No travel necessary: Here’s why Amex should make its airline credit as easy to use as Chase and Citi

Written by Chris Dong @ The Points Guy

Appetite for travel is slowly beginning to reemerge, but that doesn’t mean everyone is ready to leave and explore the world yet. Many people will continue to stay close to home and funnel more of their spending towards things likes groceries and food delivery. Some of the major credit card issuers — including Amex, Citi, …

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How to use the Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 annual travel credit

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

In addition to the bonus points on travel and dining charges, a marquee benefit of the Chase Sapphire Reserve is its $300 annual travel credit. Annual credits like these are likely to increase the odds that a credit card stays safely in your wallet despite the annual fees. These built-in credits can be pretty narrow …

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Here’s what points and miles promotions might look like after coronavirus

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

 The novel coronavirus has changed, and in many cases, permanently altered the travel industry. As things begin returning to normal, we’re starting to imagine what travel will look like after the pandemic. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. The travel industry will bounce back. But what will …

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Reader question: Do refunds count against spending toward a sign-up bonus?

Written by Madison Blancaflor @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This article is part of a new weekly column to answer your credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy, message us on Facebook or email us at info@thepointsguy.com.  Coronavirus has disrupted the travel plans of thousands of people. Some have taken advantage of more lenient cancellations policies to postpone …

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The best Southwest national and state parks for kids

Written by Andrea M. Rotondo @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. There are hundreds of national and state parks in the United States, offering countless adventures for your family. And, while many of them were temporarily closed or open with limited access to due the novel coronavirus, more and more parks are opening back …

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Chase Ultimate Rewards: Up To 20% Bonus When Redeeming Points For Apple Products (1.2¢ Per Point)

Written by William Charles @ Doctor Of Credit

Chase is offering some Sapphire Reserve cardholders a 20% bonus when redeeming points for apple products. This means you can get 1.2¢ per point.

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Chase UR > Flying Blue (AirFrance/KLM) Transfers Currently Down

Written by William Charles @ Doctor Of Credit

It’s currently not possible to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Flying Blue (AirFrance/KLM). According to reader LC this has been down for the last two days. These sort of issues happen infrequently but are usually resolved within a few days or a week, there is no reason to suggest that this is a long […]

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Beat the crowds: See Istanbul in March with Turkish business-class award space for two

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Early spring is an excellent time to visit Istanbul. The weather is warming up, and the Istanbul Tulip Festival is in full swing. Plus, Istanbul’s high tourist season is usually over the summer, so visiting in March allows you to experience fewer crowds and more room to explore an amazing city that spans two continents. …

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Credit card reader question: A complementary business card to help fund a post-pandemic vacation

Written by Madison Blancaflor @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This article is part of a new weekly column to answer your toughest credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy, message us on Facebook or email us at info@thepointsguy.com.  When you have multiple credit cards, annual fees start adding up and balancing which cards to use …

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How to maximize rewards and savings on crafting supplies

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

One of the necessities of sheltering in place has been filling the hours in between work, in-home school for the kids and outdoor time. One way people are filling that time is by taking up a new craft — or doing more with an existing one. CommerceHub CEO Frank Poore noted that online sales of …

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Why you should double-down on credit card points right now

Written by Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

We’re big proponents of utilizing transferable point currencies here at TPG. Programs like American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards provide valuable flexibility when it’s time to use your points — one of the main reasons they fall in the upper echelon of our monthly valuations. However, there are many reasons why someone would …

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Everything you need to know about visiting Walt Disney World Resort

Written by Summer Hull and Edward Pizzarello @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This is a guide, regularly updated with new information and offers. The U.S. Disney parks remain closed at this time, but this guide is intended to serve as an ongoing resource for those who wish to plan future trips to Disney World, while acknowledging that some things will likely adjust when the parks …

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Dreaming of an African safari: How I’ll book my bucket-list trip to Tanzania on miles and points

Written by Ben Smithson @ The Points Guy

With our feet planted firmly on the ground lately, the TPG team has had plenty of time to dream about traveling again. For me, there are the usual summer plans, like getting back to the Big Apple, lazing on a beach in Spain or going to Denmark for dinner. But with all this time to …

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Tuesday Travel Tip: Get enough points for a round-trip ticket to Europe with these sign-up bonuses

Written by Ariana Arghandewal @ The Points Guy

To help you plan your future travels while we’re all stuck on the ground, we’re launching “Tuesday Travel Tips.” Check back for a new travel tip every week! Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials say the fastest way to …

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TPG readers reveal their very first points and miles redemptions

Written by Jasmin Baron @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: At TPG, our top priority is providing our readers with the information needed to make educated decisions about travel and rewards-earning strategy. This is not the best time to travel, domestically or internationally, as airlines have cut major parts of their route networks. But we are sharing this information to provide value for …

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Your ultimate guide to United Airlines partners

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Many of the world’s major airlines have partnerships with other airlines, hotel groups and rental car companies. These partnerships open up more flight destinations and give loyalty program members more ways to earn and redeem their airline miles. Some of these include cobranded credit cards, credit card transfer partners and partnerships with other airlines. Chances …

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Use Of Credit Card Points For Airline Miles, Hotel Points or Cashback – What Is Your Favorite Option?

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

In recent weeks one topic became increasingly popular: What to do with all these credit card points balances and which way is the most valuable way to redeem the loyalty currency. Loyalty points through credit card spend can be collected either through co-branded credit cards which will be deposited automatically into the respective program or […]

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TPG Reader Hall of Fame: Honoring mom with a dream trip to Greece using points and miles

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: At TPG, our top priority is providing our readers with the information needed to make educated decisions about travel and rewards-earning strategy. This is not the best time to travel, domestically or internationally, as airlines have cut major parts of their route networks. But we are sharing this information to provide value for future …

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A fan-favorite travel card is now one of the best cards to use for groceries

Written by Chris Dong @ The Points Guy

Editors note: The post has been updated with the latest information.  An increase in grocery spending is one of the biggest shifts in consumer behavior that we’ve seen during the coronavirus pandemic. Credit card issuers have responded to these changing spending patterns, with temporary grocery bonuses and statement credits. For those of us with an arsenal …

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2021 travel: See the cherry blossoms with first- and business-class award space to Tokyo

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Cherry blossom season is one of the best times to visit Tokyo. The flowers bloom and flood the streets, turning the world’s largest city into the world’s largest garden. It’s truly a sight to behold, and it’s something to add to your travel bucket list. Cherry blossom season usually starts around March 20 and goes …

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