Redeeming Citi ThankYou Points for Maximum Value

With the gradual addition of some great airline transfer partners, Citi ThankYou Rewards has developed into a compelling transferable point program, offering some great redemption options. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr ranks the various ways to use your ThankYou points. More than a year ago, we looked at the best ways…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for July 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. I take into account all the news in the points and miles marketplace as well as any major bonuses or product launches. You can always find a comprehensive roundup of the best deals currently available, as well as specific…

Perks and Problems with the MasterCard Gold Card

It may not be as pricey or exclusive as the Amex Centurion (Black) Card, but the recently introduced MasterCard Gold Card is one of the most expensive premium credit cards on the market, with a $995 annual fee. TPG Contributor Richard Kerr runs through the benefits to determine whether or not it’s worth it. Earlier…

When Does My Free Checked Bag Benefit Become Active?

TPG reader Robin sent me a message on Facebook to ask about credit card benefits: “I was approved for a Citi AAdvantage card, and flew on American Airlines 10 days later. I was disappointed to find that my free checked bag benefit wasn’t active, and I was charged $25 each way. Citi said the account had…

Earn 75k Points with the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card

If any of your future travel plans include hotel stays and you’d like to cut down out out-of-pocket costs, this sign-up bonus could be worth a look. The Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card is once again offering 75,000 points to new cardholders who spend $2,000 in the first three months. We last saw this increased…

11 Cards That Help You Earn Airline Elite Status

Now that we’re almost halfway through the year, how are you doing with elite status? As TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains, a number of co-branded airline cards help you earn elite-qualifying miles toward status, while meeting spending requirements on some can even lead to an elite-qualifying dollar waiver. With American Airlines planning…

Planning a Last-Minute Portugal Day Trip with Citi Prestige Concierge

Last week, my family and I visited one of my favorite destinations in Europe: Portugal. I’d only ever been to Lisbon, so I was pretty excited when the rest of the group was willing to take a day trip to explore some of the nearby towns. We’d decided to make the trip just the day…

The Best Credit Cards for Hyatt Guests

If you’re hoping to earn free hotel nights and enjoy elite status perks during upcoming stays, travel rewards cards should definitely figure into your strategy. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through some of the top options for hotel stays within the Hyatt brand.  Hyatt is one of my favorite…

The Best Cards for Summer Travel: If You’re Staying in a Hotel

Today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert concludes our series on the best credit cards for summer travel with a look at the top options for hotel stays. We recently reviewed some of the best credit card options for summer travel if you’re flying or planning to hit the road, and today we’ll round…

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Accommodations in Europe

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for saving money on accommodations in Europe. So, you’ve figured out the best way to use some miles to snag an award ticket to Europe — now it’s time to think about where you’re staying. Luckily, there are tons of points hotel options all over Europe, whether you’re…