Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for December 2016

Every month, I compile a handy list of the top current travel rewards credit card offers. The list changes month to month based on the credit cards currently available as well as other relevant news. Rather than give you a detailed rundown of the benefits of each card (though you will find many of them…

Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Hilton HHonors With a Bonus

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card, Hilton Surpass Card from American Express Need a few more Hilton points to top off your account for a redemption? Good news! Now through Feburary 8, you’ll earn a bonus when transferring ThankYou points to…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for November 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Every month, I put together this handy list of the top 10 current travel rewards credit card offers. This month’s list is going to look a little different, though. While you’ll still find all…

AA Mileage Earnings When Paying With Citi ThankYou Points & Cash

Back in August, we posted about how you’ll earn American Airlines award and elite miles when booking through the Citi travel portal. TPG reader Casey asked in the comments about how mileage earnings would be calculated when splitting the purchase between points and cash. So, we booked a flight to test it out. For my trip to Chicago for…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for October 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers available…

Get a 20% Bonus When Transferring Points to Etihad

For those on the fence about transferring points or miles to a program, bonuses provide a great incentive to finally pull the trigger. Well, good news for those looking to transfer points to Middle East-based carrier Etihad Airways: Now through October 31, you can transfer points from one of Etihad’s 16 transfer partners and get 20% bonus Etihad Guest Miles….

When Should I Transfer Points to Airline and Hotel Partners?

TPG reader Sai sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferable points programs: “What’s the advantage of transferring Ultimate Rewards points to partners rather than booking through Chase?” There are a lot of benefits to redeeming Ultimate Rewards points through the Chase travel portal. For starters, Chase tends to offer competitive prices and lets you use points to cover a…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for September 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Many of the cards on my list remain consistent from month to month thanks to great benefits and…

Do I Have to Book Directly with Southwest to Use the Companion Pass?

TPG reader Matt sent me a message on Facebook to ask about using a companion ticket on flights booked through a third party: “If I book a Southwest flight using ThankYou points, can I still add a companion to that reservation?” You can get a lot of value out of companion tickets, but many of them come loaded with…

How AA Awards Miles When Booking with Citi ThankYou Points or Through Portals

Update 12/6/16: American Airlines has adjusted the structure for awarding redeemable miles, elite-qualifying miles and elite-qualifying dollars for the “special fares” outlined in this post. Here’s the current chart for AA-marketed “special fares” flights: Meanwhile, here’s the chart for travel on or after January 11, 2017: The airline is also adjusting the structure for flights that are missing fare…