Remember To Reprice Your Flights and Hotels To Save Money. Here’s How.
Airline and hotel prices can fluctuate, so it's important to regularly check your current reservations to see if the price has gone down. If it has, you can rebook at the new rate. This article covers everything you need to know about keeping an eye on prices, and how to rebook reservations to get some of your cash or points back.
How To Consolidate Transferable Points for an Award Ticket
Holding points across a range of rewards programs allows you take advantage of award availability as it appears and also means you’re not locked into one program that doesn't have any seats available to the destination you want to visit. This article looks at which programs provide the best options for consolidating your points and miles to "add up" to your next great redemption.
How To Use Hyatt Pay My Way and Points + Cash Options
The never-ending battle when it comes to credit card points is that there never seem to be enough points for all of the amazing trips you want to take. Thankfully, Hyatt has a great option for offsetting that problem. It’s called Hyatt Pay My Way, and it allows you to use a combination of points, cash, and/or free night certificates when booking a room.
IHG One Rewards Traveler Credit Card Review: Modest Perks and No Annual Fee
The IHG One Rewards Traveler Credit Card is a great value for the occasional IHG guest. This card charges no annual fee and comes with nice perks like a fourth night free on award redemptions, 20% savings on buying IHG points, and no foreign transaction fees. Check out all the benefits in our full review so you can decide if it's the right card for you.
All of the Cards That Earn Citi ThankYou Points
In the world of points and miles, there are many different types of points. This post goes over everything you need to know about Citi ThankYou Points. We'll discuss the pros and cons of the cards that earn them, plus how the points can be spent.
The World of Hyatt Credit Card Review: One of the Best Hotel Credit Cards
The The World of Hyatt Credit Card provides excellent value for anyone who stays with Hyatt at least once or twice per year. The annual free night certificate (and the chance to earn a second free night with $15,000 in spending) make this Hyatt card a great asset for the long term. Check out our full review for all the details.
Complete Guide to American Airlines Basic Economy
American Airlines Basic Economy tickets have some restrictions. From unchangeable tickets to no free checked bags, this guide goes over everything you need to know about these fares. We'll help you decide whether the cost-savings are worth it, plus tell you how to circumvent some of the restrictions.
What Is the Difference Between a Layover and a Stopover, and How Do I Book a Stopover Award?
The words "layover" and "stopover" are often used interchangeably. However, they mean different things. Layovers are shorter and always free. Stopovers are longer, and only certain airlines offer them for free. This guide explains the differences and which airlines allow you to add a free stopover to your award bookings.
How To Top Off Your Marriott Free Night Award Certificate With up to 15,000 Bonvoy Points
Marriott allows you to top off your Free Night Award night certs (including those earned through co-branded credit cards) with up to 15,000 Bonvoy points. This brings some flexibility when trying to book more expensive hotels or peak nights. Check out our article showing you exactly how it works.
Redeem Capital One Miles for Airfare You’ve Already Purchased
Have you ever found a great travel deal but didn’t have the points or miles you needed to book? Today’s post covers a strategy you can use to book a flight now and redeem miles for a big discount up to 90 days later. Even better, if you play your cards right, you can earn miles worth hundreds of dollars between the time you book your trip and redeem your rewards, thanks to Capital One's flexibility.
How To Get Airline Elite Status Without Flying
For non-business travelers, airline elite status presents a conundrum. It's desirable to improve your travel, but airlines only tend to bestow it to those who fly (and suffer) a ton without it. But what if you could shortcut your way to elite status without paying your dues first? In this post, we'll show you how.
Sweet Spots for World of Hyatt Award Redemptions
Hyatt assigns each of its properties a category, then sets award rates for each. This makes it easy to spot sweet spot hotel redemptions that have high cash rates and low points rates. Check out our favorite Hyatt sweet spots and an explanation of how the World of Hyatt award chart works.
Should You Get the Chase Sapphire Reserve® or the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card?
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve® are both incredibly popular. It can be hard to decide which is the right fit for you. This post goes over all of the similarities and differences between the two, explaining when you should choose one over the other for your wallet.
Free Drinks and Easier Status Among Southwest Airlines Rapids Rewards Changes for 2024
Over the next few months, Southwest is making changes to its Rapid Rewards program. Changes include the ability to make cash + points bookings, reaching status more easily by reducing required flight segments and spending on Southwest credit cards, and giving A-List Preferred members two free premium drinks. Check out this article to learn all of the details about these exciting changes.
Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card Review: Simple Earnings With No Annual Fee
The Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card has no annual fee and strong earnings across the board. It can stand alone for businesses that want simple rewards, or it can form part of a credit card combo to maximize earnings. Here's everything you need to know about this card.
Chase Sapphire Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption Insurance
In this post, we detail how the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve® credit cards. We've included all of the need-to-know details for who's covered, what's covered, and how to file a claim if something happens.
How To Get and Maximize the Hilton Honors 5th Night Free
Hilton Honors fifth-night-free benefit is a great perk of this award program. It's a little more complex than the name implies, however, but nearly anyone can access this benefit. Here's how to get and maximize this valuable benefit.
Chase Sapphire Reserve® Review: A Premium All-Around Travel Card
The Chase Sapphire Reserve® Visa Infinite Credit Card is Chase's premium Ultimate Rewards-earning travel rewards card. You'll pay a hefty annual fee to keep this card, but the benefits truly are second to none. Here's a look at the numerous features built into this card.
All of the Cards That Earn Capital One Miles
Capital One miles are a valuable transferrable rewards currency. They can be used to book flights, hotels, and rental cars through Capital One Travel or by transferring to travel partners, providing opportunities for maximum value. Learn all about the cards that earn miles, plus how you can put those miles to good use.
Guide to the Capital One Travel Portal
The Capital One Travel Portal is an easy way to book flights, hotels, and rental cars. This article goes over everything you need to know about awesome features like price freeze, price drop protection, and price prediction. It also walks you through the step-by-step process of booking.
All About the Capital One Venture X $300 Annual Travel Credit
One of the key features of the Capital One Venture X is its $300 annual travel credit. Used wisely, this can offset much of the card's annual fee. In this guide, we'll look at what the perk is, how to use it, and answer some questions you may have about this perk as you decide whether or not this card is right for you.
9 Things We Love About the Hilton Honors Rewards Program
From the best mid-tier hotel status to a fifth night free on awards and an excellent policy on sharing your points with others, there's a lot to love about the Hilton Honors program. Here are nine of our favorites.
Complete Guide to the American Express Global Lounge Collection
You may have heard of American Express Centurion Lounges before. They're a well-known collection of lounges accessible by those with premium credit cards from American Express. But did you know that American Express actually has a larger collection of lounges worldwide?
Beginner’s Guide to Shopping Portals
Online shoppers, listen up! If you regularly make purchases from online stores, you should be using a shopping portal to maximize your earnings. But how do you choose which portal to use? In this post, we walk you through all of the best shopping portals to make selecting the right one (and earning the best return) a piece of cake.
How to Get Proof of CDW/LDW Insurance From Your Credit Card Provider
If you've ever rented a car, you've probably received a hard sell on purchasing insurance as part of the rental agreement. The fee can range anywhere from $10 to $50 per day. The good news? Your credit card might provide a complimentary Collision Damage Waiver (CDW). Here's how to get proof of your credit card's insurance so you aren't stuck paying for something you don't need.
Best Category 1–4 Hotels to Redeem Your World of Hyatt Free Night Awards
You've done the work to earn a Hyatt free night award, now where can you use it? More importantly, what are the best hotels for redeeming Category 1–4 free night awards for a great stay? We've got you covered.
Credit Cards Offering Instant Card Numbers So You Can Start Spending Immediately
Many banks offer immediate access to your new credit card so you can start spending right away, thanks to providing an instant card number on approval. This is helpful when trying to meet a minimum spend or if you have an unexpected expense pop-up while waiting for your new card to come in the mail. This article covers all of the major banks and shows you your options for each one.