceries for select Marriott cardholders up to $200 travel credit for select Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders In many cases, these limited-time...