Chase Website Now Tracks Credit Card Bonus Spend

From the rotating quarterly 5x points/5% cash back categories with the Chase Freedom card to the incredibly lucrative (for small businesses in particular) 3x categories with the Amex Business Gold Rewards card, consumers and business owners alike have some pretty fantastic opportunities to earn tens or even hundreds of thousands of bonus points with their regular spend. But while some…

Earning a Sign-Up Bonus Quickly — Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

IHG Previews PointBreaks List for Stays Through January 31

Update: PointBreaks are now live and available for booking. One of the best uses of hotel points around is the quarterly IHG PointBreaks list. If you’re unfamiliar, PointBreaks are reduced rate redemptions at IHG hotels — like InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn — that require just 5,000 Rewards Club points per award night….

Where to Sit When Flying Singapore Airlines’ A350: Economy

With Singapore Airlines launching nonstop service from San Francisco tomorrow, we’ve spent the last few days exploring the carrier’s brilliant new Airbus A350-900 — which I had the great privilege of experiencing on a nearly empty delivery flight from Toulouse, France to Changi Airport last week. Given that there were only a couple dozen people on the plane (including the crew!), I…

Where to Sit When Flying Singapore Airlines’ A350: Business Class

In just a few days, Singapore Airlines will launch its first nonstop flight to the US since discontinuing its Newark and Los Angeles nonstops in late 2013, nearly three years ago. The carrier plans to re-introduce nonstop flights to New York and Los Angeles in 2018, with an extended-range version of Airbus’ latest plane, the A350-900ULR,…

Merchants That Qualify for 5x Points With Chase Ink

No matter the size of your business, the Chase Ink Plus or the Chase Ink Business Cash Credit Card are great cards for getting value back from your spending. After all, most businesses have office supply and telecom expenses, and these Chase cards offer a return of 5 points per dollar on these purchases. Paired with the Ink Business Preferred card…

This United Trick Has Saved Me From Long Flight Delays — Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

Father and Son Trip to the Southwest — Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

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,…

A Marriage Proposal in Washington, D.C. — Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…