11 Top Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees for 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Whether you’re traveling abroad or making a purchase through an international retailer, it’s essential to use a credit card that doesn’t incur foreign transaction fees. Luckily, there are plenty of good options available. TPG Senior Points & Miles…

12 Best Starter Travel Rewards Cards for 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card, Citi ThankYou Premier If you’re you new to the pursuit of travel rewards or you just don’t have much experience with travel rewards credit cards, a “starter card” is a great place to begin. TPG Senior…

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…

How To Use The CardMatch Tool to Get Even Better Sign-Up Offers

Every so often, targeted credit card sign-up bonus offers come around that can be much higher than the available public offers on the same cards. One of the best places to look for these offers is through the CreditCards.com CardMatch Tool. CardMatch allows you you to see if there are any special credit card offers targeted specifically to you,…

BankAmericard Travel Rewards Card Increases Sign-Up Bonus

Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at a new offer for the BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Card. I love when credit cards that usually fly under the radar improve their benefits or enhance their sign-up bonuses in an effort to appeal to more customers. One such card has just announced a change along these lines: Beginning this…

Which Sign-Up Bonuses Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Amex Everyday Preferred, Amex Everyday, Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele examines the sign-up bonuses offered by a variety of airline, hotel and other rewards cards to see which…

Dynamic Currency Conversion and Why You Should Avoid It

A great way to maximize your travel is to minimize your costs. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how you can avoid spending money you don’t intend to while traveling abroad. When you travel, there are many ways to be ripped off. You might find an unscrupulous tour operator or an unlicensed taxi (like the one I encountered in…

How Credit Card Issuers Classify Travel and Dining Purchases

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier, Citi ThankYou Preferred Lots of credit cards offer bonuses for spending in certain categories, but those categories aren’t always clear. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains which cards give you extra incentive to spend on travel and…

Ten Commandments for Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Loyalty programs come with enough rules to put Parker Brothers and Hasbro to shame. However, learning to abide by the unwritten rules is equally important. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen shares the gospel of travel rewards credit cards to guide you along the righteous path to award travel. As the saying goes, “Everyone makes mistakes,” and the points and miles…

7 Sunny Spring Break Destinations for Families

The best award travel deals for Spring Break are usually booked far in advance, but many families simply aren’t able to be that organized. Fortunately, TPG Senior Contributor Jason Steele can suggest some great Spring Break destinations for families that can still be booked with points and miles—even now. Finding Spring Break (late March through early April) award availability for an entire family…