All the Ways to Redeem Points and Miles for Amazon Purchases

Redeeming points or miles for merchandise won’t give you the highest value, at least not mathematically speaking. That being said, you should ultimately use your travel rewards for what makes you happy. Everyone can find something they want or need on Amazon, and you can get it in two days or less if you’re an Amazon Prime…

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…

Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards for Trips to the Caribbean

In August, Chase introduced a fantastic new credit card that quickly became a sensation: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is worth at least $1,500 when…

The Sapphire Reserve Math: When to Book Travel Through Chase and When to Transfer Points?

Traditionally, the most valuable way to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points has been to transfer them to travel partners for expensive premium-cabin flights, last-minute reservations and hotel stays at Hyatt, Marriott and other chains. You can also use your points to book travel directly through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal, but historically points have only…

Chase Website Now Tracks Credit Card Bonus Spend

From the rotating quarterly 5x points/5% cash back categories with the Chase Freedom card to the incredibly lucrative (for small businesses in particular) 3x categories with the Amex Business Gold Rewards card, consumers and business owners alike have some pretty fantastic opportunities to earn tens or even hundreds of thousands of bonus points with their regular spend. But while some…

Why Are Transferable Points Worth More Than Other Rewards?

TPG reader Khant sent me a message on Facebook to ask about point valuations: “I noticed that you value Ultimate Rewards more than points or miles from any of Chase’s transfer partners. Why is that the case, and how do I get the higher value out of Ultimate Rewards points?” I tend to put a premium on programs…

Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Domestic Travel

In August, Chase introduced a fantastic new credit card that caused a stir among points and miles enthusiasts: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is worth…

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…

5 Reasons to Consider the Chase Sapphire Preferred Over the Sapphire Reserve

Since it launched back in August, the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card has been the hot topic among points and miles enthusiasts. And it’s not hard to see why; this card offers a 100,000-point sign-up bonus (after you spend $4,000 in the first three months), a $300 annual travel credit you can use toward a wide variety…

4 Reasons to Get the Chase Ink Plus Card Now

Last week, Chase introduced the Ink Business Preferred Card, further ratcheting up the intense competition in the travel rewards card space. Like the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, this new card will offer 3x Ultimate Rewards points on travel, plus 3x on business-focused categories including shipping purchases, advertising purchases made with search engines and social media…