Nick Ewen

Senior Points & Miles Contributor

Nick Ewen
Nick Ewen has always loved traveling, but his passion for seeing the world took off after a college semester studying abroad in London and traveling throughout Europe. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a degree in business and theater and completing a two-year commitment with Teach For America in Las Vegas, he joined the ranks of the traveling consultants, regularly racking up over 100,000 miles in the air and 100+ nights in hotels every year.

Nick's desire to make the most of every point & mile he earned led him to The Points Guy, and the strategies he’s learned have taken him to over two dozen countries, traveling in first or business class and staying in luxury hotels for next to nothing. Favorite destinations include New Zealand, the Seychelles, Bali, and Istanbul.

Nick and his wife Lillian live in Florida and recently welcomed their first child, Evelyn Elizabeth, who undoubtedly will follow in her dad’s footsteps and become a full-fledged points & miles enthusiast. Nick became one of the site’s first contributors in 2012, writing initially about Hilton HHonors and since expanding to cover credit cards, elite status, and the occasional travel lifestyle post.

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396 Articles by Nick Ewen

Maximizing Holiday Purchases With Airline Shopping Portals

There are a variety of ways to boost your loyalty account balances with the major airlines and hotel chains. The most obvious is by actually traveling, but you can also earn large sign-up bonuses on various travel rewards credit cards. Additionally, there are a number of ways to earn points and miles through your everyday…

Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards for Trips to the Caribbean

In August, Chase introduced a fantastic new credit card that quickly became a sensation: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is worth at least $1,500 when…

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Can I Prevent Something From Showing on My Credit Report?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card We frequently discuss travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. By carefully applying for and then utilizing these cards at various merchants, you can unlock fantastic redemptions like first-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out…

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Can Authorized Users Affect Your Credit Score?

We spend a lot of time on travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. By leveraging top sign-up bonuses and strategically using these cards at different categories of merchants, you can unlock fantastic redemptions like first-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes to credit cards, so…

5 Things to Look for in a Credit Card for Holiday Purchases

It seems hard to believe, but the holiday season is nearly upon us (though if you’ve visited a retailer like Target or Home Depot recently, you could be fooled into thinking it started in October). This typically means increased spending on gifts for family members and loved ones, and for many readers, that includes swiping…

7 of the Most Unique and Rewarding Credit Card Perks

We spend a lot of time talking about earning points and miles on travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. Whether you’re utilizing limited-time sign-up bonuses or taking advantage of bonus categories for everyday spending, these cards are a great way to unlock fantastic redemptions like first-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, they can also open…

Using JetBlue Points on Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaii is a very popular destination for award travelers, and there are many ways to get there using your hard-earned points and miles. One option in particular is the state’s flagship carrier, Hawaiian Airlines. While the airline’s HawaiianMiles program is a transfer partner of the American Express Membership Rewards program, it also partners with other…

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Does Paying Before Your Due Date Help Your Credit Score?

We focus a lot of time and energy discussing travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. These cards are a great way to boost the account balances in your various loyalty programs, opening up fantastic redemptions like first-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes to credit…

Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Domestic Travel

In August, Chase introduced a fantastic new credit card that caused a stir among points and miles enthusiasts: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is worth…