When Should You Use the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card?

While the recently introduced Chase Freedom Unlimited is advertised as a cash-back card, it’s even more valuable when you earn rewards as Ultimate Rewards points that can be transferred to various travel partners. To help you maximize this product, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through when — and when not —…

6 Reasons to Get the New Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard

Despite several changes over the last year, Amtrak’s Guest Rewards program offers some great value. Now that Bank of America is offering a co-branded Amtrak credit card, you may be wondering whether it’s a good option for you. To help you decide, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at this product’s…

Citi Improves Prestige and Premier Travel and Purchase Protection Benefits

The Citi Prestige card is right up there with other premium cards when it comes to fantastic perks. Its 4th night free benefit can be extremely valuable — it earned TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig $1,490 cash back from a single hotel booking. In addition, it’s continued to make things easier for cardholders, as 4th night free benefits…

How to Earn and Maximize 100,000 American Miles

Even after the recent devaluation, American’s AAdvantage program offers plenty of value, and several awards are actually more affordable than previously. Below, TPG Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr shows you how to easily earn 100,000 AAdvantage miles and then put them to use with some great redemptions. You don’t need a huge account balance…

What’s the Highest Sign-Up Bonus for the Gold Delta Amex?

TPG reader Chelsea sent me a message on Facebook to ask about sign-up bonuses: “What is the highest bonus you’ve seen for the Gold Delta Amex? I’ve been a cardholder for 15 years, but I want my fiancé to sign up as we get ready to book our honeymoon. Every mile counts, so I’d love for him to get…

Is Chase Freedom Unlimited Good for Non-Bonus Spending?

TPG reader Jack sent me a tweet to ask about how to maximize everyday spending: “Which card do you prefer for non-bonus spending: the new Chase Freedom Unlimited or the SPG Amex?” Last month, Chase introduced a new rewards card with an intriguing bonus structure. The Chase Freedom Unlimited Card earns 1.5% cash back on all purchases with no monthly…

$225 Fares to New Zealand, Free Starbucks Gold Status, Chase Ink Perks & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Weighing Amex Centurion, Sapphire Preferred and Other Credit Card Heavyweights

Obesity in America has become so bad that even our credit cards are overweight. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been feeling my wallet become increasingly heavy — and while that could have been because of the addition of new cards, there’s also been a new trend for credit card issuers to make their…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in New York

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in New York City using points and miles.  Hotels in New York City are such an integral part of the city’s culture that they frequently serve as the backdrop for films, televisions shows and books. It’s perhaps unsurprising, then,…

Why Chase Sapphire Preferred and Freedom Unlimited are the Perfect Beginner Combo

With so many great travel rewards cards on the market, it can be difficult to find a starting place when you’re new to the hobby. TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert takes a look at two Chase products that make a powerful duo for those getting started with earning and redeeming transferable points. If…