Should I Use Sapphire Preferred or Citi ThankYou For Travel?

Recently, TPG reader Jason tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy —”Which card would you recommend using for travel expenses: the Chase Sapphire Preferred card or the Citi Thank You Premier card?” The Chase Sapphire Preferred card has been one of the top travel credit cards for a while now, as you can earn 2X points on…

Should I Redeem Amex Rewards or Barclaycard Arrival Miles For Flights?

TPG reader Eva tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “Is it better to buy airline tickets with American Express Membership Rewards points or Barclaycard Arrival Plus points?” Not all miles and points are created equal, which is why I love to have a diverse collection of airline miles, hotel points and transferable credit card points. Lately…

Travel to Cannes on Points and Miles

In the latest installation of our “By the Sea” summer destination series — and just in time for the Cannes Film Festival, where The Points Guy is today — TPG Contributor Drew Limsky gets his Riviera on. The illustrious site of the annual film festival (now through May 25), Cannes is a vibrant place to bask…

50,000-Point Sign-Up Bonuses on All Chase Southwest Cards

A couple weeks ago, Chase launched an increased sign-up bonus of 50,000 points for the personal and business versions of the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card after you spend $2,000 in the first three months, which is double the usual sign-up offer on these cards. As a reminder, here are the full details: Get…

Showdown: ThankYou Premier vs. Sapphire Preferred vs. Premier Rewards Gold

With credit card issuers competing fiercely for your business, sign-up and other bonuses have never been stronger. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele compares three of the most popular rewards cards from Amex, Chase, and Citi to see which one presents the best value to cardholders. I have always been a big fan of the Chase Sapphire Preferred and American…

5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent for Visiting Cuba

Although Cuba is only 235 miles from Miami, it can be extremely frustrating to plan a trip there without the help of a travel agent. I’m so used to booking my own flights and organizing my travel that it was strange to turn to an agent for help, but it was definitely a worthwhile move. Despite the…

One Year of Earning and Burning with the Citi ThankYou Premier

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses and spending can be for earning award travel, but some readers are intimidated by the idea of opening too many new accounts. So today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen demonstrates how much even a single card can offer you in travel rewards. Award travel can be a daunting hobby to take up, especially…

Limited-Time Offer: Wyndham Rewards Visa 45,000 Bonus Points

Barclaycard has just released higher limited-time sign-up bonus offers on both of its Wyndham Rewards Visa cards. The premium card usually offers a sign-up bonus of 30,000 points with first purchase, but that has been upped to 30,000 points with first purchase and the opportunity to earn 15,000 more points by spending $1,000 in the…

SunTrust Devaluing Delta Debit Card on July 25

Any time I hear that SkyMiles is in the news I brace for the worst. And for me, this is it. Following the industry trend to eliminate opportunities to earn miles through regular bank transactions, SunTrust has announced drastic changes to its Delta debit card. Effective July 25, 2015, the program will undergo major changes to…