BankAmericard Travel Rewards Card Increases Sign-Up Bonus

Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at a limited-time 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:…

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…

Discounted Delta Awards Starting at 5,000 SkyMiles Each Way

Now through August 6, 2015, Delta is running a limited-time award travel sale, offering discounted SkyMiles redemptions starting at just 5,000 SkyMiles each way for select routes within the United States. This sale is valid for travel for select dates between August 6 and December 16, 2015. Here are some sample routes I was able to find for 5,000 miles each-way: Cincinnati to…

Travel to Chile’s Atacama Desert on Points and Miles

The driest place on Earth, Chile’s Atacama Desert is also fascinating, colorful and surprisingly full of life. Requiring long flights from the US and possible overnight stays coming and going, it’s also a great destination for using your hard-earned points and miles. TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne guides you to and through the Atacama, a journey she…

Best Starter Cards for New Points and Miles Enthusiasts

Whether you’re just getting started as an award traveler yourself or trying to help a friend join the club, today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains which travel rewards credit cards are best for beginners. One of the most common concerns I hear from new award travelers is that it’s a complicated hobby. To some degree, they…

6 Premium Travel Cards that Are Worth the High Annual Fee

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at the perks offered by a variety of premium travel credit cards, and explains why they’re worth the cost of admission. Premium credit cards may scare many people away with their $400-plus annual fees, but travel rewards enthusiasts know that despite the high price tag, these cards can…

The Complicated Way Amex Awards Membership Rewards Points

In order to maximize your points and miles, you have to be able to use them. TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele recently learned the hard way that American Express sometimes makes it more difficult than it should be to access the points you’ve earned. Here’s his take. Early this spring, I signed up…

Guide to Maximizing Bonus Categories – Grocery Stores

Every purchase is an opportunity to earn travel rewards — and to boost your loyalty account balances, it’s important to maximize your return on each dollar. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how you can rack up points and miles at the grocery store with credit card bonuses and more. The average American household will spend between $150-300 each week…

Deal Alert: JetBlue Fares from $44 One-Way This Summer

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. For this particular deal, we recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then head over to JetBlue’s site to book. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so consider booking immediately and requesting a refund within 24 hours of booking if you’re unable to travel. JetBlue is currently…