Our Dream Vacation to Hawaii: TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all made possible by points…

Why the Chase Freedom Card is a No-Brainer

When it comes to the best travel credit cards out there, I often focus on some of the more premium offerings like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Card from American Express, but the Chase Freedom card can be one of the most powerful tools out there to rack up tons of points if…

Earn 5% Back at Gas Stations and Kohl’s with Chase Freedom

Although you can’t start earning for a few more weeks, you can activate Chase’s Q3 5% Cash Back promotion beginning today. Once your card is activated, from July 1 to September 30, 2015 you’ll earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases at gas stations and Kohl’s stores. As a reminder, you can still receive 5% cash back at…

Travel to Machu Picchu on Points and Miles

Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular travel destinations in South America — and it’s easy to see why. The centuries-old ruins of a lavish estate seem to float above the rest of the world, offering incredible views of jagged peaks jutting through the clouds and condors soaring over lush river valleys. It can be…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for June 2015

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Loyalty programs are constantly changing, and so are the credit cards associated with them. In the world of frequent flyer miles and hotel points, sign-up bonuses rise and fall,…

Should I Use Citi ThankYou Points for Hotels and Rental Cars?

TPG reader Maxwell tweeted me with a question about using Citi ThankYou points: @thepointsguy– “Should I use Citi ThankYou points to book hotels and rental cars at 1.25 cents per point with my Citi ThankYou Premier card?” Maxwell, in general I think using your Citi ThankYou points for car rentals and hotels is a decent value, and…

Can I Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Hilton?

TPG reader Sarah messaged me to ask about Ultimate Rewards transfer partners: “I just signed up for the Chase Ink Plus business card to get the 60,000 point sign-up bonus, but I’m a Hilton fan. Is there any way to transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Hilton, and can I reach Diamond status that way?” Chase Ultimate Rewards…

European Vacation for Under $300: TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives: the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all made possible by points and…

Combining Ultimate Rewards Points from Multiple Accounts

One key to mastering award travel is learning not only how to earn and redeem points and miles, but also how to move them from one place to another. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how you can maximize your Chase Ultimate Rewards points by transferring them to another account. The Ultimate Rewards…

Points Intervention: Choosing the Best Transferable Points Program

I get a ton of e-mail from readers asking for advice on how to maximize their points earning, whether it’s for personal use, business or both. This week, we’re featuring a new Points Intervention series where I help individuals and small-business owners get their awards earning on track. Intervention: Carissa Reiniger Episode 3 This week I’m working…