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…

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 —…

Our Dream Vacation to Hawaii: TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all made possible by points…

Why the Chase Freedom Card is a No-Brainer

When it comes to the best travel credit cards out there, I often focus on some of the more premium offerings like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Card from American Express, but the Chase Freedom card can be one of the most powerful tools out there to rack up tons of points if…

Earn 5% Back at Gas Stations and Kohl’s with Chase Freedom

Although you can’t start earning for a few more weeks, you can activate Chase’s Q3 5% Cash Back promotion beginning today. Once your card is activated, from July 1 to September 30, 2015 you’ll earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases at gas stations and Kohl’s stores. As a reminder, you can still receive 5% cash back at…

Travel to Machu Picchu on Points and Miles

Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular travel destinations in South America — and it’s easy to see why. The centuries-old ruins of a lavish estate seem to float above the rest of the world, offering incredible views of jagged peaks jutting through the clouds and condors soaring over lush river valleys. It can be…

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,…

Does Uber Count as Travel on Chase Sapphire Preferred?

TPG reader Michael tweeted me to ask about the travel category on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card: @thepointsguy– “Does Uber count as 2X travel for the Chase Sapphire Preferred?” It’s no secret that I love Uber. It has fundamentally changed the way I travel; I can’t even tell you the last time I rented a…

Reminder: One Day Left to Activate 5% Cash Back at Restaurants

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Chase Freedom As a reminder, Chase recently launched a sign-up bonus of 20,000 points when you spend $500 within the first three months of account opening. That is double the amount the Chase Freedom card normally offers. You can earn an additional $25 when you…

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…