Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card 140,000 Point Sign-up Bonus

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Ritz-Carlton Visa Card An important part of maximizing award travel is taking advantage of big bonus opportunities when they pop up. Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen looks at a current Ritz-Carlton credit card offer that can get you free hotel nights at…

How Can I Get the Southwest Companion Pass for 2015/16?

TPG reader Christina emailed me to ask: “My 50,000 point sign-up bonus for my Chase Rapid Rewards card posted on January 2, 2014.  I will hit 110,000 points before Dec 31, 2014, but January 2, 2015 is my statement closing date. Will I earn the companion pass for 2015 and 2016 since my statement closing…

Is It Worth Collecting Avios if I Typically Fly Southwest?

TPG reader Ian tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “Is it worth getting the British Airways Visa and collecting Avios if I already have the Southwest Companion Pass for 2015/16? I typically fly more on Southwest than American/BA.” The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the most amazing airline perks out there (if you fly Southwest,…

Southwest Adds Belize and Other International Destinations

I don’t fly Southwest often, partly because of their relatively limited route network. However, their list of destinations keeps growing, and today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele shares yet another addition, along with some tips for how to boost your Rapid Rewards balance. Southwest is undergoing a major expansion, but rather than just…

Last Chance: 50,000 Rapid Rewards Sign-Up Bonus Ends Tomorrow

For those who have been thinking of getting the lucrative sign-up bonuses for the Southwest Airlines, it’s rumored that the 50,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points for the Southwest Premier and Plus Visas – both the personal and business version of the Premier and the personal and business Plus cards will be ending tomorrow, December 2nd. To get the full bonus on any of these…

Southwest Companion Pass: 16 Things Every Flyer Should Know

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the most coveted awards out there, and considering how much value it holds, it’s surprisingly easy to earn. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers tips that even…

Should I Get the Southwest Companion Pass Now or in 2015?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card TPG reader Mike tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “Is now the best time to get the Southwest credit card if I want the Companion Pass, or should I wait until 2015?”  The Southwest Companion Pass is one…

What are the Most Aspirational Hotel Award Redemptions?

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. TPG reader Krassi tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “What are the most aspirational hotel award redemptions out there?” Over the past year, we’ve seen a lot of hotel programs devalue, meaning…

Three Credit Cards for the Domestic Economy Traveler

One of my foremost pieces of advice to award travelers is to make sure you earn points and miles on every dollar you spend, and the best way to do that is by using the right rewards credit card, or in many cases, cards. Today TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at credit card combinations tailored…

Roundup of Current Shopping Portal Bonuses

Shopping portals are an easy way to earn bonus points or miles on your everyday online purchases. Usually, shopping portals pull out the big bonuses and offers for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, as well as other prime shopping periods like Mother’s Day or back-to-school season. This year there seems to be a new trend, as some shopping portals…