How to Take Full Advantage of Credit Card Benefits in 2016

With 2016 now well underway, award-travel enthusiasts are looking forward to a new year of travel — and, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, the right credit card will be crucial to earning rewards, benefits and even elite status. In today’s post, I’ll take a look at the wide array of…

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…

17 Tips for Earning, Burning and Flying with Delta

Whether you frequently travel with Delta or simply have a few flights scheduled on the airline, it helps to know the SkyMiles program’s rules so you can use them to your advantage. TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele goes through 17 of the top tips for earning and redeeming miles and booking award…

Earning Delta SkyMiles without Flying

Not everyone can travel frequently enough to rack up healthy balances in their frequent flyer accounts. Luckily, though, there are lots of other ways to earn miles — and TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen will walk you through them below. One of the most common refrains I hear from friends and family…

6 Ways to Maximize Amex OPEN Savings Discounts and Rewards

Naturally, the focus at TPG is on earning points and miles, but the American Express OPEN Savings program allows you to choose between bonus rewards and cash savings. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr discusses how select Amex business cards can earn you unexpected discounts at a variety of retailers. There are plenty of high-value travel…

Choosing the Right Amex Small Business Card

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Plum Card from American Express OPEN While many people think of travel rewards as pertaining to individuals, small businesses have just as much (or more) to gain by maximizing points and miles. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen…

How to Earn Delta Medallion Elite Status Without Flying

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Earning elite status with airlines can pay off handsomely (especially at the higher tiers), but it usually requires a lot of revenue flying. Today, TPG Senior Points &…

Shortcuts to Earning Elite Status with Airline Credit Cards

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here –Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card As someone who flies American Airlines all the time, I really value my AAdvantage Executive Platinum status. Airline elite status can make your trip smoother, more comfortable and even less expensive, so there are plenty of reasons…

How to Book Award Flights with Delta SkyMiles

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Delta Gold and Platinum cards are no longer available. View the current offers here: Gold Delta SkyMiles Personal, Gold Delta SkyMiles Business, Platinum Delta SkyMiles. Earning points and miles is the surprisingly easy part of award travel; it’s learning how to maximize value when redeeming that takes practice. In this post,…

Best Credit Cards that Offer Airport Lounge Access

While airport lounges are hit or miss, the hits (and even the misses) can make your travel experience much more comfortable and enjoyable. In this post, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains which credit cards offer lounge access as a standard benefit or otherwise. If I had to guess about the most common online searches performed by travelers, I would say “airport lounge…