Transferring Ultimate Rewards Points to IHG

All award travelers should earn transferable points, as they give you great flexibility in your redemptions. They also shield you from any potential devaluations, since the ability to transfer to other programs means you’re not locked into one currency. Chase Ultimate Rewards are some of the best transferable points out there, and TPG Senior Points & Miles…

Transferring Ultimate Rewards Points to Virgin Atlantic

All award travelers should earn transferable points, as they give you great flexibility in your redemptions. They also shield you from any potential devaluations, since the ability to transfer to other programs means you’re not locked into one currency. Chase Ultimate Rewards are some of the best transferable points out there, and TPG Senior Points…

Why You Should Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Freedom AND Ink Plus in 2016

Having the right credit cards goes a long way in maximizing award travel, as many cards earn you valuable bonus points on select purchases in addition to sign-up bonuses. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains why three travel-rewards cards from Chase are especially solid options for earning and redeeming free travel….

Christmas in New York City — 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…

Transferring Ultimate Rewards Points to Ritz-Carlton

All award travelers should earn transferable points, as they give you great flexibility in your redemptions. They also shield you from any potential devaluations, since the ability to transfer to other programs means you’re not locked into one currency. Chase Ultimate Rewards are some of the best transferable points out there, and TPG Senior Points…

My Credit Card Inventory: Which To Keep and Which to Cancel?

Around the start of each year, I take inventory of my portfolio of credit cards and weigh the benefits of each. That helps me weed out the ones that aren’t providing enough value to offset their annual fees, and to decide which new ones I should apply for. If you’re new to the game there…

12 Best Starter Travel Rewards Cards for 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card, Citi ThankYou Premier If you’re you new to the pursuit of travel rewards or you just don’t have much experience with travel rewards credit cards, a “starter card” is a great place to begin. TPG Senior…

5 Reasons Chase Sapphire Preferred Should Be Your First Card in 2016

TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains why applying for the Chase Sapphire Preferred can get your 2016 travel-rewards strategy off to a good start. Choosing the best travel-rewards credit cards is a critical element in maximizing your points and miles, and a select few offer a wide array of perks that appeal…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for January 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – British Airways Visa 2015 was a big year in the world of points and miles. We saw the final steps in the merger between American Airlines and US Airways including a total overhaul of the AAdvantage mileage program, devaluations from Aeroplan and…

Does the Chase Travel Portal Let Me Choose Airline Seats?

TPG reader Erin sent me a message on Facebook to ask about booking flights through Ultimate Rewards: “When booking a flight using Chase Ultimate Rewards, are you able to choose your seat and pay baggage fees?” One advantage of Ultimate Rewards is the flexibility to book flights, hotels, rental cars and more directly through the Chase Travel Portal….