The Best Category 5 Starwood Properties for Free Nights

Now through October 19, 2016, the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card are offering a sign-up bonus of two free nights at Category 1-5 Starwood properties rather than the usual 25,000 points. To qualify for this offer, you’ll need to spend $3,000 on the personal…

Increased Sign-Up Bonuses for the Delta Business Gold and Business Platinum Cards

If you’re a Delta flyer, now could be a great time to sign up for these two business credit cards from Amex, as they’re offering higher than usual sign-up bonuses. Currently, you can earn 50,000 miles after spending $2,000 in the first three months with the Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express and…

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…

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…

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…

My 5 Travel Essentials: Travel Channel Host Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony Melchiorri knows hotels. The one-time night manager of New York’s Plaza Hotel runs his own hospitality consultant service, has four hotel projects in the pipeline and is in the midst of filming the eighth season of his Travel Channel show, Hotel Impossible. Two spin-offs are also in the works: Hotel Showdown, where four hotel managers or owners…

A Post-Merger Q&A with Marriott’s Thom Kozik and SPG’s David Flueck

While many SPG members were dreading a doomsday scenario once the Marriott-Starwood merger became finalized, that’s absolutely not the case. With today’s news that the two brand’s loyalty programs can now be linked for status-matching, points transfers and more, we finally have answers to many of the questions that have been on our minds —…

Starwood Preferred Guest Cards Offering a Sign-Up Bonus of 2 Free Nights

The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express tend to offer sign-up bonuses of 25,000 Starpoints (after spending $3,000 or $5,000 in the first three months, respectively). Compared to 100,000-point bonuses available on other cards, this might not seem like much — though…

The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards for Authorized Users

It’s quite common for credit card issuers to offer incentives for adding authorized users to your account. This ultimately gives the consumer more opportunity to use the card and therefore increases the net income for the card issuer. But what’s in it for the authorized user? Today, I’ll cover a few frequently asked questions about adding…

The Top Rewards Credit Cards With No Fee in the First Year

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express With the recent launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, we’ve spent quite a bit of time talking about this premium travel rewards card and how it stacks up to the…