How to Pick a Credit Card for Everyday Non-Bonus Purchases

With so many solid credit card options out there, it can often be difficult to decide which is the best choice for a given purchase. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explores the various factors to consider when deciding upon a card for non-bonus purchases. There are many ways to maximize your point…

How to Book Emirates Awards with Credit Card Points

Between its A380 and 777-300ER, Emirates offers some of the most coveted premium-cabin seats in the sky. And thankfully, there are plenty of ways to book them for “free” using points earned through your transferable point program of choice. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through the details. When it comes to…

Why You Should Add Authorized Users on Your Amex Platinum

The Platinum Card from American Express is one of several premium credit cards that offer several great perks in exchange for a high annual fee. Today, Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains how you can get even more value out of this product by adding authorized users who can utilize most of the…

7 Reasons to Apply for the JetBlue Plus Card Now

The recently introduced JetBlue Plus Card marks the airline’s move to a new issuer (Barclaycard), and there are plenty of positive changes in store. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks through the various benefits that led him to sign up for this product. There are many factors to consider when applying…

When Should You Use the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card?

While the recently introduced Chase Freedom Unlimited is advertised as a cash-back card, it’s even more valuable when you earn rewards as Ultimate Rewards points that can be transferred to various travel partners. To help you maximize this product, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through when — and when not —…

Is Chase Freedom Unlimited Good for Non-Bonus Spending?

TPG reader Jack sent me a tweet to ask about how to maximize everyday spending: “Which card do you prefer for non-bonus spending: the new Chase Freedom Unlimited or the SPG Amex?” Last month, Chase introduced a new rewards card with an intriguing bonus structure. The Chase Freedom Unlimited Card earns 1.5% cash back on all purchases with no monthly…

Delta’s Discounting Business-Class Awards to Europe

If you have some SkyMiles to burn and you’re looking to fly from the US to Europe between June 3 and October 29, 2016, you’re in luck! Through next Thursday, April 21, you can book round-trip Delta One (business class) awards from several US cities to a handful of European destinations from just 105,000 miles round-trip (flights…

Virgin America is Now a Transfer Partner of SPG

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 The Starwood Preferred Guest program is continuing its expansion — this time, by adding a new transfer partner in Virgin America. This is an interesting addition,…

How Long Do Starwood Preferred Guest Points Take to Transfer?

The future of Starwood (and its popular SPG program) has been up in the air since the acquisition battle between Anbang and Marriott unfolded over the last few months. Now that a merger with Marriott’s been approved, award-travel enthusiasts can make some educated guesses about what the move will mean for Starwood Preferred Guest —…