Citi Tweaks Rules for Earning EQM Bonus on the AAdvantage Executive Card

American Airlines recently reorganized its credit card agreements, signing on with both Citi and Barclaycard. This hopefully will prove to be great for customers, as the two banks compete for the same market with high sign-up bonuses and excellent perks. For those looking for a fast-track to elite status, the options for making progress through…

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…

Track Your Replacement Citi Card In-App or Online With New Feature

One of the most terrifying feelings is reaching into your wallet and realizing that a credit card is missing. From there, you’ll go through the process of calling the issuer, and then the most dreaded part of all — waiting for your replacement card to come in the mail. As of today, however, Citi is…

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…

5 Credit Card Perks You Might Not Know About

You’ve studied credit cards to recognize which sign-up bonus offers are best. You’ve taken extra care to understand which time of year will deliver additional points in certain spending categories. You’ve researched hotels and airlines to know where you can make the most of the stockpile of points in your account. But have you spent time comparing the small details of…

How to Turn a Luggage Delay Into a Free Shopping Spree

We’ve all been there — watching as bag after bag tumbles aimlessly on top of others already on the carousel with the same aggravating disregard for order as a monkey has playing Tetris. And as we ponder the effects of gravity and friction on luggage, we wait for the appearance of one familiar bag to snap us out of…

Which Credit Card Maximizes Rewards With Uber and Lyft?

TPG reader Cole sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning rewards for Uber: “Is Uber considered a travel expense, and if so, which credit card should I use to pay for Uber charges?” One important step to maximizing your rewards is knowing how each purchase is categorized. Credit card issuers don’t always agree about what qualifies as…

Purchase Hilton Points for 0.5 Cents Apiece

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card, Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express If you missed last month’s promotion for buying Hilton points with up to a 100% bonus, you currently have another chance to stock up on HHonors rewards. The hotel chain’s running a “50%…

5 Things to Look for in a Credit Card for Holiday Purchases

It seems hard to believe, but the holiday season is nearly upon us (though if you’ve visited a retailer like Target or Home Depot recently, you could be fooled into thinking it started in October). This typically means increased spending on gifts for family members and loved ones, and for many readers, that includes swiping…

7 of the Most Unique and Rewarding Credit Card Perks

We spend a lot of time talking about earning points and miles on travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. Whether you’re utilizing limited-time sign-up bonuses or taking advantage of bonus categories for everyday spending, these cards are a great way to unlock fantastic redemptions like first-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, they can also open…