Citi Forward Devaluation Coming This June

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier The Citi Forward card, which can no longer be obtained, is pretty unique compared to other rewards card options. For starters, it awards 5 Citi ThankYou points per dollar spent on restaurants, music, movies and books — and…

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…

What Is the Best Credit Card for a First Time Applicant?

TPG reader Kashif tweeted me to ask: “@thepointsguy I’m turning 18 this week and I’m thinking of signing up for a credit card that I could pay off. What’s your suggestion for the best points card for a first-timer?” Happy 18th birthday, Kashif! Before you choose any card, I’d suggest checking your credit score for free…

What’s The Best Travel Rewards Credit Card For Someone Young Without Great Credit?

TPG reader Cliff is young and doesn’t have great credit, and he emailed to ask what reward credit card options he has: “I’m young and don’t have great credit. Are there airline credit cards designed for people like me?” Having good credit is essential if you want to be able to apply for several credit…

Maximizing Cash Back Credit Cards

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier, Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, SimplyCash Business Card from American Express, Blue Cash Preferred from American Express, Blue Cash Everyday from American Express While I tend to talk most about the best credit cards for earning points and miles…

Maximizing Points and Miles on Cyber Monday Purchases

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card While tons of stores, airlines and hotels offered fantastic deals starting on Black Friday, today is Cyber Monday, which means there are all kinds of fantastic discounts,…

Top 10 Ways To Offset Recent Loyalty Program Devaluations

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, The Platinum Card from American Express With all the recent miles and points devaluations – ranging from hotel chains like Hyatt and Hilton to airlines including both United and Delta (twice!) –…

Travel Tuesday Top 10: No Annual Fee Credit Cards for Travelers

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Preferred There are a lot of great rewards credit cards out there that offer lucrative sign-up bonuses and opportunities to redeem points and miles for fantastic travel options. One downside to many of them, though, is the annual fees many…