The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Seattle-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Seattle….

Does the Marriott Rewards Experiences Marketplace Offer Good Value?

Award nights are the most popular (and typically most valuable) way to redeem your hotel points, but many loyalty programs offer a variety of other ways to put your rewards to use, such as exclusive VIP experiences at sports events, restaurants and more. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look…

Citi Prestige Apparently Getting a New Sign-Up Bonus Next Week

The Citi Prestige Card is one of TPG’s top picks in his latest monthly round-up of card offers, and it’s a great option to use for paid hotel stays thanks to the incredibly valuable 4th Night Free benefit. Provided you can maximize the card’s many perks, it’s definitely worth a spot in your wallet, even…

Citi Targets Select Prestige Cardholders With a $50 Amazon Gift Card

There’s no doubt that the Citi Prestige is one of the most rewarding travel credit cards out there, mainly because of its nifty 4th Night Free benefit, which once saved TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig $1,490 on a single hotel booking. Citi also changed its system recently to make booking 4th Night Free stays even easier. Now, the company is…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Washington, D.C.-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Washington,…

Maximize Your Amazon Prime Day Purchases with These Cards

If you’re an avid Amazon shopper, it should come as no surprise that the second annual Amazon Prime Day is here. For those not familiar, the event is essentially Black Friday for those with an Amazon Prime membership, with thousands of exclusive deals throughout the day. Even if you’re not currently an Amazon Prime member,…

The 5 Best Credit Cards for a Chicago-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Chicago….

10 Cards with Sign-Up Bonuses of 50,000 Points or More

One of the biggest misconceptions about the points and miles hobby is that it takes some serious spending (and time) to earn enough rewards for free travel. That couldn’t be further from the truth; as TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains, it’s easy to earn 50,000 points from a single credit card sign-up…

How Important Is Maintaining My Credit Utilization Ratio?

TPG reader Richard sent me a message on Facebook to ask about managing his credit score: “My travel has decreased significantly, and I’m thinking about canceling several hotel-branded cards with annual fees. Should I replace them with other cards that have no annual fee in order to maintain a low debt-to-credit ratio?” Your debt-to-credit ratio (also known as your…

Should I Keep Both the Amex Platinum and Citi Prestige?

TPG reader Will sent me a message on Facebook to ask about premium rewards cards: “I’ve had the Amex Platinum card for four years now, but I recently got the Citi Prestige. What are your thoughts on keeping them both or downgrading to the Premier Rewards Gold card? I have Delta Diamond Medallion status, so the Sky Club…