How to Earn Delta Medallion Elite Status Without Flying

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Earning elite status with airlines can pay off handsomely (especially at the higher tiers), but it usually requires a lot of revenue flying. Today, TPG Senior Points &…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for June 2015

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Loyalty programs are constantly changing, and so are the credit cards associated with them. In the world of frequent flyer miles and hotel points, sign-up bonuses rise and fall,…

Is the SPG Amex Worth Getting with the Increased Annual Fee?

TPG reader Ricardo tweeted me to ask about the Starwood Amex: @thepointsguy– “With the increased annual fee of $95 on the SPG Amex, do you think the card is still worthwhile?” I hate an annual fee increase just as much as the next points maximizer, but added benefits take the sting out of it. SPG…

When Does Using American Express Travel Make Sense?

One important consideration for points and miles enthusiasts is figuring out where to purchase travel in order to maximize rewards. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at Amex Travel to help you decide whether it’s a good option for booking your next trip. Amex has made some changes to its travel portal over the past year, as well as to related…

Maximizing Purchases with Amex Plenti Shopping Rewards

In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele examines a new platform for earning and redeeming points, and explains how it can boost your overall return on purchases from a variety of retailers. American Express recently introduced a new merchant rewards program called Plenti that works across multiple brands, and has now launched a Plenti credit…

10 Best Travel Rewards Cards with Annual Fees Under $100

Some of my favorite perks (like Amex Centurion Lounge access) come from premium travel rewards credit cards, but those cards can come with hefty price tags. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at cards that strike a balance between cost and benefits. I find that there tend to be three types of travel…

Using the Amex Premier Rewards Gold Airline Fee Credit for Gift Cards

One of the more popular travel rewards cards is the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card. Earlier this month Amex made some changes to the card, improving its benefits and making it more attractive to consumers. Among these changes is the implementation of a $100 yearly airline fee credit, which will likely be similar to that offered…

When Should I Get the Amex Premier Rewards Gold Card?

TPG reader Mark messaged me to ask a question about getting the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card: “With the new perks recently announced for the Amex Premier Rewards Gold card, is now a good time to get it? I currently have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.” It’s always refreshing when credit cards add benefits…

10 Ways to Use the Amex Premier Rewards Gold Sign-Up Bonus

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses can be for earning award travel, but it’s important to understand how to redeem those points once you get them. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at some great uses for the sign-up bonus from one popular Amex Membership Rewards card. American Express made some big changes…

Small Business Owners: Make Credit Card Spending Work for You

In Points Intervention, I help people get their awards earning on track. In the episodes below, I worked with a New York City restaurant owner, helping him to maximize points and miles to get the best return for his business. My second Points Intervention was with Christophe Carón, owner and manager of Délice and Sarrasin, an authentic French…