Does Chase Sapphire Trip Insurance Apply to Award Tickets?

TPG reader Zach sent me a message on Facebook to ask about trip insurance: “I recently used AAdvantage miles for a flight, and paid the taxes using my Chase Sapphire Preferred card. Is the trip interruption/cancellation insurance through Chase still applicable, or does it only apply to paid fares?” Many rewards credit cards offer a variety of travel and consumer coverage to…

5 Things to do in Singapore on Your Next Trip to Southeast Asia

While it boasts one of the highest-rated airports in the world, Singapore has plenty else to offer, from unique cuisine to diverse culture. Whether you have an upcoming layover or are currently planning a trip to Southeast Asia, check out TPG Contributor Katherine Fan‘s five reasons why this destination deserves a spot on your itinerary….

10 Photos: New Orleans’ Historic French Quarter

TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin returns to her spicy home state to share glimpses of the French Quarter, one of the most visited and historic districts in North America. (All photos were taken by the author — follow more of Kelsy’s travels on Instagram and Twitter.) Without mincing words or showing bias for my favorite city, New…

TPGtv Premiere, Top Cards, Uber Credit & 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:…

Why You’ll Want to Use Apple Pay on Your Next Trip to Australia

Now that Apple Pay on the iPhone and Apple Watch has hit Australia’s shores, TPG Special Correspondent John Walton tested it out down under with his US-based Chase Sapphire Preferred account. For US travelers in Australia, Apple Pay is a huge improvement over actually having to use your physical credit card. With a wave of your iPhone or…

The 5 Best Cards for Airfare Purchases in 2016 

If you’re paying for airfare in cash rather than miles, you should at least be earning valuable rewards on your spending. As TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, with some travel rewards credit cards you can earn up to 3 points per dollar on airline expenses — getting you closer to that…

Why You Should Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Freedom AND Ink Plus in 2016

Having the right credit cards goes a long way in maximizing award travel, as many cards earn you valuable bonus points on select purchases in addition to sign-up bonuses. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains why three travel-rewards cards from Chase are especially solid options for earning and redeeming free travel….

IHG Releases PointBreaks List for January 25 – April 30

IHG has released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels for January 25 – April 30, 2016 — and all of the more than 150 properties are available to book beginning today, January 25. IHG PointBreaks are reduced award redemptions at IHG hotels — like InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn — that require just…

11 Top Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees for 2016

Whether you’re traveling abroad or making a purchase through an international retailer, it’s essential to use a credit card that doesn’t incur foreign transaction fees. Luckily, there are plenty of good options available. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares a list of top picks and explains why these fees need to be…

Are Authorized Users Still Eligible to Earn Sign-Up Bonuses?

TPG reader Angela sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning credit card sign-up bonuses: “My fiancé applied for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card recently, and got an additional card for me as an authorized user. I later received a pre-approved offer for the same card, but it says current cardholders are ineligible for…