Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Returns to Category 6

The Maldives is an aspirational vacation destination for many travel enthusiasts, but it can also be one of the world’s most expensive. Situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, it’s not the easiest to get to, and many resorts require a further seaplane or speedboat transfer. It’s about to get just a little bit…

Why I Use Chase Sapphire Preferred for Most of My Purchases

I frequently get asked how I’m able to earn so many points and miles to open up valuable award redemptions like Singapore First Class, Korean First Class and JAL First Class, to name a few. One important part of the answer is my rewards credit card strategy, as I often take advantage of lucrative sign-up bonuses (like the current…

Red Carpet Access with Chase Sapphire Preferred Experiences

If you’re a Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholder, you may already know that you have access to exclusive perks, special events and private experiences. These Chase Sapphire Preferred Experiences are generally pretty baller, but the latest one is especially amazing: a chance to walk the red carpet and attend the 67th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September…

Sapphire Preferred or Amex Premier Rewards Gold for Dining?

TPG reader Thomas tweeted me about using credit cards for dining: @thepointsguy – “Since both Amex Premier Rewards Gold and Chase Sapphire Preferred now offer 2x points on dining, which card are you using for that category?” In June, American Express amped up rewards on the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card, adding 2x points on dining to…

Chase Sapphire Preferred to Lose First Friday Bonus

The Chase Sapphire Preferred routinely makes the list of top travel rewards cards, in part because it earns 2 points per dollar on travel and dining expenses. Furthermore, for the past few years, Chase has offered a bonus point promotion (3 points per dollar total) for dining purchases made on the first Friday of each month. This…

Carlson and AAdvantage Bonuses, Summer Travel Cards and More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Club Carlson Launches Online Booking Bonus Club Carlson is giving members the opportunity to earn 2,000 Gold Points per night for reservations made through the Club Carlson website, mobile app or any Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group website at the more than…

Deal Alert: $29 Flights on Frontier Airlines

Frontier is continuing to offer special summer deals with one-way flights starting at $29. This deal includes flights from Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Trenton, NJ; Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, PA for domestic, nonstop travel from July 18 to August 31, 2015.  However, it’s about to come to an end; tickets must be purchased by…

5 Reasons to Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Now

Chase Sapphire Preferred has been my go-to card for travel for quite some time. Sure, I use plenty of other cards on a regular basis, but I charge more to my Sapphire than any of the other cards in my wallet. It’s a Visa Signature card, and as a result, has a minimum credit limit of…

Deal Alert: $29 Flights on Frontier Airlines

Yesterday Frontier Airlines was offering $21 one-way flights in honor of its 21st birthday. Today, Frontier is continuing the celebration with one-way flights starting at $29.  The good news is that these flights are not just departing from Denver, CO. This deal includes flights from Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for…

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…