The Complicated Way Amex Awards Membership Rewards Points

In order to maximize your points and miles, you have to be able to use them. TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele recently learned the hard way that American Express sometimes makes it more difficult than it should be to access the points you’ve earned. Here’s his take. Early this spring, I signed up…

Deal Alert: $29 Flights on Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is currently having a sale, offering one-way flights starting at $29 from Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana and Washington, D.C. for domestic, nonstop travel on select dates between August 22 and October 20, 2015. But it’s about to come to an end; tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm ET on June 24, 2015 — so act quickly!…

Should I Get the SPG Amex or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card?

TPG reader Thomas messaged me to ask for my help choosing between two travel rewards cards: “I currently have the Amex Platinum card for access to Delta and Centurion lounges, but am not getting the most value from my spending. I was thinking of getting either the SPG Amex or Chase Sapphire Preferred; which would you recommend?”…

How Can I Earn SPG Gold Status Without Hotel Stays?

TPG reader Mark sent me a message to ask about hotel elite status: “I’m currently Hilton Gold, but am thinking of switching over to Starwood. What’s the easiest way to get SPG Gold status without the 25 nights/10 stays?” The easiest way is to get the Platinum Card from American Express, which offers SPG Gold status as a…

Should I Get the Discover It Card for Cash Back?

TPG reader Zach messaged me to ask about cash-back credit cards: “Should I sign-up for the Discover It card since it has a new offer?”  I don’t talk a lot about Discover cards because generally cash back isn’t my main priority. I prefer to earn points and miles to redeem for airfare and hotels instead…

Complimentary Shake Shack for Amex Delta Cardholders Today

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 For those living in NYC (or in the area), today Delta and American Express have teamed up for an exclusive event at Shake Shack’s Midtown East location today, Friday, June 19 from 11am…

Deal Alert: Score $29 Flights on Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is currently having a one-day sale that includes one-way flights starting at $29 from Atlanta, Georgia; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana for domestic, nonstop travel on select dates between August 22 and October 20, 2015. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm ET on June 17, 2015 — so act quickly! If you’re looking for an easy summer getaway, give this sale a look —…

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…