The Most Undervalued Hotel Loyalty Programs

Most of us are aware of the fantastic value you can reap from collecting and strategically redeeming points from Hyatt and Starwood. And even with Hilton’s award chart devaluation and Marriott’s high point requirements for award nights, you can still maximize the programs through smart redemptions and elite status benefits. However, it’s also worth exploring…

Can I Transfer Points From One Visa Card to Another?

TPG reader Jill emailed me to ask about transferring points: “I recently got the Chase Sapphire Preferred card with a 50,000-point bonus. I also have points from another Visa Signature card (from a different bank). Can I combine them to book an upcoming trip?” If you’re new to travel rewards (or even if you’re not), it’s easy to mix up which loyalty programs…

Daily Getaways Week 4 — Hyatt Points, Alamo Rentals and Loews Hotel Suites

Today starts the fourth week of Daily Getaways — an assortment of daily discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs, sponsored by the US Travel Association. Each Monday, we dive into the details of the week’s deals to help you figure out which ones are worth pursuing. Note that each deal goes live at 1:00pm Eastern Time…

Review: The Savoy, London

You can earn two free nights at The Savoy (or any other Fairmont property) after you spend $3,000 in the first three months with the Fairmont Visa Signature Card. TPG Contributor Mitch Berman stayed with his family for the first two nights of 2016 at the legendary Savoy, London. Read on for his impressions of…

Credit Cards That Offer Primary Car Rental Coverage

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card As I’ve discussed in the past, two valuable (but often overlooked) benefits of credit cards are travel insurance and secondary auto rental insurance, even though terms are sometimes poorly disclosed and policies can be inadequate. For instance, when you’re covered by…

9 Benefits Every Hotel Credit Card Should Have

I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to discuss hotel credit card benefits and explain which ones you should look for when applying. There are some standard benefits that every hotel credit card should have, such as earning multiple points per dollar on purchases within the hotel chain, and other bonus categories. There are also benefits that some hotel cards have…

Five Travel Credit Card New Year’s Resolutions

A new year means new opportunities to maximize your credit card spending and the points and miles it offers. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen shares his list of the New Year’s resolutions you should make to maximize your travel rewards credit cards in 2015. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, most people vow to eat healthier, get more sleep,…

Maximizing Credit Card Bonus Categories to Earn More Points

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, Blue Cash Preferred from American Express, Blue Cash Everyday from American Express Many of the best points-earning credit cards offer cardholders the opportunity to earn bonus points or miles in certain merchant categories, whether they be grocery…

7 Top Hotel Credit Cards for Free Nights

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express, Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Signature, Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve  With the recent news of the 30,000 point bonuses for Amex Starwood cards (EXPIRED) and the $100 statement credit with…