How to Avoid Fuel Surcharges on Award Travel

Call me crazy, but I tend to think that if you have to pay for something, it isn’t free. Yet many airlines charge frequent flyers for the privilege of redeeming miles by adding fuel surcharges to award travel. Today, TPG Contributor Jason Steele explains which airlines are the worst offenders, and offers some tips for how to avoid these…

Saving on Family Ski Trips – Flights, Hotels, Lifts & More

Maximizing travel is often as much about saving money as it is about earning points. Since winter is coming, I asked TPG Contributor (and avid skier) Jason Steele to share his strategies for keeping family ski vacations affordable. Ski trips make for great family vacations, but the total price can be stunningly high. It’s not uncommon…

Strategies For Minimizing Credit Card Annual Fees

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Update: The 70,000 point Ink Plus offer is no longer available online but may still be available in a Chase branch. View the current online offer here. As a points…

Ranking the Top Cash-Back Credit Cards

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Blue Cash Preferred from American Express Because I’m so focused on travel, I tend to prefer credit cards that specifically offer travel benefits, such as co-branded cards that earn airline miles or hotel points, or those that earn transferable points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or Amex…

Adding Credit Card Authorized Users – Benefits and Bonuses

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Many credit cards offer incentives for adding an authorized user. For example, the current sign-up bonus from the Chase Sapphire Preferred offers 40,000 points when you spend $4,000 in…

Six Top Credit Cards For International Travel

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Ink Plus International travel often involves extra planning to make sure your trip goes smoothly. TPG Contributor Eric Rosen recently wrote about how to prepare for international travel, and among his considerations was the importance of bringing the right credit card. There are some obvious factors to consider, like…

No Foreign Transaction Fee on Premium Cards: The Weekly Wish

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Ink Plus Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen looks at how some of the best travel credit cards shoot themselves in the foot by charging foreign transaction fees, and explains why it’s in everyone’s best interest to do away with those international charges. I’m sure that…

Top Canada Credit Cards: Aeroplan, Marriott Rewards & More

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen reviews some of the top credit cards available to Canadian readers, including offers from Aeroplan, Alaska Airlines and Marriott Rewards, transferable programs like Amex…

Top 0% APR Credit Cards That Earn Points & Miles

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here:  American Express EveryDay Credit Card Generally when I write about credit cards, it’s to tell readers about the sign-up bonuses and other benefits they offer that can help enable and enrich your travels. But there are other important factors to consider when getting a new card – most…

Large Family & Group Travel Tips, Tricks, and Strategies

With a family of four, I sometimes envy the ease of travel enjoyed by singles and couples. One or two award seats aren’t too hard to find, you can fit into virtually any car or hotel room, and you can travel very light. On the other hand, I know other families that routinely travel as a…