10 Best Travel Rewards Cards with Annual Fees Under $100

Some of my favorite perks (like Amex Centurion Lounge access) come from premium travel rewards credit cards, but those cards can come with hefty price tags. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at cards that strike a balance between cost and benefits. I find that there tend to be three types of travel…

Which Credit Card is Best for Non-Category Bonus Spending?

TPG reader Jonathan tweeted me to ask about which credit card offers the best rewards for general spending: @thepointsguy– “I need credit card for non-category bonus spending. Should I get the Starwood Preferred Guest Amex, or is there another one you recommend?” For travel, dining and airfare you should be using a credit card that gives you two,…

My 5 Hottest Credit Cards for Summer 2015

I carry a lot of different credit cards in my wallet. With each one offering a unique collection of benefits — such as category bonuses, extra points with certain hotel chains and perks like lounge access and waived foreign transaction fees — it pays to diversify. Last week I wrote about the cards I use for most of my spending, from dining to…

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 – United MileagePlus Explorer, 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…

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…