How to Take Full Advantage of Credit Card Benefits in 2016

With 2016 now well underway, award-travel enthusiasts are looking forward to a new year of travel — and, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, the right credit card will be crucial to earning rewards, benefits and even elite status. In today’s post, I’ll take a look at the wide array of…

Barclaycard Announces New JetBlue Co-Branded Credit Cards

JetBlue flyers historically haven’t had the most compelling credit card options — the co-branded personal and business options with Amex were available for a while, but last year we learned that the partnership was on the outs. Today it was announced that, as rumored, Barclaycard will take over as issuer of the two JetBlue co-branded…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for February 2016

We’re well into 2016, so now is the time to get your credit-card strategy for the year into place. With British Airways raising low-level redemptions in the US this month, an impending devaluation of American Airlines’ award chart, and more news sure to come down the pike about the takeover of Starwood by Marriott, it’s…

Can I Stack 10% AAdvantage Rebates from Citi and Barclays?

TPG reader Danielle sent me a message on Facebook to ask about AAdvantage credit card benefits: “The Citi AAdvantage card and Barclaycard Aviator each offer a 10% rebate on redeemed miles. If I have both cards, can I get a 20% rebate?” There’s a lot of overlap in benefits on popular travel rewards credit cards. For example, both the Citi…

The 5 Best No-Fee Credit Cards for 2016

Not everyone is willing to pay an annual fee for a credit card, and the good news is that you don’t have to! As TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains, there are plenty of no-fee options that still earn you valuable rewards and cash back. Annual credit card fees can quickly become an achilles heel for…

Black Card Rebranded As Luxury Card with 3 New Versions: Are They Worth It?

The Visa Black Card just underwent a refresh, and Barclaycard introduced some similar options as well. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through these new offerings. A handful of premium travel rewards credit cards come with annual fees around $450, but those with fees of more than $500 — like the Centurion (Black)…

Can I Book AAdvantage Reduced Mileage Awards Both Ways?

TPG reader Kadri sent me a message on Facebook to ask about reduced mileage awards: “With regard to AAdvantage reduced mileage awards, does it matter whether an eligible city is your origin or destination? Also, how many tickets can I get at the lower rate? I’d like to book for my family of four.” American Airlines offers a wide variety…

Credit Cards That Get You Elite-Like Airline Benefits

Maybe you failed to qualify for your airline’s elite status this year? Or perhaps you occasionally need to travel on carriers that you don’t hold elite status with? Don’t worry; TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele is here to show you how the right credit card can offer you many of the same benefits that come along elite…

Travel Credit Card Resolutions for 2016

With a new year comes new opportunities to maximize your points and miles … if you’re savvy about the credit cards you carry and their benefits. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen shares this handy list of the New Year’s resolutions everyone should consider to maximize their credit cards and the travel rewards they can reap…

My Credit Card Inventory: Which To Keep and Which to Cancel?

A new year presents new opportunities to maximize your travel strategy. That’s why, around the start of each year, I take inventory of my portfolio of credit cards and weigh the benefits of each. That helps me weed out the ones that aren’t providing enough value to offset their annual fees, and to decide which…