11 Cards That Help You Earn Airline Elite Status

Now that we’re almost halfway through the year, how are you doing with elite status? As TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains, a number of co-branded airline cards help you earn elite-qualifying miles toward status, while meeting spending requirements on some can even lead to an elite-qualifying dollar waiver. With American Airlines planning…

A Sneak Peek at the New Amex Centurion Lounge in Houston

Update: We just heard from Amex that the lounge will be opening TOMORROW, June 24, at 5:30am. If you’re passing through IAH, be sure to check it out! Last year, American Express announced that its seventh Centurion Lounge location would be at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). There wasn’t a specific date set for opening, but we now…

6 International Delta Routes You May Not Know About

If you recently signed up for a Delta Amex or simply have a lot of SkyMiles in your account, you may be wondering how to redeem them. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert shares some lesser-known international routes worth considering. Now through July 6, three Delta co-branded Amex cards are offering elevated sign-up…

Should You Get the Gold or Platinum Delta Amex Card?

With Delta currently offering increased sign-up bonuses, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen compares the elevated options with the goal of determining which make the most sense for you. Earlier this month, we wrote about increased sign-up bonuses on the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express and the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from…

The Best Cards for Summer Travel: If You’re Staying in a Hotel

Today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert concludes our series on the best credit cards for summer travel with a look at the top options for hotel stays. We recently reviewed some of the best credit card options for summer travel if you’re flying or planning to hit the road, and today we’ll round…

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Accommodations in Europe

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for saving money on accommodations in Europe. So, you’ve figured out the best way to use some miles to snag an award ticket to Europe — now it’s time to think about where you’re staying. Luckily, there are tons of points hotel options all over Europe, whether you’re…

10 Cards with Sign-Up Bonuses That Get You at Least $500 in Value

Update: I’m adding a No. 11 to this list — see below. If you’ve spent any time on this site or are at all interested in the points and miles hobby, you know that credit card sign-up bonuses are a great way to quickly earn points or miles that can be used toward flight, hotel and…

Targeted 65,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus for the Amex Premier Rewards Gold

Last month, an Amex Platinum targeted offer went public, offering new cardholders 100,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 in three months. Amex later pulled the offer down, but honored the bonus for those who were able to sign up in time. And now, it looks like there is another targeted Amex offer. Go to…

The Best Cards for Summer Travel: If You’re Driving

Planning to hit the road over the next few months? TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert shares some of the best credit card options for those of you driving to your destination or renting a car once you get there. Recently, we shared some of the best credit cards for summer travel that involves taking a…

7 Cards That Have Foreign Transaction Fees But Probably Shouldn’t

There are plenty of great travel rewards credit cards that waive foreign transaction fees, making them ideal options for your travels abroad, but there are still quite a few otherwise great options that tack on these charges. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at some cards that ought to…