Holiday Shopping Portal Deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the years, and while you can get some amazing hotel offers, in-store deals and other discounts, it’s also a perfect opportunity to maximize points and miles earning for shopping via online portals. What are Shopping Portals? Shopping portals act as middlemen, inviting customers to shop at specific retailers…

My First Sundance Experience With Chase Sapphire Preferred + Hotel Park City Review

One of the more fun benefits of the Chase Sapphire and Chase Sapphire Preferred cards is access to Chase Sapphire Exclusive Experiences just for cardholders, who can either pay cash or redeem points for unique events and packages not available to members of the general public. This year, Chase Sapphire and Chase Sapphire Preferred cardmembers got access to pre-sale…

How Do I Get To Hawaii Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points?

TPG reader Ruben tweeted me @thepointsguy to ask: “What is the cheapest way to fly First Class from Los Angeles to Hawaii through – or with a transfer from – Chase Ultimate Rewards points?” Ruben tweeted me this week and asked what the best way to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points ,such as those earned…

Which Credit Reporting Agencies Banks Use To Pull Your Credit Report – And Why It Matters

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  One of the most important things to know when applying for multiple credit cards at a time is which credit bureau each bank pulls your credit report from. There are three main credit bureaus or credit reporting…

Can I Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points to My Southwest Account to Qualify for the Companion Pass?

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. TPG Twitter follower Holliday is looking to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, but wants to use his Chase Ultimate Rewards points to do so: “@thepointsguy to meet the Companion Pass requirement of 110,000 points, can I transfer…

Video SRQ: How to Proactively Earn Points for a Future Trip to Ireland

TPG reader RJ wants to start accruing points for a future family trip to Ireland: “My family and I (5 total) want to take an anniversary trip to Ireland in about 3 years. I want to start building up points balances now that we can leverage them (probably for airfare). I have the  Chase Sapphire…