Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for August 2015

Loyalty programs change all the time, and so do the credit cards associated with them. Bonuses rise and fall, benefits shift and mileage charts are revalued, all with little or no notice. Staying up to date on the credit card marketplace is imperative for a successful award-travel strategy. That can be a lot to keep track…

Using Hotel Mattress Runs to Earn Points and Elite Status

An important part of award travel is learning how and where to find value, and recognizing that sometimes you have to spend money to make money. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at one such strategy for boosting your rewards with hotel loyalty programs.  Even if you’re new to the points and miles game,…

Testing Visa Signature’s Luxury Hotel Benefits in Las Vegas

There are plenty of ways to maximize your travel even if it isn’t free. Today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Peter Rothbart discusses the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection, and describes his recent experience with the program’s benefits. I use points to cover hotel stays whenever I can. That said, sometimes award availability is scarce, and in many destinations, redeeming points either isn’t…

When Using the Right Rewards Card is the Wrong Choice

I always look for opportunities to boost my loyalty accounts, but sometimes other considerations take precedent. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains why the card that maximizes your points and miles isn’t always the one you should use. Using the right credit card for a purchase is an essential part of maximizing your…

Using Plastiq Online Bill Payment to Boost Rewards

Everyday purchases are a great way to earn travel rewards, but paying with a credit card isn’t always the best option. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr introduces the bill payment service Plastiq, and explains how you can take advantage of new promotional rates to boost your loyalty account balances. If you’re like me, the thought of making a…

Planning a Hawaiian Vacation with Hilton HHonors Points

Hawaii lives up to the hype. There are plenty of award travel opportunities there, but today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks exclusively at your options for using Hilton HHonors points in the 50th state. Hawaii is typically a popular destination for award travelers. However, there are countless possibilities when it comes to…

Sizing up the Chase Hyatt and Citi Hilton Reserve Cards

There are a lot of great hotel credit cards out there, and if you’re not already loyal to one brand or another, you might have trouble deciding which one to choose. Today, TPG Contributor William Morse compares two of the top contenders to see which one is the best fit for your wallet. When it comes to hotel rewards, free nights are…

The 10 Most Popular Hilton HHonors Redemptions by Citi Cardholders

If you’ve ever wondered how other travel rewards enthusiasts spend their points, today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen examines ten Hilton properties that are highly sought after by certain HHonors members. I’m always fascinated to hear how others redeem their hard-earned points and miles. Every once in a while, I’ll take a…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for July 2015

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card Loyalty programs are constantly changing, and so are the credit cards associated with them. In the world of frequent flyer miles and hotel points, sign-up bonuses rise and fall and benefits are added and…

How Citi’s Price Rewind Benefit Can Save You Big Bucks

In addition to earning points and miles, an easy way to keep travel affordable is to get the best price on your other purchases, since every dollar you save is one you can spend on your next vacation. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how one Citi card benefit can help you do both at…