Which Credit Cards Offer Bonuses for Pharmacy Purchases?

TPG reader Donald tweeted me to ask @thepointsguy – “Do any credit cards offer bonuses for pharmacy purchases?” I always advocate maximizing the points you earn on each purchase, and with healthcare costs going through the roof, it makes sense to pay close attention to which card you use on pharmacy purchases. There’s one card that…

Free $20 Amazon Credit, 50% IHG China Sale, and Other Deals

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: IHG 50% Off China Properties Every Friday Every Friday until June 19, 2015, IHG will release list of participating hotels in China that you can book for up to 50% off, but you only have 24 hours to book….

Can I Transfer Amex Membership Rewards Points to Lufthansa?

TPG reader Maria had this question for me: “Can I transfer Amex Membership Rewards points to Lufthansa? They have an incredible deal with flights to Europe in business class for 55,000 miles.” Unfortunately, the answer is no. Amex points do not transfer to Lufthansa. However, you can book Lufthansa flights by transferring points to one of the three…

Premier Rewards Gold 4x Points on Airfare via Amex Travel

I’ve mentioned in several recent posts that you can earn as much as 4x Membership Rewards points on airfare purchases with the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card, and on each occasion readers have emailed or left comments asking how it’s done. It’s actually pretty easy, but to make sure you’re all able to take advantage of this lucrative double-dipping bonus, today…

Getting VIP Celebrity Access With Amex Platinum

I’ve been an American Express Platinum cardmember for years and love the great perks that come along with it – most notably access to Centurion Lounges, the Fine Hotels & Resorts program which includes properties like the St. Regis Bali and the annual $200 airline fee credit. There are still a bunch of other benefits that I…

Amex Platinum Concierge to Launch Texting Service

One of the perks of my American Express Platinum card that I don’t use as much as I should is the Platinum Concierge, which offers services like arranging restaurant reservations, securing Broadway shows, or having your laundry picked up. However, in an era where everyone is texting and on the Internet, I think many cardholders don’t fully utilize this…

Which Credit Cards Are Most Useful for a Summer Road Trip

TPG readers Melissa & Augustine asked me at a recent TPG reader meetup: “We’re taking a road trip and are wondering what the best credit cards are to use for last-minute hotels and similar expenses. We already have the Barclaycard Arrival Plus and Amex Platinum; what other cards should we get?” With gas prices really low, I…

Should I Give My Loyalty to American Instead of Delta?

TPG reader Darcy asked me at a recent TPG reader meetup: “I’m based in the Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale area and I currently have over 100,000 Delta SkyMiles. Should I go ahead and use those miles since I’m now based in Miami, or should I hold on to them and continue to earn more with my Amex Delta…

Delta Extends New Bags On Time Guarantee Indefinitely

Earlier this year, Delta introduced a checked bag guarantee program for a limited trial period. The program was set to expire on March 31, but Delta has now confirmed that the program will become a permanent fixture. Delta spokesperson Morgan Durrant noted that, “customer response was positive and our employees are rallying to achieve the 20-minute mark,” so it seems as…

80,000 Hilton HHonors Points, Double Alaska Miles, & More

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:  Earn Double Business Extra Points from MIA American Airlines Business Extra members will earn double points when booking a trip from Miami to four new nonstop destinations—Austin (AUS), Kansas City (MCI), Salt Lake City (SLC) or San Antonio (SAT)—from now…