Credit Card and Travel Resources for Small-Business Owners

Business credit cards can be a great way to earn travel rewards beyond what you already enjoy from your personal cards. Even better, you usually don’t even need to have a formal business in order to qualify for a business credit card. In addition to lucrative sign-up bonuses and bonus spending categories, many credit card issuers offer benefits specifically for…

Top 10 Credit Card Sign-Up Offers for Small Business Owners

Every month, I post a list of the top travel credit card offers. That list usually includes both personal cards and business credit cards, since they frequently offer lucrative sign-up bonuses of their own, as well as other perks like category spending bonuses, discounts at partner merchants, and an easy way to separate your personal and professional expenses. Staying on top of…

Business Credit vs. Charge Cards — Which is Right for You?

Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen explains the differences between credit cards and charge cards, and looks at the benefits of each. When it comes to points and miles, personal credit cards are just one piece of the puzzle. Business cards can be another great way to rack up rewards for the travel you want, and…

When Using the Right Rewards Card is the Wrong Choice

I always look for opportunities to boost my loyalty accounts, but sometimes other considerations take precedent. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains why the card that maximizes your points and miles isn’t always the one you should use. Using the right credit card for a purchase is an essential part of maximizing your…

$50 Uber Rebate for Amex Business Cardholders

We’ve seen several Uber promos that give users some extra incentive to use the service, from a partnership with SPG to free Rolls Royce rides to sizable discounts via Capital One. Now Uber has partnered up with Amex to offer up to a $50 rebate on employee rides. (This offer has actually been available for a couple of weeks now,…

Choosing the Right Amex Small Business Card

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Plum Card from American Express OPEN While many people think of travel rewards as pertaining to individuals, small businesses have just as much (or more) to gain by maximizing points and miles. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen…

Guide to Maximizing Bonus Categories – Office Supplies

Every purchase is an opportunity to earn travel rewards, and in order 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 on office expenses with credit card bonuses and more. Whether you run your own small business, work at…

How the Apple Watch Can Earn You Extra Points and Miles

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at how you can maximize purchases of the new Apple Watch. Beginning this Friday, you can make an appointment at your local Apple store to try on an Apple Watch and pre-order your very own. This new Apple Watch will come in 3 different styles (Sport, Watch, and Edition),…

American Express Launches Multi-Brand Loyalty Program Plenti

This spring will see the launch of a new loyalty program managed by American Express that may change the way some brands seek to reward faithful customers. Named Plenti, it will be the first so-called coalition loyalty program in the United States. Launching initially with 8 different brands, Plenti will offer shoppers the ability to earn and redeem Plenti Points across all…

Using Venmo Payments to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at several mobile and online payments options, and explains why you should be careful when using them to meet credit card spending thresholds. We recently received this question from TPG reader Trevor regarding the payment service Venmo: “I was wondering could write about how to maximize payment…