The Top 4 Credit Cards for Maximizing Ultimate Rewards Earnings

Ultimate Rewards points have long boasted one of the highest valuations in TPG’s monthly series, as you can redeem this transferable loyalty currency with 11 great travel partners, including Hyatt, Southwest and United. Since the premium Chase Sapphire Reserve Card hit the market with a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points (after you spend…

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…

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 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…

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 —…

Ink Cash Business Card Offering an Increased Sign-Up Bonus

The Ink Cash Business Card is a great pick for earning Ultimate Rewards points — especially if you can maximize the 5% back/5x categories. (To do so, you’ll also need to hold a UR points-earning card, but with the recently introduced Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, not to mention the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and the Ink…