What Is the Best Rewards Credit Card with No Annual Fee?

TPG reader Kupta messaged me to ask about finding a suitable travel rewards card: “What credit card would you recommend that earns rewards but has no annual fee? I usually only spend about $500 a month on my card, so I’d prefer one that won’t cost me anything.” Whereas I completely understand why Kupta wants a…

My 5 Hottest Credit Cards for Summer 2015

I carry a lot of different credit cards in my wallet. With each one offering a unique collection of benefits — such as category bonuses, extra points with certain hotel chains and perks like lounge access and waived foreign transaction fees — it pays to diversify. Last week I wrote about the cards I use for most of my spending, from dining to…

What Counts For Citi ThankYou Premier Bonus Categories

The Citi ThankYou Premier card, which currently has a sign-up bonus of 50,000 points after $3,000 spent within the first 3 months, offers 3 points per dollar spent on “travel,” but what exactly does Citi consider to be travel? TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele digs deep into Citi’s earnings structure to explain which transactions will earn you bonus points….

How Can I Get to Hawaii with 52,000 Citi ThankYou Points?

TPG reader Charles tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “I have 52k Citi ThankYou points earned from my Citi Prestige card. What’s the best strategy for using them to go to Hawaii in July?” One of the best perks of the Citi Prestige card is the $250 you get toward airfare each year, which you can use toward…

Should I Use Sapphire Preferred or Citi ThankYou For Travel?

Recently, TPG reader Jason tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy —”Which card would you recommend using for travel expenses: the Chase Sapphire Preferred card or the Citi Thank You Premier card?” The Chase Sapphire Preferred card has been one of the top travel credit cards for a while now, as you can earn 2X points on…

One Year of Earning and Burning with the Citi ThankYou Premier

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses and spending can be for earning award travel, but some readers are intimidated by the idea of opening too many new accounts. So today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen demonstrates how much even a single card can offer you in travel rewards. Award travel can be a daunting hobby to take up, especially…

Maximizing Citi ThankYou Rewards with Etihad Guest

Citi ThankYou Rewards has stepped up over the past year by introducing new benefits to the program’s credit cards and improving its array of airline transfer partners. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at award opportunities on one of those partners to see what kind of value it offers. Citi recently released some great new offers for cards in the…

Which Rewards Cards Can Help Me Fly Singapore First Class?

TPG reader Joe tweeted me with this question about Singapore Airlines: @thepointsguy– “What would be the best card strategy to save up for Singapore first class?”  I recently flew Singapore Airlines First Class SFO-ICN, and it was an awesome experience even though it wasn’t on their A380 Suites Class, which is rumored to be even more…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2015

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – United MileagePlus Explorer, Ink Plus The travel credit card marketplace is fickle. Bonuses go up and down, benefits evolve and annual fees change. Airline and hotel programs change all the time too, as you might have noticed last month with the…