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…

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…

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…

Get Your Fourth Night Free at Select Hotels Through Amex Travel

You’re likely already aware of the amazing 4th Night Free benefit on the Citi Prestige Card. It seems that American Express is now trying to compete with this perk by running its own fourth-night-free offer. Now through October 31, book a stay of four nights or longer at dozens of participating hotels through AmexTravel.com and get the fourth…

Earn 50k Miles with the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard

The standard offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard is 30,000 AAdvantage miles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months, but currently a public offer can get you 20,000 more miles — though it does require spending a bit more. If you apply through this link and are approved, you’ll earn 50,000 AAdvantage…

Which Cards Give You Virtual Priority Pass Lounge Access?

Many credit cards offer Priority Pass lounge access, and in late 2015, digital membership cards became available.  Thanks to this feature, if you have an eligible card you can download the app (available for both iOS and Android) to gain “virtual access” to lounges, meaning you don’t have to show your physical card. However, not all cards…

Citi Adds Annual Limit for Sharing Points with Others

When it comes to sharing points between different users’ accounts, Citi ThankYou Rewards has long been one of the more generous programs. While Amex Membership Rewards only lets you transfer points to an authorized user and Chase Ultimate Rewards only lets you move rewards to a household member’s account, Citi has let customers move points…

Everything You Need To Know About the Priority Pass Program

There are many credit cards that offer some form of access to the Priority Pass network of airport lounges, but it’s sometimes not clear what that means. Especially with the recent launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, many award travelers may be wondering how this perk works. In today’s post, I want to take…

Citi Quick Lock Prevents Purchases on Stolen Cards

Over the summer, Citi soft-launched a new Quick Lock feature to protect cardholders from fraudulent charges when they misplace their card. The issuer’s now ramping up the marketing campaign for this functionality, and providing more details about how it works. If you have a Citi card (such as the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard…