Can I Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Hilton?

TPG reader Sarah messaged me to ask about Ultimate Rewards transfer partners: “I just signed up for the Chase Ink Plus business card to get the 60,000 point sign-up bonus, but I’m a Hilton fan. Is there any way to transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Hilton, and can I reach Diamond status that way?” Chase Ultimate Rewards…

10 of the Happiest Happy Hours in the US

To take advantage of Chase Sapphire Preferred’s lucrative offer of 3x points on dining on the first Friday of every month, we regularly round up the best in food and drink. With today (hopefully) marking the end of the workweek, TPG Contributor Michele Herrmann has scoped out restaurants and bars that are serving up innovative happy hours, letting you…

Small Business Owners: Getting Started with Points and Miles

In Points Intervention, I help people get their awards earning on track. In the episodes below, I worked with a small-business owner, helping her to maximize points and miles to get the best return for her business. My first Points Intervention was with small-business expert Carissa Reiniger. Carissa’s company, Silver Lining Limited, works with small businesses that bring…

European Vacation for Under $300: 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 and…

Combining Ultimate Rewards Points from Multiple Accounts

One key to mastering award travel is learning not only how to earn and redeem points and miles, but also how to move them from one place to another. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how you can maximize your Chase Ultimate Rewards points by transferring them to another account. The Ultimate Rewards…

Chase Freedom 20,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus Returns

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Chase Freedom The Chase Freedom card normally offers a sign-up bonus of 10,000 points when you spend $500 within three months of account opening. However, Chase has just launched a new, higher sign-up bonus of 20,000 points when you spend $500 within…

What Is the Best Rewards Credit Card with No Annual Fee?

TPG reader Kupta messaged me to ask about finding a suitable travel rewards card: “What credit card would you recommend that earns rewards but has no annual fee? I usually only spend about $500 a month on my card, so I’d prefer one that won’t cost me anything.” Whereas I completely understand why Kupta wants a…

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…

One Week Left for the 50,000 MileagePlus Explorer Bonus Offer

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – United MileagePlus Explorer Back in April, Chase relaunched the 50,000-mile sign-up bonus offer for its United MileagePlus Explorer card. For a while, the sign-up bonus had been just 30,000 miles, so this was a much better offer with a minimum-spending requirement…