Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Domestic Travel

In August, Chase introduced a fantastic new credit card that caused a stir among points and miles enthusiasts: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is worth…

Hyatt Is Radically Changing Its Loyalty Program, Starts March 1, 2017

The Hyatt Gold Passport program as we know it is about to change drastically to the new “World of Hyatt.” The chain will soon change the name of its loyalty program and completely overhaul its elite statuses and benefits. Full details about the program are still being confirmed at this point, so stay tuned to this post throughout…

Trip Delay Reimbursement and the Credit Cards That Offer It

We spend a lot of time discussing travel rewards credit cards here at The Points Guy. However, a lot of coverage is devoted to rewards-earning opportunities, like the 100,000-point sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, and the bonuses you can earn from various categories of purchases. Most cards include a number of decidedly…

Earn 5,000 Bonus Starpoints When You Pay for Stays With an Amex Card

Starwood Preferred Guest just announced its latest promotion, which lasts nearly through the end of the year. With this promo, cardholders of any American Express card can earn 5,000 bonus Starpoints if you stay for 15 or more nights at eligible SPG properties and pay with your American Express card through December 18, 2016. In order…

Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for a Trip to Hawaii

In August, Chase made waves in the points and miles world with the introduction of a fantastic new product: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is…

6 Incredible Days in Kauai on Points & Miles

Kauai, the Garden Isle, home to hiking, surfing, general chillaxing and the famously dramatic Na Pali Coast, is a gem of the Hawaiian Islands. It offers travelers all the opportunities of a major destination in a mix of tours and tiny towns, yet all the seclusion and nature one could want with luxe hotels and world-class…

Amex Offer: Get $60 Back When You Spend $200+ at Hyatt Hotels in the US

Amex Offers are opt-in, limited-time deals for American Express cardholders. Among the many mediocre and decent offers, there will sometimes be a gem that we don’t want you to miss — like 20,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $1,000 with ANA (still available through November 26), $200 cash back when spending $1,000 with Virgin Atlantic (still good through November 6) and many…

Good Deal: Buy Hyatt Points for Just 1.7 Cents Each

Earning via the traditional method (actually staying in hotels) is just one way to accumulate points toward your next free night. Fortunately, hotels make it relatively easy to accrue points without traveling, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. You can also purchase points directly from the hotel. This week,…

Should I Keep the Hyatt Visa If I Get the Sapphire Reserve?

TPG reader Austin sent me a message on Facebook to ask about co-branded credit cards: “Since Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Hyatt at 1:1, does it make sense to have both the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Hyatt Visa card?” When you’re deciding whether to keep or cancel a credit card, it’s important to look at the big…

Earn 500 Gold Passport Points When You Book Through the Hyatt App

Now through November 30, 2016, you can earn 500 Gold Passport points when you book a stay with Hyatt’s new app. It’s available for Android and iPhone, and it features a redesigned interface along with new features such as online checkin and express checkout, the ability to request certain amenities at participating properties, info about stays including…