How Can I Use Chase Rewards Points to Fly on American?

TPG reader Kareem tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “I have a Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card but I want to redeem for American Airlines. What are my options?” If you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card, meaning you have a bank of Chase Ultimate Rewards points, you have two main options if you want…

How Can I Get to Hawaii with 52,000 Citi ThankYou Points?

TPG reader Charles tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “I have 52k Citi ThankYou points earned from my Citi Prestige card. What’s the best strategy for using them to go to Hawaii in July?” One of the best perks of the Citi Prestige card is the $250 you get toward airfare each year, which you can use toward…

Is Getting the Wyndham Rewards Visa Worth It?

TPG reader Sarah messaged me to ask: “What are your thoughts on the Wyndham Rewards Visa card with the increased 45,000 sign-up bonus? Is it worth it to get even though it has a $69 annual fee?” Wyndham Rewards recently shook up the industry with a new redemption strategy: Wyndham redemptions are now just 15,000 points…

How Can I Combine Points from Two Hyatt Gold Passport Accounts?

TPG reader Donna tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “I’m a Hyatt Diamond member and my sister wanted to give me 12,000 points from her account. Is it easy for her to do so?” Hyatt actually makes it really easy to combine points. You can do the points transfer for free; you just have to fill…

Should I Use Sapphire Preferred or Citi ThankYou For Travel?

Recently, TPG reader Jason tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy —”Which card would you recommend using for travel expenses: the Chase Sapphire Preferred card or the Citi Thank You Premier card?” The Chase Sapphire Preferred card has been one of the top travel credit cards for a while now, as you can earn 2X points on…

Should I Redeem Amex Rewards or Barclaycard Arrival Miles For Flights?

TPG reader Eva tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “Is it better to buy airline tickets with American Express Membership Rewards points or Barclaycard Arrival Plus points?” Not all miles and points are created equal, which is why I love to have a diverse collection of airline miles, hotel points and transferable credit card points. Lately…

What’s Your Opinion on Starwood’s Make A Green Choice Program?

This past week, TPG reader Clement tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “What are your thoughts on Starwood’s Make a Green Choice program, where you can earn $5 or 500 points every night you decline housekeeping? Do you do it?”  Starwood offers a program called Make a Green Choice where you can earn either vouchers or…

Can I Sell My Delta Upgrades In the Gate Area Before Flying?

TPG reader Keith recently tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy – “I’m a Delta Diamond and get upgraded frequently on domestic routes, and was wondering if I could try and sell my upgrades to coach passengers at the gate?” Keith, you could try this, but I see a lot of opportunity for disaster. The airline could easily find out that…

Is It Worth Paying $499 To Boost Up To AA Gold Elite Status?

TPG reader Kyle tweeted me with this question: @thepointsguy– “Is it worth paying $499 to boost up to American Airlines Gold Status? I just received a targeted offer but I’m not sure if I should use it.” Elite status is getting pretty watered down these days, especially at the lower tiers. Instead of giving lower-tier elite members free…