Should I Transfer Points to Southwest for a Companion Pass?

TPG reader Tina sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning the Southwest Companion Pass: “Is it worthwhile to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to a hotel program and then to Southwest in order to earn the Companion Pass?” The Southwest Companion Pass is perhaps the most valuable travel benefit out there, so it’s no surprise that I get a…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for April 2016

It’s time for my monthly roundup of the best travel credit card offers currently available, and April is turning out to be an exciting month! American Express announced a limited-time historically high sign-up bonus on its Hilton Surpass card, while Barclaycard launched its new JetBlue cards and the Starwood-Marriott merger appears to back on again….

Join Me as I Film TPGtv in Tokyo and Osaka

Japan is one of my favorite countries — it’s been about 18 months since my last trip, so I’m excited to be heading back this week to work on some exciting new content for TPGtv with my film crew. One of the things I’ve learned from the first season of TPGtv is that we need to share more points and miles…

Which Chase Card Is Best for You?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – British Airways Visa With so many great travel rewards credit cards available, it can be hard to decide upon a specific product. To help you find the best option for your goals and spending habits, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert…

How To Claim Missing Bonus Points with Chase Sapphire Preferred

While cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred offer a bonus for travel purchases, some charges might not be eligible due how they’re “coded.” Below, TPG Contributor Vikram Birring shares his experience getting a missing bonus after contacting customer service.  After returning from a recent trip to Belize, I reviewed my Chase Sapphire Preferred charges and noticed…

Do Citi Prestige and ThankYou Premier Make a Good Combo?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier TPG reader James sent me a message on Facebook to ask about maximizing credit card bonus categories: “Do you think the Citi Prestige and Thank You Premier cards pair well with each other due to the different bonus categories,…

How Can I Transfer Points from My Chase Freedom Card?

TPG reader Wasif sent me a mesage on Facebook to ask about redeeming Ultimate Rewards points: “I want to transfer Ultimate Rewards points from my Chase Freedom and Chase Sapphire Preferred accounts, but the Freedom card doesn’t seem to allow it. What are my options?” The Chase Freedom Card has long been one of my favorite options for…

Activate Chase Freedom’s 5x Bonus Category for Q2 2016

Chase Freedom’s latest cash-back promotion is officially available for enrollment. For the first part of the year, Chase was offering members the chance to earn bonus points at gas stations and on local commuter transportation. The latest offer, which applies to purchases made between April 1 and June 30, is 5% cash back (or 5x Chase Ultimate Rewards…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for March 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – British Airways Visa, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express Another month means it’s time to reevaluate the current credit-card offers and bonuses out there to help you stay on top of your points…

Can I Transfer Points Both Ways Between Loyalty Programs?

TPG reader Claire sent me an email to ask about transferring points: “I know I can transfer 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic for 10,000 miles, and I can transfer those miles to Hilton for 15,000 HHonors points. Can I also go the other way and turn 15,000 HHonors points into 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points?” One great…