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…

How to Start Building Credit with an Authorized User Account

Getting started with the points and miles hobby is no small task, but it can be even more daunting if you’re just starting to build credit. Today, new TPG Contributor Akash Gupta shares tips for doing just that, based on his own experience. It’s been about two years since I first received my Social Security…

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,…

Amex Now Offers Free FICO Scores to Consumer Cardholders

Once the dominant player in the rewards credit card marketplace, American Express has in recent years faced increasing competition in this space from relative newcomers, including Chase and Barclaycard. In an effort to stay on top, though, Amex has lately been revamping the benefits of several of its credit cards, including the Starwood Preferred Guest Card and the…

250 Free AAdvantage Miles, New United WiFi, Earn 5,000 SkyMiles

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn 250 Bonus AAdvantage Miles For Joining e-Rewards Earn 250 AAdvantage bonus miles for enrolling in the e-Rewards Opinion Panel. You can then earn more miles for taking surveys that have been selected to match your particular interests. When joining the…

Which Credit Card Is Best for Groceries?

TPG reader Chris tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy- “In your opinion, what is the best credit card for making purchases at the grocery store?”  Credit card spending bonuses can be an easy way to rack up miles. These days, you can find cards that offer bonuses in a wide variety of spending categories, from office supplies…

The Top Credit Card Bonuses With Low Minimum Spending Requirements ($1,000 or Under)

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here:  American Express EveryDay Credit Card, American Express EveryDay Preferred Credit Card, Blue Cash Preferred from American Express, Blue Cash Everyday from American Express During my last round of credit card applications, I netted 230,000 bonus points and miles with four new credit cards, but I had to spend…

American Express Introduces New EveryDay Cards With 20-50% Bonuses and Full Membership Rewards Earning

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Platinum Card from American Express, Amex Everyday, Amex Everyday Preferred American Express announced today that it would be launching two new consumer credit cards called the EveryDay cards, with applications opening on April 2, 2014. I talked to Amex’s Senior Vice…

Maximizing Cash Back Credit Cards

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, SimplyCash Business Card from American Express While I tend to talk most about the best credit cards for earning points and miles towards travel, cash back credit cards can be a great alternative for a…