7 Cards You’ll Want to Have as a Starwood/Marriott Guest

Now that Marriott’s officially acquired Starwood, many of our questions about the future of both programs — at least in the short term — have been answered. Last week, TPG sat down with Marriott’s Thom Kozik and SPG’s David Flueck to talk about how the merger will affect members of both loyalty programs, and what…

Is Now the Best Time to Book Thanksgiving Flights?

The holidays — is there a more stressful time to fly? Despite the crowds and the stress, most of us will still take to the skies (or the roads) this holiday season to reunite with family and friends. If you haven’t yet booked flights for Thanksgiving, you might be kicking yourself — figuring that the best time to book Thanksgiving…

The Two Credit Cards You Should Use for Facebook and Google Ad Spending

Just as you can maximize spending on dining out, travel, office supply purchases and more by choosing the right credit card to use, you can get the most out of your spending on internet advertising if you know where to look. As TPG explained in his latest credit card inventory post, the Business Gold Rewards…

Hyatt Cardholders Earn $50 After Spending $500 at Select Hotels

Hyatt is offering cardholders of the Hyatt Credit Card the opportunity to earn a $50 statement credit after spending more than $500 at US Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts with the card. In order to take advantage and earn the statement credit, you must register here for the promotion on Hyatt’s website by October 31 and complete your…

How I’m Using My 100,000 Points From the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card

After finally being approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, I got the card and started spending right away to hit the $4,000 in minimum spend within three months to get the 100,000-point sign-up bonus. Luckily, I had a lot of flights and hotels to book to net me the 3x points on travel and to get…

Tune Into Our Facebook Live Q&A to Chat About Chase Sapphire Reserve With the President of Chase Branded Cards

When the Chase Sapphire Reserve launched last month, it quickly became one of the most talked-about credit cards in recent memory. Points and miles hobbyists everywhere were quick to apply for the card with eyes set on the sky-high 100,000-point sign-up bonus and its superior perks. The card was so popular that Chase actually ran out of the…

Battle of the Premium Travel Rewards Cards: Which Is the Best?

Choosing the best travel rewards credit cards to carry in your wallet can be a daunting task. Each one offers a different value proposition that may appeal to some travelers over others, and this is especially applicable when it comes to premium credit cards. The recent release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card and the…

When Does the Sapphire Reserve Travel Credit Expire?

TPG reader Gilbert emailed me to ask about the timeline for using one of his credit card benefits: “Does the $300 travel statement credit on the Sapphire Reserve card have an expiration?” Several of the top rewards credit cards offer statement credits for travel purchases, which can help offset a large portion of the annual fee. The terms and conditions…

When Should I Transfer Points to Airline and Hotel Partners?

TPG reader Sai sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferable points programs: “What’s the advantage of transferring Ultimate Rewards points to partners rather than booking through Chase?” There are a lot of benefits to redeeming Ultimate Rewards points through the Chase travel portal. For starters, Chase tends to offer competitive prices and lets you use points to cover a…

Can I Earn a Sign-Up Bonus With One Program From Two Banks?

TPG reader Faraj sent me a message on Facebook to ask about co-branded credit cards: “Can I earn separate bonuses for opening credit cards with the same brand, but from different banks? For example, can I sign up for one Hilton HHonors card from Citi and another from Amex, and earn a bonus in each case?” Many airlines and hotels…