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Stay up to date with loyalty program and industry news, including travel deals, card credit benefits, and opportunities to maximize your hard-earned points. Some posts in the news category may contain information that no longer applies. Promotions that have ended will have a notice at the top of the post.

Credit Cards

Turn your everyday spending into huge travel savings and amazing perks with the right rewards card.

Award Programs

Learn to maximize each loyalty program with content covering everything you need to know to earn and use points.

Booking Travel

Become a travel pro with detailed guides on everything you need to pull off the trip of your dreams.

Other Tips

Tips and strategies to help you save money, earn more points and travel like a pro.


Tips and strategies to get maximum value from your AwardWallet account.


Become a points and miles expert with the AwardTravel101 podcast.


Compare credit card offers and support AwardWallet's development of free tools and resources.


Program Guides

Detailed guides to each loyalty program, including strategies for earning and redeeming points.

Earning Strategy

Learn how to earn more points from your spending, travel, and other promotions.

Using Points

Find posts covering every aspect of turning your hard-earned points into travel.

Elite Status

You don't have to spend a lot of money on travel to get special treatment. Learn how to earn elite status and take full advantage of the benefits.

Travel Experience

Tips to help you enjoy the best possible travel experience.

Partners & Alliances

With most points and miles, you have far more options than you might imagine. Learn how to leverage partnerships and alliances to build the perfect trip.

Rules, Fees & Policies

Stretch your points further by understanding the rules, fees, and policies of each loyalty program.

Major Updates

Major changes to loyalty programs and rewards cards happen all the time. Knowing how programs have changed over time can help you avoid surprises and plan for the future. Posts with this tag are a historical record of major updates, so some information may no longer apply. Check out our program guides and credit card reviews for the most up-to-date information.

Sometimes, the best strategy is to pay for travel. Learn when to use points and how to save money when you don't.

Family Travel

Travel is a great experience to share. Here, you'll find posts to help you plan and book travel for families and larger groups.

Card Reviews

Detailed guides to rewards cards including welcome offers, earning rates, cardholder benefits, and application rules. Here you'll find in-depth reviews of our favorite cards and head-to-head comparisons to help you choose the card that fits your goals.

Card Benefits

Rewards cards aren't just for earning points and miles. Learn how to take advantage of valuable perks like elite status, lounge access, discounts and rebates, free hotel nights, travel insurance and purchase protection. Armed with the right knowledge, you'll get far more value than the cost of your rewards cards.

Card Offers

Credit card offers change frequently. If you open a new credit card account at the right time, you can earn 2-3 times as many bonus points as you’d get with the standard offer. These posts track welcome bonuses and limited-time offers that supercharge your earning strategy.

Application Strategy

The right application strategy can help you earn more points with less time and effort. Here, you'll find tips and advice to keep your cards aligned with your travel goals. Banks have complex rules about which applications they'll approve, so timing and sequencing are critical to getting the right cards in your wallet.

Financial IQ

Success with points and miles requires healthy credit and financial discipline. Here, you’ll find tips and strategies to stay organized with your rewards cards and money.

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