Top Credit Card Offers, July Valuations, Business Class Awards on Singapore’s New Nonstop and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Amex Offering Targeted Promotion for 250,000 Points with the Business Platinum Card

American Express is known to offer fantastic targeted sign-up promotions. Last month, Amex offered a 100,000-point sign-up bonus for the Platinum Card after spending $3,000 in the first three months. And since Amex usually only allows a person to get a credit card sign-up bonus once in a lifetime, it makes sense to wait until…

Redeeming American Express Membership Rewards for Maximum Value

There are plenty of ways to use your Amex Membership Rewards points, but some options are much better than others. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr walks you through the best and worst ways to redeem rewards with this loyalty program. Your points and miles can take you far, but loyalty programs don’t…

Get a Free Sam’s Club Membership from American Express (Targeted)

It’s incredibly rare that we see 100% credits available from Amex Offers, but that’s exactly the case here. From now through September 30, Amex will give you a $45 statement credit when you purchase a Sam’s Club membership for $45 — so you’re essentially getting a one-year membership for free. Sam’s Club recently began accepting American…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for July 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. I take into account all the news in the points and miles marketplace as well as any major bonuses or product launches. You can always find a comprehensive roundup of the best deals currently available, as well as specific…

Perks and Problems with the MasterCard Gold Card

It may not be as pricey or exclusive as the Amex Centurion (Black) Card, but the recently introduced MasterCard Gold Card is one of the most expensive premium credit cards on the market, with a $995 annual fee. TPG Contributor Richard Kerr runs through the benefits to determine whether or not it’s worth it. Earlier…

Last Chance to Earn Up to 60k Miles with These Delta Amex Offers

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express You only have a few more days to earn up…

Get a Points-and-Miles Consultation with Me — While Supporting Points for Peace

Update: The consultations sold out quickly! Thanks to all for supporting Points for Peace. I’ve been using Membership Rewards points since the ’90s when I used to book my dad’s work travel and use his points for family vacations. Now, they’re my top points balance because I put a huge amount of business spend on my…

Maximizing the Platinum Delta Amex Companion Certificate

To help you decide whether it’s worth taking advantage of the Platinum Delta Amex card’s currently elevated sign-up bonus, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes an in-depth look at the value you can get from its companion certificate benefit. Earlier this month, we wrote about increased sign-up bonuses through July 6 on…

Be Careful When Searching ANA Award Availability

Transferring points to an airline from a program like American Express Membership Rewards is irreversible, so you’ll want to make sure you can actually book your desired award before initiating the transaction. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains why you’ll want to be extra careful when searching for awards on Japanese carrier…