What Are Points & Miles Worth? November Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “How much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

Increased Minimum Spend Requirement With the Hyatt Credit Card

The Hyatt Credit Card is one of the best options for travelers who stay at Hyatt properties around the world. The card previously offered a sign-up bonus of two free nights at any Hyatt hotel if you spend $1,000 in the first three months, but the card has since changed its sign-up bonus to require $2,000 in spend…

You’ll Have to Pay for Parking at Some Vegas Hotels Beginning June 6

In January, MGM announced that it was going to start charging for parking at some of its resorts in Vegas — something that was previously free of charge. The original implementation date was set for April, but that month came and went and no changes or pricing amounts were shared. But now, MGM has released the parking program implementation…

Key Differences Between Business and Personal Credit Cards

Credit card sign-up bonuses are an easy way to boost your loyalty accounts, and the potential to earn rewards is even higher if you own a small business. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains why business credit cards should be a part of your points and miles strategy. We often discuss business credit card rewards here at…

My Decision on which Credit Cards to Keep vs. Cancel

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card Each year I like to take inventory of my credit card portfolio by weighing the benefits of each card and weeding out the ones that aren’t providing enough value. There’s no shortage of new sign-up bonuses to earn,…

6 Rewards Programs That Make Award Travel Easy

I’ve realized over the years that many people ignore travel rewards simply out of confusion about how they work. Many programs have convoluted rules that can be overwhelming to beginners, so today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers his picks for loyalty programs that make earning and redeeming points and miles easy. Were you…

Three Credit Cards for Mid-Tier Hotel Award 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 One of my foremost pieces of advice to award travelers is to make sure you earn points and miles on every dollar you spend, and the…

Strategies For Minimizing Credit Card Annual Fees

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here –  The Hyatt Credit Card As a points and miles devotee, I’m always trying to get the best return I can on my rewards, and an important part of my strategy is knowing how to handle annual fees from credit cards.  Today TPG Contributor…