My 5 Hottest Credit Cards for Summer 2015

I carry a lot of different credit cards in my wallet. With each one offering a unique collection of benefits — such as category bonuses, extra points with certain hotel chains and perks like lounge access and waived foreign transaction fees — it pays to diversify. Last week I wrote about the cards I use for most of my spending, from dining to…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 United Airlines Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we have a $500 United Airlines gift card that can be used anywhere United flies in celebration of the increased 50,000 sign-up bonus for this card, which ends June 2, 2015. You’ll earn 50,000 United MileagePlus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months with the United MileagePlus Explorer Card To enter this giveaway, visit our Facebook Page….

Points Intervention: Using a Cash-Back Business Credit Card

In Points Intervention, I help people get their awards earning on track. This month I’m working with small-business owners — just in time for them to take advantage of the Chase Ink Plus Business card’s current offer of 50,000 bonus points after a spend of $5,000 within the first three months. Intervention: Christophe Carón Episode…

What Counts For Citi ThankYou Premier Bonus Categories

The Citi ThankYou Premier card, which currently has a sign-up bonus of 50,000 points after $3,000 spent within the first 3 months, offers 3 points per dollar spent on “travel,” but what exactly does Citi consider to be travel? TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele digs deep into Citi’s earnings structure to explain which transactions will earn you bonus points….

Mattress Running with Club Carlson: Worth It?

Occasionally hotel programs will offer exceptional incentives to book, with the value of award points sometimes exceeding the cost of a stay. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen shares his experience participating in one such opportunity with Club Carlson. For a while, it seemed like Club Carlson wanted to play with the “big…