New 100K+ Offers Launched on Marriott and IHG Cards
Chase has delivered a hotel-points bonanza with huge new welcome bonuses on it’s co-branded Marriott and IHG cards. Both of these cards are “long-term keepers” with benefits that far outweigh their modest annual fees.
Leveraging Hotels.com Rewards Instead of Hotel Loyalty Programs 
Hotel loyalty programs such as Hilton Honors and IHG Rewards Club are a fantastic way of leveraging hotel stays, and everyday spend for free nights, upgrades, free meals, and rockstar treatment. But hotel chains aren’t the only providers to offer bonus nights and elite status. Hotels.com offers a simple, easy reward structure that is especially useful when booking stays with independent and botique properties.
Two Days Left: Southwest Companion Pass Offer Ending Monday
Time is running out to sign up for just one Southwest card and secure a Companion Pass until the end of 2019! Check out this post for a short recap of the Southwest offer ending Monday, February 11th. If you aren’t eligible to get the Companion Pass deal, we’ve also included details on a great alternative offer (no 5/24 rule to worry about) that can save you $700 or more on upcoming travel.
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, no matter which program it’s in. It also means you’re not locked into one program that may not have award availability to your destination, or coverage in that location in the case of hotels.
Top Hotel Rewards Cards for Earning Points and Free Nights
Hotel rewards cards are the most cost-effective way of scoring free stays and elite status benefits at major hotel chains. There are plenty of good options, so we’ve picked our favorites based on their welcome bonus, earning potential, and the benefits you get just for holding the card.
Redeem Arrival 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 four months later. Even better, if you play your cards right, you can earn up to $700 worth of miles between the time you book your trip and redeem your rewards.
How To Maximize Fixed Value Points & Miles 
Fixed-value points and miles don’t get nearly as much attention as their transferable counterparts, but they form an essential part of any solid points-and-miles strategy. These points work just like cash, allowing you to redeem for any flight without having to worry about blackout dates or award charts. In this post, we cover our favorite types of fixed-value points and how to decide when to use them.
Earn a Southwest Companion Pass with Just One Credit Card Signup!
Chase and Southwest have teamed up for what may be one of the top offers of the year. We wrote about the Companion Pass back in December, but this is the first time it has ever been possible to get this deal with a single, personal rewards card. No need to apply for multiple cards, open a business card, or hit a 110,000 points. The Companion Pass comes with the welcome bonus.
Share Capital One Venture and Spark Miles with Anyone
Capital One is challenging the transferrable-points status quo by allowing cardholders to share their points with anyone that has a miles-earning Capital One card. This no-limit, no-fee sharing creates new ways to collaborate with your travel companions to earn the points needed for your next big trip.