Best Current American Airlines AAdvantage Credit Cards Bonuses

Tweet Thanks to some reader feedback, last week I discovered that my listed links to the 50,000 American Airlines Visa and American Express cards were no longer working.  I’m actually surprised that they’ve hung around for this long. So, the question is now, what’s the best current credit card sign up bonus for American Airlines? […]

Confessions of a Hypocritical Travel Blogger | I Don’t Do App-O-Ramas

Tweet One of the goals of Help Me Travel Cheap is to share my travel knowledge and insight so you can benefit from what I’m learning about nearly free travel. But the other day I realized that there is one piece of advice I’ve shared on this blog that I don’t actually follow. So, you […]

Travel Credit Card Reward Spending Guide By Bonus Categories

Tweet By owning Help Me Travel Cheap, I sometimes get to cheat.  I get to do things that I’d like to do anyways and turn it into a blog post. If you’re going to turn credit card rewards into nearly free travel, you’ll need to know which is the best card to use for different […]

Best Travel Credit Card Without an Ongoing Annual Fee

Tweet Look, I don’t like paying for an annual fee if I don’t have to.  But I’ll be upfront regarding our discussion for the best travel credit cards without an annual fee. Sometimes paying an annual fee is the wisest choice.  Don’t automatically rule out cards with an annual fee, or it might be to […]

Travel Credit Cards With Best Free Baggage Options

Tweet I recently claimed that airline branded credit cards may not be the best approach to earning miles with that specific airline. The big exception, of course, is if you fly the airline a lot and can take advantage of the free baggage. Since I usually fly with my wife and three kids, I do […]

Best Airline Credit Cards Where Miles Post After First Purchase

Tweet One of the most frequent questions and concerns I get is regarding a credit card minimum spend.  This is especially true if a person is planning to apply for multiple cards at one time. There are not a lot of people who can spend $10,000 within three months. Today we’ll explore some of the […]

Simple Steps to Maximizing Your Mileage Rewards on Black Friday Purchases

Tweet Once several years ago, I went Black Friday shopping for the first time. That same year I also vowed never to go Black Friday shopping again!  I couldn’t stand the crowds. I didn’t like the fighting for a DVD player just like it was a fight for the liberation of an oppressed nation. A […]

Best Credit Cards for Getting Free Hotel Stays

Tweet I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog helping you get in the air for free with the best airline credit cards.  Today I’ll share some tips on getting free hotels with hotel credit cards. For the sake of this post, I’ll focus on hotel earning opportunities in Honolulu.  Why?  Because I’ve been […]

Lufthstansa 50,000 Bonus Miles | Miles and More MasterCard [Expired]

Tweet You’ll get the best current Lufthansa offer here. Who’d of thunk it? A few years ago, everyone would be jumping over each other to get a credit card with a 50,000 point sign up bonus. Honestly, I’m forcing myself to write this post just so you won’t say that I missed it, but really, […]

Best 0% Foreign Currency Exchange Fee Credit Cards

Tweet There are two components of a foreign currency exchange fee with your credit card.  The first is a fee assessed by the credit card brand, and the second is a fee assessed by the holding bank or institution. For example, if your credit union says that they do not charge a fee for foreign […]