Amex Now Offers Free FICO Scores to Consumer Cardholders

Once the dominant player in the rewards credit card marketplace, American Express has in recent years faced increasing competition in this space from relative newcomers, including Chase and Barclaycard. In an effort to stay on top, though, Amex has lately been revamping the benefits of several of its credit cards, including the Starwood Preferred Guest Card and the…

Comprehensive Guide to Changing Award Tickets

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen runs through award ticket change policies for major airlines, and explains what you can do to minimize or avoid change fees altogether. Booking airline award tickets is more…

Comprehensive Guide to Canceling Airline Award Tickets

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen runs through award ticket cancellation policies for major airlines, and explains what you can do to minimize or avoid change fees altogether. Booking airline award tickets…

Maximizing Rewards on Airfare Purchases in 2015

it’s 2015, and a lot has changed in the world of travel rewards, airlines and online travel agencies, so i thought i’d offer a refresher on how to maximize your points and miles on airfare purchases this year. there are a number of different options for where to buy and how to pay; in this post i’ll…

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses to Get Before They’re Gone

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card With some credit card sign-up bonuses exceeding previous offers, others appearing to be in peril due to tenuous brand relationships, and still others facing devaluations within their points programs, it’s a great time to take advantage of…

JetBlue and American Express Reportedly Cutting Ties

Today, TPG Contributor Richie Cardinale looks at the reported end of the relationship between JetBlue and Amex, and the future of JetBlue’s co-branded credit card. It was recently announced that Costco and American Express will end their partnership next year (a relationship that equates to roughly 8% of total annual spending on Amex cards) and on the heels…

JetBlue Adds Checked Bag Fees and More Seats, Loses Legroom

In a move designed to satisfy its shareholders rather than its customers, JetBlue will soon begin charging checked bag fees, and in mid-2016, will begin adding more seats to its popular Airbus A320s. Having seen the success, however controversial, of budget carriers who charge individual fees for everything from carry-on bags to seat assignments, JetBlue projects that…

What Are Points and Miles Worth? June Monthly Valuations

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 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…