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.

246 Articles by Jason Steele

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

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 the right cards in your wallet. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele helps you decide which products are best for you below. While most airline and hotel…

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…

A Points & Miles Guide to Paying Your Taxes

With April 15 around the corner, most of us have taxes on the brain. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shows you how to get the most out of these inevitable payments by choosing the right travel rewards card and paying online. They say that there are no sure things in life…

Your Points, Miles & Loyalty Guide To National Car Rental

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Car rentals aren’t always as easy to maximize as hotel nights and airfare. To help you make the most of this travel expense, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele is taking a look at the major…

The 8 Best Cards for Flying Delta

With so many great travel rewards cards out there, it can be a challenge to find the one that best meets your needs. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at the best options for travelers who frequently fly Delta. If there’s one airline that’s the most closely tied to…

Your Points, Miles & Loyalty Guide To Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

Many rental car companies offer loyalty programs and the ability to earn points, but they’re often not as straightforward as hotel and airline programs. To help you get the most out of your spending, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele is here with a guide to Hertz’s Gold Plus Rewards program. The origin…

The 5 Best Cards for Flying American Airlines

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier With so many great travel rewards credit cards available, it can be difficult to decide which is the best option for your airline spending. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares five solid picks for…