Redeeming Starpoints for Maximum Value

Thanks to a wide variety of high-value opportunities to redeem your points, Starpoints top TPG’s monthly valuations list. If you’re looking to redeem your rewards, though, it helps to know how each of the SPG program’s many redemption options stack up. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr ranks them all. More than a…

Get $80 Back on Your Next Travel Purchase with Amex Offers

Amex Offers offers fantastic limited-time deals for American Express cardholders, like 2x Membership Rewards points on Amazon Purchases (still available through July 31) or 10% off your cell phone bill. Now, there’s a new, valuable Amex Offer for you to take advantage of — the chance to get $80 back when you spend $500 or more with AmexTravel.com. Note…

Score 2,500 SPG Points by Adding an Authorized User to Your Starwood Preferred Guest Amex Card

SPG’s recent promotion is great news for anyone who currently holds a Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express: by simply adding an authorized user to your credit card, you can earn an additional 2,500 SPG points. Although some cardholders may have received an email about the promotion, it seems that anyone can take advantage by adding an AU…

5 Easy Ways for Beginners to Jump-Start Points and Miles Earning

With so many airline, hotel and credit card loyalty programs to keep track of, it takes time to become a true award travel expert. But even if you’re just getting started with earning miles and points, a few key tips can help you reach your goal in no time. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor…

Cheap and Creative Around-the-World Award Itineraries

For some award travelers, an around-the-world booking holds a special place on their bucket list. You can book these awards through various frequent flyer programs, but as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains below, it’s often a better deal (and more fun) to piece together your own trip segment by segment. A…

The 5 Best Credit Cards for a Dallas-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Dallas….

Maximize Your Amazon Prime Day Purchases with These Cards

If you’re an avid Amazon shopper, it should come as no surprise that the second annual Amazon Prime Day is here. For those not familiar, the event is essentially Black Friday for those with an Amazon Prime membership, with thousands of exclusive deals throughout the day. Even if you’re not currently an Amazon Prime member,…

10 Cards with Sign-Up Bonuses of 50,000 Points or More

One of the biggest misconceptions about the points and miles hobby is that it takes some serious spending (and time) to earn enough rewards for free travel. That couldn’t be further from the truth; as TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains, it’s easy to earn 50,000 points from a single credit card sign-up…

Should I Keep Both the Amex Platinum and Citi Prestige?

TPG reader Will sent me a message on Facebook to ask about premium rewards cards: “I’ve had the Amex Platinum card for four years now, but I recently got the Citi Prestige. What are your thoughts on keeping them both or downgrading to the Premier Rewards Gold card? I have Delta Diamond Medallion status, so the Sky Club…