What’s the Best Card if I Travel a Lot and Only Fly AA?

TPG reader Robbie tweeted me to ask about the best card for a unique situation: @thepointsguy – “Should I get SPG Amex, ThankYou Premier or Sapphire Preferred? I travel a lot for work and fly AA exclusively, but don’t have a preferred hotel chain.” This is an interesting question, because these three cards have unique…

How Many Credit Cards Should I Have at Once?

TPG reader John messaged me to ask a credit card question: “How many credit cards is too many? Given what you’ve said about the relatively low impact on your credit score, it would seem that 5-10 would be okay. Do you agree? How many cards do you have open at once? What kind of strategy do you recommend?”…

10 of the Craziest Foods in Major League Baseball

To take advantage of Chase Sapphire Preferred’s lucrative offer of 3x points on dining on the first Friday of every month, we regularly round up the best in food and drink. With baseball season in full swing, TPG Contributor Jason Kessler has scoped out stadiums that are serving up the craziest food around so you can fill up on…

Despite Claims, Capital One’s Cards Aren’t the Best for Award Travel

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at some of the claims made by Capital One about its travel rewards cards, and separates the truths from the half-truths. Several years ago, Capital One launched a new marketing campaign touting the virtues of its travel rewards credit cards, featuring celebrity endorsements from Samuel L. Jackson and (more recently) Jennifer Garner. To say…

Deal Alert: $29 Flights on Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is currently having a sale, offering one-way flights starting at $29 from Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana and Washington, D.C. for domestic, nonstop travel on select dates between August 22 and October 20, 2015. But it’s about to come to an end; tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm ET on June 24, 2015 — so act quickly!…

Should I Get the SPG Amex or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card?

TPG reader Thomas messaged me to ask for my help choosing between two travel rewards cards: “I currently have the Amex Platinum card for access to Delta and Centurion lounges, but am not getting the most value from my spending. I was thinking of getting either the SPG Amex or Chase Sapphire Preferred; which would you recommend?”…

Deal Alert: Score $29 Flights on Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is currently having a one-day sale that includes one-way flights starting at $29 from Atlanta, Georgia; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana for domestic, nonstop travel on select dates between August 22 and October 20, 2015. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm ET on June 17, 2015 — so act quickly! If you’re looking for an easy summer getaway, give this sale a look —…

Earn 5% Back at Gas Stations and Kohl’s with Chase Freedom

Although you can’t start earning for a few more weeks, you can activate Chase’s Q3 5% Cash Back promotion beginning today. Once your card is activated, from July 1 to September 30, 2015 you’ll earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases at gas stations and Kohl’s stores. As a reminder, you can still receive 5% cash back at…

Does Uber Count as Travel on Chase Sapphire Preferred?

TPG reader Michael tweeted me to ask about the travel category on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card: @thepointsguy– “Does Uber count as 2X travel for the Chase Sapphire Preferred?” It’s no secret that I love Uber. It has fundamentally changed the way I travel; I can’t even tell you the last time I rented a…

Reminder: One Day Left to Activate 5% Cash Back at Restaurants

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Chase Freedom As a reminder, Chase recently launched a sign-up bonus of 20,000 points when you spend $500 within the first three months of account opening. That is double the amount the Chase Freedom card normally offers. You can earn an additional $25 when you…