What Are Points & Miles Worth? February 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…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for February 2016

We’re well into 2016, so now is the time to get your credit-card strategy for the year into place. With British Airways raising low-level redemptions in the US this month, an impending devaluation of American Airlines’ award chart, and more news sure to come down the pike about the takeover of Starwood by Marriott, it’s…

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…

Maximizing the 10% AA Mileage Credit in 2016

Now that it’s 2016, several credit card benefits have reset, giving you the opportunity to use them anew. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen provides tips on getting the most out of the 10% AAdvantage mileage rebate available on select co-branded credit cards. A variety of credit card perks reset each calendar…

Travel Credit Card Resolutions for 2016

With a new year comes new opportunities to maximize your points and miles … if you’re savvy about the credit cards you carry and their benefits. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen shares this handy list of the New Year’s resolutions everyone should consider to maximize their credit cards and the travel rewards they can reap…

8 Credit Card Perks to Work Toward in 2016

Ready for a fresh start? Now that it’s 2016, it’s time to start working on your points and miles strategy. Of course, credit cards can play a huge role in helping you redeem some great travel awards. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen is here to help you see which cards can get…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? January 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…

How Long Do Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Offers Last?

TPG reader San-Eou sent me a message on Facebook to ask about credit card sign-up bonuses: “I recently signed into my United account and noticed a 50,000-mile offer for the Explorer Card (instead of the regular 30,000). How do I know when this offer will disappear? Should I sign up now even though I wouldn’t use the miles…

Does Adding an Authorized User Affect My Credit Score?

TPG reader Janet tweeted at me to ask about adding an authorized user to her credit card account: “When adding an authorized user, will their credit history affect mine?” Most credit cards allow you to add authorized users to your account, which enables that person to make purchases on your credit line using their own personalized cards. Janet is…

TPG in Travel + Leisure, On Board Qatar’s Inaugural A350 Flight & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…