Luxury Card Opens Manhattan Lounge for Cardholders

MasterCard introduced the Luxury Card portfolio at the beginning of 2016, offering the MasterCard Titanium, MasterCard Black and MasterCard Gold Card. I was lucky enough to be approved for the MasterCard Gold Card and have the $995 annual fee waived as part of Barclaycard’s benefits for active duty military (which have recently been cut). On December 1, Luxury…

4 Cards That Give You a Refund on Redeemed Points & Miles

You have plenty of credit card options if you’re looking to earn miles — and whether you choose a card that earns you transferable points or an airline co-brand, meeting the minimum spending requirement and earning the sign-up bonus is one of the quickest ways to get a free flight. While all of these cards…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for December 2016

Every month, I compile a handy list of the top current travel rewards credit card offers. The list changes month to month based on the credit cards currently available as well as other relevant news. Rather than give you a detailed rundown of the benefits of each card (though you will find many of them…

The Coolest-Looking Credit Cards Available Today

Nowadays, credit card issuers try to make having a card in your wallet an experience — concierge services, airport lounge access, hotel status, travel credits and free Wi-Fi make a card much more than piece of plastic with a line of credit attached to it. A big part of this “experience” can also be a sophisticated physical…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for November 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Every month, I put together this handy list of the top 10 current travel rewards credit card offers. This month’s list is going to look a little different, though. While you’ll still find all…

When a Credit Card Product Change Makes Sense

When it comes to credit cards, the only constant is change, as new products are always being introduced. Thankfully, issuers offer something called a product change that can help you to maintain the right combination of travel rewards cards at all times. In today’s post, I’ll explain what a product change is, and how you can use this…

Wyndham Rewards Cards Add New Status Perks, Drop Foreign Transaction Fees

Over the last few years, Wyndham’s been working hard to improve its loyalty program, implementing changes such as flat 15,000-point award night redemptions and gaining more than 2 million new members in the process. More recently, Wyndham Rewards added elite status tiers, offering members perks like room upgrades, bonus points and more. Now, both versions of the…

How the Barclaycard Arrival Plus Offers Great Flexibility for Travel Redemptions

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard has long been one of my favorites due to the flexibility it offers for redeeming for travel-related expenses that can’t be covered (at least, not efficiently) with other types of points or miles. And now that it’s offering a higher sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles (vs. 40,000 miles…

The Top Rewards Credit Cards With No Fee in the First Year

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard With the recent launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, we’ve spent quite a bit of time talking about this premium travel rewards card and how it stacks up to the competition. There’s…

Get $525 in Travel With the Barclaycard Arrival Plus Card

Up until last year, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard was one of the most appealing travel rewards credit cards on the market, thanks to the flexibility it offered — you could redeem points to offset the cost of any travel-related charge of $50 or more while receiving a 10% rebate on redeemed points in the…