How Can I Avoid Losing My Points When Closing a Card?

TPG reader David sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferring points: “I was thinking of closing my ThankYou Premier and Amex Premier Rewards Gold cards, but I’m not sure what to do with the points. My initial thought was to transfer to Singapore Airlines, but I don’t have a specific redemption in mind. Where…

Can I Upgrade My Credit Card Without a New Application?

TPG reader Brock emailed me to ask about upgrading a credit card: “I currently have an Amex EveryDay card and use it a ton on groceries and other purchases, but I’m interested in the Everyday Preferred card. Could I call American Express and convert from one to the other? If so, will they run another credit check,…

Why You Should Get (and Keep) a No Annual Fee Credit Card

Especially if you’re just getting started in the points and miles hobby, it could make sense to hold off on applying for cards with steep annual fees. Luckily, there are plenty of fee-free cards that offer great rewards — not to mention several reasons why holding a no-fee product can help your credit score over…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? May Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “How much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

Transferring Amex Membership Rewards Points to Etihad Guest

As of today, the American Express Membership Rewards program has one additional transfer partner: Etihad Guest. The Middle Eastern carrier is the 17th airline partner available for MR transfers, and it represents a great opportunity to book award flights — particularly on American Airlines following the recent devaluation. Read on for the full details. First thing’s…

8 Reasons to Get the No-Fee Chase Ink Cash Card

The Chase Ink Cash Business Card is often overlooked in favor of the Ink Plus Business Card and Chase’s no-fee Freedom and Freedom Unlimited products. However, as TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains, this product has several features that could make it worthy of a place in your wallet. When it comes to…

What’s the Best Credit Card with No Annual Fee?

TPG reader Nick sent me a message on Facebook to ask about cards with no annual fee: “In your opinion, which is the best travel credit card without an annual fee? I never carry a balance.” In January, we wrote about the best no-fee credit cards for 2016, all of which offer good opportunities to earn rewards….

The 8 Best Cards for Flying Delta

With so many great travel rewards cards out there, it can be a challenge to find the one that best meets your needs. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at the best options for travelers who frequently fly Delta. If there’s one airline that’s the most closely tied to…

Top 9 Low-Fee Credit 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 Everyone wants to earn valuable travel rewards from the credit cards, but not everybody is willing to pay a high annual fee. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a…

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…