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…

Hotel Review: An Ocean View Junior Suite at the St. Regis Princeville

TO THE POINT: The St. Regis Princeville is a beautiful property on Kauai’s scenic northern shore, perfect for a relaxing vacation. The pros: great location overlooking Hanalei Bay, attentive staff, beautiful grounds. The cons: expensive redemption and cash rates, a long drive from the airport, feels somewhat outdated. The St. Regis Princeville is not only…

All About the Chase Private Client Program

Travelers often use their credit cards to earn elite status with airlines, hotel programs and even rental car companies. And in a way, being a member of the Chase Private Client program is like having elite status — with one of the most important banks and travel rewards credit card issuers. In today’s post, I want to discuss…

Save Big on Flights, Hotels and Cruises Using Amex Offers

Amex Offers are opt-in, limited-time and generally targeted deals for American Express cardholders. Among the many mediocre and decent offers, there are some compelling travel deals that we don’t want you to miss. In this new series, I’ll be rounding up the best travel-related Amex Offers each month. If you’ve ever looked through the list of Amex Offers,…

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…

Attending the Emmy Awards as a Chase Sapphire Cardholder

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and Sapphire Reserve are favorites of many award travel enthusiasts. The Sapphire Preferred has been popular for some time by offering double points on all travel and dining purchases, while the new Sapphire Reserve Card ups the ante by offering a 100,000-point sign-up bonus (after spending $4,000 in three months), 3x…

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Do Annual Fees Count Toward Minimum Spending Requirements?

We devote a lot of time to discussing travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. Opening cards to earn top sign-up bonuses and then using those cards strategically at various merchants can open up fantastic redemptions like premium-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes to credit…

Should I Keep the Hyatt Visa If I Get the Sapphire Reserve?

TPG reader Austin sent me a message on Facebook to ask about co-branded credit cards: “Since Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Hyatt at 1:1, does it make sense to have both the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Hyatt Visa card?” When you’re deciding whether to keep or cancel a credit card, it’s important to look at the big…

Amex Offer: Get $50 Back after Spending $250+ at Westin Hotels

Amex Offers (limited, targeted, opt-in deals like this one for $200 after spending $1,000 with Delta) released a new hotel discount: Get $50 back after spending $250+ at Westin Hotels and Resorts. And though Amex offers are targeted (so you won’t necessarily see this offer on all your accounts), the Westin deal is also available…