Register to Earn 3x United Miles at Select Hilton Properties

For a limited time, you can earn 3x United miles when you complete any hotel stay at participating Hilton properties in Canada, Central America, South America and the Caribbean between now and November 18, 2016. You simply have to register for the promotion before you stay and select United Airlines as your Double Dip miles partner in…

5 Things Amex and Citi Need to Do in Response to Chase Sapphire Reserve

Official Chase Sapphire Reserve Application: Link In case you missed it, Chase announced the Sapphire Reserve card earlier this week. This is the must-have card of 2016, if not the most appealing credit card ever. We’ve run through many of the card’s perks in detail here, but to summarize, there’s a 100,000-point sign-up bonus (after you spend $4,000…

Book Domestic United Award Tickets at a 20% Discount

United has issued a sale on award tickets for domestic US travel — including Alaska and Hawaii. The 20% discount applies for round-trip itineraries booked by August 23 for travel through December 15 with some blackout dates around the Thanksgiving holiday. United normally charges 45,000 miles for a round-trip award from the continental US to…

United is Giving Away a Billion Miles

Finding that your United mileage balance is well short of what you need for a dream vacation? If you’re lucky, you’ll be one of the 100 MileagePlus members who end up with a seven-digit balance thanks to United’s Billion Mile Giveaway. Starting Monday, each eligible purchase made on a Chase-issued MileagePlus credit card will earn one entry into United’s contest to give away…

The Unfortunate Expansion of Chase’s 5/24 Rule

Travel rewards credit cards figure heavily into most award travelers’ strategies, allowing them to earn valuable sign-up bonuses along with points or miles for everyday purchases. However, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, one issuer is making it harder to open too many accounts. Many credit card issuers have application restrictions…

5 Easy Ways for Beginners to Jump-Start Points and Miles Earning

With so many airline, hotel and credit card loyalty programs to keep track of, it takes time to become a true award travel expert. But even if you’re just getting started with earning miles and points, a few key tips can help you reach your goal in no time. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor…

Should I Earn Airline Miles or Transferable Points?

TPG reader Bill sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning points: “Would it be better to get a United card and earn miles, or get the Chase Sapphire Preferred card and transfer those points to United?” Deciding which credit card to use is an important step in maximizing your return on everyday spending. A lot of cards offer…

How an Expat Went From 0 Credit to 7 Cards and 1 Million Miles

If you’re a newcomer to the US or are just starting to build credit with the goal of opening travel rewards cards, the road ahead of you can deem daunting. But, as TPG Contributor Mike Toledo explains, it’s entirely possible to grow your credit score from scratch and eventually get incredible value out of the most lucrative credit cards…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a San Francisco-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of San…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Houston-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Houston….