Why You’ll Want to Use Apple Pay on Your Next Trip to Australia

Now that Apple Pay on the iPhone and Apple Watch has hit Australia’s shores, TPG Special Correspondent John Walton tested it out down under with his US-based Chase Sapphire Preferred account. For US travelers in Australia, Apple Pay is a huge improvement over actually having to use your physical credit card. With a wave of your iPhone or…

Using Miles to Help a Friend —TPG 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…

Earn Bonus Points on Office Supplies with These 5 Credit Cards

Applying for the right credit cards is just one part of the points and miles equation; you have to know which ones to use when, too. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the cards that give you the best returns on office supply purchases. A new year means…

20 Years of Points and Miles, The Chase Trifecta, Zika Virus Refunds & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Transferring Ultimate Rewards Points to Virgin Atlantic

All award travelers should earn transferable points, as they give you great flexibility in your redemptions. They also shield you from any potential devaluations, since the ability to transfer to other programs means you’re not locked into one currency. Chase Ultimate Rewards are some of the best transferable points out there, and TPG Senior Points…

Christmas in New York City — TPG 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…

6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Credit Card for Large Purchases

If you’re planning to purchase an expensive item in 2016 or beyond, make sure you choose a good credit card to pay for it. As TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, the best options include purchase protection, extended warranties and more — and they earn you valuable points or miles for your…

IHG Releases PointBreaks List for January 25 – April 30

IHG has released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels for January 25 – April 30, 2016 — and all of the more than 150 properties are available to book beginning today, January 25. IHG PointBreaks are reduced award redemptions at IHG hotels — like InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn — that require just…

5 Things to Understand About Credit Before Applying for Cards

Credit cards are one of the easiest and quickest ways to earn points and miles — from sign-up bonuses to earning points on everyday spending and even getting some pretty neat perks on top of it all. It’s easy to get carried away with all of the options that are available, and it seems like issuers are…