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

May 2, 2014

Update: Some of the offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here:Gold Delta SkyMiles,Platinum Delta SkyMiles,Delta Reserve Credit Card. 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 a total of $28,000 on my new credit cards within 6 […]

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

April 20, 2014

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 […]

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

February 9, 2014

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 […]

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Maximizing Cash Back Credit Cards

January 27, 2014

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Card has expired. View the current offer here.  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 lot of folks out there thanks to a few […]

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Maximizing Points and Miles on Cyber Monday Purchases

December 2, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Card has expired. View the current offer here.  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, rebates and bonuses you can take advantage of by shopping online. […]

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Top 10 Ways To Offset Recent Loyalty Program Devaluations

November 12, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. With all the recent miles and points devaluations – ranging from hotel chains like Hyatt and Hilton to airlines including both United and Delta (twice!) – you might think your points won’t get you anywhere these days. […]

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Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard Bonus Hits 40,000 Points

April 3, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Rewards Card has expired. View the current offer here.  While Barclaycard may not have as many travel credit cards as some of the other big issuers, they’ve been on a roll lately with their US Airways World MasterCard and Virgin America Elevate cards- both of which […]

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Maximize Points on Thanksgiving Groceries

November 21, 2012

Did you put off your Thanksgiving grocery shopping to the last minute? There might not be too many turkeys left in the frozen section, but at least you can rack up multiple points per dollar you spend while picking up all the fixings. Here are a few great points-earning credit cards that will give you […]

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

July 3, 2012

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 of them levy on cardholders each year for the privilege of earning those points and miles. Depending […]

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Sunday Reader Question: How Do You Value Your Credit Card Points and What Are Best Cashback Credit Cards?

December 4, 2011

I have advice featured in the NY Times travel section today and at one point I talk about how I value American Express Membership Rewards points at about 2 cents a piece.  NYT reader Roger emailed me questioning my valuation of American Express points: “I just wanted to point something that was mentioned in the […]

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Maximizing Category Spend Bonuses on Credit Card Spend

August 23, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  TPG reader Tim recently emailed me that he wants to get at least two points per dollar for every single dollar he spends on his credit card. I think that’s a pretty interesting goal and one that’s […]

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