Jason Steele

Senior Points & Miles Contributor

Jason Steele
Jason joined The Points Guy back in 2011 as the first contributing writer, and his posts focus credit cards, award programs, and family travel. Trying to travel affordably led to his obsession with personal finance and travel rewards, and a new career writing about it. His work now appears in many of the top personal finance web sites, and is regularly syndicated to mainstream outlets such as MSN Money and Yahoo! Finance.


Jason loves to travel the world with his wife and three kids. Recent family vacations include trips to Hawaii, Argentina, Israel, and Italy. When he is not traveling, Jason can often be found bicycling, snowboarding in the high peaks of the Colorado Rockies.

251 Articles by Jason Steele

Should You Choose a Low-Cost Carrier Over a Major Airline?

Thanks to JetBlue’s Mint class, Virgin America’s innovative first class and potential improvements to Southwest’s offerings, smaller US carriers are starting to look a lot more appealing. In light of this, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at which airlines are best for which travelers. Like many people, I grew up…

How to Get the Southwest Companion Pass Starting with a 50k Sign-Up Bonus

With the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card currently offering a 50,000-point sign-up bonus, the airline’s popular Companion Pass benefit is relatively easy to earn. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shows you how below. The Southwest Airlines Companion Pass is not just extremely valuable; it’s invaluable. Once you earn this benefit, as…

The Best Credit Cards For Starwood Guests

If you frequently stay at Starwood properties or simply want to rack up enough points to book some award stays, it helps to have the right credit cards in your wallet. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through some of the best options for earning rewards and enjoying elite benefits within…

10 Tips for Maximizing Southwest Rapid Rewards

Southwest isn’t your average US-based airline. This carrier stands out thanks to customer-friendly policies like no change or cancellation fees and great benefits such as the Companion Pass. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Rapid Rewards program. I enjoy flying in…

The Best Credit Cards for Marriott Guests

If you’re looking to earn points toward hotel award stays and enjoy elite-status perks while you’re at it, credit cards should definitely be a part of your award travel strategy. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through the best options for those who frequently stay at Marriott properties. With over 4,000…

The Best Credit Cards For Hilton Guests

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express, Hilton HHonors Card from American Express, Citi ThankYou Premier If you frequently stay at Hilton properties or just want to rack up enough HHonors points to enjoy some free award stays, it’s important to have…

6 Experiences That Should Be On Every New Travel Blogger’s Bucket List

Being a travel blogger nowadays means staying on top of the latest trends and always being ahead of the curve. Here, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares six travel industry experiences that belong on every new travel blogger’s bucket list. (All photos are by the author.) Over the years, I’ve learned that there are some truly fantastic…

The 5 Best Cards for Flying United

When there are plenty of solid travel rewards cards out there, it can be hard to find the best ones for you. If you’re a United flyer looking for options that earn you points and elite-like perks, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele has some top suggestions. Among the three remaining legacy carriers, United…

Your Points & Miles Guide to Silvercar

Rental cars are often a necessary travel expense, but they aren’t always as easy to maximize as flights and hotel stays. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explores how to get the most out of your rentals with Silvercar. It seems like every successful startup with a mobile app gets labeled with…