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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317 Articles by Nick Ewen

How to Pick a Credit Card for Everyday Non-Bonus Purchases

With so many solid credit card options out there, it can often be difficult to decide which is the best choice for a given purchase. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explores the various factors to consider when deciding upon a card for non-bonus purchases. There are many ways to maximize your point…

Maximizing Distance-Based British Airways Awards in 2016

Devaluations over the years have made it a bit more challenging to maximize your British Airways Avios, but the Executive Club still offers some great redemption offers. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shows you some of the sweet spots in the carrier’s distance-based award chart. Here at TPG, we always stress…

Why You Should Add Authorized Users on Your Amex Platinum

The Platinum Card from American Express is one of several premium credit cards that offer several great perks in exchange for a high annual fee. Today, Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains how you can get even more value out of this product by adding authorized users who can utilize most of the…

Should You Get the British Airways Card Now or Wait?

Until recently, the British Airways Visa Signature Card offered a sign-up bonus that could earn you a total of 100,000 Avios. That offer recently ended though, and you may be wondering if it’s still worth signing up. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains the pros and cons of applying now. The British…

7 Reasons to Apply for the JetBlue Plus Card Now

The recently introduced JetBlue Plus Card marks the airline’s move to a new issuer (Barclaycard), and there are plenty of positive changes in store. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks through the various benefits that led him to sign up for this product. There are many factors to consider when applying…

6 Reasons to Get the New Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard

Despite several changes over the last year, Amtrak’s Guest Rewards program offers some great value. Now that Bank of America is offering a co-branded Amtrak credit card, you may be wondering whether it’s a good option for you. To help you decide, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at this product’s…

9 Cards That Can Get You Enough Miles for a Free Flight

You don’t need to travel much or charge significant amounts to your credit cards to earn award flights; as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, there are several products that offer enough miles or points for a free flight just for meeting the sign-up bonus spending requirement. In this hobby, we constantly…

How Much Value Can You Get from SPG Amex Card Benefits?

In light of the current 35,000-point sign-up bonus offers on the Starwood Amex and its business version, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at how much value you can get from the SPG Amex cards and their respective benefits. As you’re hopefully aware, American Express recently announced its highest-ever sign-up…

What is Starwood Preferred Guest Elite Status Worth in 2016?

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth meeting the requirements for a specific hotel program status, it helps to know what sort of value you can expect as an elite member. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen completes the hotel portion of his series on elite statuses by examining how much value you…

What is IHG Rewards Elite Status Worth in 2016?

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth meeting the requirements for a specific hotel program status, it helps to know what sort of value you can expect as an elite member. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen continues the hotel portion of his series on elite statuses by examining how much value you…