Red Carpet Access with Chase Sapphire Preferred Experiences

If you’re a Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholder, you may already know that you have access to exclusive perks, special events and private experiences. These Chase Sapphire Preferred Experiences are generally pretty baller, but the latest one is especially amazing: a chance to walk the red carpet and attend the 67th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September…

Using Amex Business Cards to Maximize Your Return at Hotels

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele discusses how you can use benefits on a variety of Amex business cards to get the most out of your next hotel stay. After airfare, hotel charges represent the largest expense incurred by most business travelers. But thankfully, there are plenty of ways to use business credit…

Sizing up the Chase Hyatt and Citi Hilton Reserve Cards

There are a lot of great hotel credit cards out there, and if you’re not already loyal to one brand or another, you might have trouble deciding which one to choose. Today, TPG Contributor William Morse compares two of the top contenders to see which one is the best fit for your wallet. When it comes to hotel rewards, free nights are…

Sapphire Preferred or Amex Premier Rewards Gold for Dining?

TPG reader Thomas tweeted me about using credit cards for dining: @thepointsguy – “Since both Amex Premier Rewards Gold and Chase Sapphire Preferred now offer 2x points on dining, which card are you using for that category?” In June, American Express amped up rewards on the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card, adding 2x points on dining to…

What Are the Benefits of Having Two Premium Credit Cards?

TPG reader Kyle messaged me to ask about credit cards with high annual fees: “When, if ever, does it make sense to have two premium credit cards? I have the Citi Prestige, so I get lounge access minus the Centurion lounges. Should I also get the AAdvantage Executive MasterCard even if I have to spend…

How to Score Free Nights with Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr delves into one of my favorite luxury hotel programs, and explains how you can use it to get free nights and more at select properties around the globe. I tend to enjoy hunting for the perfect hotel more than I do booking the perfect flight, and when I’m searching for a luxury property, I…

What to Do When Rewards Programs Misbehave

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele examines one reader’s troubles with changes made to her loyalty program, and explains how to handle a similar situation if it should happen to you. The landscape of travel rewards and loyalty programs is constantly changing. In the past year we’ve seen the end of lucrative…

Which Card to Use When Buying Expensive Items Abroad

Today, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig had to make a large purchase while traveling in Australia. Here’s how he decided which credit card to use. This month, a product I’ve had my eye on for quite some time finally started shipping. It’s a wide-angle lens from Olympus that’ll make review photos — particularly those shot in tight quarters on…

Chase Sapphire Preferred to Lose First Friday Bonus

The Chase Sapphire Preferred routinely makes the list of top travel rewards cards, in part because it earns 2 points per dollar on travel and dining expenses. Furthermore, for the past few years, Chase has offered a bonus point promotion (3 points per dollar total) for dining purchases made on the first Friday of each month. This…

6 Ways to Maximize Amex OPEN Savings Discounts and Rewards

Naturally, the focus at TPG is on earning points and miles, but the American Express OPEN Savings program allows you to choose between bonus rewards and cash savings. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr discusses how select Amex business cards can earn you unexpected discounts at a variety of retailers. There are plenty of high-value travel…