17 Credit Card Perks We’d Like to See in 2017

There’s no denying that travel rewards cards offer some pretty amazing benefits — from annual travel fee credits and luxurious airport lounge access to cell phone protection and primary rental car insurance. While some of these perks are incredibly lucrative, at the end of the day issuers are running businesses, and these fancy extras are…

Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards for Trips to the Caribbean

In August, Chase introduced a fantastic new credit card that quickly became a sensation: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is worth at least $1,500 when…

5 Key Tips for Using Shopping Portals This Holiday Season

Airline shopping portals are one of the premier ways to earn bonus points and miles for your purchases. And with the holiday gift-buying season well under way and with plenty of special deals to take advantage of, don’t forget that you can put yourself on track for your next redemption just by working through your shopping…

The Coolest-Looking Credit Cards Available Today

Nowadays, credit card issuers try to make having a card in your wallet an experience — concierge services, airport lounge access, hotel status, travel credits and free Wi-Fi make a card much more than piece of plastic with a line of credit attached to it. A big part of this “experience” can also be a sophisticated physical…

The Sapphire Reserve Math: When to Book Travel Through Chase and When to Transfer Points?

Traditionally, the most valuable way to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points has been to transfer them to travel partners for expensive premium-cabin flights, last-minute reservations and hotel stays at Hyatt, Marriott and other chains. You can also use your points to book travel directly through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal, but historically points have only…

Can I Use My Annual Travel Credit for an Airline Lounge Membership?

TPG reader Benjamin sent me a message on Facebook to ask about redeeming a credit card benefit: “I know the Sapphire Reserve card comes with Priority Pass, but I’m also interested in getting Admirals Club access. If I purchase a membership, can I use my $300 annual travel credit to help cover the cost?” The Chase Sapphire…

Unusual Hotels: A Car-Themed Hotel in Germany

Ever dreamed of sleeping in a Cadillac Coupe de Ville at the drive-in movies? Well, now you can, at Germany’s V8 Hotel, a spot designed to host both car and aviation lovers. Located on what used to be an airport in Stuttgart, the V8 Hotel seems fairly simple on the outside, but once you’re inside, classic-car fanatics…

Earn up to 150k Points With the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card

The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card has been offering an 80,000-point sign-up bonus since February, and just in time for the spending-heavy holiday season it has a new offer. Currently, you can earn up to 150,000 points when you sign up for this card (or 50,000 Starpoints if you opt to transfer to Starwood Preferred…

Chase Isn’t Allowing Product Upgrades to the Ink Preferred

Earlier this month, Chase launched its latest business credit card: the Ink Business Preferred Card. With the addition of the card to Chase’s lineup, the issuer is no longer accepting new applications for its predecessor, the Ink Plus Business Card. Now, Million Mile Secrets shared that you must apply for the Preferred Card as a new…

British Airways 10% Visa Discount Extended Through 2017

Great news for transatlantic fliers: British Airways just extended the 10% discount for buying British Airways flights with a Visa card. While this promotion is targeted at British Airways Visa Signature Card holders, there have been plenty of reports from readers that they’ve successfully applied this promo code to British Airways flight purchases made using other Visa credit cards….