7 of the Most Unique and Rewarding Credit Card Perks

We spend a lot of time talking about earning points and miles on travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. Whether you’re utilizing limited-time sign-up bonuses or taking advantage of bonus categories for everyday spending, these cards are a great way to unlock fantastic redemptions like first-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, they can also open…

9 Ways to Stretch Your Travel Rewards

Finding new ways to earn points and miles is an important part of being an award travel enthusiast, but there’s more to it than that. How strategically you spend your travel rewards is at least as important as how well you earn them. In today’s post, I want to discuss nine creative ways to stretch…

Using Points and Miles for a Family Award Trip to Maui

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card, Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express Hawaii is not just a romantic destination for couples; it can actually be an outstanding place for award travelers to vacation as a family. Honolulu is the most popular destination in Hawaii, but its visitors tend to…

Can I List My Spouse’s Income on a Credit Card Application?

TPG reader Anandi sent me a message on Facebook to ask about getting a new credit card: “I started applying for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, and it asked for my gross annual income. Could I include my husband’s income in that amount?” Among the many factors that can affect your credit application, your income (and…

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card Review

Alaska Airline’s Mileage Plan program has seen some devaluations — including the recent, especially painful price hike for Emirates redemptions — but its award chart still has some sweet spots, including Cathay Pacific first class to Asia and flights from the US to Hawaii. Even if Alaska’s own route network doesn’t align with your travel…

How to Save on Wine and Wineries with Credit Card Perks

Holding the right travel rewards credit card can unlock numerous valuable perks. Naturally these benefits tend to revolve around travel, including things like lounge access and primary rental car insurance. However, there are also several more obscure benefits to holding certain types of cards, and today I want to focus on a topic that’s near and dear…

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Is It Worth It to Pay an Annual Fee on a Credit Card?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card We spend a lot of time discussing travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. By pursuing top sign-up bonuses and strategically taking advantage of  bonus categories, you can unlock fantastic redemptions like premium-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a…

Booking Delta Awards Using Partner Programs

If you’re looking to book an award flight on Delta, it could be worth going through a partner program that offers cheaper redemption rates than you’ll find with SkyMiles. Delta Airlines partners with 26 separate airlines, most of which are also members of the SkyTeam alliance. Many of these airlines have their own loyalty programs, and many…