Top Airline Credit Cards that Waive Checked Bags Fees

One of the top money-saving perks offered by many airline co-branded credit cards is the ability to check a bag (or several) for free. This one benefit can end up saving hundreds of dollars per trip depending on the credit card and how many bags you can check. Though it seems like a fairly obvious benefit, many basic…

New Chase Freedom and Discover It 5% Categories for 2015

When it comes to maximizing credit card spending, it pays to know which cards offer bonus points when you use them at specific merchants. Among the best of these bonuses are the 5% quarterly rotating categories of the Chase Freedom and Discover It cards. Each of these cards offers 5x points or 5% cash back…

Top 10 Travel Credit Card Offers for January 2015

Happy new year! 2015 brings new opportunities to maximize your travel rewards, both in terms of earning and redeeming the points and miles that will get you where you want to go. One of the most important aspects of your award travel strategy is deciding which rewards credit cards to apply for and carry, since the sign-up bonuses and…

If I Cancel My Chase Card, What Should I Do with My Points?

TPG reader Paul tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “I’m about to cancel my Chase Sapphire Preferred card. Do you have any recommendations on where to transfer and store my Ultimate Rewards points?” If you cancel a credit card that earns Chase Ultimate Rewards or Amex Membership Rewards, you will lose all the points you have earned. It’s critical that you…

British Airways 50,000 Sign Up Bonus with No Annual Fee

For the past several months, the British Airways Visa card from Chase has been at or near the top of my list of the best travel credit card offers. While this card is generally solid, it got a boost recently because Chase was waiving the $95 annual fee for the first year. That added incentive…

Five Travel Credit Card New Year’s Resolutions

A new year means new opportunities to maximize your credit card spending and the points and miles it offers. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen shares his list of the New Year’s resolutions you should make to maximize your travel rewards credit cards in 2015. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, most people vow to eat healthier, get more sleep,…

TPG’s Top New Year’s Resolutions for Travelers

The TPG team is excited to see if 2015 will bring higher point valuations, cheaper award redemptions and (in a dream world) lower hotel and airfare costs. As a companion piece to our list of fabulous destinations to visit in 2015, TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino has compiled a set of resolutions designed to help us improve our collective…

Reminder: Use Amex Platinum Airline Statement Credits Today!

It’s the last day of 2014, which means it’s also your last opportunity to make use of credit card benefits that recycle at the start of the new calendar year. There are several cards that offer statement credits for airline incidentals, but whatever credit you haven’t used will disappear once 2015 arrives. The annual $200 airline fee credit…

Should I Get the Amex Platinum or Chase Sapphire Preferred?

TPG reader Matt emailed me to ask: “I am currently 22 and undecided if I should invest in an Amex Platinum or Chase Sapphire Preferred card. I do enjoy traveling, mostly to Las Vegas (and I’m a fan of the Centurion lounge) and on cruises. I’m aware of the annual fees for both cards, but was seeking…

$10 Free on Amazon (Targeted)

Just under the wire for Christmas, you may now be able to get $10 off a purchase of at least $10 on Amazon.com when you link a credit card from a participating loyalty program—including Membership Rewards, Ultimate Rewards and ThankYou Rewards—and use a minimum of 1 point and the promo code SWP10HOL for the purchase. This targeted offer may or may not work…