Can I Lock in an Award While I Wait for Points to Transfer?

TPG reader Ahmed sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferring points: “I’ll be transferring Amex points to Etihad Guest to book an award on American Airlines. I confirmed the availability, but how can I make sure it will still be there once the transfer goes through? I don’t want my points to be stuck with…

Transfer Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines with a 25% Bonus

American Express is currently offering a bonus when you transfer Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines. Now through June 21, if you have a Membership Rewards-earning card like the Amex Premier Rewards Gold or Amex Platinum, you’ll be able to transfer those points to Hawaiian Airlines with a 25% bonus. With the promotion, you must transfer points…

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…