Top Card Offers, Virgin America Acquisition, Alaska Airlines Perks & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Earn 70,000 Points with the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card

Plenty of Hilton credit cards have received the limited-time increased sign-up bonus treatment lately, and now another hotel co-branded product is getting its time in the spotlight. Currently, you can earn 70,000 IHG Rewards Club points when you spend $2,000 in the first three months of account opening with the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit…

5 of The Best-Value Points Hotels in Miami

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Miami using points and miles.  Miami is one of the most vibrant cities in the country — a melting pot of different cultures, cuisines, art, music and nightlife. The city attracts nearly 15…

The 5 Best Cards for Flying United

When there are plenty of solid travel rewards cards out there, it can be hard to find the best ones for you. If you’re a United flyer looking for options that earn you points and elite-like perks, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele has some top suggestions. Among the three remaining legacy carriers, United…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for April 2016

It’s time for my monthly roundup of the best travel credit card offers currently available, and April is turning out to be an exciting month! American Express announced a limited-time historically high sign-up bonus on its Hilton Surpass card, while Barclaycard launched its new JetBlue cards and the Starwood-Marriott merger appears to back on again….

Can Credit Card Authorized Users Access Account Info Online?

TPG reader Eric sent me a message on Facebook to ask about account access for credit card authorized users: “Do authorized users get their own account login to view charges and set up payments? I’m specifically asking about the Chase Ritz-Carlton card.” There are several good reasons to add users to your credit card account. For starters, secondary cardholders can help you earn…

A Points & Miles Guide to Paying Your Taxes

With April 15 around the corner, most of us have taxes on the brain. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shows you how to get the most out of these inevitable payments by choosing the right travel rewards card and paying online. They say that there are no sure things in life…

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses That You Can Redeem for Paid Airfare

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Award redemptions usually give you the most bang for your buck, but there are many programs that allow you to use your miles and points haul for paid airfares. Today TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett looks at the credit…

Alaska is Offering PreCheck for 10k Miles: Here’s Why You Should Look Elsewhere

We often write about why you should get TSA PreCheck — the benefits of expedited security at 100-plus airports around the country are hard to deny, after all. If you haven’t yet joined the program, offers like this most recent one from Alaska Airlines may pique your interest. Currently, the carrier will let you redeem…