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You Can Now Redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards at Supermarkets, Restaurants and Home Improvement Stores. But Should You?

As an expert in credit cards and travel rewards, I know how to work the system. Up until COVID hit the U.S. this spring, I earned hundreds of thousands of points in Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program, which I redeemed to take personal and business trips nearly every month.



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But I haven’t traveled since March. And it’s unlikely that I’ll travel again this year. So what do rewards credit card users like me do with all of the travel rewards that we’ve earned?

Thankfully, Chase now offers several non-travel ways to redeem rewards, called Pay Yourself Back℠. Should you use your points for these new options?



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How Chase ‘Pay Yourself Back’ works

Before COVID, there were two ways to redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points for travel rewards. One way was to transfer rewards to airline miles and hotel points,

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B&Q to trial four mini stores in Asda supermarkets

Asda has announced a partnership with home improvement brand B&Q, as well as a new model of convenience store, in a bid to revitalise its business. 

The supermarket said it would trial a new Asda On the Move convenience brand offering essential goods from three fuel station forecourts in the Midlands.

The trial brand will be located in Ashby, Leamore and Primley petrol stations, all operated by EG group. 

Alongside the convenience store brand, Asda has announced a new partnership with B&Q, offering small B&Q outlets within Asda superstores.

The trial of four ‘shop within a shop’ compact B&Q stores will initially launch in Sheffield and Dagenham, and expand to two further shops at a later date.  Customers will also be able to access B&Q’s full range in-store for home delivery or click and collect. 

The new developments are part of Asda’s ‘test and learn’ strategy, which has already seen

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Future of Northampton ‘impossible to predict’ as supermarkets shut, says Business Improvement District

Footfall is slowly increasing in Northampton town centre, a council report has said.

While Tesco aims to downsize to an Express, Sainsbury’s, which has been in the town for half a century, is not reopening another store in Northampton.

The Business Improvement District (BID) – who are paid for by local businesses through a business rate levy to promote the town – has said more people than ever are shopping from home.

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Mark Mullen, BID operations manager for Northampton town centre BID, said: “How to manage and address closing businesses, vacant units and the challenges of COVID are questions being asked up and down the country by all town and city centres. Because this pandemic is so new to us all and the situation is changing so

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