Credit Card Issuers Expected to Pay $22.6 Billion in Rewards in 2016

There have been some absolutely incredible credit card offers recently — from the 100,000 point sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card to the opportunity to earn up to 100,000 points on The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN. Have you ever wondered how much these offers are costing credit card companies? According to a…

Enjoying Art Basel Miami as an American Express Card Member

Once a year, the art world descends upon Miami for Art Basel. And as a resident of Miami Beach, it can be frustrating with so many people crowding into the small(ish) city and spaces with all of the parties. But, it can actually be a lot of fun and I go every year. For someone…

Best Uses of 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines and Citi just announced an increased sign-up bonus on the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard and the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard. You’ll now get 50,000 bonus AAdvantage miles for spending $3,000 in the first three months. If you’re new to the AAdvantage program, you might not know how far this bonus can take you….

How the Ink Business Preferred Card Stacks up to the Ink Plus and Ink Cash

It’s been an exciting year for Chase customers, with some great new cards popping up every few months. Recent additions include the Chase Freedom Unlimited, the updated Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card and, of course, the premium Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. And in late 2016, the issuer introduced another new option: the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card, which replaces the Ink…

All the Ways to Redeem Points and Miles for Amazon Purchases

Redeeming points or miles for merchandise won’t give you the highest value, at least not mathematically speaking. That being said, you should ultimately use your travel rewards for what makes you happy. Everyone can find something they want or need on Amazon, and you can get it in two days or less if you’re an Amazon Prime…

Earn 50k AAdvantage Miles With These Citi Sign-Up Bonuses

If you’re looking to earn some extra AAdvantage miles to jump-start your award travel for the upcoming year, these two offers for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard and the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard could be worth a look. For a limited time, each card is offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles after…

Stay at Crowne Plaza Times Square This New Year’s Eve — for Free

Great news: If you’re looking to cross New Year’s Eve in Times Square off your bucket list this year, you may not have to camp out all day in a Snuggie with a backpack full of bologna sandwiches. At least a handful of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan are somehow still available…

4 Cards That Give You a Refund on Redeemed Points & Miles

You have plenty of credit card options if you’re looking to earn miles — and whether you choose a card that earns you transferable points or an airline co-brand, meeting the minimum spending requirement and earning the sign-up bonus is one of the quickest ways to get a free flight. While all of these cards…

AA Reduced Mileage Awards for December 2016 — March 2017

Along with priority boarding and a free checked bag, Citi-issued American Airlines co-branded credit cards also offer a lesser-known perk: reduced mileage awards. This promotion allows you to save between 1,000 and 7,500 miles per round-trip, depending on the route and the type of card you’ve got. The reduced mileage award program is only valid for two…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for December 2016

Every month, I compile a handy list of the top current travel rewards credit card offers. The list changes month to month based on the credit cards currently available as well as other relevant news. Rather than give you a detailed rundown of the benefits of each card (though you will find many of them…