Do All Citi ThankYou Points Transfer to Airline Partners?

TPG reader Andy wrote in to ask about transferring Citi ThankYou Rewards: “Can I transfer ThankYou points earned with my Citi Forward card to partner airlines?” When it comes to cards with no annual fee, the Citi Forward card is one of the best. Unfortunately, you can no longer apply for it, but those who already have it earn five…

A Trip to Maui and the Big Island on Points and Miles

Hawaii is only a five-hour plane ride from the West Coast, and with so many flight and hotel options, the destination is an all-you-can-book buffet of points and miles. For those of you interested in planning your own trip to Hawaii, TPG Contributor William Morse shares how he booked a luxury trip to Maui and the Big Island almost…

Bonus Hyatt Passport Points, Free United Miles and More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn 5,000 Bonus Hyatt Gold Passport Points in Africa If you’re planning a trip to Africa, Hyatt is offering 5,000 bonus points for a two-night stay at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar; the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro in Tanzania;…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 Hilton Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we are giving away a $500 Hilton Gift Card in celebration of the limited time offer for the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card and its increased sign-up offer of 75,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points after making $2,000 in purchases within the first three months, with no annual fee. This card also provides complimentary Hilton Silver status for as long as you are a…

What Are the Benefits of Having Two Premium Credit Cards?

TPG reader Kyle messaged me to ask about credit cards with high annual fees: “When, if ever, does it make sense to have two premium credit cards? I have the Citi Prestige, so I get lounge access minus the Centurion lounges. Should I also get the AAdvantage Executive MasterCard even if I have to spend…

Earning Elite-Qualifying Miles with the Citi Executive Card

I love having AAdvantage Executive Platinum, but not everyone flies enough to earn or maintain elite status each year. However, there are other options. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen discusses how you can collect elite-qualifying miles with some strategic spending. If you’re not already aware, the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard is…

How to Use 82,500 AA Miles from the Citi Executive Card

I like to have a plan for my points and miles, so whenever I’m contemplating a big credit card sign-up bonus, I try to think about how I would use it. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explores some lucrative award travel options for anyone considering the current offer for Citi’s premium AAdvantage card. Last week, Citi announced…

The 10 Most Popular Hilton HHonors Redemptions by Citi Cardholders

If you’ve ever wondered how other travel rewards enthusiasts spend their points, today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen examines ten Hilton properties that are highly sought after by certain HHonors members. I’m always fascinated to hear how others redeem their hard-earned points and miles. Every once in a while, I’ll take a…

Do Delta Reserve Amex Cardholders Get Free TSA PreCheck?

TPG reader Sarah tweeted me to ask about TSA PreCheck: @thepointsguy – “Do Delta Reserve Amex holders get free TSA PreCheck? I’ve been selected twice and I never signed up.” Happy Sunday everyone! I’m coming to you this week from steamy Madrid. It’s over 100 degrees here, but I won’t let the heat stop me from enjoying one of…

What It’s Like to Spend a Week at the Admirals Club

TPG Intern Kevin Song spent this week on an Admirals Club tour, working from lounges across the eastern United States with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard. Along the way, he visited Chicago-O’Hare, New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington-Reagan. Over the past week, I visited 12 Admirals Clubs across five cities. These represent just a small fraction of the…