Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for December 2016

Every month, I compile a handy list of the top current travel rewards credit card offers. The list changes month to month based on the credit cards currently available as well as other relevant news. Rather than give you a detailed rundown of the benefits of each card (though you will find many of them…

Pay Taxes With the Amex Business Platinum to ‘Buy’ MR Points for 1.25 Cents Each

TPG did a full guide to paying your taxes with credit cards back in April. Since then, there have been a few changes to credit cards and some new promotions that make the topic worth another look. Particularly, the recent enhancements to The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN make paying your taxes with a credit card…

How Starpoints Saved My Trip to Aruba — 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…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for November 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Every month, I put together this handy list of the top 10 current travel rewards credit card offers. This month’s list is going to look a little different, though. While you’ll still find all…

Using Points and Miles for a Family Award Trip to Maui

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express Hawaii is not just a romantic destination for couples; it can actually be an outstanding place for award travelers to vacation as a family. Honolulu is the most popular destination in Hawaii, but its visitors tend to be business, military or international…

How to Earn and Redeem Air New Zealand Airpoints

Star Alliance member Air New Zealand runs the Airpoints loyalty program. The airline says more than 2,000 flights are booked everyday utilizing Airpoints — a number which at first glance is surprisingly large given the size of the carrier and program’s reputation for not being very rewarding. Today, I’ll lay out everything you need to know about…

Your Points and Miles Guide to Buenos Aires

For first timers in Argentina’s capital, it’s often love at first sight. There is a reason Buenos Aires has been called the Paris of South America, after all. The melting pot of immigrants inspired the city’s wide range of architecture, from downtown’s Spanish colonial-style former Jesuit mission, Manzana de las Luces, to the Art Deco…

A Points & Miles Guide to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas

Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas is an expensive vacation destination, from resort fees and mandatory gratuities to relatively high departure tax and airport fees. Still, I’m a sucker for water parks, so I jumped on the chance to visit. Plus, since the resort is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, it’s bookable on points…

Where to Sit When Flying Singapore Airlines’ A350: Premium Economy

This Sunday, Singapore Airlines will begin operating its first nonstop flight to the US since 2013, when the airline discontinued its Newark and Los Angeles nonstops to Changi Airport. Those flights are scheduled to resume as well two years from now, once Singapore takes delivery of its A350-900ULR, but the San Francisco nonstop is a…

The Best Points to Use for Singapore’s New A350 Flight to SFO

In just a few days, Singapore Airlines will be launching a new nonstop flight between Singapore (SIN) and San Francisco (SFO). The carrier will use an A350-900 on the route, and the inaugural flight will actually be operated by the brand-new aircraft just delivered as Airbus’ 10,000th plane (TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig was on the…