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Hyatt to Launch Peak Award Pricing in July 2021

Many things that were supposed to happen in 2020 didn’t. Perhaps this is one of those things we’re glad was postponed—World of Hyatt implementation of peak award pricing. Unfortunately, the change…

A Review of the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana

My husband and I recently spent eight nights at Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. In short, the hotel is situated on a beautiful white sand beach, its architecture and the landscaping…

How to Book Hawaiian Airlines Flights with Partner Programs

Few things sound more appealing than a relaxing vacation after how high the anxiety levels have been during the past year. For those looking for a domestic trip, Hawaii might be a logical choice even…

Updates to the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve® Bonuses

Chase hasn't given us anything to get terribly excited about since the introduction of the Chase Freedom Flex℠ and updates to the Chase Freedom Unlimited® a few months ago, but today Chase has…

Limited Time Offers on the American Express Marriott Cards

American Express has been on a roll recently. We’re seeing some pretty large bonuses on a lot of different Amex cards.

An Overview of Cell Phone Protection: Which Cards Offer It and Which One is the Best to Use

Although a large welcome bonus is as good a reason to sign up for a new credit card as any, it doesn’t hurt to make note of a card’s other benefits before clicking “Submit” on an application page.…

What’s in my Wallet: Travis Cormier

When Matt suggested I share what cards I have right now for the What’s in My Wallet article series, I laughed. If he could see my Ziploc bag full of cards, he would know how long this article would…

Incredible 50,000 Membership Rewards Points Welcome Bonus

The Blue Business Plus card from American Express is an old favorite of ours. And shortly after coming out with a great welcome offer on the American Express ® Business Gold Card, American Express…

Rewards Earning Strategy for Domestic Economy Travelers

If your travel goals include mostly domestic travel, and you are traveling as a family and need to book multiple seats, then your travel rewards earning strategy is likely very different from someone…

Anatomy of an Award: My First Trip To Florida’s Gulf Coast

I must admit, I’ve been to many countries throughout the world, but I’ve only been to Florida once in my life. So between the latest COVID-related travel restrictions that include testing before you…

Best Ways to Book American Airlines Flights with Membership Rewards

The American Airlines AAdvantage program doesn’t partner with any flexible bank rewards program, with the exception of Marriott Bonvoy points that transfer to the airline at a ratio of 3:1. This…

A Review of the American Express Gold Card

If I had to choose just one card to use for all of my points earnings, I am fairly confident that I would choose the American Express® Gold Card. There’s a lot of compelling reasons why I’d choose…

Best Ways to Fly to Africa with Points and Miles

Wildlife safaris, natural wonders, bustling markets—with 54 countries to choose from, Africa’s got it all. Figuring out which loyalty program to use to fly to the second-most populous continent might…

Best Ways to Save Money on Airbnb

Right now, if you sign up for Airbnb through this link, you’ll get $50 off your first qualifying booking. Many moons ago, Airbnb started as a home sharing platform and turned into a full-fledged…

How to Earn Points and Miles on Home Improvement

As a millennial homeowner I’ve learned one truth. Home ownership isn’t a trap, but home improvement sure is! Lowe’s and Home Depot have begun calling my name on weekend mornings. Home…

What’s in My Wallet: Anya Kartashova

To keep the What’s In My Wallet series going—and so that we can actually call this a series—I’ll go next and take you on a socially distanced tour of my wallet. Some of my credit cards have high…

Business Owners Shouldn’t Ignore the New Brex Account

Editor's Note: If you're involved with the points and miles world, you've likely seen tons of chatter about Brex in the last few weeks. For good reason too - we're highlighting this offer to you…

Booking An Around the World Ticket with ANA

After the last round of offers for The Platinum Card® from American Express that came with a 100,000 Membership Rewards welcome bonus (or more!), a lot of people will find themselves in possession of…

The Hidden Value in Hotel Credit Cards: Annual Free Nights

We all love credit cards that earn transferable currencies such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or the American Express® Gold Card. But what about the co-branded airline or hotel credit cards…

Do The Updates to the American Express Hilton Cards Make Them Competitive?

American Express recently made some changes to their lineup of Hilton cards. These changes aren’t massive, but they are an improvement over the previous offers available.  Not all Hilton cards…

American Express Adds More Temporary Credits

Since the start of the pandemic, American Express has been quite proactive in adding non-travel benefits to its impressive lineup of credit cards. We’ve seen streaming services, shipping and dining…

Anatomy of an Award: My First (Hopefully) Post-COVID Trip to Hawaii

My last trip was February 2020. My wife and I returned home from an awesome week-long stay at Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands not knowing that it would be our last trip for a long…

5 Best Ways to Fly to Europe with Points and Miles

Whether it’s eating a croissant near the Eiffel Tower, skiing in the Alps or riding in a gondola across Venice canals, Europe offers a lot of reasons to visit. In fact, France, Spain, Italy, Germany…