How to Take Full Advantage of Credit Card Benefits in 2016

With 2016 now well underway, award-travel enthusiasts are looking forward to a new year of travel — and, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, the right credit card will be crucial to earning rewards, benefits and even elite status. In today’s post, I’ll take a look at the wide array of…

8 Credit Card Perks You Can Reuse in 2016

Not all credit card benefits reset each cardmember anniversary; several of them are tied to the calendar year. With 2016 now underway, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen discusses some great perks that you can use once again — from airline fee credits to mileage rebates and category bonuses. When the calendar flips…

Amex EveryDay vs. Amex EveryDay Preferred: Which Should Be In Your Wallet?

When it comes to everyday spending, not all cards are created equal. While some earn you multiple points per dollar for purchases in specific categories, others — like the Amex EveryDay and EveryDay Preferred — get you bonuses for hitting a certain transaction number per month. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes…

The 5 Best No-Fee Credit Cards for 2016

Not everyone is willing to pay an annual fee for a credit card, and the good news is that you don’t have to! As TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains, there are plenty of no-fee options that still earn you valuable rewards and cash back. Annual credit card fees can quickly become an achilles heel for…

Credit Card Perks to Use By The End of 2015

Fall is in the air, and the holiday season is fast approaching. For travel rewards enthusiasts, this means it’s time to consider which credit card benefits they need to use or secure before they expire on December 31. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through, card by card, below. There are…

Choosing the Best American Express Card for You

Taking advantage of top offers on travel rewards credit cards can be a great way to boost your account balances and unlock valuable redemptions. However, navigating the sea of available products can be overwhelming, especially for someone new to the points and miles hobby. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen is here to help,…

Booking My First Trip to Australia — 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…

BankAmericard Travel Rewards Card Increases Sign-Up Bonus

Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at a new offer for the BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Card. I love when credit cards that usually fly under the radar improve their benefits or enhance their sign-up bonuses in an effort to appeal to more customers. One such card has just announced a change along these lines: Beginning this…

Which Sign-Up Bonuses Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck?

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele examines the sign-up bonuses offered by a variety of airline, hotel and other rewards cards to see which ones offer the best return. Sign-up bonuses are an important factor to consider when looking for a travel rewards credit card. While big spenders can easily afford to go after bonuses with…

Where Should I Transfer Points If I’m Closing My Amex Account?

TPG reader Candace tweeted me to ask about an American Express account she’s closing: @thepointsguy — “I’m closing my Amex card with 80,000 Membership Rewards points, but they don’t partner with my preferred airline. What should I do with my rewards?” To pre-emptively transfer your valuable points to a partner airline is risky. What happens if your…