February 27, 2020
Ultimate Guide to IHG Rewards Club (InterContinental Hotels): Part 6 – IHG PointBreaks

This series will serve as a complete guide to getting the most from IHG’s Rewards Club loyalty program. Each part will cover an in-depth topic on how to maximize its benefits and help you get more free hotel stays and rewards. In this post I will go over IHG’s PointBreaks promotion that lets you book […]

July 11, 2019
What Are the Best Credit Cards for Domestic Flights?

A crux to my mile and point earning strategy is to earn miles specifically for domestic travel within the US and to reserve more valuable miles for international flights. I consider miles that can be used for valuable international awards (United, AA, etc) to be much more valuable than miles that can be solely used […]

July 8, 2019
American Express Mercedes-Benz Platinum Card - 50,000 Membership Rewards Points

There are a handful of different American Express Platinum credit cards available and each provides its own card benefits and welcome bonus offer. The current welcome bonus for the American Express Platinum Card is 40,000 Membership Rewards points and compared to standard offers, this is an increased offer. But you shouldn't apply for this card, […]

January 30, 2020
How to Redeem Barclaycard Arrival MasterCard Miles for Travel

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® is the one card that I recommend across the board for anyone that wants to earn free travel from rewards credit cards. As one of the most useful and flexible travel credit cards out there it also earns one of the highest returns among rewards cards at 2.2% back […]

January 30, 2020
Comparing Barclaycard Arrival Plus Card with the Chase Sapphire Preferred -- What’s the Difference?

Barclays launched the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® to match competition with other banks' flexible bank-point cards such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Capital One Venture. These cards are not co-branded with a specific airline or hotel, instead they earn flexible points that can either be transferred to various travel partners or cashed out for statement credits […]

November 20, 2019
How to Get Free Room Upgrades at Most Hotels

Free room upgrades are one of the biggest perks of having a hotel’s elite status for a loyalty program. Though the first priority is paying for a hotel room using points, I always enjoy receiving a room upgrade upon check-in by having either gold or platinum status with the hotel. Most hotels offer complimentary room […]

July 8, 2019
British Airways Visa Signature Card - 100,000 Avios Sign-up Offer is Back

The 100,000 Avios welcome bonus offer for the British Airways Visa is back (OFFER EXPIRED)! The offer was available pulled about a month ago, but now the it’s back. However the annual fee is no longer waived on this current offer. British Airways Visa Signature® Card (OFFER EXPIRED) Earn 50,000 points after spending $2,000 in […]

July 7, 2019
100,000 American Airlines Mile Offer for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World MasterCard

Today Citi released a 100,000 American Airlines mile offer for the Citi Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite™ MasterCard®. You’ll get 100,000 bonus miles and a $200 statement credit after spending $10,000 within the first 3 months (OFFER EXPIRED).   This is the all-time best offer I’ve seen for this card, but it does come with […]

July 11, 2019
How to Stay Up to 16 Nights at an InterContinental Hotel for Free

What do you get when you combine 80,000 IHG points with their Pointbreaks promotion? Free hotel stays totaling more than ~$4,000. The IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card welcome bonus offers 80,000 IHG points after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months (OFFER EXPIRED). IHG’s PointBreaks promotion is a list of hotels that offer rewards […]

July 9, 2019
IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card 80,000 Points - Why It’s One of the Most Overlooked Credit Cards

Currently two of my favorite credit cards are the Barclays Arrival World MasterCard and the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. The Arrival card is my favorite all-around travel rewards credit card worth $440 in free travel and the IHG card is one of my all-time-favorite hotel credit cards. IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card The IHG […]

July 7, 2019
All Four Southwest Credit Cards Offering 50,000 Points Welcome Offer

  Currently all four versions of the Southwest credit cards are offering 50,000 Southwest points after spending $2,000 within 3 months (OFFERS EXPIRED). 50,000 Southwest points are worth ~$850 in free Southwest flights or you could redeem them for $500 in free Amazon gift cards. These are some of my all-time favorite cards and because […]

July 8, 2019
Card Comparison: Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve 2 Free Nights vs. American Express Hilton Surpass 75,000 Points

The American Express Hilton Surpass and the Citi Hilton Reserve card are hands down the two best Hilton credit cards. The American Express Hilton Surpass card is offering a welcome bonus of 75,000 Hilton points until February 28, 2014, this is a 15,000 point increase compared to the usual 60,000 bonus point offer. With an increased […]

July 8, 2019
Barclaycard Arrival Plus MasterCard 40,000 Mile vs Citi Premier Card 50,000 Point Bonus

With multiple award chart devaluations from several airlines over the last couple weeks, the idea of having a fixed-value credit card that earns you bank-branded points in your wallet is a great idea. When airline miles and hotel points get devalued, these cards can provide protection from all of your points losing value. Citi recently […]

July 8, 2019
Where Should I Use My Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card’s 2 Free Weekend Nights?

I recently got the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve and the welcome bonus gives me 2 free weekend nights (OFFER EXPIRED). Since we're planning a trip to Asia next year I'm pretty excited to explore the potential uses of the free night certificates. Hilton has amazing properties all over the world including many outstanding hotels in […]

July 11, 2019
6 Reasons Why You Should Get a Business Credit Card

Update: The offers mentioned in this post for the credit cards may have expired. You can view the current offers here: Ink Plus, Ink Bold, Ink Cash. The 60,000 Ultimate Rewards point signup bonus offered last week for Chase’s Ink Plus and Ink Bold cards proves that some of the best credit card offers available are business credit cards. A good amount of […]

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