Trip Delay Reimbursement and the Credit Cards That Offer It

We spend a lot of time discussing travel rewards credit cards here at The Points Guy. However, a lot of coverage is devoted to rewards-earning opportunities, like the 100,000-point sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, and the bonuses you can earn from various categories of purchases. Most cards include a number of decidedly…

6 Incredible Days in Kauai on Points & Miles

Kauai, the Garden Isle, home to hiking, surfing, general chillaxing and the famously dramatic Na Pali Coast, is a gem of the Hawaiian Islands. It offers travelers all the opportunities of a major destination in a mix of tours and tiny towns, yet all the seclusion and nature one could want with luxe hotels and world-class…

6 Things to Do Before Your Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Arrives

Have you recently been approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, or are you considering applying? Due to higher-than-anticipated demand, Chase actually ran out of its signature metal cards, and some applicants have reported delays in receiving their card in the mail. If you find yourself in that boat, there are still several ways you can…

How to Book a Holiday-Weekend Getaway on the Cheap

You may find yourself disappointed, defeated and disgruntled if you give flight and hotel award availability for holiday weekend dates (or other peak travel periods) a quick glance. Of course everyone wants to fly out Thursday or Friday and fly back Monday, which means there are no available award seats — at least not at…

When a Credit Card Product Change Makes Sense

When it comes to credit cards, the only constant is change, as new products are always being introduced. Thankfully, issuers offer something called a product change that can help you to maintain the right combination of travel rewards cards at all times. In today’s post, I’ll explain what a product change is, and how you can use this…

8 Activities in Hawaii for Adrenaline Junkies

Hi, My name is Bill, and I have multiple a problems I think you can relate to. I have trouble feeling any feelings unless they are hunger or boredom — or travel (trust me, its a feeling). And unless you’re a pharmaceutical sales rep with a suitcase full of Xanax samples, I won’t be able…

7 Points & Miles Tasks to Complete By The End of 2016

Before you get too busy with holiday commitments, family obligations and other end-of-year business, you should ensure you’ve crossed your proverbial “t”s and dotted your “i”s when it comes to your points and miles. Today, I’ll give a rundown of the top award travel tasks you need to complete by the end of 2016 to…

Break-Even Point on the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card

Choosing the best travel rewards credit cards to carry in your wallet can be a challenging task. There are so many factors that can influence this decision, including geography, spending patterns and your desired redemptions. Every once in a while, an issuer will introduce a new card that makes the choice even tougher, and today…

The Top 4 Credit Cards for Maximizing Ultimate Rewards Earnings

Ultimate Rewards points have long boasted one of the highest valuations in TPG’s monthly series, as you can redeem this transferable loyalty currency with 11 great travel partners, including Hyatt, Southwest and United. Since the premium Chase Sapphire Reserve Card hit the market with a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points (after you spend…

The Top Rewards Credit Cards With No Fee in the First Year

With the recent launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, we’ve spent quite a bit of time talking about this premium travel rewards card and how it stacks up to the competition. There’s plenty to like about this card and others like it, but no matter how you look at it, the fact still remains:…