Our Million-Point Asia Experience — TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

How Can I Avoid Losing My Points When Closing a Card?

TPG reader David sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferring points: “I was thinking of closing my ThankYou Premier and Amex Premier Rewards Gold cards, but I’m not sure what to do with the points. My initial thought was to transfer to Singapore Airlines, but I don’t have a specific redemption in mind. Where…

Best Ways to Use 100,000 Membership Rewards Points

If you currently hold the Platinum Card from American Express or were lucky enough to get in on the recent 100,000-point sign-up offer, you’re probably wondering how to put those points to use. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen goes over some of the best partner redemption options. Earlier this week, for…

Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards Points with this Amex Platinum Offer

Update: We’ve been informed by Amex that this is a targeted offer. It may no longer be possible to sign up unless you’ve been selected to receive this particular offer. Via a Reddit thread, American Express is currently offering 100,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months with the Amex Platinum card….

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Many of the cards on my list remain consistent from month to month thanks to great benefits and fairly constant bonus opportunities, like those available with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. However, the list does change, and rankings shift as…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for April 2016

It’s time for my monthly roundup of the best travel credit card offers currently available, and April is turning out to be an exciting month! American Express announced a limited-time historically high sign-up bonus on its Hilton Surpass card, while Barclaycard launched its new JetBlue cards and the Starwood-Marriott merger appears to back on again….

Is a Transfer Bonus Worthwhile if I Don’t Have Travel Plans?

TPG reader Adam emailed me to ask about transfer bonuses: “I saw that Amex was offering a bonus for transfers to Virgin America. Should I take advantage of these bonuses even if I don’t already have plans to travel?” Amex Membership Rewards used to routinely offer transfer bonuses as high as 50% to British Airways, Delta and other airline partners….

Exploring Southeast Asia in Business Class — Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for February 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard, British Airways Visa We’re well into 2016, so now is the time to get your credit-card strategy for the year into place. With British Airways raising low-level redemptions in the US this month, an impending devaluation…

Should I Get the American Express Centurion Card?

TPG reader Ee Chien tweeted at me to ask about a targeted sign-up bonus offer from Amex: “I got an offer from Amex for 180,000 points after spending $20,000 in 6 months on the Centurion card. There’s a $4,000 sign-up fee and $4,000 annual fee. Should I get it?” The Amex Centurion Card is considered by some to…