4 Cards That Give You a Refund on Redeemed Points & Miles

You have plenty of credit card options if you’re looking to earn miles — and whether you choose a card that earns you transferable points or an airline co-brand, meeting the minimum spending requirement and earning the sign-up bonus is one of the quickest ways to get a free flight. While all of these cards…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for December 2016

Every month, I compile a handy list of the top current travel rewards credit card offers. The list changes month to month based on the credit cards currently available as well as other relevant news. Rather than give you a detailed rundown of the benefits of each card (though you will find many of them…

Which Credit Card Should I Use to Maximize a Car Purchase?

TPG reader Carla sent me a message on Facebook to ask about maximizing a large purchase: “I’m getting ready to buy a new car. I read that most dealers cap the amount you can pay for with credit, but even if I can only charge $5,000 or so, which card will earn me the most valuable…

Breaking Down This Year’s IHG Priceless Experiences Promotions

Remember last year’s IHG Priceless Surprises promotion? The rules allowed for hand-written entries that could earn you 47,000 points for minimal cost and effort. IHG is back with a this year’s version of the promo, and though there are no mail-in entries this time around, you can still enter to win without a stay. The…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for November 2016

Every month, I put together this handy list of the top 10 current travel rewards credit card offers. This month’s list is going to look a little different, though. While you’ll still find all the relevant information you need about these cards and why I think they’re the best ones currently available, I’m going to…

A Points & Miles Guide to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas

Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas is an expensive vacation destination, from resort fees and mandatory gratuities to relatively high departure tax and airport fees. Still, I’m a sucker for water parks, so I jumped on the chance to visit. Plus, since the resort is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, it’s bookable on points…

When a Credit Card Product Change Makes Sense

When it comes to credit cards, the only constant is change, as new products are always being introduced. Thankfully, issuers offer something called a product change that can help you to maintain the right combination of travel rewards cards at all times. In today’s post, I’ll explain what a product change is, and how you can use this…

How to Travel to London for Free Using Points and Miles

It’s been several months since Brits voted to leave the European Union, and the British pound has yet to recover from the wild currency fluctuations that followed this decision. In fact, as CNN Money reports, the pound fell to its lowest level in 31 years this Tuesday, at just about $1.27 per pound. Regardless of…

How the Barclaycard Arrival Plus Offers Great Flexibility for Travel Redemptions

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard has long been one of my favorites due to the flexibility it offers for redeeming for travel-related expenses that can’t be covered (at least, not efficiently) with other types of points or miles. And now that it’s offering a higher sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles (vs. 40,000 miles…

Airlines Collected More Than $1 Billion in Baggage Fees in Q2

We love to help our readers avoid as many fees as possible. Using credit card benefits, checked baggage fees are some of the easiest charges to avoid. However, that hasn’t stopped airlines from hitting another new baggage fee record. From April to June 2016, US-based airlines collected over $1 billion — $1,072,856,000 to be exact — in…