Should I Redeem Amex Rewards or Barclaycard Arrival Miles For Flights?

TPG reader Eva tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “Is it better to buy airline tickets with American Express Membership Rewards points or Barclaycard Arrival Plus points?” Not all miles and points are created equal, which is why I love to have a diverse collection of airline miles, hotel points and transferable credit card points. Lately…

Limited-Time Offer: Wyndham Rewards Visa 45,000 Bonus Points

Barclaycard has just released higher limited-time sign-up bonus offers on both of its Wyndham Rewards Visa cards. The premium card usually offers a sign-up bonus of 30,000 points with first purchase, but that has been upped to 30,000 points with first purchase and the opportunity to earn 15,000 more points by spending $1,000 in the…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2015

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Ink Plus The travel credit card marketplace is fickle. Bonuses go up and down, benefits evolve and annual fees change. Airline and hotel programs change all the time too, as you might have noticed last month with the British Airways award chart…

Is Barclaycard Ring the Most Unique Credit Card Offered?

As an award traveler, I pay close attention to the wide array of benefits offered by travel rewards credit cards. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele discusses one of the more unique benefits you’ll find: a say in your card’s terms and features. I cover the entire credit card industry very closely…

How to Fly Singapore Airlines First Class for (Almost!) Free

As a follow-up to last week’s post on how to book Singapore Airlines first class awards, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at both award availability and mileage requirements for several specific routes, and the credit cards you can use to fly them for (almost) free. Singapore Airlines first class has been one of…

Use Your US Airways Companion Certificate Before It Expires

In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how you can use the US Airways companion certificate to bring a friend along on your next trip at a steep discount. I’m sure many of you got in on the US Airways Premier World MasterCard (and the 50,000-mile sign-up bonus) before the card was…

Fun Summer Trips for Budget-Conscious Travelers

As soon as that summer sunshine hits, everyone seems to crave a getaway, so it can often be hard to find good deals. High-season around most of the U.S. and Europe means higher prices, but TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino offers up some destinations that won’t break the bank. For the Carefree and Spirited Adventurer: A U.S. Road Trip…

The Many Flavors of Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator

Now that the AAdvantage and Dividend Miles programs have merged, the US Airways Premier World MasterCard is getting a makeover. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explores the new options for cardholders, and explains why keeping at least one account open might be a good idea. The US Airways Dividend Miles program had a good run,…

Will the AAdvantage Aviator Card Have a Sign-Up Bonus?

TPG reader Treavor had this question: “I got the US Airways MasterCard for the sign-up bonus, but I never fly US Airways/American – only United and Delta. Should I get rid of the card before it switches over to the Aviator Silver so that I can get a sign-up bonus for the Aviator cards when they finally have…

Earning American Elite Qualifying Miles Through Spending

Apart from the occasional 100,000-mile sign-up bonuses it offers, one of the best benefits my Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard offers is the ability to earn 10,000 AAdvantage elite-qualifying miles every calendar year I spend $40,000 in purchases on it. That benefit alone makes it one of the best credit cards for earning…