Guide to Q4 Ritz Exclusive Events: New York and New Orleans

The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card offers several great benefits, including three Club level upgrades per year and an annual $300 travel credit. One lesser-known perk is access to the Ritz-Carlton Exclusive Events — below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr introduces the program and explores the options available through the end of 2016….

Official: Chase Announces the Sapphire Reserve Card with 100,000-Point Bonus

Official Chase Sapphire Reserve Application: Link Update: Chase has clarified that some Visa Infinite perks, such as a $100 airfare discount, are not included with this card. We’ll have a full list of included Visa Infinite benefits to share within the next few days. There have been excited rumblings about a new credit card from Chase for…

Amex is Expanding the Seattle Centurion Studio By Nearly 50%

American Express operates a fantastic network of airport lounges around the US — and if you have an American Express Centurion Card, American Express Platinum Card or the Amex Business Platinum Card, you can get in for free. While they’re all a big step up from what US-based airlines typically offer, there’s no question that some of these lounges…

50% Off IHG Awards in Mexico, Caribbean & Central America

Earlier today, IHG Rewards launched a new reward night sale. Now through August 28, book an award stay at any of the 23 participating hotels for 50% off the standard award rate. The promotion is only good for stays this fall between September 1 and October 30. So if you’re interested, hurry up and start…

The Updated Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card Review

Chase recently announced changes to the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, including a larger sign-up bonus and a few new perks. Today, I’ll review the updated card, in addition to showing you how to maximize some of its top perks. The Updated Card The most noticeable upgrade to the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card is the new sign-up bonus of three…

Is the Wells Fargo Propel American Express Credit Card the Best Option for Gas Purchases?

There are plenty of solid travel rewards card options when it comes to getting a solid return on your gas purchases. However, the recently introduced Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card might just shake up the competition. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr compares all the top options below. Update: As a TPG…

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Does Canceling a Card I Don’t Use Help My Credit Score?

It’s no surprise that travel rewards credit cards get quite a bit of coverage here at TPG. Taking advantage of top sign-up bonuses and strategically using your cards for everyday purchases can unlock fantastic redemptions like premium-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes to credit cards,…

When Can I Downgrade My Credit Card Account?

TPG reader Paul emailed me to ask about the timeline for downgrading a credit card: “My wife and I both have the Chase Sapphire Preferred, but we were thinking of downgrading her card to the Chase Freedom Unlimited for the higher base earning rate. Her account is only a few months old; can she downgrade immediately, or does she have to wait?” Credit…

Everything You Need to Know About the Visa Infinite Program and Perks

The Visa Infinite program isn’t very well known in the US, but it offers a generous selection of benefits that can improve your travel experiences and keep you covered when things go wrong. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through all the details you need to know. Chase recently announced several…

How to Earn 1.8% Cash Back on Every Purchase with the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Credit Card

The Wells Fargo Cash Wise Card is one of the latest cash-back options to arrive on the market, and it offers users the opportunity to earn 1.8% on select purchases for the first 12 months. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains how to maximize this offer, and takes a look at…