Weighing Amex Centurion, Sapphire Preferred and Other Credit Card Heavyweights

Obesity in America has become so bad that even our credit cards are overweight. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been feeling my wallet become increasingly heavy — and while that could have been because of the addition of new cards, there’s also been a new trend for credit card issuers to make their…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in New York

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in New York City using points and miles.  Hotels in New York City are such an integral part of the city’s culture that they frequently serve as the backdrop for films, televisions shows and books. It’s perhaps unsurprising, then,…

Why Chase Sapphire Preferred and Freedom Unlimited are the Perfect Beginner Combo

With so many great travel rewards cards on the market, it can be difficult to find a starting place when you’re new to the hobby. TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert takes a look at two Chase products that make a powerful duo for those getting started with earning and redeeming transferable points. If…

The 5 Best Cards for Flying United

When there are plenty of solid travel rewards cards out there, it can be hard to find the best ones for you. If you’re a United flyer looking for options that earn you points and elite-like perks, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele has some top suggestions. Among the three remaining legacy carriers, United…

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses That You Can Redeem for Paid Airfare

Award redemptions usually give you the most bang for your buck, but there are many programs that allow you to use your miles and points haul for paid airfares. Today TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett looks at the credit card sign-up bonuses that allow you to redeem miles and points for paid airfare. While you’ll almost…

Which Chase Card Is Best for You?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – British Airways Visa With so many great travel rewards credit cards available, it can be hard to decide upon a specific product. To help you find the best option for your goals and spending habits, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert…

9 Cards That Can Get You Enough Miles for a Free Flight

You don’t need to travel much or charge significant amounts to your credit cards to earn award flights; as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, there are several products that offer enough miles or points for a free flight just for meeting the sign-up bonus spending requirement. In this hobby, we constantly…

8 Cards That Get You Free Hotel Nights Quickly

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card If you’re looking to plan travel with minimal out-of-pocket expenses, hotel award nights can come in very handy. Even if your loyalty program balances are currently low, there are a variety of solid credit cards…

10 Photos: Exploring Byron Bay, Australia

TPG contributor Kathryn Romeyn takes us on a tour of Byron Bay’s stunning sands, powerful waters, musical eateries and top boutiques. (All photos by the author, except where noted). When I decided to base myself in Sydney, Australia, for four months, virtually everyone I knew or met told me I should go to Byron Bay. That,…

4 Spring Break Spots to Experience Luxury for Less

After all this wild winter weather, perhaps it’s time for a spring getaway filled with sunshine and plenty of heat. Here, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some warm and sunny destinations where you can stretch those dollars just a little further. 1. Gran Canaria, Spain Americans typically aren’t very familiar with the Canary Islands, which are located…