Does the Citi Prestige Concierge Offer Good Hotel Rates?

TPG reader AJ sent me a message on Facebook to ask about booking hotels: “Does the Citi Prestige Concierge offer good rates on hotel rooms? How do prices compare to direct bookings?” Perhaps the most lucrative travel rewards credit card perk out there is the 4th Night Free benefit on the Citi Prestige Card. As the name implies, you can get a free…

The 5 Best Cards for Airfare Purchases in 2016 

If you’re paying for airfare in cash rather than miles, you should at least be earning valuable rewards on your spending. As TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, with some travel rewards credit cards you can earn up to 3 points per dollar on airline expenses — getting you closer to that…

Why You Should Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Freedom AND Ink Plus in 2016

Having the right credit cards goes a long way in maximizing award travel, as many cards earn you valuable bonus points on select purchases in addition to sign-up bonuses. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains why three travel-rewards cards from Chase are especially solid options for earning and redeeming free travel….

6 Hotel Programs Where Credit Cards Get You Elite Status

Just as with airlines, having elite status with a hotel chain can significantly enhance your travel experience. Today. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen fills us in on hotel elite status and which credit cards you can carry to get it for free. When it comes to hotel elite status, you might think you need to…

Accessing Priority Pass Lounges at London Heathrow with Amex Platinum

Priority Pass membership is a perk of certain credit cards, and it allows members entry into multiple airport lounges around the world. Today, TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett discusses her experience with Priority Pass lounges at London’s Heathrow airport. I recently picked up the Platinum Card from American Express, which comes with a ton of benefits, including…

Citi ThankYou Premier 50k Sign-Up Bonus Ending Soon

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Card If you haven’t applied for the Citi ThankYou Premier Card yet but have been considering it, now’s the time to pull the trigger. The card’s current bonus — 50,000 ThankYou points after spending $3,000 in the first…

Can I Stack 10% AAdvantage Rebates from Citi and Barclays?

TPG reader Danielle sent me a message on Facebook to ask about AAdvantage credit card benefits: “The Citi AAdvantage card and Barclaycard Aviator each offer a 10% rebate on redeemed miles. If I have both cards, can I get a 20% rebate?” There’s a lot of overlap in benefits on popular travel rewards credit cards. For example, both the Citi…

Status Match Tips, The Best Amex Card, Bonus Points & 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:…

Maximizing the 10% AA Mileage Credit in 2016

Now that it’s 2016, several credit card benefits have reset, giving you the opportunity to use them anew. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen provides tips on getting the most out of the 10% AAdvantage mileage rebate available on select co-branded credit cards. A variety of credit card perks reset each calendar…